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Metro Division Comparison Part 3: Islanders/Penguins

August 1, 2019 - 3:08 PM ET

This article will be part three of a series of posts looking at how the New York Islanders stack up against each Metropolitan Division team next season (done in no particular order). Today’s look: how the Islanders measure against the Pittsburgh Penguins. OFFENSE Despite moving Phil Kessel...

Metro Division Comparison Part 4: Islanders/Flyers

August 2, 2019 - 12:28 PM ET

This article will be part four of a series of posts looking at how the New York Islanders stack up against each Metropolitan Division team next season (done in no particular order). Today’s post: how the Islanders measure against the Philadelphia Flyers. FORWARDS Philadelphia’s offense is...

Metro Division Comparison Part 5: Islanders/Devils

August 6, 2019 - 4:33 PM ET

This article will be part five of a series of posts looking at how the New York Islanders stack up against each Metropolitan Division team next season (done in no particular order). Today’s look: how the Islanders measure against the New Jersey Devils. FORWARDS The New Jersey Devils may be...

Metro Division Comparison Part 6: Islanders/Capitals

August 8, 2019 - 4:15 PM ET

This article will be part six of a series of posts looking at how the New York Islanders stack up against each Metropolitan Division team next season (done in no particular order). Today’s look: how the Islanders measure against the Washington Capitals. FORWARDS Washington has had one of t...

Metro Division Comparison Part 7: Islanders/Hurricanes

August 10, 2019 - 2:01 PM ET

This article will be the final post of a seven-part series looking at how the New York Islanders stack up against each Metropolitan Division team next season (done in no particular order). Today’s look: how the Islanders measure against the Carolina Hurricanes. FORWARDS Sebastian Aho and T...

Islanders could be set in goal for many years

August 12, 2019 - 1:35 PM ET

Elite goaltending was one of the key ingredients to the New York Islanders’ impressive and unexpected 2018-19 season. With Semyon Varlamov coming in and Robin Lehner headed out, though questions about Varlamov’s capabilities as a starter remain, the Islanders have a four-year plan for their goal...

Will Noah Dobson crack the Islanders' roster this season?

August 14, 2019 - 12:32 PM ET

The NHL season is still almost two months away but the New York Islanders have a few questions surrounding how their roster may look on opening night. One of those is whether Noah Dobson will get a shot with the Islanders to start the year. Dobson has been a star in the QMJHL and is coming off ba...

Islanders' options for third-line center

August 16, 2019 - 7:29 PM ET

With the departure of Valtteri Filppula, the New York Islanders will need a replacement to center the third line. According to Newsday’s Andrew Gross, Lou Lamoriello hinted that Casey Cizikas is likely to stay on the fourth-line with Matt Martin and Cal Clutterbuck but listed five players who coul...

Islanders re-sign Dal Colle and Ho-Sang

August 19, 2019 - 6:41 PM ET

The New York Islanders have re-signed forwards Michael Dal Colle and Josh Ho-Sang. Dal Colle, 23, scored three goals and seven points in 28 games but was a point-per-game player in 34 AHL games with Bridgeport last season. Ho-Sang, also 23, played just 10 games with the Islanders last year and ha...