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John Tavares and the Pursuit of the Art Ross Trophy

For the next 18 games, John Tavares’ number one goal will be to win hockey games. There’s a very good chance that if a reporter even mutters the word “Art Ross Trophy” to him, the trophy given annually to the NHL leader in points, he’ll stare back at said reporter blankly, almost in shock that the reporter can’t think of something more important to talk about at this...
Via Islanders Insight
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Importance of Stealing Points: Why The Islanders Need to Bring Games Beyond Regulation

Recently, fellow Insight writer Eric Bordin wrote about how the “loser point” is affecting the Islanders’ position in the standings. While I do not disagree, I do have something to add- it wouldn’t hurt for the Islanders to start, at the very least, bringing games beyond regulation, even if they go on to lose. To stay ahead of the New York Rangers for the Metropolitan Division...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak sets New York Islanders record

Jaroslav Halak picked up his 33rd win of the season on Friday to set a New York Islanders record for wins in a season. Halak was sharing the record of 32 held by Billy Smith, Rick DiPietro and Chris Osgood before the win over the Flames on Friday. Halak is 33-13-0 with a 2.46 GAA and a .911 save percentage. It has always been said, that the goaltender is the most important position...
Via Hockey Fan Land
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Halak tops Flames to set Islanders' single-season win record

  Jaroslav Halak set the Islanders' team record with his 33rd win of the season, and Ryan Strome scored a power-play goal in the first-period to lift New York to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night. Halak stopped 26 shots, but lost his shutout bid with 20.9 seconds left on Josh Jooris' goal that cut Calgary's deficit in half. The Islanders made it 2-0 with 41.3...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Signing Boychuk Can Hold For The Islanders’ Future

On February 24th, Nick Leddy signed a contract extension with the New York Islanders through 2022. With this signing, Garth Snow has solidified a role for Leddy as a top defenseman on the New York Islanders. Once Snow got the pen to paper, the question quickly became when are the Islanders going to sign his defensive partner, Johnny Boychuk? When asked in an interview with Stan Fischler...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New York Islanders the Best Team in the NHL?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks John...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes falter in third period against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie, and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat -- his first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Leddy agrees to seven-year extension

The New York Islanders have signed Nick Leddy to a seven-year, $38.5 million contract extension.   I know a few Chicago Blackhawks fans who would have loved to keep Nick Leddy in the fold as part of the Blackhawks core. However, Chicago’s management group anticipated a big-payday on the horizon for Leddy a good young defenseman and they were not wrong. Today, the New York Islanders...
Via Hockey Fan Land
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders, Defenseman Nick Leddy Agree To 7-Year Contract Worth $38.5 Million

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with Nick Leddy on a seven-year contract, keeping the 23-year-old defenseman away from restricted free agency. Leddy, acquired on the eve of this season from the Chicago Blackhawks, agreed to the deal on Tuesday, six days before the NHL trade deadline. The contract is worth $38.5 million and will run through the 2021...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders, defenseman Leddy agree to 7-year, $38.5 million deal

  The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with Nick Leddy on a seven-year contract, keeping the 23-year-old defenseman away from restricted free agency. Leddy, acquired on the eve of this season from the Chicago Blackhawks, agreed to the deal on Tuesday, six days before the NHL trade deadline. The contract is worth $38.5 million and will run through the 2021-22 season. He is...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Leddy’s New Deal Shows Why He Had To Be Moved

Nick Leddy was a good, young, defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks. Unfortunately we live in the age of the salary cap and the Blackhawks moved the defenseman before the 2014-15 season started. A lot of Blackhawks fans were upset with the deal when it was made, but if you look at the new contract Leddy signed today, it’s clear that the cap-strapped Hawks couldn’t have made that...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Nick Leddy to seven-year deal

The New York Islanders announced Tuesday that Nick Leddy has agreed to terms on a seven-year contract, signing through the 2021-22 season. Leddy’s deal is worth $38.5 million, $5.5 AAV. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February 24, 2015   “Nick has proven to be an elite defenseman in this league at a young age,” Islanders general manager Garth Snow said...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cal Clutterbuck swings his stick into Vancouver’s bench

Cal Clutterbuck skating past Vancouver’s bench looked innocent enough, but it was clear on the replay that he actually swung his stick into the Canucks’ bench. As you might imagine, the Canucks were livid. The post Video: Cal Clutterbuck swings his stick into Vancouver’s bench appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Eric Nystrom runs over Mikhail Grabovski

Mikhail Grabovski was injured following a massive hit from Eric Nystrom. Grabovski didn’t get his head up in time and Nystrom delivered a crushing blow with his shoulder. The hit looked to be pretty clean, but Grabovski was forced to leave on a stretcher. Nystrom was not penalized on the play. The crowd’s “Ohhhh!” sums things up nicely. The post Video: Eric Nystrom runs...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fan: My son was conceived in parking lot (Video)

One New York Islanders fan might need two minutes in the penalty box for her “TMI” reveal on Monday night. An Islanders fan who says she has been a season ticket holder for 42 years did a TV interview Monday where she reveals that her son was conceived in the parking lot at Nassau Coliseum...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Fan Goes On TV To Reveal Her Son Was Conceived In Nassau Coliseum Parking Lot

New York Islanders fans have more to be excited about this season than they have in a long time, so it’s understandable that some diehards may be getting carried away. The rest of us can be thankful, though, because it has produced some extraordinary fan highlights. None may top the one provided by this lady Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Notebook: Tavares, Lee and Halak in the hunt for hardware

While the Islanders penalty kill is approaching all-time low, John Tavares, Anders Lee and Jaroslav Halak are drawing rave reviews. The post Islanders Notebook: Tavares, Lee and Halak in the hunt for hardware appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Matt Martin Takes Photo Behind Unsuspecting Fan Wearing His Jersey

One New York Islanders fan is kicking himself after failing to realize how close he was to one of his favorite players. Islanders forwards Michael Grabner and Matt Martin decided to take a little trip to the mall Wednesday, and what transpired was pretty funny. The two players stumbled across an unsuspecting Isles fan and had a little fun. The fan happened to be wearing a Martin...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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