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New York Islanders

Five on Three: March 14th- Peverley, Boston and Ruutu

by Anthony Pucik

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In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Patrick Burns and Kristian O'Hara look into the health of Rich Peverley and how the NHL handled the situation. 

Also, they look into the seven-game win streak of the Boston Bruins and if they are the best team in the Eastern Conference. 

Finally, a look into the three local teams: how Ruutu has helped the Devils, how St. Louis has not helped the Rangers' issues scoring and why the seven-goal third period for the Islanders is good, but not great. 

Five on Three: March 7th- Kenny Albert Talks Trade Deadline

by Anthony Pucik
Callahan, the now former Ranger captain, was traded for St. Louis Wedensday

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Anthony Pucik, Kris Venezia and Marelle Cerven talk all the deals from Wednesday's NHL trade deadline and what they mean for teams in the playoff hunt. Also, Anthony talks with Kenny Albert, the radio voice of the New York Rangers, about one of the biggest trades on deadline day: Martin St. Louis to the Rangers in exchange for Ryan Callahan. 

Doc Emrick Talks Olympics and NHL Trade Deadline

by Matt Moro

Flickr :: clydeorama

One on One was joined by not only the voice of the NHL on NBC and NBC Sports, but a member of WFUV, Doc Emrick.

Doc shared his experience in Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympic Games, including the job Russia did as a host country and the level of play that he saw on the ice during the Games.

Shifting back to the U.S., Doc talked about the Ryan Miller trade to the St. Louis Blues from the Buffalo Sabres, and addressed the deadline concerns of the three local teams, the Rangers, Devils, and Islanders.

Five on Three: February 28th- Trade Rumors

by Anthony Pucik

Flickr :: sarah_connors

Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Marelle Cerven review the Olypmic tournament, Canada's gold medal and Latvia's surprising play. Also, Dan Girardi's contract extension and all the rumors surronding the three local teams before the trade dealine, as well as a look at the final Stadium Series game between the Penguins and Blackhawks. 

The Playoffs Start Now

by Matt Moro

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Sitting just 4 points above last place in the NHL on December 17th, the New York Islanders knew things had to change. And while they’re recent success has pulled them back into the playoff race with a still 2 and half months to go, the fate of their season may be instead decided in these next two weeks.

Doc Emrick Tackles NY/NJ's Hockey Issues

by Kelly Kultys

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The legendary Doc Emrick, lead hockey play-by-play announcer for NBC and NBC Sports, joins Kenny Ducey and Kelly Kultys to discuss all things New York hockey. Emrick offered his insights into the Henrik Lundqvist situation and the Devils' poor shootout play as well as offering his New Year's resolutions for the team.

Islanders Roll The Dice With Vanek Trade

by Matt Moro

Clydeorma :: Flickr

Fan reaction to the Matt Moulson-Thomas Vanek swap has been extreme on both ends of the spectrum. Depending on who you listen to it was either the worst trade of all time and signifies an extreme disconnect between the organization and the fan base, or an example of why this Islander franchise is emerging from their recent history of ineptitude and moving towards a formidable power in the East.

When Yankee Stadium Freezes Over

by Bobby Gubin

Bobby Gubin, WFUV Sports

Not to be confused with the already 5-year old Winter Classic, the NHL has decided to establish a new outdoor spectacle, this time on the field of Yankee Stadium. In the Big Apple, the NHL Stadium Series will feature the three local teams in two regular season games. The first comes on Sunday, January 26, 2014 with the Devils playing the Rangers. The Islanders will face the Rangers in the second game on Wednesday, Janurary 29, 2014. The Blueshirts will be the away team in both games.

Discussing the Islanders' Move to Brooklyn with Chris Botta of the NY Times

by Kenny Ducey

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Last weekend before the NHL Draft, I spoke with Chris Botta at a Sports Management Worldwide conference about the Islanders' upcoming move to Brooklyn. While cities like Seattle were potential destinations for the Isles, they decided to re-locate to the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn in an attempt to keep their fans from Long Island.

Botta, a former PR executive and blogger for the Islanders, told me just how many fans he thinks will make the trip to Brooklyn from out on the Island, as well as how crucial John Tavares is to this transformation. How long will it be until #91 wins a Hart Trophy?