ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Sound Tigers Schedule Released, Ledecky Talks Barclays, Chicken Parm

One of the new Islanders majority owners, Jon Ledecky, has been vocal since the ownership transfer at the beginning of July. Recently, Ledecky called into the NHL Network to talk about the Islanders as well as his niece, gold medalist Katie Ledecky. “Barclays Center is a first class facility, and it’s our home,” Ledecky said. “Barclays Center management has been very receptive...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Forecasting PA Parenteau’s Production in 2016-17

The New York Islanders lost core veterans Kyle Okposo, Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen this offseason and while they didn’t land Steven Stamkos or even Jimmy Vesey to replace the lost leadership or star power, they picked up three capable veteran hands in Jason Chimera, Andrew Ladd, and former Islander PA Parenteau. While the Chimera deal had its detractors due to his age (37) and...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

2016-17 Season Preview: New York Islanders

For the first time in 23 seasons, the New York Islanders won a playoff series, building momentum in their first year in Brooklyn. Free agency was not kind to the Islanders as they lost two of their best players from the past few seasons, Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen. In comes Andrew Ladd to play on the first line and the expectation is that their young trio of first round picks...
Via Razzball Hockey
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Mind the Gap

ESPN, and later Islanders Point Blank, tackled the burning question of the free agents brought in by Garth Snow, which include Andrew Ladd, Jason Chimera, and P.A. Parenteau – will these new players fill the offensive gap left by Kyle Okposo, (not so much) Matt Martin, and Frans Nielsen? The average age of the three players is 33 (new Islanders) vs 29 (ex-Islanders). However, as...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign goaltender Gibson to 1-year, 2-way deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders have signed goaltender Christopher Gibson to a one-year, two-way contract. The Islanders announced the signing of the 23-year-old on Monday. Terms weren't immediately available. Gibson made his NHL debut with the Islanders last season, appearing in four games. His first NHL win came on April 5 at Washington, clinching the Islanders' Stanley...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Sound Tigers Get a New Voice, Assistant Captain Questions, ’96 World Cup

Islanders Point Blank’s Brian Erni published an article this morning posing the Assistant Captain question for the upcoming season, something I personally hadn’t considered until reading the article. I agree with what Brian concludes – Travis Hamonic will most likely get an ‘A’ as he’s donned it before. The others, Andrew Ladd, Cal Clutterbuck, Johnny Boychuk, and Jason...
Via Islanders Insight
15 days 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
July 23, 2016  |  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
July 12, 2016  |  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
June 29, 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

Islanders sign Casey Cizikas to absurd five-year deal

Garth Snow has never met a player he didn’t want to sign to a long-term deal. Kidding aside, the New York Islanders general manager inked forward Casey Cizikas to a five-year deal, worth $16.75 million, reports Arthur Staple of Newsday Sports. The contract averages out to $3.35 million per season and will keep the 25-year-old under contract until the 2020-21 season. It’s an...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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