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Islanders Summer Report Card: Colin McDonald

Colin McDonald Season: 18 GP – 2 G – 6 A – 8 PTS — 0 PIM — -3 Career: 140 GP – 18 G – 26 A – 44 PTS — 66 PIM — minus-25 Contract: Unrestricted Free Agent-Signed with Flyers What can we say about Colin McDonald? He knew his role on the Islanders, and he filled that role very well. McDonald was a well-liked depth forward who would jump in on the fourth line...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders On NBCSN Five Times For 2015-16

When NBCSN releasing their 2015-16 broadcast schedule for the upcoming season is news that gets fans really talking and interacting on social media, you know that things are extremely quiet in terms of hockey journalism. It’s too early for season predictions. Too early to pick a speculative Stanley Cup champion. Too early to make fantasy picks. Too early to project lines or starting...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Groggy Monday Edition (7/27/15)

All is quiet on the western front. Ok, so it’s just quiet in the NHL. It’s the middle of summer for Pete’s sake! It’s also Monday. So grab your favorite cup of coffee and let’s look at what’s going on in the hockey world. Islanders Links: Islanders Point Blank wonders who the odd man out is if Petrov makes the roster Around the NHL: Derek Stepman and the Rangers are...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Lazy Sunday Edition 7/26/15

Nothing in the news yesterday regarding the New York Islanders so we will just move right along to the links. Expect things to remain quiet as we head into the hockey news wasteland that is known as August. The only good thing about this upcoming month from a hockey fans perspective is that we are six weeks closer to the resumption of training camp. Islanders Links The New York...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/25/2015

Good thing we have the Toronto Maple Leafs huh? Just when the news cycle hits its lull and gets ready to go into hibernation for August…boom…Toronto goes out and hires ex-Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello to join the five other bosses who are in control of the Leafs front office. It’s like that sequel of the Godfather you never wanted but got anyway. Braden Holby also made...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders made a wise investment resigning Anders Lee

The New York Islanders re-signed forward Anders Lee back in June to a 4-year, $3.75 million per year contract. Lee was a rookie at the age of 24 this past season, and put up impressive numbers. For example, he racked up 25 goals and had 41 overall points in 76 games, which resulted in him being ranked fourth among rookies in scoring for the 2014-15 season. While many fans found his...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Brooklyn Gets Closer for Isles Fans (7/24/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Brooklyn May Get Closer for Isles Fans Not much going on in Islander country, per se, but there was a reason for Islander fans to put a smile on yesterday. Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark hinted at some good news on Twitter for those who will take the LIRR to Barclays for the Islanders inaugural season in Brooklyn. Just left LIRR meeting, announcement...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Nikolay Kulemin

Nikolay Kulemin Season: 72 GP – 15 G – 16 A – 31 PTS — 21 PIM — plus-7 Career: 503 GP – 99 G – 127 A – 226 PTS — 133 PIM — minus-1 Contract: 4.18MM cap hit through 2018-19 (UFA) 2014-2015 Season Recap: Ask yourself this question: Who are the most visible players on a given team? Answer: those who are either incredibly proficient (Player A), or devastatingly...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Bailey reels in success on, off ice

New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey enjoyed a career year on the ice and continued his good fortune by getting married earlier this month.Now with respect to his wife Megan, the 25-year-old Bailey has long been in love with fishing due to his days at his family's cottage in Bowmanville, Ontario. Although Bailey celebrated reeling in a barracuda and a four-pound bass while on...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Bettman in the House (7/23/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Bettman in the House In an article by Newsday’s Neil Best published yesterday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned he would be at the Islanders home opener in Brooklyn on October 9th against the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. When asked if it made it any more attractive of an event considering the opponent, Bettman said, ...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Casey Cizikas

Casey Cizikas Season: 70 GP – 9 G – 9 A – 18 PTS — 24 PIM — minus-2 Career: 210 GP – 21 G –  32A – 53  PTS — 74 PIM — minus-13 Contract: $1.000M cap hit through 2015-16 (RFA) 2014-2015 Season Recap: Part of what Don Cherry called “the best fourth line in hockey,” Casey Cizikas is probably one of the more underrated players on the Islanders, and perhaps...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf 7/22/2015

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/22/15 The Islanders have not made a big move this summer instead relying on their own talent to continue developing. Yesterday we talked about the importance of a strong second line and the day before I explained how a lot of pressure will be on Calvin de Haan. However, de Haan will not be the only talented player feeling the pressure as other young...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/21/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/21/15 Yesterday we took a look at the projected Islanders defensive lineup, today we will look at the forwards. If the front office does not make another move, as of now the Islanders will have 14 forwards competing for 12 spots. Without getting into potential combinations – because it’s July – one key will be developing a strong second line...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Anders Lee

Anders Lee Season: 76 GP – 25 G – 16 A – 41 PTS — 33 PIM — plus- 9 Career: 100 GP – 35 G – 22 A – 57  PTS — 47 PIM — plus 9 Contract: $3.75 MM cap hit through 2018-19 (UFA) 2014-2015 Season Recap: Anders Lee did not immediately make the team out of training camp, which surprised a lot of people. But, the then 24-year-old, Notre Dame product kept his cool...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Q&A: Strome Ready To Take Next Step

The summer officially began yesterday with the first day of what looks to be an intense but brief heat wave in the Northeast sector of the United States. Hockey players, who hone their skills in the coldest months of winter, cannot be blamed for wanting the calendar to quickly fast forward to training camp in September, when the air turns cooler and more crisp, signaling the start...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15 The dust has settled and we now have a pretty good idea of what the Islanders roster will look like heading into training camp. The Islanders have not made a ‘big move’ this offseason trusting that some of their young players will take the next step in their careers however there is still some work to be done on the backend in my estimation...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Just The Links M’aam 7/19/2015

Report Cards From The Last Week: Jaroslav Halak Brian Strait Brock Nelson Johnny Boychuk Islanders Reads With most of the media having chimed in regarding the Isles quiet off-season, what’s one more? NHL Reads NHLs 3 myths that won’t go away Larry Brooks gives his ‘Mount Rushmores’ for every NHL team Could Blackhawks make another title run in 2015-16? I doubt it, this...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/18/15

Ho-hum….Another quiet day in the National Hockey League as summer really sets in and the news cycle comes to a screeching halt. No news yet on Brock Nelson or Kevin Poulin in regards to their qualifying offers, but both players are expected to be all set for training camp. There should be no worries on that front. Coming up next week, our report card series continues and a conversation...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: “A Life Without Hockey Is No Life at All” 7/17/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: “A Life Without Hockey Is No Life at All” We’re getting deeper into the lull that is the NHL offseason and, despite knowing players need a rest and personally not looking forward to another winter so soon, I could really use something hockey related. Too bad ESPN doesn’t have pro-beach hockey anymore. (sigh) Islanders News: Our own Rich Rodrigues...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Johnny Boychuk

Johnny Boychuk Season: 72 GP – 9 G – 26 A – 35 PTS — 14 PIM — plus-15 Career: 393 GP – 28 G – 82 A – 110 PTS — 212 PIM — plus-104 Contract: 6MM cap hit through 2022-23 (UFA) 2014-2015 Season Recap: Johnny Boychuk is the most important New York Islanders hockey player who isn’t named John Tavares. And he is as much presence as he is prowess. Last October...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Brock Nelson

Brock Nelson Season: 82 GP – 20 G – 22 A – 42 PTS – 24 PIM – +6Career: 154 GP – 34 G – 34 A 68 PTS – 36 PIM – -4Contract: Restricted Free Agent – No arbitration rights 2014-15 Season Recap  As October rolled around, eyes were on Brock Nelson. He had a solid training camp and looked good in the preseason, and had come off a very solid 2013-14 rookie campaign...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Full Nelson (7/15/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Full Nelson (7/15/15) As noted in yesterday’s Top Shelf, he Islanders restricted free agents Kevin Czuczman and Mike Halmo have accepted their qualifying offers. This leaves two players left to do so by 5 P.M. ET: Brock Nelson and Kevin Poulin still have not accepted their QOs. Deadline is tomorrow. Presume #Isles still working on deals for both...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders have a bright future in Brooklyn

With the upcoming 2015-16 NHL season comes a significant change for the New York Islanders’ franchise. The Islanders have known one home since their establishment in 1972, and that was the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, based in Uniondale, New York. While the Islanders have not seen success as of late, they have a storied past which includes arguably one of the most dominant...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: More Than Minor 7/14/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: More Than Minor This morning, as reported by Arthur Staple of Newsday, the Islanders restricted free agents Kevin Czuczman and Mike Halmo have accepted their qualifying offers. So far, Czuczman has had an instant cup of coffee with the Islanders, playing 13 games during the 2013-2014 season after three years with Lake Superior where he collected 45...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Islander Schiavo Pleasant Surprise of Isles Camp

The crowd at the annual Blue and White scrimmage expected a show from the Islanders’ top prospects on Wednesday night at Barclays Center. But it wasn’t Michael Dal Colle, Ryan Pulock or Josh Ho-Sang that delighted the enthusiastic summertime crowd in Brooklyn. John Schiavo, a local roller hockey star from East Patchogue, Long Island, did those honors by converting on two jaw...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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