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'Overspeed' in the Desert?

Dave King's description of Coyotes practices sounds a lot like the approach Scott Gordon described when he was hired to coach the Islanders.

How Islanders youth is served

It's been a predictably rough season for Year One of the Islanders rebuild, but Scott Gordon's disciplined approach is bringing the youngsters along just fine.

Vets grumble, youths shine in Islanders 2-0 win over Sabres

Islanders veterans can anonymously grumble all they want -- the writing on the wall about this season being a rebuild was there in the beginning. Young forwards like Sean Bergenheim demonstrated why in the 2-0 shutout over Buffalo.

Splinters - Beyond the Island: Turtling, managing, the limits of straight-talking

Links from beyond the Island and a little musing about what Scott Gordon means when he says his Islanders system is "not about speed, it's about effort."

Weight hurt, Witt hurts as Islanders fall to Devils

The Islanders gave up 50 shots and dropped a close one to New Jersey, with Brendan Witt symbolic of what ails the club.

Islanders Essential Questions II: Whither 'overspeed?'

As the New York Islanders sit in 30th place and look toward a top pick and brighter future, the question remains whether coach Scott Gordon's system can win over veterans like Brendan Witt, or whether players like Witt will have to be shed.

Isles visit 'desperate' Wild as Witt pleads for change

The Islanders are at a turning point as Brendan Witt becomes the first veteran to publicly call for Scott Gordon to change his system.

Amid Islander pain, the fun is just beginning

The Islanders current losing streak should allow the experiment that is this season to begin in earnest.

Look, Ma, we're on Versus! Islanders need a decent show tonight

With the Islanders making a rare national TV appearance, it wouldn't hurt to, you know, bring on the Overspeed.

Whimper in Toronto

The Islanders are slowing down markedly as they sink to the basement. Time for a system reboot? At least Mike Sillinger is back and Doug Weight is marching toward 1,000 points.

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