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Can Isles Contend For The Cup

from Alan Hahn of Newsday,
Islanders owner Charles Wang recently mentioned "some magic" about his Islanders team this season. Alexei Yashin said after three straight playoff berths, "expectations are higher" for the Islanders. But newcomer Brad Lukowich, a defenseman who has two Stanley Cup rings with Dallas (1999) and Tampa Bay (2004) and grew up a fan of the Islanders dynasty teams, is making a bolder statement he hopes catches on among his teammates. On a blog he wrote for the Islanders team Web site during training camp, Lukowich referred to a conversation he had with fellow newcomer, defenseman Alexei Zhitnik. In it he said, "I was talking to Zhitnik about this a few days ago and I know he felt the same way. I came here because I think this team will contend for a Stanley Cup."

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