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Al Arbour, who led Islanders to four straight Stanley Cups, dies at 82

New York Islanders fans will be losing more than Nassau Coliseum this season, they will also be without one of the men who helped bring the old arena to prominence. Al Arbour, the Hall of Fame Islanders coach who combined old-school discipline with out-of-the-box creativity to produce a modern sports dynasty with four straight Stanley Cup titles, died Friday after a long illness...
Via The Other Paper
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Al Arbour, Legendary Islanders Coach With Four Stanley Cups, Dies At 82

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL’s second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbor was battling a lengthy illness and had been living in Florida. Arbour transitioned from a successful 14-season NHL playing...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Original Blues captain Al Arbour passes away at age of 82

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbour was battling a lengthy illness and had been living in Florida. Arbour transitioned from a successful 14-season NHL playing...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Al Arbour, Hall of Fame Islanders coach, dies at 82

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbor was battling a lengthy illness and had been living in Florida. Arbour transitioned from a successful 14-season NHL playing...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Over/Under: Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy

First line: Tavares, Okposo, LeeLine two: Strome, Nelson, BaileyThird line: Nielsen, Grabovski, KuleminThe final group: Martin, Cizikas, Clutterbuck, Grabner Continuing August’s over/under series, we take a look at the first pairing of defenseman, Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy. That tandem is a near certain combination come October, and after a great first season on Long Island...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Boulton Doesn’t Bolt Edition: 8/25/15

Yesterday, the New York Islanders announced they have invited 39-year-old forward Eric Boulton to camp on a professional tryout contract (PTO). Some thought Boulton had seen his last game with the Isles, but he will have a chance to earn a roster spot with the club. Boulton will join Matt Carkner, Parker Milner and Tyler Barnes who are also on PTOs. Boulton has played 48 games...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders facing tough decision with Okposo

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY SportsThe New York Islanders find themselves at an interesting crossroads. Finally, after years of ineptitude, the Islanders find themselves in a position where they could be a contender over the next several years thanks to a ton of young, exciting talent and finally having the supplementary pieces in place. The thing about building a contender, however...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Carkner to professional tryout contract

The New York Islanders are willing to give veteran defenseman Matt Carkner another chance. Carkner, who is an unrestricted free agent, joined forward Tyler Barnes and goaltender Parker Milner in signing professional tryout contracts with the team on Monday. Carkner played two seasons with the Islanders, recording five assists and 195 penalty minutes in 75 games from 2012-14. The...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Over/Under: Martin, Cizikas, Clutterbuck, Grabner

Part four of our over/under series continues with a look at the final Islanders forwards from last season – three of which are very likely to have spots and one who will have to fight extremely hard in training camp to earn minutes. Up next are the defenseman and goaltending as we get closer and closer to training camp physicals, which are set for Thursday, September 17. Links...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Bossy, his famous 1981 50-in-50 puck reunited

New York Islanders legend Mike Bossy's daughter mistakenly gave away dad's famous 1981 50-in-50 puck.It wound up on Ebay...Gavin Maloof learned of the auction and bought the puck for a reasonable $7,000."I said, 'We need to get this puck. It means a lot to Mr. Bossy,'" Maloof tells TMZ Sports."50 goals in 50 games. Only a handful of people have ever done that. I needed to buy this...
Via Bob's Blitz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders GM Snow knows what he has in Tavares

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow has watched captain John Tavares quickly develop into the current face of the franchise. Tavares, who will be 25 during training camp, secured his second Hart Trophy finalist nomination last season after setting career highs in goals (38) and points (86) to finish second in the Art Ross Trophy race. His spirited play helped New York ...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Nelson Remains Unsigned

As of today, August 11th 2015, New York Islanders center Brock Nelson remains unsigned by the team. Nelson, a Restricted Free Agent, rejected the teams qualifying offer in early July, and has remained unsigned ever since. As the Islanders extended a qualifying offer, and Nelson is under the age of 27 with less than 7 years in the league, he remains a restricted free agent, with...

New York Islanders offseason recap

Last year: 47-28-7, third in the Metro Division. Lost to Washington in seven games in Round One. Key additions: Thomas Greiss, Matt Barzal Key subtractions: Griffin Reinhart, Tyler Kennedy, Lubomir Visnovsky, Michal Neuvirth, Colin McDonald, Matt Carkner, Eric Boulton Offense: The Islanders’ fourth-ranked offense returns every key contributor and could see significant jumps in production […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Sifferlen joins USPHL’s Islanders for 2015-16 season

Tyler Sifferlen joins Islanders Hockey Club. (Photo/Justin Soderberg/Mill City Sports)The summer halfway over and most skaters have been working on getting ready for the 2015-16 season, including UMass Lowell recruit and North Andover, Massachusetts native Tyler Sifferlen. The 19-year-old forward is preparing for his first season in the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL...
Via Mill City Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lubomir Visnovsky may start the year in Europe

Lubomir Visnovsky is currently lacking an NHL contract and is reportedly considering a move to Europe for the start of the 2015-16 season. The 38-year-old defenseman is coming off a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the New York Islanders, but the team has made it known they’re looking toward younger defenseman moving forward. That leaves Visnovsky on the outside and he may...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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