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NYI 4, TBL 3: Islanders Survive Late Scare, Bolt Past Tampa Bay

January 22nd, 2013
Nothing like a bounce-back win to give you a boost in confidence and the standings. Don't let the scoreboard fool you; the Islanders absolutely dominated for about 98% of this game (or 55 minutes out of 60, however you want to look at it). From the get-go, the Isles looked ...

NHL Lockout: Trying to Make Sense of Nonsense

December 7th, 2012
For hockey fans, the past 72 hours have been nothing short of nerve-wracking. On Tuesday, NHLPA player representatives and "moderate" team owners congregated in a Manhattan Westin and entered an intense series of negotiations without union leader Donald Fehr or NHL commissioner Gary Bettman present. That development was, ironically, the brainchild of ...

New York Islanders: Thoughts on P.A. Parenteau, Free Agency and More

July 3rd, 2012
New York Islanders GM Garth Snow knew he'd have his work cut out for him this summer. Between his actions at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and the signings he made at the start of free agency, I'd say that Snow's accepted the challenge.From the moment they acquired Lubomir Visnovsky (in ...

Best of Last Night’s NHL Action

March 13th, 2012
Monday's Top Stories:Selanne Passes Kurri —Teemu Selanne notched the 1,399th point of his career, passing Jari Kurri and taking sole possession of 19th on the NHL all-time list. Myers Boards Gomez, Faces Hearing — Tyler Myers will have a disciplinary hearing with Brendan Shanahan regarding his illegal check on Canadiens forward ...

New York Islanders Recap: Isles Blow 3-0 Lead, Fall to Colorado Avalanche 4-3

November 11th, 2011
For Islander fans, last night's defeat was a tough one to swallow. New York got off to a great start and played arguably their best hockey of the season through 40 minutes of regulation time.Things seemed to be going their way (except for the phantom tripping call on Brian Rolston), ...

One-on-One with Former New York Islanders Broadcaster Billy Jaffe

August 11th, 2011
I had the opportunity to speak with former Isles colorman Billy Jaffe about his time working with the Islanders, the team's moves in the draft, free agency, and his thoughts about the upcoming season: DF: You spent four seasons on Long Island doing color commentary alongside Howie Rose. What were ...

New York Islanders: Plea to Nassau County Residents Regarding New Coliseum Vote

July 29th, 2011
With August 1st nearing, this writer would like the opportunity to share his thoughts on the arena debate.Everyone knew there would be multiple opinions—different sides of the spectrum. Everyone knew there would be proponents and opponents. And, as was to be expected, the issue quickly became a political one.But I'm ...

5 Players Who Could Become the Next Captain of the New York Islanders

April 11th, 2011
If there's one thing that stood out during this past season, it's that the new era of New York Islanders hockey has finally arrived on Long Island.The organization has exhibited a knack for finding quality players, whether it be the ones they've drafted (Tavares, Okposo, Comeau, Nielsen, Hamonic) or those ...

New York Islanders Drop Finale To Flyers, 7-4: Depth Players Can’t ‘Phil’ In

April 10th, 2011
It's truly unfortunate that yet another season ends without the New York Islanders in the postseason. Yes, we've known for quite a while that this team would not be making the playoffs, but let's face it: Nothing is truly felt until it actually dawns. When you're sitting in front of the television, ...

New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Fight Night Round Two?

April 8th, 2011
Out of the 82 games the Islanders will have played this season, there may not be a single one as highly-anticipated as tonight's. That's because they'll be facing off against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and doing so for the first time since their 9-3 blowout victory at Nassau Coliseum. Of course, ...