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What Twitter would say if Billy Smith played today

The Islanders' dynasty era netminder is a legend because of his win total and his battlin' style. But that's with 30 yeras of hindsight and history behind him. What would hockey media say if he played today?

Injuries, Illness and the Curse of Billy Smith

Billy Smith manned the Islanders crease for two decade, and the club has spent the next two decades sifting through injuries and illnesses searching for his replacement.

Billy Smith apparently helped Kerry Fraser's latest blog post

From the emails sent to Fraser, I found this sentence the funniest: I think if any suspension was warranted in the Lucic-Miller incident it's that it would be Ryan Miller who should have received one. (Homerism at its best?) Billy Smith's responses are as one would expect. Lucic wouldn't have skated away from that incident if Smitty was in net.

Goaltender Fights in Islanders History: Billy Smith and some other guys

A look back at the goalie fights in New York Islanders history.

Just got home from an 11 hour day of carpentry, stepped on a nail, slammed my thumb with a hammer,...

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Just got home from an 11 hour day of carpentry, stepped on a nail, slammed my thumb with a hammer, and when I got home I found out the Islanders were shut out against the Rag$ and all seemed hopeless. And then I found this, perhaps the greatest hockey card of all time, especially if you like Battlin' Billy.

Dwayne Roloson's new mask is fantastic

Billy Smith on one side, Chico Resch on the other. Personal message on the back. Gotta love this trend in mask art.

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Who was your favorite Dynasty Isles player?

As it is now, we all have different favorite islanders for different reasons. So this made me thinking about who would be everyone's favorite islander player from the dynasty era and why. So...

An Islanders Retrospective: Those who have Guarded the crease

A look back at the storied history of (mostly home-grown) New York Islanders goaltenders over the years.

Last 3-0 Series Comeback: The 1975 New York Islanders

In 1975, in their third season of existence and first-ever playoffs, the Islanders pull off a feat that has yet to be repeated: They came back to win a best-of-seven series after trailing the Penguins 3-0. What's more, they almost did it twice.

Kelly H. and the HNiC were looking at a video of Billy S. slashing Lindy Ruff in the eye. Found it...

Kelly H. and the HNiC were looking at a video of Billy S. slashing Lindy Ruff in the eye. Found it on You Tube. It was in a 1980 playoff game at the Coliseum with the Isles on the PK and leading 3-2. His point of reference was a slash by Anderson on Marleau. The relevant part starts about the 1:15 point. HNIC clip: http://www.youtube.com/user/HockeyHaven76#p/u/5/Lf80_M8B0Fc

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