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Islanders set to start final season on Long Island

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) There is nothing new about the New York Islanders heading into a new season trying to improve on the one before. Yet, this one has a different feel even though last season ended again without a trip to the playoffs. The Islanders are facing major changes, both on and off the ice. The ones away from the rink are already much more dramatic especially because they...
Via AP on Fox
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders season capsule

NEW YORK ISLANDERS LAST SEASON: 34-37-11, 79 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing eighth in Metropolitan Division and 14th in Eastern Conference. COACH: Jack Capuano, fifth season with Islanders (118-120-39). ADDED: G Jaroslav Halak, G Chad Johnson, C Cory Conacher, RW Jack Skille, LW Harry Zolnierczyk, C Mikhail Grabovski, LW Nikolai Kulemin. LOST: G Evgeni Nabokov, D Radek...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clutterbuck leads Islanders to 5-3 win over Bruins

BOSTON (AP) Cal Clutterbuck scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:19 left in the third period, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-3 preseason win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Kyle Okposo, Cory Conacher and defenseman T.J. Brennan also scored for the Islanders. Scott Mayfield added an empty-net goal. Clutterbuck and Okposo each had an assist. Kevin Poulin made 26 saves...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Drop Preseason Tilt to Islanders, 5-3

The New York Islanders scored three goals in the second period and two more in the last three minutes of the third period to defeat the Boston Bruins, 5-3 on Tuesday night at TD Garden.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders still auditioning for wing man for John Tavares

John Tavares received about as lasting an honor as a 24-year-old could have Sunday, with his No. 91 raised to the rafters in Oshawa, Ontario, by his Ontario League junior team. On Monday, it was back to the grind. Tavares still is trying to shake off the rust from not playing a game since February as Isles training camp heads into its second and final week, with three preseason...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Barclays Center Was Clearly Not Built For Hockey

The New York Islanders will be playing all their home games at the Barclays Center... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Metropolitan Season Preview: The New York Islanders will be dangerous this year

This season, we will be adding a new element to the blog. I will continue to offer up my thoughts on the Rangers, but I will more often focus on the Metropolitan Division and the occasional update or commentary about other teams around the league.  New York Islanders 2013-2014 record: 34-37-11, 8th place The Good: Johnny Tavares continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Pulock gives himself good shot with Islanders by shooting puck

With half of training camp gone, the roster decisions are supposed to be getting clearer for Jack Capuano and the Islanders' coaching staff. But there may be a spot on defense that is even more up for grabs now than it was when camp began last Friday. Griffin Reinhart was thought to be the rookie with the best chance to earn a spot on defense, but the 2012 first-round pick may...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Keith Kinkaid recovers to make an amazing save

Keith Kinkaid appeared to be beaten when a shot struck him high in the shoulder and bounced up behind his back. Not so fast, New York Islanders! Kinkaid quickly spun, located the puck and was able to swipe it away from the crease just as John Tavares was pouncing.
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick DiPietro joins ESPN-NY radio

You know what they say, if you can't play it, talk it!#159922718 / gettyimages.comRick DiPietro, the former first overall pick by the New York Islanders in the 2000 Entry Draft, and owner of perhaps the most infamous contract - a 15 year $67.5M pact starting in 2006-'07 - has been out of the NHL since 2013, but in the ESPN-NY radio booth since August 11th.At the behest of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Capuano the man with a playoff plan

When Jack Capuano gets excited, he talks very fast, with little time to pause for sentences or breath. Kind of like Wednesday morning at the Coliseum, when the Islanders coach spoke emphatically about a coming season ripe with lofty goals and historical significance. “The expectations are having the mindset to go in and win every single hockey game,” Capuano told The Post...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 New York Islanders Preview: Goaltending Upgrades Increase Playoff Chances

The New York Islanders failed to make the playoffs last season after re-energizing their fanbase with a postseason appearance in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Poor goaltending was one of the primary reasons why New York failed to make the playoffs. The Isles ranked 28th with a 3.15 goals against average and struggled to consistently kill penalties. After making significant...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Islanders Have Had Enough Of The Losing

from Stephen Lorenzo of the New York Daily News, The Islanders entered training camp in 2013 with some optimism after reaching the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. But after a season in the basement of the Metropolitan Division in 2013-14, the Islanders arrived at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday to open training camp with a bit more fire and a sense of urgency. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect from the Islanders in 2014-15

From Hometown Hockey: With all the talk about the future of the Sabres – the draft picks they hold and what lies ahead – there seems to be one semi-forgotten fact: the team actually holds two tickets in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. Well, for now, of course. The New York Islanders could potentially make the […] The post What to expect from the Islanders in 2014-15 appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Metro Division Preview: New York Islanders

Welcome to Buckeye State Hockey’s Metropolitan Division preview for this upcoming season! Through the next week or so, each Buckeye State Hockey writer will analyze a divisional opponent, focusing on strengths and weaknesses. We’ll also be having some comments from bloggers specific to those teams discussing off-season moves or forecasts for the upcoming season. Also, we’ll...
Via BS Hockey
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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