Tag Archives: Matt Martin

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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Game #11 – Islanders 3, Devils 0

What’s to say right now?¬† If this team isn’t at rock bottom now with three straight losses culminating in yesterday’s whitewash at Barclays with Lou Lamoriello being satisfied in his new post as GM of the first-place Islanders, I shudder … Continue reading

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Islanders bring back Matt Martin, sign Lehner

The Islanders are moving on from the devastation of John Tavares leaving for the Maple Leafs. They’re doing it in odd fashion, by loading up on third and fourth liners. After agreeing to a four-year deal with former Leaf Leo … Continue reading

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Why We Love The NHL Playoffs

Brian Boyle says "screw your cowbells." pic.twitter.com/UrnGoROtIn — Ryan Gilbert (@RGilbertSOP) April 16, 2017 We’re only into Day 4 of the 2017 NHL Playoffs and already we’re seeing why we love postseason hockey. What makes it great is the unpredictability. … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Snow to blame for Islanders mess

It only took 42 games. But the Islanders finally fired coach Jack Capuano. A day after the team went into Boston and shut the Bruins out 4-0, they decided to send Capuano his walking papers. So after nearly seven years … Continue reading

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Game Preview: Rangers get Buchnevich and Nash back as Matthews led Leafs visit

As noted in a previous post, tonight will be special. The Rangers will honor the memory of former NYPD officer Steven McDonald in what should be an emotional and stirring ceremony. There won’t be a dry eye in the building. … Continue reading

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Islanders give Clutterbuck five-year extension

New Post: The Islanders went 5 years for Clutterbuck. A look at Snow’s mistakes. And the current streak they’re on. Continue reading

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Turkey week recap: Where’s the D?

If you’ve watched the Devils the last number of years, you wouldn’t recognize the team that took the ice this week. ¬†Historically tight defensively with problems offensively, and usually very crisp in playing their system – this week the Devils … Continue reading

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Islanders lose Hamonic for at least a month, host angry Canucks

When the Canucks visit Barclays Center later tonight, the Islanders will be without Travis Hamonic. The shutdown defenseman was injured in Saturday’s shootout loss to the Oilers when he blocked a shot that resulted in a power play goal. He … Continue reading

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Capuano right to call out Islanders

Jack Capuano was justified calling out his team last night. Something’s wrong in Brooklyn. #NYIslanders Continue reading

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