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The New York Islanders joined the NHL in 1972 during the league’s attempt to keep a World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise off Long Island. The Islanders had near-immediate success, making the playoffs in their third season, which started a streak of 13 consecutive postseason appearances. During that streak, they won four straight Stanley Cups—1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983—and went to another Stanley Cup Final in 1984. The Islanders of the early 1980s remain one of the greatest dynasties in NHL history. 

Islanders Extend Horvat & Start Building Core: Is It the Right Move?

The New York Islanders extended All-Star center Bo Horvat just days after acquiring him for a large haul that included Anthony Beauvillier and top prospect Aatu Raty to make him the second-highest-paid player on the team. With an $8.5 average annual value (AAV) that starts next season, only Mathew Barzal, whose AAV will be $9.1 Million, will earn more than Horvat. The extension notably makes Horvat one of the building blocks of the Islanders’ roster for the foreseeable future. The Islanders have four players under contract, with Barzal, Adam Pelech, and Ryan Pulock all signed to extensions. Presumably, All-Star goaltender…

Today in Hockey History: Feb. 6

Arguably the best father and son duo in National Hockey League history had huge moments on this date. One of the greatest goal scorers in the game did something no other player had ever done before. Plus, a number was retired league-wide, and a bunch of Hall of Famers made some history of their own. It is time to take our daily trip back in time to relive the best moments from Feb. 6. Hulls Make History Bobby and Brett Hull were elite goal scorers during their Hall of Fame careers. Both father and son had memorable nights on this…

Blackhawks: 3 Teams That Could Join the Max Domi Sweepstakes

Chicago Blackhawks forward Max Domi is one of the most notable trade targets heading into the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline. The 27-year-old forward has the potential to be a big addition as a rental for a playoff team, so he naturally is getting a good amount of buzz in the rumor mill because of it. In 48 games this campaign for the Blackhawks, he has 14 goals to go along with a team-leading 35 points. With solid production like this, it is fair to say that he would help improve a lot of playoff teams’ forward groups. Some teams that…

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