ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

This is your chance to own a Stanley Cup Championship ring

Four Stanley Cup rings – owned by the Islanders team lawyer during their unprecedented run of glory – go under an auctioneer’s hammer Monday in Manhattan. The Championship bling, from 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983 all have engraved words “Stanley Cup Champions” and “Frease” – for the rings’ appropriately named owner, Belden Frease, according to...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Report: Okposo “Showing Signs of Improvement”

Forward Kyle Okposo’s first season with the Buffalo Sabres did not play out the way he envisioned when he signed a 7 year/$45 million dollar deal with the organization on July 1st. While he scored 45 points (19 goals, 26 assists) in 65 games and played a large role on the Sabres’ top line, Okposo was out of the Stanley Cup playoffs for only the second time in the last five seasons...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Tavares Will Never Score 100 Points in a Season

John Tavares is the New York Islanders’ best player. There’s no disputing that. As a matter of fact, he’s a guy the team would love to lock up for the rest of his career. A top-ten talent in the NHL, he has the ability to take over games. However, he’ll never be a 100-point guy. While some of the reasons have to do with him, the majority of them have to do with the Islanders...
Via The Hockey Writers
8 days ago

Bailey and Lee Aren’t Done Yet

Amid the Islanders’ failure to make the playoffs this season, Josh Bailey and Anders Lee turned heads. As a matter of fact, away from the development of Calvin de Haan, they were the brightest spots on the club. Forming two parts of the Islanders’ first line for much of the season, Bailey finally made good on his first-round pedigree and Lee, after a sluggish start, led the Islanders...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 days ago

Islanders decision to keep Doug Weight saves Garth Snow

Maybe Doug Weight, who has been an important part of the Islanders’ front office since 2011-12, is destined to become the franchise’s next Al Arbour. Maybe the 40 games he coached — perhaps coaxing the team to a 24-12-4 record and a shot at finishing eighth in the East following a shipwreck first half under...
Via New York Post
13 days ago

Report: Gerard Gallant will be the first coach of the Vegas Golden Knights

The NHL expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights have reportedly found their coach. According to reliable TSN reporter Darren Dreger, Gerard Gallant will be the first head coach of the Golden Knights. Gallant wasn’t out of work long.After two full seasons with the Florida Panthers, the 53-year-old was fired just 21 games into the season after the Panthers won just 11 of their first 21...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel, Ryan O’Reilly express frustration at ‘pathetic’ Sabres season

The Sabres have endured another forgettable, disappointing season in Buffalo and players aren’t happy about it.After slumping to only 81 points in 2015-16, many expected the Sabres to take a step forward after signing Kyle Okposo and getting a full season from Jack Eichel and Robin Lehner. Unfortunately, that improvement hasn’t happened. Buffalo has arguably been worse in 2016...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Doug Weight talks final playoff push for New York Islanders

New York Islanders interim coach Doug Weight reflects on his team's position as they fight for a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs down teh final stretch of the season.
Via SNY
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Islanders grab big rivalry win over New York Rangers at MSG

Alain Vigneault, Ryan McDonagh, and John Tavares meet the media after the New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, 3-2.
Via SNY
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Tavares scores in OT, lifts Islanders over Hurricanes 3-2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) John Tavares scored 34 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Tuesday night. Joshua Ho-Sang and Jason Chimera scored in the final 65 seconds of the second period to help the Islanders erase a 2-0 deficit and eventually claim what interim coach Doug Weight called a must-win game. Tavares' winner was set up by Ho...
Via Associated Press
March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Islanders Respond to ‘Upbeat’ Practice Following Loss in Columbus

Doug Weight was happy with the practice he put the Islanders through on Monday morning. After a 7-0 loss in Columbus on Saturday, the Islanders responded with an uptempo practice at Northwell Health Ice Center. “I didn’t want a somber, blow the whistle hard practice,” the Islanders interim head coach said. “I wanted an upbeat, fun work your butt off practice. And that’s...
Via Islanders Insight
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Overtime on the Island: Islanders Trade Deadline Talk

On this episode of Overtime on the Island, Mark Weiner and Nick Valastro discuss the team’s hot play as of late and how the playoff picture is setting up for the Isles. Then, Mark and Nick look forward to the trade deadline and debate if New York will be making a big splash by Wednesday afternoon. Finally, the guys wrap up the show by looking into the Islanders potential move...
Via Islanders Insight
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

An unlikely candidate has emerged to potentially help the New York Islanders develop a new arena in Queens: New York Rangers (and Knicks) owner James Dolan.According to Bloomberg, Dolan and a handful of New York executives are “lining up” to invest in a new arena in Queens for the Islanders. The Islanders’ contract at Barclays can be terminated in January, and it’s likely...
Via The Comeback
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Islanders Recall Bracken Kearns On Emergency Basis

With Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck banged up after last night’s 3-1 victory in Detroit, the Islanders decided to make a move for a fresh body. The team placed Shane Prince on IR, retroactive  to 2/12, and recalled Bracken Kearns from AHL Bridgeport. Kearns is the Sound Tigers’ leading scorer with 18 goals and 22 assists. Kearns played two games for the Islanders last year...
Via Islanders Insight
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

On cusp of playoff spot, Islanders head on long road trip

NEW YORK (AP) After climbing back into the playoff race with nearly unbeatable play at home the last month, the New York Islanders will need to quickly find a way to win on the road to preserve their postseason hopes. Just a month ago, the Islanders were in last place in the conference. Now, they sit just two points behind Boston for the Eastern Conference's second wild-card spot...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape

Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to TMZ.com.According to reports, Comrie met with the unnamed accuser at a Los Angeles bar on Saturday, where they went back to his apartment. She claims that while there Comrie raped her multiple times. TMZ reports sources close to Comrie allege the two have known each other for a prolonged period...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Is Thomas Greiss the solution between the pipes for the Islanders?

Originally Posted by Sam Blazer on Jan 31, 2017 11:33 When you think of the elite goalies in the league, a few names constantly pop up: Henrik Lundqvist, Tuukka Rask, Carey Price. Surprisingly amongst others, Thomas Greiss may end up being a name that deserves his name on those types of lists. While Greiss has mostly served as a back up his entire career, he has finally been given...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss
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