Found February 13, 2012 on Islanders Hockey Blog:
Uniondale, NY -- It was over a year ago that Doug Weight last suited and hit the ice in a New York Islanders uniform. These days, Weight still suits up; just now he’s in a suit and tie heads behind the bench. It has been an adjustment for the 22-year NHL pro, but he’s found a new respect for what the coaches do. “I have a newfound respect for coaches,” Weight said following the Met-RX Skate with the Greats. “So much goes [into] learning that part of the game as far as the education of coaching and having 24 guys come through your room. Some are hot; some are cold, and adjustments in games. It’s been a lot of fun… and the amount of work they do is incredible.” While the former Islanders captain may be behind the bench now, he still exudes the passion he had on the ice as a player. Weight has become well known for speaking his mind to the officials, with the most well documented one coming during a game against the Maple Leafs. “Yeah, he's an intense guy,” John Tavares told Ya...

Time Running Out for Islanders in Nassau

Mineola, NY -- “Time is of the essence,” that’s the message New York Islanders Senior Vice President and Alternate Governor Michael Picker tried to convey at Tuesday's Nassau Legislature Economic and Community Development and Labor meeting. “We cannot be talking anymore about what’s, if’s, can’s, should, etcetera,” He said while addressing legislators at the...

Ty Wishart Reportedly About to be Called Up

About four hours ago, Michael Fornabaio, a reporter covering the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the Connecticut Post, tweeted that Ty Wishart left Bridgeport’s 2-1 OT win against Connecticut with his bags packed. With an upcoming road trip to Winnipeg and St. Louis there’s a good chance that Wishart will be recalled to either provide backup in case a defenseman succumbs to injury...


The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Ty Wishart has been recalled from loan from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL). The club also returned forward Rhett Rakhshani on loan to the Sound Tigers. Wi...

Worst +/- In The League

For much of the season Eric Staal has had the worst +/- rating in the league.  He no longer is the league worst.  He appears to be going in the right direction finally.  This leaves behind Milan Jurcina of the New York Islanders with the worst +/- in the league.  He is stuck at -23. Jurcina is not an offensive power.  He has only six points so far this season.  He has never...

Islanders Rise Above Jets

In as important a game as they’ve had in the last couple of years, the New York Islanders wouldn’t be held down as they obtained a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, cutting the deficit from the 8th place in the Eastern Conference to 6 points with one game in hand. The win also gave the Islanders their first four game road winning streak since January 2008. After a very rough...

Parenteau sparks Isles

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- The Islanders are making the most of the little offense they are producing on the road. P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period, Evgeni Nabokov made 37 saves, and the Islanders beat the Jets 3-1 Tuesday night. Parenteau redirected a shot by Milan Jurcina for...

Boomer Esiason is a great big jerk on the ice

Islanders assistant coach Doug Weight was wired up for the MET-Rx Skate with the Greats game on Feb. 12. 2012. Boomer Esiason was on the ice with him. Al Michaels is not going to like this. Gotta... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Islanders upend Jets 3-1

P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period and Evgeni Nabokov made 37 saves and the New York Islanders defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Tuesday.

Islanders upend Jets 3-1

P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period and Evgeni Nabokov made 37 saves and the New York Islanders defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Tuesday.

Florida Panthers maul New York Islanders, extending win streak to 3

The Panthers took charge with three second-period goals to beat the Islanders and take a four-point lead in the Southeast Division.

The Skinny - Isles 3, Jets 1

Game 56 Isles 3, Jets 1 PA Parenteau scored the game-winning goal early in the third period and then set-up Matt Martin for an empty-net goal as the Islanders matched their longest road winning streak in a decade with a 3-1 victory over the...

New York Islanders (23-24-8) at Winnipeg Jets (26-25-6), 8:30 p.m. (ET)

Neither the Winnipeg Jets or New York Islanders were able to carry their momentum through the weekend.
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