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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. 

4 Takeaways From Islanders’ 4-1 Win vs Sharks

The New York Islanders closed out their western road trip on a high note. After a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on March 14 and a 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks the following night, they overwhelmed the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in a dominant victory. Related: 4 Takeaways From Islanders’ 6-3 Win vs Ducks The Islanders winning two of their three games on the road trip not only allowed them to maintain their playoff spot but also leap into the top wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. The recent win was a reminder of why the Islanders…

Islanders Need to Move On From Josh Bailey

The longest-tenured New York Islander Josh Bailey has been a mainstay on Long Island for the past 15 seasons. He has often been a topic of fans’ frustration because of the lack of offense he produces as well as his high average annual value (AAV). He has struggled this year to produce much of anything offensively and head coach Lane Lambert has even had to healthy scratch him multiple times this season. Bailey has always been a smart and reliable two-way hockey player that coaches can rely on. He has great vision, is an excellent passer, and is a great…

Zdeno Chara – 7 Cool Things About the Big Guy

When thinking about former NHL defender and future Hall of Famer Zdeno Chara, one word should come to mind. That word, as you might have guessed, is big. Whether it’s his big stature, his contributions to the team, or his contributions to the city he played hockey in, everything about Chara screams “big.” It’s for that reason that a player nearly seven feet tall deserves an article highlighting seven things about him that every hockey fan should know. 1. Chara Is a Large Human Being As mentioned, the first word that should come to mind when talking about Zdeno Chara…

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What Ever Happened To Rob Schremp?

This article was originally written in March 2015. Remember Rob Schremp? Schremp was once touted as one of the NHL’s most promising young players. He was a gifted playmaker and goal scorer who was well-known for his magical hands. However, Schremp failed to translate his tremendous play in the junior…


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