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New York Islanders

Islanders Playoff Preview

by Mike Watts

Mike Watts, WFUV Sports

The New York Islanders are facing the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Isles come in as the #8 seed in the Eastern Conference, and the team finished the lockout shortened season with 55 points. The Penguins are the top seed in the East, and they enter the postseason after capturing 72 points.

The Tribeca Diary

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr:: JFPic/ CaseyTempletonPhotography

I’m sitting on a leather couch in an upscale bar on Fulton Street and New York Giant cornerback Prince Amukamura is a few feet to my right. My colleague/friend/socializer Kris Venezia is next to me and we engage in conversation to avoid any awkward stares in our direction, which we knowingly received from many people, including Hannah Storm’s younger daughters to our left. You see we inadvertently had situated ourselves in the VIP section of the bar, an open room with neon lighting that offered us a chance to breathe.

The Isles (and John Tavares) Control Their Own Destiny

by Mike Watts

Flickr :: DVDaniels

Maybe the writing was on the wall nearly four years ago when John Tavares first donned a blue and orange Islanders jersey.  No flashy ceremony to say “New York hockey is back," but a fresh face for a failing franchise.  More likely, you probably viewed the first overall pick of the 2009 draft as another future star who would toil away in a bad organization like Rick Nash (Columbus), Ilya Kovalchuk (Atlanta) and Rick DiPietro (New York Islanders) before him.  With seven games left in the 2013 season, The Islanders officially controls their own destiny to the postseason, and their young alternate captain is the reason why.

At Long Last! The NHL Lockout is Over

by Nolan Silbernagel

Michael Watts

Lockout.  Just the very word can send shivers down a sports fans’ spine.  The agonizing thought that an individual cannot watch their beloved team on a regular basis because millionaires are squabbling with millionaires over miniscule details is almost unbearable.

Antsy Nets Axe Avery Johnson

by Julian Atienza

AP || Yahoo! Sports

Mikhail Prokhorov and the rest of Brooklyn Nets ownership fired Head Coach Avery Johnson early this morning on the heels of blowout losses to the Celtics on Christmas day and the Bucks last night. During his press conference this afternoon, General Manager Billy King said: “I just thought he [Avery Johnson] wasn’t able to get through to the players… somehow it just wasn’t translating to the players on the floor, for whatever reason.”

Tri-State Slap Shots

by Terence McGinley

The trade deadline has long passed. Rick Nash is still on a last place team, Brandon Dubinsky can finally sleep at night, and NHL teams everywhere know exactly which horses they will be riding down the stretch. 70 games down, 12 to go, it’s a good time to check up on the New York Area’s teams as they gear up for some spring hockey.

2011-2012 Islanders Preview

by John DeMarzo

photo courtesy of the New York Islanders

The 2010-11 New York Islanders got off to a hot start, posting a 4-1-2 record and picking up ten quick points before the roof fell in. From October 23rd until December 18th --- a 54-day span --- the Islanders won just one game, which came against their local rivals, the New Jersey Devils.