ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

John Tavares could be gone if Islanders botch these hires

Here’s the hardest truth of them all: Just because John Tavares wants to stay with the Islanders doesn’t necessarily mean he will. Shivers down the spines of all those invested in this franchise, no doubt, especially for those at the top, Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin. In their first year as majority owners, they’ve had...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Islanders That Need to Step up for Weight

Thanks to a 17-17-8 record through the New York Islanders‘ first 42 games, Jack Capuano is out of a job. And before things get better, there will be a transition. Doug Weight’s promotion to interim coach isn’t a new chapter for the team. But with 40 games left to play, it could be a golden opportunity for the team and several underperforming players to turn their seasons around...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 hours ago

Weight preaching simple focus for struggling Islanders

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) Doug Weight knows it won't be easy for the New York Islanders to get back in the playoff race, but the interim coach is preaching a simple approach in taking it one game at a time with half the season remaining. Coming off their second straight 100-point season and the franchise's first playoff series win in 23 years, the Islanders stumbled from the start...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Tavares and Islanders react to Jack Capuano firing

John Tavares, Doug Weight, and Travis Hamonic discuss the firing of New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Was Jack Capuano the right person to blame for Isles' woes?

In a move that seemed like a long time coming, Jack Capuano was fired as head coach of the New York Islanders. The Islanders have had a rough start to the year, and it looked like at some point they were going to need a scapegoat to pin it all on. General Manager Garth Snow finally had enough and decided to make a move, but the question is, was it the right one? Many will tell...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fire head coach Jack Capuano after mediocre start to season

After winning a playoff round for the first time in 23 years last spring, there were great expectations for the New York Islanders this season to go above and beyond that new benchmark. But after a mediocre 17-17-8 start to the season, they have fired longtime head coach Jack Capuano. Assistant GM and former Isle Doug Weight will be the interim coach the rest of the season. Islanders...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fire coach Jack Capuano after disastrous first half

The New York Islanders have decided to part ways with head coach Jack Capuano on Tuesday after an incredibly disappointing first half of the season.  The team named assistant coach and assistant GM Doug Weight as interim head coach.Capuano has been behind the Isles bench since 2010, when he took over for Scott Gordon on an interim basis before being retained by the club after the...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Podcast: John Tavares: Panthers Part Owner

Reid and I are together once again bringing everyone the latest fantasy hockey news. We run down the latest injuries, mostly to blueliners, before we also discuss a handful of players who returned over the weekend. After that, we touch on the red hot Capitals, the third line in Carolina exploding in back to back games, John Tavares looking like his usual self and an emerging goalie...
Via Razzball Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Greiss Shines, Hamonic to IR, Mayfield Recalled

If there’s anything positive we can take away from the Islanders’ recent skid, it’s that Thomas Greiss has continued to play lights out hockey. He’s kept his team in games against weak teams and has proved himself as the number one goalie with Jaroslav Halak demoted to the minors. The Islanders offense is back on its diet after scoring four or more goals in four straight...
Via Islanders Insight
7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Reiterates His Committment to Islanders

If John Tavares plans on leaving the Islanders after next season, he sure has a funny way of showing it. Once again, Tavares told reporters he does not plan to leave the Isles when his contract ends. Speaking to Newsday at practice Monday, the captain once again stated his desire to see things through with the Isles. “I think for myself, I’ve always shown and talked about my...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders waiving Halak is more personal than strategic

The New York Islanders have cut ties with Jaroslav Halak and you’re damn right it was personal. The Islanders announced the stunning move on Friday. #Isles Transaction: Jaroslav Halak has been placed on waivers. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) December 30, 2016 “You’re always evaluating your team, it doesn’t matter what position,” Snow said after practice...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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