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Devon Toews deserves an increased role

September 4, 2019 - 7:22 PM ET

Called up part way through the year, Devon Toews took a major step in his development with the New York Islanders last season. After playing 24 games with Bridgeport in which he had 19 points, Toews scored 18 points and was a plus-seven in 48 games with the Islanders to end the year. Despite this...

Isles Updates- Rookie Camp Roster, Injuries, Barzal

September 8, 2019 - 12:12 PM ET

With the season fast approaching, there hasn’t been a whole lot happening with the New York Islanders. There aren’t any topics worthy of a full article but there are a few updates worth taking note of. ISLANDERS RELEASE ROOKIE CAMP ROSTER The Islanders released their rookie camp roster t...

Current RFAs will play a role in the Barzal contract

September 9, 2019 - 5:50 PM ET

Mathew Barzal’s contract with the New York Islanders may only expire in the summer of 2020 but there’s still reason to be following closely to see how other RFA negotiations play out this year. Forwards Mitch Marner, Mikko Rantanen, Brayden Point, Brock Boeser, Matthew Tkachuk, Patrik Laine, Kyl...

Five storylines to track heading into the season

September 14, 2019 - 12:35 PM ET

As the New York Islanders enter the 2019-20 season, some questions still need to be answered when it comes to shaping the team’s roster. Here are five storylines to track heading into the year. Will Dobson make the team? A lot of eyes will be on Noah Dobson throughout training camp and th...

Islanders/Flyers Preseason Recap

September 17, 2019 - 1:47 PM ET

The New York Islanders took their preseason opener by a score of 3-1 in Philadelphia last night. I didn’t have a ton of time to write this up, so here’s a quick summary and some scattered thoughts. Thomas Hickey, Luca Sbisa and Erik Brown had the goals for the Islanders. Semyon Varlamov made...