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ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Islanders All Bark and No Bite at the Moment

The New York Islanders offense is on the downtick. You don’t have to look very far to establish that fact and you needn’t fear reproach from those who watch hockey diligently. The Islanders offense has dried up and it’s time to ask some questions as to why. With low-scoring games and consecutive losses comes the doubt and subsequent environment for such acerbic statements...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FBI investigating social media threats against Islanders' Leddy

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The FBI is investigating social media threats made against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy. FBI spokesman J. Peter Donald confirmed the investigation in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press. Islanders' spokesman Kimber Auerbach says Leddy and his family are safe and the National Hockey League has been alerted to the situation. Newsday reported that...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FBI investigating threats against New York Islanders' Leddy

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) The FBI is investigating social media threats made against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy. FBI spokesman J. Peter Donald confirmed the investigation in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press. Islanders' spokesman Kimber Auerbach says Leddy and his family are safe and the National Hockey League has been alerted to the situation. Newsday reported...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boomer Esiason's daughter Sydney, Islanders D Nick Leddy threatened on Twitter

Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy and NHL.com's Sydney Esiason, Boomer's daughter (Matt Martin's girlfriend) -- are the latest folks who have received threats via the cesspool that is Twitter. Justin Terranova reports:Leddy has been getting threatening messages for months from the now-suspended @NoorsSlut account, according to TSN. But it reached a new level Tuesday when the user posted...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: The Last Stand Edition – 03|24|15

The final Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum home stand is now upon you. These next four games are the last of its kind for the Uniondale arena, home to four Stanley Cup championships and countless memories that only four decades of hockey can engender. It’s safe to say that what matters most for this team is a playoff berth rather than concerning itself with a rival’s placement...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Neuvirth’s Ability to Spell Halak Will Be Key to Islanders’ Success

Jack Capuano’s management of the New York Islanders’ two goaltenders, Jaroslav Halak and Michal Neuvirth, over these last nine games will be critical in determining the Isles’ playoff position and ultimately their overall playoff success. Halak, of course, is the starter. His 3-0 shutout of the New Jersey Devils last Tuesday has Isles fans dreaming of more playing time for...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Empire State Debate: The Rookies — Anders Lee vs. Kevin Hayes

The Islanders and Rangers have dominated the New York sports scene this year. Beat writers Nicholas Coll and Jesse Hartmann argue the merits of the two hottest rookies in town: Anders Lee and Kevin Hayes. The post Empire State Debate: The Rookies — Anders Lee vs. Kevin Hayes appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Halak shutout, Strome goal help Islanders end 4-game skid

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves in his return to the lineup, and the New York Islanders snapped a season-high, four-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. Recently benched Ryan Strome scored a goal and set up another by Travis Hamonic as the Islanders posted a much-needed win in their bid to catch the Rangers in the Metropolitan...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Shaw ejected for head butt against Islanders (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw was ejected from Tuesday night's game against the New York Islanders for giving a head butt to center Brock Nelson during the second period.Nelson had just cross-checked Shaw into the boards in the Islanders defensive zone when Shaw retaliated by putting his head down and ramming Nelson in the face. After...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk inks 7-year extension with Islanders

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Congratulations to Johnny Boychuk and his family as the former Bruins defenseman and Stanley Cup champion has signed a seven year extension with the New York Islanders. The deal is worth a reported $42 million with an average annual value of $6 million per year according to Newsday. That's the highest paid...
Via BruinsLife
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk signs 7-year, $42M extension with Islanders

Johnny Boychuk has been an excellent defenseman for the New York Islanders this season, and on Thursday, the team announced it had signed the 31-year-old veteran to a huge extension. Arthur Staple of Newsday reports the contract is for $42 million over seven years, which will make Boychuk the Islanders’ highest-paid player next season. The deal also includes a no-movement clause...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Cronin and the Islanders’ penalty kill

View image | gettyimages.com For a franchise that hasn’t won a playoff round in over 20 years, a lot of things are going well for the New York Islanders this season. They’re sitting atop the Metropolitan Division, Jaroslav Halak has set a franchise record in wins, there is new-found offensive depth, and star captain John Tavares […] The post Greg Cronin and the Islanders...
Via Along the Boards
14 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Carves Up Toronto Defense For Beautiful Overtime Winner

The New York Islanders managed to climb back from two two-goal deficits in Toronto on Monday night and win in the final minute of overtime on a gorgeous John Tavares goal. The Islanders captain – also the NHL’s leading scorer – took the puck from a teammate at center ice and managed to skate around the Leafs’ defense Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Scores A Sick Game Winner In OT To Give The Islanders A 4-3 Win Over Leafs (VIDEO)

New York Islanders captain John Tavares seemed like he just wanted it.  After trailing 2-0 to start the third period and then 3-1, Tavares and company scored three goals in the third, and with under 30 seconds left in overtime, Tavares took the puck at center ice and put on his own personal highlight show. In his hometown and with mom and dad on hand, Tavares might have just vaulted...
Via Total Sports Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Add Necessary Insurance Between the Pipes

Newly acquired goaltender Michal Neuvirth warms up for the New York Islanders. Photo Courtesy of ESPN Garth Snow, the general manager of the New York Islanders (41-21-3, 85 points) may not have been in a frenzy at this year’s NHL trade deadline but he didn’t stand idly by either. The GM on Long Island made one move in particular that won’t be as heralded as some others but...
Via The Sports Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fan reveals son was conceived in arena parking lot

With the New York Islanders set to relocate to fancier digs when the team sets up shop at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the 2015-16 NHL season, the team’s devoted and long-suffering fan base are going through something of a grieving period as it collectively recollects all the great memories from the team’s run in...Read More The post Islanders fan reveals son was conceived...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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