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Video: Travis Hamonic - In The Name of The Father

An awesome, must-watch feature on New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic and the massive hardship he battled during his journey into the NHL. 
Via Talk Hockey
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Score on Brock Nelson: Fact or Fiction: 3 players to watch using advanced stats

Here's a little blurb on former UND Fighting Sioux forward Brock Nelson that was written by Ian McLaren of the Score. While it is early, Nelson is having a good season. Thinking of which, I might have to add ole Brock to one of my fantasy teams. Seriously, he could probably score more points than some of the stiffs I have on my teams now. Brock Nelson, F, New York Islanders...
Via Goon's World
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares praises Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is widely believed to be the best upcoming NHL prospect and most have penciled his name in to be called first during the 2015 NHL Draft. He has received praise from nearly every hockey outlet, but some recent comments from a former top overall pick go a long way in describing the youngster’s talent. John Tavares, the first overall pick back in 2009, had some big...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Marketing Campaign Begins In Brooklyn

from Allan Kreda of the New York Times, The Islanders opened with four straight wins for just the third time in franchise history, and that momentum to begin their last season at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum — despite their first loss at Pittsburgh on Saturday — made Brett Yormark happy. Yormark, the chief executive of the Nets and Barclays Center, the Islanders’...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Islanders For Real?

#457334874 / gettyimages.com The start to the New York Islanders season has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped.  The Islanders have started the season 4-0-0 and have been one of the most talked about teams since before the season began.  Many are now considering the Islanders as a playoff team because of their successful start. Optimism hit Long Island late this preseason...
Via Beyond The Benches
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 4: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins

New York Islanders (4-0-0) at Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-0) 7:00 PM - ROOT Sports Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Pens lost a tough one Thursday night against Dallas.  They’ll look to bounce back tonight against an Islanders team that is undefeated thanks in part to playing Carolina twice.  Games like Thursday night just happen.  You can pick it apart and look...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Mikhail Grabovski Avoids Concussion & Will Be Evaluated For Upper Body Injury

Last night, New York Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski avoided serious injury after taking a massive hit from San Jose Sharks enforcer John Scott. Grabovski was helped from the ice and did not return to the game. The injury occurred midway through the first period.#456556090 / gettyimages.comHave heard that Mikhail Grabovski does not have a concussion. Upper body injury will be...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Scott demolished the Islanders’ Mikhail Grabovski last night

I strongly dislike John Scott. He’s a worthless goon who has no business being in the NHL. Particularly at the expense of a guy like Paul Bissonnette, who despite also being a goon at the very least resembles a real life hockey player. But this is the cleanest of devastating hits you will ever see. continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Winners and Losers in Boychuk Trade

Boychuk and Kyle Okposo  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Most Boston Bruin fans were not a fan of the Johnny Boychuk trade from day one. Most fans weren’t even a fan of it in theory. But now that the initial shock has worn off, where have the pieces fallen? Well, let’s just say that now most Bruins fans really, really, really, don’t like the Johnny Boychuk trade.In the four games...
Via BruinsLife
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The sick hands of John Tavares

John Tavares showed off some quick hands in his shootout attempt against the San Jose Sharks and he made goaltender Alex Stalock look silly.
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders are absolutely for real

Sweeping declarations are fun. On Thursday night, the New York Islanders will square off against the San Jose Sharks in a matchup of teams off to hot starts. While it’d be extremely far-fetched to say that this is a potential Stanley Cup Finals preview, there’s no doubt that both of these teams have the ability to make some noise in the postseason when the springtime rolls...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Okposo Scores 100th Goal as Islanders Beat Their Cross Town Rivals

#457220062 / gettyimages.com Due to the Islanders recent unsuccessful play, the Rangers-Islanders rivalry hasn’t been all that intense, despite the Isles magical season just two years ago.  However, a hot start for the Islanders and a Rangers team one year removed from an appearance in the Stanley Cup Final makes for a heated match-up.  The Islanders got the best of the Rangers...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Scores Goal, Adds Two Assists In Islanders Debut (Video)

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk wasted no time making an impact for his new team. In his first game with Isles, the recently acquired blueliner opened the scoring Friday night against the Carolina Hurricanes during a first-period power play. Boychuk — who was playing his first regular-season game since being traded by the Boston Bruins on Oct. 4 —  fired a slap...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Michael Grabner undergoes hernia surgery, expected to be out 4-6 weeks

For the New York Islanders, it appears that some of their speed has been put on ice for awhile. According to Lighthouse Hockey, the nagging injury that had been plaguing forward Michael Grabner has been pinpointed as a sports hernia. Grabner has already had surgery to correct the issue and is expected to miss four to six weeks.#456880181 / gettyimages.comGrabner is a key piece to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Off-Season Review: Did the Isles Have the Best Off-Season in the NHL?

#456554100 / gettyimages.com Once upon a time, the New York Islanders were one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports. Things took a turn in the 90s and ever since they’ve been known for ineffective ownership, poor management, and mediocre hockey. The drafting of John Tavares and the emergence of players like Kyle Okposo has given fans hope that the Isles could be on a road...
Via TopSportsReport
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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