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HARD HITS: Trotz has surprising Islanders in first place

A good coach can make all the difference. For years, the Islanders have been viewed by many observers as an afterthought in the metro area. Despite a rich history and tradition that includes the Stanley Cup dynasty of winning four … Continue reading

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Preseason Game 4: Rangers host Devils

Tonight, the Devils visit MSG for the first time in the only preseason meeting between the Hudson Rivals. For the Rangers, it’s the fourth game of exhibition with two remaining. On Saturday, they were 5-2 losers to the Islanders at … Continue reading

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Tavares says goodbye to Islanders, chooses the hometown Maple Leafs

Not everyday you can live a childhood dream pic.twitter.com/YUTKdfMALl— John Tavares (@91Tavares) July 1, 2018 John Tavares is going home. It sounds like it was a difficult decision for him to make. Shortly after Russia pulled a huge upset of … Continue reading

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Tavares decision looming on eve of Canada Day

On what’s already been a intriguing day due to a wild and crazy World Cup soccer match won by France over disappointing Argentina 4-3 in the knockout stage, it’s also decision time for John Tavares. What will he decide? It’s … Continue reading

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Tavares Watch continues

As the school year officially comes to a close, July 1 is fast approaching. Though I can’t recall the first day of the free agent frenzy ever coming out on a Sunday. It will this weekend with the usual assortment … Continue reading

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Who wants the two wildcards in the crowded Metro?

With the All-Star break concluding highlighted by Brian Boyle replacing Taylor Hall to represent the Devils to thunderous applause in Tampa from appreciative fans who support the courageous vet battling Leukemia, the question of the day remains the same. Who … Continue reading

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Maple Leafs clinch, eliminate Islanders on wild Saturday night

Saturday will be remembered. But not for the Islanders despite a heroic performance from Halak. Continue reading

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Halak keeps Islanders alive while Leafs lose

The Islanders are still alive. Barely. Behind Jaroslav Halak, they shutout the Hurricanes 3-0 in Raleigh Thursday night. The resurgent goalie who replaced Thomas Greiss by regaining his job made 29 saves. If they do somehow make the playoffs, they … Continue reading

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Islanders try to stay alive

There is still hope. Thanks to Thomas Hickey’s overtime winner at Nashville the other night, the Islanders are still alive for the playoffs. Barely. They need to win out and get lots of help. That is the situation for a … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Coaching change working for Islanders

  When the Islanders visit Columbus this afternoon, they’ll look to continue their superb play under interim coach Doug Weight. Since he took over for Jack Capuano, they’re 12-4-2. Dating back to a 4-0 shutout over Boston in Capuano’s final … Continue reading

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