The Islanders Refreshing Weight

Doug Weight is proving to be many things since becoming head coach of the New York Islanders on Jan. 17. A terrific communicator with his players. A passionate, invested leader. A smart hockey man, who is evolving from a terrific player in the National Hockey League to a pretty darned good coach. An early success, as shown by his team’s 9-3-2 record since Weight replaced Jack Capuano...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders beat Capitals, improve to 5-0-1 under Weight

NEW YORK (AP) Ryan Strome and Johnny Boychuk scored in the third period, Thomas Greiss made 28 saves and the New York Islanders beat the league-leading Washington Capitals 3-2 on Tuesday night. Strome got his first goal since Dec. 31 to put New York up 2-1 6:31 into the period. Anthony Beauvillier stole the puck behind the Capitals net and passed it to Brock Nelson. The Islanders...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Weight preaching simple focus for struggling Islanders

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) Doug Weight knows it won't be easy for the New York Islanders to get back in the playoff race, but the interim coach is preaching a simple approach in taking it one game at a time with half the season remaining. Coming off their second straight 100-point season and the franchise's first playoff series win in 23 years, the Islanders stumbled from the start...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 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

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 93

The countdown to the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum continues. Only one Islander has worn the number 93 and he is one of the 14 men to ever captain the team. Doug Weight joined the Islanders in the twilight of his career and over three seasons, actually only appeared in 107 games, but his veteran presence was needed on such a young, inexperienced roster. Drafted...
Via Islanders Insight
January 07, 2015  |  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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