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The Best and Worst Beards will Battle It Out

PIttsburgh, PA - - Playoff beards are the new normal in the NHL. Everybody grows one whether or not it looks good for the team. It's a unifying exercise but just like all things in life some wear it well and some, well they just don't. These beards are heading

These Islanders Are Set To Make Their Mark

Leslie Monteiro explores what makes the Islanders tick. It’s been a long time. It’s been a long time since the Islanders hoisted Lord Stanley. It was once a birthright when the Islanders would parade the ice with the Cup and have a parade of their own in Long Island back when they

Islanders Punch Lightning In The Mouth and Take Game One

Leslie Monteiro liked what he saw from the underrated New York Islanders. The Tampa Bay Lightning found out the hard way that they are not playing the Red Wings anymore. They realized they are playing a team that is better defensively and offensively in the Islanders after last night. They also found

Why not The Islanders?

Leslie Monteiro makes a good case for the Islanders in the big game tonight. During the Islanders postgame show on MSG+ Sunday night, fans were chanting “WE WANT THE CUP!” “WE WANT THE CUP!” “WE WANT THE CUP!” in the background where Shannon Hogan and Rick DiPietro were doing the postgame

The Hextall Plan is Working

In July of 2013 Ron Hextall was hired by the Philadelphia Flyers as the Assistant General Manager and director of hockey operations. The late Ed Snider was thrilled about bringing back one of his own to watch over the franchise. In May, 2014 he was installed as the General Manager,

Caps vs. Penguins – – Keep an Eye on Johansson

When the Washington Capitals series opens up against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Marcus Johansson will be the 6th or seventh name mentioned on the Capitals roster behind Brayden Holtby, Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie, John Carlson, Justin Williams, Nicklas Backstrom and Evgeny Kuznetsov, but that doesn’t diminish his importance to his team. When

Finest Hour For Greiss

Leslie Monteiro does a great job talking about Thomas Greiss and his impact on the Islanders. Alan Quine was the hero of last night’s game 5 for scoring the game-winning goal for the Islanders. Make no mistake, though. The Islanders do not win this game without Thomas Greiss’ excellent play in net. Greiss

Islanders Party Like it’s 1993

Leslie Monteiro has a great take on how the Islanders were able to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Good things come for those who wait. The Islanders and their fans waited for 23 years. 1993 was the last time the Islanders won a playoff series. The Islanders ended

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