ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The NHL’s most raucous preseason game is back

It used to be that there was only one preseason game played by either New York hockey team that was must-watch television, and it was against each other. After a nine-year wait, that tradition has resumed. The Islanders announced their full preseason schedule on Thursday, and for the first time since the Sept. 28, 2007...
Via New York Post
22 hours ago

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5/25/16

As the Conference Finals in the East and the West continue, little news is coming up regarding the Islanders. Activity will remain this quiet for a little while, with things then picking up for the draft and the always-exciting July 1st free agency day. Draft Day will certainly result in some conversation about the Islanders, who are expected to make a few moves with the assets they...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: One Month Until the NHL Draft

It’s one month until the NHL Draft at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center, and while not much is going on with the current roster, it’s fun to think ahead, or look back, at the draft. It’s both exciting and nerve-racking – will this guy pan out? What are we passing up? There will always be those players that we never hear about outside of “The Islanders pick ____ at number...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Young Guns Need to Rebound

Going into this past season, most hockey observers felt the New York Islanders’ biggest strength was their depth in scoring. In 2014-15, the Islanders finished fourth in the league averaging 2.99 goals per game. However, this was an area New York struggled with at times this past season finishing with a ranking of 11th and 2.77 goals per game. A big reason for this drop off was...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

WATCH: Howie Rose on leaving the Islanders' broadcast booth

Howie Rose joins The Michael Kay Show to discuss his decision to step down from doing the New York Islanders' television broadcast.
Via YES Network
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Howie Rose leaving the Islanders television booth

Islanders television play-by-play man Howie Rose has announced that he has called his final game with the team according to Newsday so that he can concentrate on his duties as the radio voice of the Mets and to spend more time with his family. Rose has been the Islanders voice on MSG since 1995, immediately following his most iconic moment as a hockey announcer on Rangers radio during...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Howie Rose Stepping Down From Islanders’ Broadcasts

After 21 years behind the mic for the New York Islanders, play-by-play announcer Howie Rose is stepping down. Rose, 62, cited the need for an offseason of his own, so to speak, as the reason for leaving. “Strictly, it’s the idea that I could have an offseason like most people who do what I do for a living,” Rose told Newsday. “Maybe my wife would disagree on some level, but...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Garth Snow focused on helping Islanders 'take next step'

NEW YORK (AP) General Manager Garth Snow said the New York Islanders ''just weren't good enough'' in their second-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and he is focused on helping the team improve in the offseason. ''We lost to the better team,'' Snow said Thursday on a conference call with reporters. ''That's why it's important for us to learn from it and get better from...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Islanders Break Up Day: What does the future hold?

Jack Capuano, John Tavares, and Kyle Okposo meet the media as the New York Islanders put the final wrap on their season after losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Via SNY
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders head into summer with possible changes looming

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) Two days after getting knocked out of the second round of the playoffs, the New York Islanders were still dealing with the sting of their loss as they prepared to head into an offseason of uncertainty. ''It's still really hard to decompress,'' captain John Tavares said Tuesday at the team's practice facility. ''Still a lot of thoughts replaying over, obviously...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Travis Hamonic rescinds trade request

Today it was announced by Arthur Staple of Newsday that Travis Hamonic now wishes to stay with the New York Islanders. Hamonic, who is from Manitoba originally, had expressed interest in moving closer to home. Hamonic has gone through a fair amount of tragedy in his young life. His father passed away at 44 after having a heart attack in his sleep. This tragedy was featured on an...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn bakery selling Islanders-themed bagels

The Bagel Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn doesn’t place itself in a box when it comes to the colors of its bagels. And in advance of Friday’s pivotal Game 4 between the hometown Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning, The Bagel Store cooked up a tasty Islanders themed tweet: Islanders bagels waiting to be cooked at @thebagelstore in Williamsburg. #Isles pic.twitter.com/oHMIVV2Nfb...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Why New York Has Struggled With Lightning

The New York Islanders advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1993. The Islanders defeated the Florida Panthers in six games for their first series win in over 20 years. Captain John Tavares led the Islanders throughout the series, which included five games decided by one goal and three overtime games. Though the Islanders defeated the Panthers, they...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Thomas Greiss loses skate blade, forced to briefly leave game

The New York Islanders had a few scary moments after goaltender Thomas Greiss was forced to briefly leave Game 4 after losing his skate blade. The blade appeared to fall off on a fairly routine play and Greiss had to exit to get his skate worked on after it was clear it required more than just a brief fix. A look at the skate missing a blade: goalie without a skate blade pic.twitter...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brian Boyle lights up Thomas Hickey, scores OT winner

Thomas Hickey had himself quite a night in Game 3. He probably had two of the most influential plays of the night and they were for two completely different reasons. First, he dished out a vicious hit on Jonathan Drouin. This time he was the victim of the big hit. The person laying down the hit? Brian Boyle – all 6’7″ of him. Following the hit, Boyle joined the play and chipped...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders coach Jack Capuano frustrated over Game 3 finish

It’s easy to make a case that the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are the toughest to predict of the four major sports and also the most fun to watch. Eight seeds have won it all and it’s not uncommon for a series to go six or seven games. As a result, when a game is in overtime and can end at any second, it puts a little extra salt in the wound when a foul against your team isn’t...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Islanders Ended A Historic Playoff Drought

After 23 years, the New York Islanders accomplished something that started to seem impossible: winning a playoff series. This team has been the laughing stock of the league for so long and has been at the end of almost every joke. For years, this fan base has been starving for greatness and finally, they just about have it.On Sunday night, the Islanders defeated the Florida Panthers...
Via The Sports Quotient
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders coach Jack Capuano takes puck to face, watches team win (VIDEO)

New York Islanders' Jack Capuano may want to ask his equipment manager to bring an extra helmet for Game 2 of his team's second round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning after the head coach was nailed in the face with a puck during the opening matchup. Capuano was forced to leave the bench after a puck deflected from the ice and hit him directly in the face. But what might have...
Via The Other Paper
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders coach Jack Capuano takes puck to face

It’s not that rare to see hockey players leave a game with an injury, but it’s rarer to see that happen to the head coach. That’s what happened to New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano in the third period of their second-round series opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night, though. A puck traveling through the neutral zone took a deflection and went into...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

How Do The Islanders Stack Up Against The Lightning?

The Tampa Bay Lighting and the New York Islanders have fought their way out of Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Islanders earned a hard-fought victory over the Florida Panthers in double overtime of Game 6 and the Lightning made quick work of the Detroit Red Wings in a five-game series. The Islanders proved themselves the better team in the regular season, finishing...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders have been Tavares' team from day he was drafted

The New York Islanders have been John Tavares' team from the moment he was the No. 1 overall pick seven years ago. After enduring four losing seasons in his first five, the captain has led the team to consecutive playoff appearances and gave the rabid fans the signature playoff victory they've been craving for 23 years. Tavares says the Islanders aren't done yet. ''We want to keep...
Via Associated Press
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Lightning vs. Islanders

VitalsNew York: 45-27-10 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1Tampa Bay: 46-31-5 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Season SeriesNew York took the three-game series 2-1, with Thomas Greiss getting both wins for the Isles.Playoff HistoryThe only time these teams met in the playoffs, Tampa Bay beat New York in five games in the first round in 2004....
Via Yardbarker
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on all four of the New York Islanders 1979-83 Stanley Cup-winning teams

16 players were on all four of the New York Islanders 1979-83 NHL Stanley Cup-winning teams. How many of them can you name? Clue: Number/Position
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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