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The New York Islanders might be for real this season

We are three weeks into the new NHL season and the Metropolitan Division is currently a surprise. Leading with a 6-3-0 record are the talented New York Islanders who are playing their final season at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. After four straight wins to start the year, including chasing Henrik Lundqvist at the Garden, they […] The post The New York Islanders might be for...
Via Two Pad Stack
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Islanders co-owner may try to withdraw guilty plea

NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer for a former part-owner of the New York Islanders says his client may try to withdraw his guilty plea after learning he would be sentenced to 20 years in prison. Attorney Michael Tremonte abruptly ended a sentencing hearing Wednesday for 70-year-old Stephen Walsh, asking for time for Walsh to consider withdrawing his plea. Federal Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Islanders co-owner may try to withdraw plea

NEW YORK (AP) A lawyer for a former part-owner of the New York Islanders says his client may try to withdraw his guilty plea after learning he would be sentenced to 20 years in prison. Attorney Michael Tremonte abruptly ended a sentencing hearing Wednesday for 70-year-old Stephen Walsh, asking for time for Walsh to consider withdrawing his plea. Federal Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Metropolitan Divison: Islanders Flying To Start Season

Just over a month ago, everybody expected to see the same thing from the New York Islanders as they had in years past…..hang around long enough to stay in the playoff hunt until after Christmas then incur a few injuries and dwell at the bottom of the Metropolitan. I know it’s early but don’t expect such continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Week 3 Roundup: League starting to take shape

It was a busy week in the NHL, with one of the main events being an off-ice tragedy in Canada’s capital. The game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators was canceled after Canadian authorities responded to a gunfire at Parliament, which resulted in the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo. After the initial shock, Canada and the entire NHL came together in support of those...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders prospect breaks out shimmy celebration to go with great goal

New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang knows a phenomenal goal deserves a phenomenal celebration. The Windsor Spitfires forward scored a beauty of a goal on an end-to-end rush during Saturday's OHL game against the Mississauga Steelheads. What the 18-year-old did after the goal, however, is the real story here. Ho-Sang busted out a move reminiscent of the Bernie as he skated...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Isles Prospect Celebrates Impressive Goal In Front Of Opponent’s Bench (Video)

New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang knows a phenomenal goal deserves a phenomenal celebration. The Windsor Spitfires forward scored a beauty of a goal on an end-to-end rush in Saturday’s OHL game against the Mississauga Steelheads to give his team a one-goal lead midway through the third period. But what the 18-year-old did after the goal is the real story here. Ho-Sang busted...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Ho-Sang Celebrates Goal By Doing The Bernie

New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang, currently playing for the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey League, has some seriously impressive offensive ability; this we already knew. But the 18-year old also apparently has some great celebration skills to go with those skills, and he busted out a great one on Saturday. After scoring on Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Josh Bailey Suffers a Broken Hand and is out for 3-4 weeks

Winger Josh Bailey from the New York Islanders was unable to finish the team’s game on Thursday evening against the Boston Bruins as he departed late in first period with what has now been diagnosed as a broken hand. #457253608 / gettyimages.comArthur Staple from Newsday is reporting that Josh Bailey suffered this injury late in the first period as the result of a slash. After...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Expected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Islanders

BOSTON — The New York Islanders are in town and two former Bruins will play key roles in their chances of defeating the Original Six club Thursday night at TD Garden. Veteran defenseman Johnny Boychuk will face the Bruins for the first time since he was traded to the Islanders on Oct. 4. He’s already made a strong impact on the Isles blue line with two goals and four assists...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Goalie Chad Johnson To Start Against Former Bruins Teammates

BOSTON — New York Islanders backup goalie Chad Johnson will make his second start of the season Thursday night at TD Garden against his former Bruins teammates. Islanders head coach Jack Capuano confirmed the news during his morning availability. Johnson is 1-0 with the Isles in two appearances. He’s posted a 2.25 goals against average and a .897 save percentage. The 28-year...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Hamonic: More Than Just an Islander

While the Rangers and Islanders don’t always get along, there is one thing we can all agree on.  Travis Hamonic is a very special person.  One may not be a fan of his on ice game because of the sweater Continue reading The post Travis Hamonic: More Than Just an Islander appeared first on NYR Center Ice.

Islanders Injury Update: Grabovski is Placed on IR. Visnovsky Likely to Play Thursday

The new York Islanders have made a few personnel moves heading into their game on Thursday against the Boston Bruins. According to Arthur Staple from Newsday, the Islanders have placed Mikhail Grabovski on injured reserve retroactive to October 16. Lubomir Visnovsky is scheduled to return from the IR today (Thursday) and play tonight against the Bruins.#456556104 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Thomas Hickey Returns to Practice After Cut to Face from Skate

Tuesday night saw another potentially gruesome injury occur in the NHL. Thomas Hickey  defenseman from the New York Islanders, was struck in the face by the skate of Toronto forward Mike Santorelli. Chris Peters of cbssports.com reported that Hickey immediately left the ice and did not return to the game.Cut in the face by a skate last night, but he's back out for practice...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Zamboni door gets assist in Maple Leafs goal against Islanders (VIDEO)

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum has meant a lot of good times for the New York Islanders — well, 30 some-odd years ago — and lately the old building has been a little cranky.Tuesday night against  the Toronto Maple Leafs the 42-year-old structure might have said what a lot of Islander fans are thinking since the team announced it will move to Brooklyn next season — &...
Via The Other Paper
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Score on Brock Nelson: Fact or Fiction: 3 players to watch using advanced stats

Here's a little blurb on former UND Fighting Sioux forward Brock Nelson that was written by Ian McLaren of the Score. While it is early, Nelson is having a good season. Thinking of which, I might have to add ole Brock to one of my fantasy teams. Seriously, he could probably score more points than some of the stiffs I have on my teams now. Brock Nelson, F, New York Islanders...
Via Goon's World
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares praises Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is widely believed to be the best upcoming NHL prospect and most have penciled his name in to be called first during the 2015 NHL Draft. He has received praise from nearly every hockey outlet, but some recent comments from a former top overall pick go a long way in describing the youngster’s talent. John Tavares, the first overall pick back in 2009, had some big...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Islanders For Real?

#457334874 / gettyimages.com The start to the New York Islanders season has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped.  The Islanders have started the season 4-0-0 and have been one of the most talked about teams since before the season began.  Many are now considering the Islanders as a playoff team because of their successful start. Optimism hit Long Island late this preseason...
Via Beyond The Benches
12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Scott demolished the Islanders’ Mikhail Grabovski last night

I strongly dislike John Scott. He’s a worthless goon who has no business being in the NHL. Particularly at the expense of a guy like Paul Bissonnette, who despite also being a goon at the very least resembles a real life hockey player. But this is the cleanest of devastating hits you will ever see. continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The sick hands of John Tavares

John Tavares showed off some quick hands in his shootout attempt against the San Jose Sharks and he made goaltender Alex Stalock look silly.
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders are absolutely for real

Sweeping declarations are fun. On Thursday night, the New York Islanders will square off against the San Jose Sharks in a matchup of teams off to hot starts. While it’d be extremely far-fetched to say that this is a potential Stanley Cup Finals preview, there’s no doubt that both of these teams have the ability to make some noise in the postseason when the springtime rolls...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Off-Season Review: Did the Isles Have the Best Off-Season in the NHL?

#456554100 / gettyimages.com Once upon a time, the New York Islanders were one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports. Things took a turn in the 90s and ever since they’ve been known for ineffective ownership, poor management, and mediocre hockey. The drafting of John Tavares and the emergence of players like Kyle Okposo has given fans hope that the Isles could be on a road...
Via TopSportsReport
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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