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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/25/2015

Good thing we have the Toronto Maple Leafs huh? Just when the news cycle hits its lull and gets ready to go into hibernation for August…boom…Toronto goes out and hires ex-Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello to join the five other bosses who are in control of the Leafs front office. It’s like that sequel of the Godfather you never wanted but got anyway. Braden Holby also made...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders made a wise investment resigning Anders Lee

The New York Islanders re-signed forward Anders Lee back in June to a 4-year, $3.75 million per year contract. Lee was a rookie at the age of 24 this past season, and put up impressive numbers. For example, he racked up 25 goals and had 41 overall points in 76 games, which resulted in him being ranked fourth among rookies in scoring for the 2014-15 season. While many fans found his...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Brooklyn Gets Closer for Isles Fans (7/24/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Brooklyn May Get Closer for Isles Fans Not much going on in Islander country, per se, but there was a reason for Islander fans to put a smile on yesterday. Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark hinted at some good news on Twitter for those who will take the LIRR to Barclays for the Islanders inaugural season in Brooklyn. Just left LIRR meeting, announcement...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Bailey reels in success on, off ice

New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey enjoyed a career year on the ice and continued his good fortune by getting married earlier this month.Now with respect to his wife Megan, the 25-year-old Bailey has long been in love with fishing due to his days at his family's cottage in Bowmanville, Ontario. Although Bailey celebrated reeling in a barracuda and a four-pound bass while on...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Bettman in the House (7/23/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Bettman in the House In an article by Newsday’s Neil Best published yesterday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman mentioned he would be at the Islanders home opener in Brooklyn on October 9th against the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. When asked if it made it any more attractive of an event considering the opponent, Bettman said, ...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders have a bright future in Brooklyn

With the upcoming 2015-16 NHL season comes a significant change for the New York Islanders’ franchise. The Islanders have known one home since their establishment in 1972, and that was the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, based in Uniondale, New York. While the Islanders have not seen success as of late, they have a storied past which includes arguably one of the most dominant...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang looks to take brash personality to the big stage

There is something a little different about Joshua Ho-Sang, and it's not just his varied ethnicity (Ho-Sang is parts Jamaican, German, Russian, Chilean, Spanish, Chinese and Greek). The 19-year-old has a unique brand of confidence, one which, at times, earned him a negative reputation in the past. This year, Ho-Sang is looking to turn that confidence into an NHL opportunity. After...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign F Lee to 4-year contract after strong rookie campaign

  The New York Islanders have signed forward Anders Lee to a four-year contract. Islanders general manager Garth Snow announced the signing Tuesday. Lee scored 25 goals in 76 games as a rookie last season, finishing second on the Islanders in goals and fourth among NHL rookies. The Islanders selected the 24-year-old in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. He has 57 points (35...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Take Andong Song, First Chinese Player Drafted into NHL

The New York Islanders made history on Saturday, drafting defenseman Andong (Misha) Song, the first ever Chinese player to ever get picked, in the sixth round of the NHL Draft. Very little is known about Song, who was born in Beijing, China. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Song moved to Oakville, Ontario at the age of 10. A member of China’s U18 World Junior team, Song...
Via The Hockey House
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders are finally done paying Alexei Yashin

The story has become infamous. The New York Islanders acquired star forward Alexei Yashin in 2001 at an amazingly high cost, trading future Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara, the 2011 second overall pick (which turned out to be Jason Spezza) and Bill Muckalt for the Russian forward. If dealing those youngsters wasn’t enough, New York general manager Mike Milbury inked Yashin to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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