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[Bits] Nabby Olympian, Kichton, Top Wings, GMs

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Ex-Isles prospect Brenden Kichton signs for what was expected all along, and Evgeni Nabokov deals with Russian media.

The Big O: Where Has the NHL of 1992-93 Gone?

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Where Has the NHL of 1992-93 Gone? Remembering a fantastic offensive year.

The 5 Biggest Deadline Trades in New York Islanders History

Looking back at the five biggest NHL Trade Deadline deals in New York Islanders history, from Butch Goring to Ryan Smyth to Kirk Muller in between.

Paraphrasing: "Dale Hunter, I think 21 games is one of those suspensions that was too much. I mean,...

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Paraphrasing: "Dale Hunter, I think 21 games is one of those suspensions that was too much. I mean, he hit Turgeon after the whistle, but if I recall right, Pierre didn't even suffer a long-term injury on the play."

>>Scott Laughlin on XM NHL Home Ice today. Um, not quite. Today is the anniversary of Hunter's assault a full three seconds after Turgeon scored the goal (off a Hunter giveaway) that iced the series. Mike Brophy agreed with Laughlin. I'm not sure I get some people. Eighteen years later, it's still one of the most cowardly acts of petulant and dirty "play" I've ever seen.

Larry Brooks comments on the Dale Hunter History Will Be Made Commercial

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Via the NY Post: While Brooks is often off the mark with the Isles, his take on the '93 team and the aftermath of the Hunter cheap shot really hits the mark. Notable quotes: "The NHL's celebration of Dale Hunter as part of its playoff "History Will Be Made" promotion is nothing less than sickening." "Understand that a healthy, undamaged Turgeon never in a million years would have been traded to the Canadiens for Kirk Muller less than two years later in the deal that debilitated the organization."

Remembering 1992-93: Hockey was never the same

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Very fun post at Behind the Net talking about how '80s firewagon hockey (and the crazy stats that came with it) basically carried through to 1992-93, then stopped. I know a lot of Isles fans think Pierre Turgeon was never the same after Dale The Coward mugged him. For his time as an Islander, that may be true -- but getting to watch him later every night for several years like I did in St. Louis, I disagree: Turgeon got "it" back, he just got it back in a league that wasn't scoring as much, on a team that embraced defense-first hockey, at a time when the sport overall became much more focused on suffocating (:cough: obstruction) defense. Still, as a fan part of me died after 1992-93. Still feel in some ways like I'm in purgatory.

Turgeon tragedy

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Really sorry to pass on tragic news: According to reports, Pierre Turgeon's 18-year-old daughter Elizabeth was killed in an automobile accident. (h/t Eric Hornick noting the news.) She was a Team USA U-18 player and headed toward U. of Minnesota. She was also one of four children -- and a twin. Words aren't enough for a tragedy like this. But I know Elizabeth's father was a favorite of many here and certainly a favorite of mine, so I thought it worth posting here for your sentiments.

What Happened to the 92-93 Islanders?

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Where did they go from here? A look back at the fates of the individuals who made up the beloved 1993 Islanders.

15 Years Ago: The New York Islanders' tailspin begins...

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With the Islanders actually headed in the right direction, we look back at when this 15-year run of mistakes and short-term fixes began.

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The 1992-93 Islanders, Turgeon trade, and dashed hopes

The Islanders should honor Pierre Turgeon not just because he was a great player, but because they need to heal an old wound.

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