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The Giants are off on Tuesday,?but will be back at practice tomorrow and many of the injured players are expected to return for duty. WR Victor Cruz (calf), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (concussion), OT Ereck Flowers (ankle) and DE Robert Ayers, Jr. (hamstring) are all expected to participate on Wednesday. Also due back is rookie DE Owa Odighizuwa (foot) who has been inactive for the first three games of the season.

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The preseason is winding down and the Islanders will see the Washington Capitals for the first of two exhibition meetings. Following Monday the Islanders will play their final preseason game in Washington D.C. against the Capitals on Sunday.

A few regulars are getting the night off, but the Islanders will field a pretty competitive roster in Brooklyn. Among the forwards on the ice will be Brock Nelson, Frans Nielsen, Kyle Okposo and Josh Bailey. Highlighting the defense is Marek Zidlicky, Calvin de Haan and Thomas Hickey.

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Giant fans probably spent most of the day rooting for the Jets and the Falcons in their games against the Eagles and Cowboys, respectively. One result was favorable, the other not so much.

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Kevin Poulin is headed to the Tampa Bay Lightning after be claimed off waivers. The Islanders placed the 25-year-old net minder on waivers on Saturday ahead of their preseason matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Poulin has had some rocky times during his tenure with the Islanders. He has 50 NHL games under his belt, but never really managed to fined consistency in his performances. There were times when he played well and looked like he was starting to find a rhythm, but that quickly end and his play would falter. Poulin, selected 128th overall in the 2008 NHL Draft, had a .899 save percentage in those 50 appearances and a 3.07 goals against average.

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The NFC East is in shambles these days. The Cowboys may be 2-0 but they will be without both QB Tony Romo (clavicle) and WR Dez Bryant until Thanksgiving at the soonest. The Eagles (0-2) are here to play the Jets this Sunday and no one sees that going well for them, and the Redskins are considering going back to RGIII at QB.

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The Islanders made their first round of cuts on Saturday, releasing three players from their PTOs, putting another eight players on waiver and sending down an additional 10 to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Matt Carkner and goaltender Parker Milner were among the players that had their tryout contracts ended. Carkner was a long shot to make the Islanders roster and will likely end up in Bridgeport for this upcoming season.

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The Giants came out on national television on Thursday night and put a sock in the mouths of all their detractors, outpacing the Washington Redskins from whistle to whistle. They refuse to be fodder for wisecracking talking heads and smarmy late night talk show hosts.

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The Giants finally held on to a lead in the fourth quarter and actually won a football game. The collective feeling as the clock wound down was one of uneasiness. Although, they had more points than their opponent when the clock hit zero, it felt very much like it did the first two weeks. Except for one thing. They won.

"We won, so smile," head coach Tom Coughlin said after the Giants' 32-21 win over the Washington Redskins. "It wasn?t easy. Nobody said it was going to be."

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For many reasons, the Giants and head coach Tom Coughlin do not want to sink to 0-3 to start the 2015 season. ?A slow start usually means no playoffs, and for the Giants, no playoffs for the fourth consecutive season will likely mean wholesale changes.

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The Giants are need of a win and the Redskins have always been there to provide them with one. That is, until now. The two teams seem to be going in opposite directions. The Giants, at 0-2, have been unable to close out games, while the Redskins have pounded the opponents on both sides of the ball so far this season.

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George McPhee spent last season scouting for the Islanders, and has now been hired?as a special advisor to general manager Garth Snow.

The team announced the hire shortly before 11 AM on Wednesday morning as the team prepared for it's second preseason game at Barclays Center this season. McPhee was the Washington Capitals general manager for 17 years before he was fired on April 26, 2014.

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The Giants are cramming for their latest test, a game against the very physical Washington Redskins (1-1) on Thursday night. The Giants are 0-2 and probably should be at least 1-1, perhaps even 2-0, after squandering fourth-quarter leads in both game in historic fashion.

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The Giants' 0-2 start has come with some interesting sidebars. They have actually played seven quarters of effective football and could have won both games. But fate would not have it. They let their guard down against two opponents that had the capacity to beat them, and so it goes.

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The Giants were in better spirits today, knowing they aren't the only team in their division going through some rough times. A win vs Washington this coming Thursday will bring their record up to 1-2, tying them with the Redskins and pulling in front of the 0-2 Eagles. The 2-0 Cowboys are facing a trying season with QB Tony Romo (clavicle) and WR Dez Bryant (foot) each expected to miss more than two months.

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- The Islanders era in Brooklyn began on Monday morning with the team's first ever morning skate at their new home. It was also the team's first look at their new locker room and support facilities.

There will certainly be an adjustment period for the players to get used to their new digs. On the ice, the Islanders tried to get a feel for how the boards were and how the ice was. Despite there being a Madonna concert at the arena just two days ago, head coach Jack Capuano said the ice was good.

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Sunday was the latest test of wills for Giant fans as the Blue snatched defeat out of the jaws of victory once again. It's a disturbing trend that everyone hopes will reverse itself and quickly. Last week in Dallas, they had the Cowboys beat, and this week, they had the Falcons beat. What happened? Perhaps it can be summed up by the coach of the Atlanta Falcons, Dan Quinn:

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SYOSSET, N.Y. -- This won't be a lesson Joshua Ho-Sang will soon forget.

Reaction was still rolling in on Saturday as details continued to come out about Ho-Sang's dismissal from training camp after showing up late the first day. The Islanders took a hard-line stance with the young, sometimes controversial, forward. General manager Garth Snow even made a candid remark to Newsday early on Saturday.

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SYOSSET, N.Y. -- About an hour after the first group of Islanders hit the ice for training camp, the second group was out there for spin at IceWorks.

The second group was highlighted by Frans Nielsen, Kyle Okposo, Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolay Kulemin, Ryan Strome, Kirill Petrov, Ryan Pulock and Nick Leddy. One of the more intriguing items from the second groups skate was the all Russian line (Petrov-Grabovski-Kulemin).

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SYOSSET, N.Y. ? The first group of Islanders hit the ice on Long Island early on Friday. Among the players in the first group were John Tavares, Anders Lee, Steve Bernier, Cal Clutterbuck, Mathew Barzal, Josh Bailey, and Matt Martin. Calvin de Haan, Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic, Matt Carkner and Jaroslav Halak.

Head coach Jack Capuano put the group through an energetic practice for the first day.

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The Giants will be undergoing their "recovery day" out at QDTC today in preparation for their upcoming game vs the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

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The Giants have always been known for their conservative, all-business approach in running the day-to-day operations. They have essentially been the model NFL franchise. Even through all the off-field hiccups in the past, e.g. Plaxico Burress, the Giants' brass has taken the high road more often than not.

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Islanders fans can expect much of the same when they tune in to Islanders telecasts on MSG Networks.

The Islanders will appear on MSG Networks 77 times this season, with five other games being broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The broadcast crew remains the same. Howie Rose and Butch Goring will be on the call, Shannon Hogan returns as host/reporter, and Stan Fischler is back as a correspondent during home games.

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The Islanders open training camp in a matter of days with the roster remaining mostly the same as it was at the end of last season.

Management has symbolically given the current roster a vote of confidence by the lack of movement during the offseason, and the expectation from the team is to win now. The players in the dressing room have taken notice of the gesture and they're glad that the front office believes in the assembled squad.

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They're still talking about the Giants' curious choice to throw on third and goal on Sunday night in Dallas. The conventional thinking was they should have run the ball and either scored and iced the game or not scored, which would have taken an extra 40 seconds off the clock before kicking a FG.

Now this is a case of who said what, and why 13-year veteran QB Eli Manning a) didn't know how many time outs the Cowboys had left and b) why he decided to throw the ball out of bounds, stopping the clock.

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SYOSSET, N.Y. ? Back for another day of practice at IceWorks, the Islanders? rookies had an early start to their workweek. The group hit the ice around 8:45 with Bridgeport Sound Tigers coach Brent Thompson running the roughly hour-long session.

The group was put through the usual drills and the goaltenders received some individualized attention during the practice. The rookies have been on the Island for the last four days now preparing for training camp, which begins later this week.

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The sting of Sunday night's loss to the Cowboys isn't going to go away anytime soon. The staples of Giants football are strong coaching, good quarterback?play and a relentless pass rush. They had none of that against?Dallas on Sunday, but should still have come away with a win.

The game came down to one play for the Giants' offense. With 1:43 remaining, the Giants had everything going in their favor: the score (23-20), the ball (third and goal on the Dallas 1) and the ability to run down the clock in the process of putting up more points because the Cowboys had just used their final timeout.

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The Giants have a lot of questions to answer this season, on both sides of the ball as the Giants go into Sunday night's opener in Dallas. There are a lot of new faces and missing pieces and wealth of young talent they hope will gel sooner rather than later.

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The Giants went through their "recovery" day on Friday but two players ?- MLB Jon Beason (knee) and WR Victor Cruz (calf) - have not recovered to the point where they will play vs the Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday night.

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Here's what Giants head coach Tom Coughlin had to say on this Friday, the 14th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania:

"Very emotional for all of us. We should always remember. We should never forget the lessons learned on 9/11. But one of the things to really grab a hold of is the way it unified our country, and made us literally one, with everyone saying what can we do? What can we do?

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"We?re ready to start the season. Whether you like it or not, it?s right there. We?re going to start the season." - Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.

Thursday, the Giants' three coordinators, OC Ben McAdoo, DC Steve Spagnuolo and STC Tom Quinn, were made available to the media to talk about the state of their respective units as the club gears up for its?season debut Sunday night in Dallas.

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It's a whole ballgame out at QDTC ?these days when it comes to practicing during the regular season. A normal week used to be practice on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, but no more.?Thursday's workouts are longer and Fridays will be dedicated "recovery" days.

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The Giants filled their last two practice squad openings today with the addition of QB?G.J. Kinne and LB?Gerald Rivers. They will join DE Brad Bars, OT Emmett Cleary, WR Julian Talley, LB Cole Farrand, CB CJ Conley, DT Montori Hughes, OL Adam Gettis and TE Will Tye on the list.

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Giants' DE Jason Pierre-Paul may have come in from out of the cold this week, but apparently is not close to being healthy enough play yet. He once again failed to sign his $14.8 million franchise tender.

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A busy news day at the Giants' facility on Monday. There was a Jason Pierre-Paul sighting, a practice and some revealing - and not so revealing - comments from head coach Tom Coughlin.

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The preparation for the regular season begins for real today out at Quest Diagnostics Training Center for the New York Giants. They face the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas this Sunday night before a nationally-televised audience.

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Ryan Pilon, the Islanders fifth round pick in the 2015 draft, is leaving the Brandon Wheat Kings.

The 19-year-old defenseman is departing the team for "personal reasons" the Western Hockey League club said in a statement released on Friday afternoon. Pilon had been with the Wheat Kings since the 2013-14 season, when he was traded from the Lethbridge Hurricanes early in the year.

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Rumors that the Islanders and Kyle Okposo have started contract extensions may not be true.

Newsday?s Islanders beat writer Arthur Staple is reporting that the Brooklyn-bound hockey team and their star winger have not had any talks yet regarding an extension. He also added that things have been quiet most of the summer (Sept. 4).

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The final preseason game for the Giants wasn't a masterpiece by any stretch, a 12-9 field goal fest that featured some starters that needed work and showcased the back end of the roster. Several hopefuls made their case last night while others did not.

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Are Giant fans in for a long season? From what we've seen so far, yes. The overall health of the team is worse than it was a year ago, and key players such as WR Victor Cruz, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, MLB Jon Beason and LT Will Beatty are either missing time or going to miss time.

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The Giants are headed into their fourth and final preseason game this Thursday with a ton of questions hanging over them, and many of those questions promise to remain unanswered.

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Today is cutdown day 1.0 for NFL teams, meaning by 4 p.m. this afternoon, rosters must be pared down to 75 players. The Giants will have 13 roster decisions at the minimum today because they are only carrying 88 players.

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