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ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Game Four Edition

Tonight the New York Islanders are poised to take this opening round playoff series by the throat and squeeze ever so tightly. Saturday’s overtime victory at the hands of captain John Tavares continues this team’s flare for dramatics—a characteristic that underpins this team’s postseason pedigree. The game plan moving forward is a simple one: sick the fourth line on anything...
Via Islanders Insight
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fans stole seats from the Nassau Coliseum

The Islanders are playing their final games inside the Nassau Coliseum prior to their move to Brooklyn for the 2015-16 season. Fans are eager to grab a piece of history before the doors close on the Isles’ time in the Coliseum, but they may be a bit too eager if Game 3 was any indication. Good seats available! Fans took seats from Nassau Coliseum last game, sometimes using tools...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders stay resilient, bounce back from blown lead

The ice has tilted back in favor of the New York Islanders after an exciting early overtime goal scored by the captain John Tavares. After dominating the first two periods thanks in part to the raucous crowd at Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders squandered their good play by letting up a Capitals goal midway through the […] The post Islanders stay resilient, bounce back from blown...
Via Along the Boards
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fans already stealing Nassau Coliseum seats

After 33 seasons at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the New York Islanders will be moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Coliseum is considered to be among the worst and least hospitable venues in all of professional sports, making their jump 30 miles west way past due. However, their run on Long Island isn’t Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NY Islanders, fans count down final days on Long Island

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) New York Islanders fans are hoping they have a few more games to enjoy before their team packs up and moves to Brooklyn. The team is moving because owner Charles Wang was stymied in several attempts to renovate the aging Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which opened in 1972. Plans have since been submitted for a renovated coliseum, but Wang has already signed...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders take a 2-1 series lead

It took free hockey to decide the third game between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, not much time was needed as Islanders captain John Tavares fought through the Capitals defense and put the puck behind goalie Braden Holtby. The goal happened 15 seconds into overtime sending the home crowd into an uproar as...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck Tells Alexander Ovechkin To ‘Suck It’ After Game 3

It appears that New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck is not a fan of Alexander Ovechkin. After John Tavares potted the OT winner 15 seconds into the extra period, Clutterbuck had a few choice words for Ovechkin. Based on some lip reading it looks like he said, “f*ckin suck it Ovi, f*ckin loser.” ********* suck […] The post Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck Tells Alexander...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders v. Capitals Pre-Game Report: Game Three

New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals: Game 3: Pregame Report When: Sunday, April 19th, 2015Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NYTime: 12:00 p.m. ESTTV: NBC Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders look to regain an advantage in its first round series with the Washington Capitals today at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. With the...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Changes on the Horizon For The Islanders In Game 3

Friday night’s game is just that, Friday night’s game. The Islanders must learn from it and move on. It was about more than broken sticks. It was about puck management, clearing the zone, and taking advantage of an inexperienced goalie. The Islanders did not do much of any of those. Coach Jack Capuano, who is usually not that demonstrative behind the bench, nearly blew a gasket...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders stifle performance questions in opening game victory over Caps

Any worries that the Islanders were going to let their late season slump carry over into the postseason were dealt with last night as New York bested Washington 4-1 in the playoffs’ opening round. Where did this dominant Islanders team come from? Did Coach Jack Capuano lay down some sort of really intense pre-game pep […] The post Islanders stifle performance questions in opening...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lackluster play a concern for the Islanders going into the playoffs?

There’s no doubt that the 2014-15 New York Islanders are the most ready they’ve been to contend for the Stanley Cup since their last playoff series victory in 1993. However, after a surprisingly fantastic start for a good portion of the season, the Islanders have faltered down the stretch, causing a bit of concern as they […] The post Lackluster play a concern for the Islanders...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC pays tribute to Nassau Coliseum in final season (VIDEO)

The Islanders might have stumbled a bit down the stretch leading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but NBC does recognize a good story when it sees one. And the Isles' curtain call at the Nassau Coliseum — before heading 30 miles west to Brooklyn next season — is certainly one of those. Although it's been 22 years since the Isles last won a playoff series, NBC's promotional...
Via The Other Paper
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs Capitals

Playoff hockey makes its way back to the Island for the second time in the last three years for what seems to be a promising future for a young Islanders team.  The Islanders could have had home ice advantage if they picked up a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in their final regular season game.  However, with their shootout loss against the Blue Jackets, the Islanders will...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Fan Has Words With Isles Fan. 3,000 Words.

Caps correspondent Brad Parker (@StoptheHats) returns to preview the Caps-Isles series. He’s joined by his longtime hockey teammate and friend LJ, who is a diehard Islanders fan (apparently those still exist). Brad asked the questions, LJ gave the answers. We thank them both. 1. The Islanders led the Metro division for most of the season. Why? Main reason has to be the offense...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Good is Jaroslav Halak Compared to Other Playoff Goalies?

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Aftermath: 14-15′ Season Finale @ New York Islanders

In the last regular season game in Nassau Coliseum, the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the New York Islanders 5-4 in overtime. In front of a sellout crowd, the Blue Jackets were able to defeat a playoff bound team that was searching for home ice advantage in the first round. A lot was on the line for the Isles, meanwhile the Jackets only had their pride but damn if it wasn’t enough...
Via BS Hockey
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk signs 7-year, $42M extension with Islanders

Johnny Boychuk has been an excellent defenseman for the New York Islanders this season, and on Thursday, the team announced it had signed the 31-year-old veteran to a huge extension. Arthur Staple of Newsday reports the contract is for $42 million over seven years, which will make Boychuk the Islanders’ highest-paid player next season. The deal also includes a no-movement clause...
Via NESN.com
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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