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DOUG WEIGHT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Isles insist there’s no goalie drama as hectic juggle begins

It couldn’t have been more clear that Doug Weight is not going to allow the fact there are three goalies currently on the Islanders’ roster to disrupt his team yet again. So much so, the always accommodating coach cut off a question — soon to apologize — when asked about it Saturday afternoon before his...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

WATCH: Weight furious after Islanders last second goal vs Penguins is waived off

New York Islanders think they have a 1-0 lead in the final second of the first, after a coaches challenge its determined Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was interfered with, Isles coach Doug Weight shows his displeasure with the call.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Weight: Its an homage, Ho-Sang has the most respect for a great player

New York Islanders coach Doug Weight talks about the growth of his young forward Josh Ho-Sang, and hopefully helps put to rest the discussion about his number choice.
Via SportsNetCanada
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Respond to ‘Upbeat’ Practice Following Loss in Columbus

Doug Weight was happy with the practice he put the Islanders through on Monday morning. After a 7-0 loss in Columbus on Saturday, the Islanders responded with an uptempo practice at Northwell Health Ice Center. “I didn’t want a somber, blow the whistle hard practice,” the Islanders interim head coach said. “I wanted an upbeat, fun work your butt off practice. And that’s...
Via Islanders Insight
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Suffer Worst Loss Under Weight in 7-1 Drubbing by Leafs

The Islanders still have time to make up ground, but Tuesday’s loss was one that must have stung a bit. With the chance to move into a playoff spot, the Islanders fell to the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-1 in the team’s worst loss under Doug Weight. The Islanders interim head coach called it “a good old fashioned ass kicking” during his postgame interview with MSG and later told...
Via Islanders Insight
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Islanders Ready to Push Forward Under Doug Weight

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – Doug Weight stepped off the ice at Northwell Health Ice Center on Wednesday and paused for a moment. He shed the gloves he was wearing and his stick, and quickly glanced at the awaiting crowd of reporters. “Here we go,” Weight quietly said and walked towards the middle of the chaos. Wednesday was far from the usual scene at the Islanders practice facility...
Via Islanders Insight
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Islanders coach Jack Capuano takes puck to face

It’s not that rare to see hockey players leave a game with an injury, but it’s rarer to see that happen to the head coach. That’s what happened to New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano in the third period of their second-round series opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night, though. A puck traveling through the neutral zone took a deflection and went into...
Via The Comeback
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Blue Doug Weight: '2003 is something that haunts me'

ST. LOUIS -- Doug Weight doesn't have any regrets. The former St. Louis Blues center returned to the Gateway City on Wednesday in his new role as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders, in advance of Thursday night's game at Scottrade Center. The memories just come flooding back for the 42-year-old. He spent parts of six seasons (beginning in 2001-02 and ending in 2007...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Longtime friends Weight, Guerin's enter U.S. hockey hall together

Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk because of a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs. ''He started putting me on the ice to strengthen them at the suggestion from a doctor,'' he said. Weight said it wasn't a pretty sight at the rink in St. Clair Shores, Mich. ''I looked like Forrest...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

US Hockey Hall of Fame inducts Weight and Guerin

Doug Weight recalls his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs. Four decades later, Weight was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. The two-time Stanley Cup champion, three-time Olympian and four-time NHL All-Star was inducted Monday night at the Motor City Casino...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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