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Johnny Boychuk Inks Seven-Year Extension With Isles

The New York Islanders have helped solidify their blue line for the next seven years by inking top-pairing defenseman Johnny Boychuk to a new contract that will see him in an Isles uniform through the 2021-2022 season.

...it doesn't appear that he will be going back to Boston after all.

The contract will pay Boychuk a total of $42 million with an annual cap hit of $6 million per season.

The Isles Tame The Predators With A 5-2 Win

The New York Islanders played host to their former coach Peter Laviolette and the Nashville Predators, who are currently sporting the best record in the National Hockey League. But the Islanders would prevail as the best team on the ice, battling their way to a 5-2 win at Nassau Coliseum.

Isles Trade Speculation

The trade deadline is less than three weeks away and for what is a rare occurrence in recent years, the Islanders are in a position to potentially “buy” and not “sell” before March 2nd. While the rumor mill is heating up around the league, it is time to re-assess what the Islanders should do leading up to the deadline as they prepare for a playoff run.

Cappy's Battle Level Week 5

It's been a bit more than a week since the last Cappy's Battle Level. The West Coast trip took a toll, so I decided to wait it out until the Islanders weren't playing at 1 AM.

Isles Dominate Columbus 5-2, Remain Atop Metropolitan Division

If you believe in omens, scoring 31 seconds into the game isn't a bad sign if you're an Islander fan. At the end of the night the New York Islanders topped the Columbus Blue Jackets in dominating fashion, winning 5-2 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, setting the stage for what should be a great game Tuesday night against the Rangers.

Game Preview: Islanders at Devils

The New York Islanders head to the Prudential Center in New Jersey looking to end their 2 game skid against the division rival New Jersey Devils.

Islanders Host Blackhawks Looking to Snap Skid

The Islanders will host the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday night at the Nassau Coliseum as they will look to snap their three-game losing streak. It will be a daunting task for the Isles against the Central Division-leading Blackhawks who bring a 20-8-1 record into tonight's matchup.

Time for the Islanders to Panic?

Man, it only took a couple of days to wipe out so many of the good feelings built up through the first eight weeks of the season. The question is now being asked by many: is it time for the Islanders to push the panic button?

It was only a few short days ago Islander fans and media alike were waxing poetic about the “special” season taking place over in Uniondale. The team was going to close out its time at the Nassau Coliseum with one final hoorah for the fans.

Game Preview: Devils at Islanders

The New Jersey Devils visit the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum for a 7:00 pm Metropolitan Division match up.

Islanders Look to Bury Avalanche Tuesday Night

The Islanders will host the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday night at the Nassau Coliseum as the Isles look to extend its winning streak to four and improve to 10-5-0 on the season. It will be the Islanders first home game back after a 3-2-0 road trip out west but will be slightly better than a stop-over before the team hits the road to Florida for two more the rest of the week.