New York Islanders

Inside the 2017-18 Islanders: John Tavares contract cloud hangs over season
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The Islanders missed the playoffs by one point in 2016-17, falling short despite a strong finish under interim head coach Doug Weight. This summer the team removed the interim tag from Weight's title and will move forward with their popular former captain as its bench boss. The Tavares story will dominate the Isles narrative all […]

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For one day, the Coliseum was the Islanders' home again
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There's this moment when you get off the Meadowbrook Parkway and merge onto Charles Lindbergh Boulevard that you catch your first glimpse of the Nassau Coliseum on the horizon. At this point in my life, I have seen it so many times that it had become old hat. But on Sunday, as it appeared in […]

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Flyers-Islanders preseason observations: Strong effort from young lineup in OT loss
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — It certainly didn't have the feel of the first preseason game of the season on a Sunday afternoon when many sports fans are glued to a TV watching the NFL. But a sellout crowd of 13,917 poured into the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to watch the first hockey game in the former […]

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Bettman says Nassau Coliseum isn't viable option for Islanders
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doesn't think the Nassau Coliseum is a viable option for the Islanders to return to, according to Newsday. "I don't view the Nassau Coliseum as a viable option," Bettman said Friday. "Ultimately, whether or not the Islanders want to consider that and bring it to the league or something, you've had […]

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Report: Tavares, Islanders haven’t discussed money yet
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Look, John Tavares is going to get paid. There are details to work out, depending upon how much money he wants to leave to build around him and how long a commitment Tavares prefers to make. With those factors in mind, it’s not surprising that TSN’s Darren Dreger, Newsday’s Arthur Staple and others report that money […]

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'For me, there’s really no rush': John Tavares bides time on Islanders contract talks
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John Tavares and the Islanders are meandering toward training camp, now less than a month away, seemingly no closer to a long-term contract solution than on July 1, when the face of the franchise was first eligible to lay to rest the rumors about his impending free agency. While that's a bit unsettling for Islanders […]

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Season in Review: Anders Lee
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Andy Graziano and I have begun our annual season review, taking a look back at the 2016-17 Islanders and analyzing each player's performance in a down season that saw the team miss the playoffs by one point.   We will be offering two reviews per week that will take us right through to the beginning […]

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Islanders Season in Review: Josh Ho-Sang
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Andy Graziano and I have begun our annual season review, taking a look back at the 2016-17 Islanders and analyzing each player's performance in a down season that saw the team miss the playoffs by one point. We will be offering two reviews per week that will take us right through to the beginning of […]

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Islanders Season in Review: Thomas Greiss
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Brian Erni and I continue our annual season review, taking a look back at the 2016-17 Islanders and analyzing each player's performance in a down season that saw the team miss the playoffs by one point. We will be offering two reviews per week that will take us right through to the beginning of training […]

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NHL arbitration: Calvin de Haan signs one-year deal with Islanders
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Calvin de Haan and the Islanders avoided arbitration Wednesday, but the one-year agreement could be the beginning of the end of the defenseman's tenure with the club. A career-long Islander since being selected in the first round, 12th overall, in 2009, de Haan is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. #Isles Transaction: […]

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John Tavares’ dilemma and the best of the rest in 2018 NHL free agency
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Here's John Tavares' dilemma: In the eight seasons and counting since the Islanders drafted him first overall, he's served dutifully as the franchise's face and captain, quickly realizing the preordained NHL stardom cast upon him at 17. It's the Islanders

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John Tavares on Islanders: 'I want that experience to continue'
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If John Tavares hits the free agent market in the summer of 2018, he'll be one of the biggest names to become available in recent memory. There haven't been many updates from either side regarding the status of potential negotiations, but on Tuesday, Tavares addressed the topic in Toronto. "I'll just keep that all internal," […]

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