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John Tavares (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Gallof: 5 Reasons The Islanders Made The Playoffs

All season I’ve stated the Islanders needed 54 points to make the playoffs. They have used a 7-0-3 run to get there. But where they are now can be attributed to many more factors, all of which had to happen.

04/25/2013

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan, left, and Islanders captain Mark Streit (Photo: Getty Images)

Capellini: What’s Left Of Nassau Coliseum Roof To Blow Off Saturday Night

If it’s a playoff atmosphere you want, rest assured, you’re going to get it and then some at the old barn off the Hempstead Turnpike soon enough.

04/13/2013

A view of the matrix board announcement of the New York Islanders' move to Brooklyn at Barclays Center on October 24, 2012. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brooklyn-Bound Islanders To Play Preseason Game At Barclays Center

Brooklyn will get a look at its future NHL franchise in September, when the Islanders play the Devils in a preseason tilt at Barclays Center.

04/09/2013

Matt Martin, right, congratulates Evgeni Nabokov after the Islanders’ victory over the Lightning at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 6, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Are On A Righteous Path To A Future With No Floor

Is this a coming-of-age story? You’re damn right it is. What the Islanders have done over the last six weeks is basically force the rest of the NHL to open its eyes and pay attention.

04/09/2013

Garth Snow (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Gallof: What To Expect From Islanders Before Trade Deadline Passes

Ok, so how are we going to keep this interesting? Because, to be quite blunt, the addition of Anders Lee to the NHL club from college is about as much action as Isles fans are going to get.

04/03/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Gallof: Despite All The Melodrama, Islanders Are Hanging In There

Who are the 2013 Islanders? That’s hard to say at this point. But they are nearly halfway through their schedule and need to find out soon, or it will be another lost spring on Long Island.

03/06/2013

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Demoted Islanders Goalie Rick DiPietro: Suicide Comments Not Literal

The Islanders say they are aware of DiPietro’s comments about depression and suicide, and plan to handle the matter internally.

03/01/2013

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Gallof: Islanders Are Red, Fans Are Blue, Capuano Has 2 Games To Fix This Losing Stew

He might have just two games to notch a win. No coach lives comfortably with a multi-game losing streak. Seven in a row could be the last straw for Capuano here in Islanders Country.

02/14/2013

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Clarkson, Devils Hold Off Islanders In Season Opener

David Clarkson scored the winner as the Devils got their season off to an ideal start as they beat the Isles 2-1.

01/19/2013

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Gallof: Work-In-Progress Islanders Likely 1 More Season Away From Relevance

So here we are, in the midst of a very short training camp, one whole week for teams to get ready for a 48-game sprint to the playoffs. It’s crazy if you think about it. It’s even crazier if you play for the Islanders.

01/17/2013

Lubomir Visnovsky (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Isles’ Visnovsky Remains In Slovakia; Frustration Begins To Brew As Season Nears

“(Visnovsky) will not be allowed to play in the KHL without the Islanders’ consent,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email, according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple.

01/14/2013

Islanders to Brooklyn

Gallof: Nassau County’s Perpetual Dysfunction Drove The Islanders Away

To the fair-weather fan or perhaps the former Islanders players who did not follow the storylines, it seems a travesty that Nassau County has lost its hockey team. To just about everyone else paying attention, going to Brooklyn was a no-brainer.

10/25/2012

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Saga Finally Ends As Islanders Announce Move To Barclays Center

Goodbye, Nassau. Hello, Brooklyn. The Islanders will become the borough’s second professional sports franchise when they move to Barclays Center in 2015.

10/24/2012

Matt Carkner

Capellini: Islanders Make Smart Decisions In Early Stages Of Free Agency

After just one day of the NHL’s annual spending spree, the natural impulse for Islanders fans is to roll their eyes and mutter to their friends that, as usual, there’s nothing to see here. Well, they’d be wrong.

WFAN–07/02/2012

Might the Islanders make a run at unrestricted free agent Zach Parise? (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders To Try Hard, But Free Agency Will Be Like The Wild West

The Islanders have had a cap floor budget for almost a year now. WFAN’s B.D. Gallof has learned that the bridles of that budget might be less restrictive for some free agency targets.

WFAN–06/28/2012

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