Puck Drop Preview: 2022-23 New York Islanders

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Last Word on Hockey’s Puck Drop Previews are back for the 2022-23 season! As the regular season approaches, Last Word will preview each team’s current outlook and stories to watch for the upcoming year. We’ll also do our best to project how things will go for each team over the course of the campaign. Today, […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Off-Season Moves to Reignite Playoff Hopes

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After consecutive semi-final playoff appearances, the New York Islanders finished a disappointing season with a 37-35-10 record. With the promotion of Lane Lambert to head coach, these New York Islanders’ off-season moves can reignite playoff hopes. First, General Manager Lou Lamoriello must shed cap space to afford acquisitions and extensions. According to CapFriendly, the Islanders […] READ MORE


NHL Player Development of Top-10 Picks, Part Four

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NHL Player development seems to always result in more questions than answers. How likely is it for a top pick to pan out? What makes a player a “steal”? Last Word On Hockey’s latest series takes a look at how to properly develop prospects from all different spots throughout the draft. This week’s piece involves […] READ MORE


New York Islanders Need To Solve Their Brayden Point Problem

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The New York Islanders are continuing to do things the hard way. For the third straight series, the Islanders will have to climb out of a 2-1 series hole after falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night by a final score of 2-1 inside Nassau Coliseum. The game-winning goal came courtesy of Lightning […] READ MORE



Unlikely New York Islanders Playoff Heroes 

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Unlikely New York Islanders Playoff Heroes  Post-season heroes come in all forms from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff […] READ MORE





New York Islanders Atop The Metropolitan Division

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The New York Islanders sit atop the Metropolitan division at the break. How well are they doing? Here are the numbers to show you the path that they have taken. First in Goals Against (122), 12-2-0 in back to back games, first place in the Metro with 63 points in 49 games. Islanders Flying High […] READ MORE