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Isles Issues #3: Reasons to be cheerful – Parts I, II, III

The Islanders’ season is up and running and the Isles are 2-1-0 from their first three games.

A perhaps fortunate win over the Carolina Hurricanes was followed up by a defeat to a strong Nashville Predators team, in which the Islanders turned in a spirited performance. That all culminated in an opening week high for the visit of the Sharks on Monday night – a time slow which tends to bring out the worst in the Islanders.

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Isles Issues #2: Isles beat the Rangers as pre-season, but let’s not get carried away

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The Islanders extended their pre-season record to 5-2-0 with a 4-3 overtime win against the New York Rangers last night – but the Isles roster still leaves a lot to be desired.

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How to make friends & influence people – Isles slam into rebuild mode after J*** T****** jumps ship

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CTP’s in-house New York Islanders fanatic Matthew Burgess gives his take on a busy twenty-four hours for the Isles.

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Islanders | No need to sweat as John Tavares heads out West

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John Tavares will speak with five other NHL teams this week.

Unrestricted free agent John Tavares will hear out offers from five NHL teams this week leaving the New York Islanders to sit tight.

The Islanders captain announced via his agent that he intends to exercise his right to speak to other teams and will attend a series of meetings held in Los Angeles.
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The New York Islanders are waking up

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NY Islanders were one of the NHL’s most underperforming teams last season but experienced GM Lou Lamoriello has woken them up.

Lou Lamoriello and the New York Islanders are working with renewed vigour behind the scenes as the organisation wakes up from its Garth Snow induced slumber.

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Champions Hockey League | Two for Tuesday

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Diminutive playmaker #81 Ryan Lasch will be key to Frölunda

In just over two and half months’ time the puck will drop in the Champions Hockey League for a fifth season with 32 clubs from 13 countries battling in out for European glory.

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