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The NHL’s best father-son combinations

(Left to right) Marty, Gordie and Mark Howe with the WHA's Houston Aeros. (SI)

Left to right: Marty, Gordie and Mark Howe with the WHA’s Houston Aeros. (SI)

For fathers and sons, professional sports have always been a fun way to bond and grow closer together, and hockey is no different. Plenty of kids from big Eastern metropolises, to rural Canadian farmland, and everywhere in-between develop a love for hockey from their parents.

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Islanders lock up Johnny Boychuk, what a difference a year makes

Boychuk and Leddy (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

Boychuk and Leddy (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Islanders were certainly a young and promising team last year. John Tavares showed flashes of MVP brilliance until an unfortunate injury at the Olympics derailed their season. Still, the Isles were having a hard time attracting and keeping talent. Read more

Virtually locked up Eastern Conference is all about positioning now

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Price is screened by Helm (Photo: Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

The 8 teams that currently hold playoff spots today, will likely be the same ones holding them at the close of the regular season.
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Islanders Legendary coach, Al Arbor battling Parkinson’s and dementia

Jiggs McDonald (l), Al Arbour (c), Ed Westfall (r) - (photo: 985Sports)

Jiggs McDonald (l), Al Arbour (c), Ed Westfall (r) – (photo: 985Sports)

Al Arbour is looking for some help, nothing monetary, just kind words that could go a long way in his battle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Toronto based reporter, Howard Berger recently caught up with Al Arbour’s good friend and former Islanders play-by-play man, Jiggs McDonald. Read more

New York Islanders coming of age and impressing

Halak has been steady in goal so far this season (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Halak has been steady in goal so far this season (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

From 1980-1983, the New York Islanders created a dynasty, and carved their name into the NHL history books by winning four consecutive Stanley Cups. They went for a fifth, but they were taken down in the Final by the greatest player to ever grace the ice, Wayne Gretzky and his Edmonton Oilers. Read more

NHL Eastern Conference: Odds of making the playoffs

New York Islanders' John Tavares (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

New York Islanders’ John Tavares (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

As we near the 41 game mark for some teams, it signifies the mid-way point of the NHL season. Although it is still early, many teams have gotten off to starts that have laid the foundation for clinching a playoff berth. Let’s check in on the Eastern Conference and see who the odds are in favor of. Read more

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