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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Logan's Blog: Where do Tavares, Hedman, Duchene fit?

Greg Logan updated his blog today discussing his projections on the 2009-10 roster and where the Islanders 2009 first round draft might fit it.

Click here to read it.

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5/20 News Articles

As part of my job as the Media Relations Manager of the team, I put together a list of Islanders/Lighthouse/NHL articles from around the Internet. By the time you reach this blog, I'm sure you've have already seen the Islanders and Lighthouse articles, but in case you haven't, you'll be able to find them here in the mornings. The NHL articles will be a collection from around the League which has national or continental importance.

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Montreal Gazette: Russian coachoff Habs' list

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

An Important Day in NYI History

In 1975: Ed Westfall presents Philadelphia icon Kate Smith with a bouquet of roses before her performance of “God Bless America,” but the Flyers go on to win Game Seven, 4-1, and eliminate the Islanders in the Stanley Cup Semifinals. Al Arbour salutes his team’s maturity by saying, “If I called a practice next week, every one of them would show up.”

In 1993: David Volek scores at 5:16 of overtime as the Islanders stun the Pittsburgh Penguins, who were the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champions, four games to three in the Patrick Division Final.

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Potvin Dropped by Panthers

Islanders Hall of Fame Defenseman Denis Potvin has been dropped as the TV Analyst of the Florida Panthers.

The Miami Herald has the story here.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Make It Seven?

Makeitseven.ca is the website that has stirred the pot in hockey circles in the last 24 hours as Jim Balsillie tries to hijack the Phoenix Coyotes.

How this rollercoster ride will stop is anyone's guess. My feeling is the NHL will eventually win, the Coyotes will stay where they are and that they'll be a successful team in the playoffs next season. But who really knows...

What I do know is that this little thing called the Internet will make it an enjoyable ride for those on the outside.

TSN.ca, AZCentral.com and any Toronto-based newspaper (Globe and Mail, TO Sun and TO Star) will be the places you'll want to check freqentuly for story updates.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

#19

This Date in New York Islanders History -- 1984: The Islanders complete their record-setting 19th consecutive playoff series triumph with a 4-1 victory against the Montreal Canadiens, winning the Wales Conference Finals, four games to two.

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