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2018-19 Season Preview: New York Rangers

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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The Rangers sputtered to a 34-39-9 record in 2017-18, finishing with 77 points, their worst finish since the 2003-04 season. It was a far fall from the 102-point effort they put together in 2016-17, and it cost head coach Alain Vigneault his job.  With no major offseason acquisitions to speak of, the Rangers enter 2018-19…

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2018-19 Season Preview: New York Islanders

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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The Islanders enter the post-Tavares era in 2018-19, or perhaps more accurately, the Mathew Barzal era. The departure of John Tavares bumps Barzal from complementary sidepiece to franchise cornerstone. Coming off an 85-point rookie season, he’s the building block Lou Lamoriello will need to lay a foundation around. The holes left in the Islander roster…

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Trotz named Islanders Head Coach

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Three days after stepping down as the Head Coach of the Washington Capitals, Barry Trotz has been named the 17th Head Coach in New York Islanders’ history.  Further to what @FriedgeHNIC is saying here, I'm told the deal with the Isles will pay more than $4 million per season for Trotz. A reminder that the…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.12 — Ty Smith

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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The New York Islanders are well positioned in this year’s draft, with the No.11 pick (I have them taking Barrett Hayton), this No.12 pick and two second-round selections (No.41 and No.43).  After taking a forward with their first pick, the team who allowed the most goals against in 2018 will probably look to add a…

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Snow, Weight relieved of their duties; Lamoriello names himself GM

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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The New York Islanders announced that General Manager Garth Snow and head coach Doug Weight have been relieved of their duties.  In late May, Lou Lamoriello was named President of Hockey Operations and he named himself as the new GM, taking over for Snow. Lamoriello said that both of them will remain with the organization,…

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NHL Mock Draft 2018: No.11 — Barrett Hayton

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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The New York Islanders have missed the playoffs for the last two seasons and enter a crucial offseason that could shift the foundation of the franchise.  John Tavares is set to become an unrestricted free agent and it remains to be seen if he will re-up with the Islanders. Losing Tavares would set them back,…

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Islanders name Lou Lamoriello President of Hockey Operations

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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The New York Islanders have hired Lou Lamoriello as their President of Hockey Operations and announce that he will “have full authority over all hockey matter with the organization.”  Following a three-year stint as the General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Lamoriello is headed back to the state of New York.  Lamoriello was the…

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DailyFaceoff 2017-18 NHL Predictions

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Oops. I guess I started my season previews too late because I only made it to Ottawa… not even close. Well let’s skip Philadelphia to Winnipeg and just get to my season predictions. This season we could truly see a changing of the guard in the NHL with former basement dwellers like the Edmonton Oilers…

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2017-18 Season Preview: New York Islanders

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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One year after reaching the 100-point plateau for the second straight season, the New York Islanders found themselves out of the playoffs in 2016-17, but the future still remains bright in Brooklyn. There are a couple of reasons to like what lies ahead of the Islanders and it started when they stepped away from head…

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2017-18 Season Preview: Edmonton Oilers

Monday, September 18, 2017

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The Edmonton Oilers missed the playoffs for 10 consecutive seasons (2007-to-2016) but found themselves back in the postseason in Connor McDavid’s second season in the NHL. After seeing his rookie season cut short by a broken clavicle, McDavid appeared in all 82 games last year and led all players with 100 points (30G / 70A).…

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