ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tavares wants to spend career with Islanders, says don’t count on him signing in Toronto

Newly minted Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky has said he wants to make sure John Tavares doesn’t hit the free agent market, GM Garth Snow has said he’ll be talking contract extension with Tavares as soon as possible and now Tavares himself has said that he’s not intending to be anywhere but New York. In an interview with Sportsnet 590, Tavares, 25, was asked in tongue-in-cheek...
Via The Hockey News
2 hours ago

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Isles Continue to Stay in the Headlines

Despite the lack of personnel moves after the first week of Free Agency, the Islanders have had no problem staying in the headlines, for better or for worse. Most of the ruckus was over the Islanders alleged desire to leave Brooklyn for Bellmont or Queens, but other concerns were with players that fans, and management, hope the team can keep on the roster for the long haul. First...
Via Islanders Insight
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Arena Situation Must Be Resolved Soon…Privately

Nothing like some new arena talk to spice up the post-free agency/pre-training camp downtime in the NHL.  While it’s amusing and somewhat exciting to talk about now, what about two or three months from now? Is this going to hang over the team like a rain cloud? There is no question it would be best for the Islanders to have their own arena. Whether that happens in Willets Point...
Via Islanders Insight
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dreaming of the Islanders Return to Long Island

Ever since the New York Islanders left Long Island, the entire fan base, and most residents have been hoping for a return. To put it mildly, it seemed like a long shot. Even with the new ownership group of Scott Malkin and Jonathan Ledecky, the talk of moving the team back to Long Island was very quiet at best. With the recent news of a possible Islanders return to Long Island, it...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: NHL Expansion-Draft Player-Protection Explained

We’re a year away from the NHL Expansion Draft and General Managers round the league are trying their best to be prepared. Yesterday, Newsday’s Arthur Staple confirmed in a conversation with Commissioner Gary Bettman that Ryan Pulock would have to be protected in the Expansion Draft. General Fananger went on to share Staple’s tweet and elaborate on who else is Expansion Draft...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders looking at locations to build new arena

According to Newsday, the New York Islanders are examining two locations to build a potential new arena for the team to call home. It’s been long reported that the Islanders – along with their fans – aren’t pleased with their current home in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and they’re exploring possible options which could take the team to a location near Citi Field...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders plan to spend up to the cap maximum

New York Islanders owner Jon Ledecky wants to see the team play competitive hockey and he’s willing to spend some money in order to make it happen. Ledecky, who along with Scott Malkin has the team’s majority ownership, spoke with the New York Daily News about their commitment to make the Islanders great again. Ledecky stated that GM Garth Snow won’t have any financial obstacles...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ledecky glad for transition time to ownership of Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) Jon Ledecky values the two-year transition period he and Scott Malkin had before taking over control of the New York Islanders this month. Ledecky visited every NHL arena and met with about 20 team presidents, picking their brains about the best practices in running their franchises. ''Having those two years to learn and do that was very helpful,'' Ledecky said...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the New York Islanders Succeeded in Free Agency

There is no doubt the New York Islanders have been heading in the right direction over the last couple seasons. Last season they finally ended the almost unbelievable streak of 23 seasons without a postseason series win. (Against the the Florida Panthers, who also haven’t won a playoff series in 19 seasons). The Isles have a chance to be very relevant for many years to come led...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran D Carkner retires after 15 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) Defenseman Matt Carkner has retired after a 15-year career. Carkner, 35, appeared in 237 NHL games with the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks. He scored four goals, added 23 assists and compiled 556 penalty minutes. He added one goal and two assists with 35 penalty minutes in 14 career playoff games with the Senators and Islanders. Montreal...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Berube agrees to one-year deal with Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year deal with goaltender Jean-Francois Berube Berube, 24, made his NHL debut with the Islanders last season, posting a 3-2-1 record with a 2.71 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in seven games. The Islanders claimed Berube off waivers from the Kings on Oct. 6, 2015. He led the American Hockey League with...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang talks Isles future

New York Islanders prospects Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang talk at minicamp about their development as professionals.
Via SNY
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oh Yeah...1993: The Islanders retire #31 for Billy Smith

SNY's "Oh Yeah" looks back to 1993, when the New York Islanders retired combative four-time Stanley Cup-winning goalie Billy Smith's No. 31.
Via SNY
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Agent indicates Kyle Okposo likely to hit free agency

It sounds like Kyle Okposo won’t be with the New York Islanders in 2016-17.  According to ESPN, Okposo’s agent, Pat Brisson, believes that the forward is likely headed for free agency as talks with the Islanders haven’t resulted in a new deal. Via Pierre LeBrun: His agent, Pat Brisson, did recently chat with Isles GM Garth Snow, but it doesn’t sound like anything developed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 14, 2016  |  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
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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