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NY Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs Preview: Isles Look To End Leafs Streak

October 18th, 2010
The Islanders head north to Toronto and are looking to end the Leafs four-game winning streak tonight. Coming off an impressive 5-2 victory over the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night, the Isles will need to play their most complete game against the Leafs if they want to give them ...

New York Islanders’ James Wisniewski Should Act His Age, Not Skate Size

October 12th, 2010
James Wisniewski is making headlines in New York, but they're not the type of headlines he would like to be making. The NHL handed down a two-game suspension and will forfeit $79,268.30 in salary for directing an inappropriate gesture towards the always controversial Sean Avery. "It's pretty obvious what the ...

New York Sports: It Was a Good Weekend For NY Sports Fans (Sorry Rangers Fans)

October 12th, 2010
Well NY sports fans, this is the time of the year we have all been waiting for. MLB playoffs, NHL season getting under way and the NFL season is in full swing. Granted, the Mets haven't been respectable since June, the Yanks are doing what they do best: winning games ...

New York Rangers Rookie Stepan Looked Impressive In SO Win Over Ottawa

October 1st, 2010
Derek Stepan looked impressive once again for the Rangers in their 5-4 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators at The Garden. He was able to score once in regulation and added a goal during the shootout to help the Rangers improve to 4-1-0 this preseason, as they prepare for the ...

After Mark Streit’s Injury, New York Islanders Need D-men To Step Up, Fill Void

September 30th, 2010
Mark Streit can't be replaced without some miracle trade, but we all know that the Islanders aren't the big-name trade type team. With the injury to Streit crushing the team's hopes of making the playoffs this season, an opportunity has risen for veterans brought in through free agency, and the ...

New York Rangers: Ex-Isles Goalie Martin Biron Will Be Reason They Make Playoffs

September 30th, 2010
Every team in the NHL needs a good backup goalie. No matter how good the starting goalie may be, the reality is that a goalie in the NHL needs off-days, especially if the team wants to contend for the playoffs and the Stanley Cup. The Rangers added that good backup goalie ...

New York Rangers Need Derek Stepan To Step Up, Claim Spot

September 29th, 2010
With the loss of Chris Drury for the first few games of the regular season with a broken finger, the Rangers will need to find a short-term replacement for the center. Enter 20-year-old Derek Stepan. So far, Stepan has impressed the important people who make the decisions for the Rangers ...

Role of Goalie Coaches Grows

August 11th, 2010
The relationship between a goaltender and a goalie coach is more than just about finding ways to stop the puck. The off-ice part of the relationship is every bit as important as what happens on the ice. "I think it's really important you have a good relationship so you can talk ...

Goalies Still Individuals in a Team Sport

August 11th, 2010
Hockey may be the ultimate team sport, but it's the only sport that allows an individual player to have one of the most crucial roles in his team's success; the NHL goaltender. Goaltenders have their own coaches and their own rituals. Some are placid, some talkative; others are feisty or combative—sometimes even with their own teammates. A ...

A Brief History: Dallas Stars

August 11th, 2010
The Stars entered the NHL in 1967 as the Minnesota North Stars and moved to Dallas for the 1993-94 season. The original team name was derived from the French saying, "L'Etoile du Nord," which means, "The Star of the North." It was chosen by fans during a public contest. The North ...