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Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak out for season opener

NEW YORK (AP) Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak will miss the team's first regular season game in Brooklyn on Friday night because of an undisclosed upper body injury. Halak left New York's preseason opener on Sept. 21 after two periods and was sidelined for most of training camp. He took part in practice all week and was on the ice before the morning skate on Friday, but coach Jack...
Via AP on Fox
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Ben Holmstrom named Bridgeport Sound Tigers captain

Ben Holmstrom named captain of Sound Tigers. (Photo/Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, have named former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward Ben Holmstrom as their team captain. Holmstrom skate with the ‘C’ on his sweater for the fourth season in his AHL career after serving as the Adirondack Phantoms captain from 2011...
Via Mill City Sports
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Islanders' Greiss to start season opener versus Blackhawks

The New York Islanders will begin life at the Barclays Center with goaltender Thomas Greiss in net for Friday's game versus the reigning Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks.With Jaroslav Halak nursing an undisclosed injury, the team confirmed Greiss will start Friday's tilt. Greiss was signed to a two-year, $3 million contract on July 1 after posting a 9-6-3 mark with a 2.59...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders duo lights up Empire State Building

New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy and forward Brock Nelson did their best to put fans in the proper spirit on Thursday by combining to flip the switch for a ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building.The Islanders duo traveled to the 103rd floor of the famous landmark, which soon became orange and blue to honor the team before Friday's season-opening game against the...
Via Fox Sports
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Islanders And Barclays Announce Festivities

The New York Islanders and Barclays Center today announced plans for tomorrow night’s inaugural and historic regular season home opener against the Chicago Blackhawks. The two are going to party with fans like it’s 1999 – I’m not even a little sorry for using that reference – with tons of activities for young and old alike going on throughout the evening. Please see below...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Staff Predictions for 2015-16 Season

Everyone has opinions, which are legion among Islanders fans, especially this season when you factor in settling into the Barclays Center on top of big expectations. We at Islanders Insight are no different. To help kick off what promises to be a touchstone season for the hockey team formerly from Nassau, here are some Isles-centric picks and more for 2015-16.   ANDY GRAZIANO...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Claim Jean-Francois Berube Off Waivers

The Islanders hit the waiver wire today and claimed some insurance in case Jaroslav Halak has to miss a few games. With only Thomas Greiss as an NHL starting goaltender, and the third-string goalie being a very green Stephon Williams, the Isles went out and plucked goalie jean-Francois Berube off of waivers from the L.A. Kings. Now, Berube is not going to be competing for the backup...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders dump Barclays Center 'subway' goal horn for old 'Coliseum' honk

Every NHL fan knows the New York Islanders have moved from their original home on Long Island to Brooklyn to play at the Barclays Center. In addition to the change of venue, it seems the team is doing everything they can to Brooklynize the franchise by adding added new alternate uniforms which use the same color scheme (black, yawn) as the Nets and they also decided to change their...
Via The Other Paper
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Here’s the new goal horn for the Islanders

The New York Islanders are officially residents of Brooklyn and with the move came a new goal horn. The new horn is a genuine horn that you’d hear in the subway while commuting to the game, but it’s already being met with some mixed reactions. Introducing the new @nyislanders goal horn that we worked on with the MTA. — Barclays Center (@barclayscenter...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson refuses to fight Boulton, gets called 'scared to death'

After delivering a massive hit against Lubomir Visnovsky in the playoffs last year, the New York Islanders wasted little time in trying to get revenge on Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson this preseason.  Islanders enforcer Eric Boulton chased Wilson around during the Captials 3-1 victory, hoping he would drop the gloves – to which Wilson refused. Eric Boulton on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders new goal horn sounds awful

The New York Islanders have moved to a new home in Brooklyn, and some of their fans are getting a feel for the Barclays Center during home preseason games, including one against Washington on Monday night. However, although it may be a bit early to start complaining, Isles fans are already coming forward to express their disapproval of the new goal horn.Here's what the new horn...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders Left The Media Hungry At Barclays Center

The New York Islanders are starting a brand new relationship with their new home: The Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The relationship has gotten off to a bit of a strange start as for the second preseason game against the Devils, there was no food in the press room for the working media. It stems from the prices that Barclays is charging the team to pay off ice officials and media...
Via Food and Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: New York Islanders

New York Islanders: (Last season: 47-28-7, 3rd in Metropolitan; lost in first round of Playoffs)Coach: Jack Capuano (165-148-46; 6th season, 6th with Islanders)Key Departures: NobodyKey Additions: Thomas GreissKey Player: John Tavares. The Islanders' 24-year-old captain is coming off a Hart Finalist campaign and was one point away from winning the Art Ross Trophy. Even though...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Ho-Sang sent back to OHL after being late to Islanders training camp

    How’s this for a harsh punishment? The New York Islanders sent prospect Josh Ho-Sang back to the OHL after he was late to the first day of the team’s training camp, Newsday’s Arthur Staple reports. Making matters more confounding is that Staple says Ho-Sang’s behavior had been “exemplary” up to this point: Couple #Isles folks said Ho-Sang's behavior had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Unveil Brooklyn-Themed Third Jerseys; Fans Not Thrilled (Photos)

The New York Islanders are moving to Brooklyn, which means they need to Brooklyn-ize their uniforms. Apparently that means they need to embrace black and white. The Islanders unveiled their new third jerseys Wednesday, which the team billed as “Brooklyn-themed.” The new sweaters are almost entirely black and white, featuring just a little bit of color on the back inside collar...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders to unveil black and white alternate jerseys

The New York Islanders are starting a new chapter in their history when the puck drops for 2015-16 in Brooklyn. The move has ushered in a lot of changes, including the reported unveiling of new alternate jerseys. According to Islanders Point Blank, new black and white uniforms will be unveiled on September 21st and fans will be able to start purchasing them on September 23rd....
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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