ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Win Some Lose Badly

Ryan Graves (Val-dO'r Foreurs)We are down to the Final Four in the 3 CHL leagues with ironically 2 New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects left alive with all 4 being defensemen. The question though is which of the 4 will make it to the 2014 Memorial Cup.Ryan Graves (NYR 2013 4th) is perhaps the least known of the Ranger prospects but if I was going to bet on which prospect...
Via The Prospect Park
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders will select fifth in draft, but GM Garth Snow mulls sending pick to Sabres

The Islanders will select fifth in the 2014 NHL draft after the league's draft lottery was conducted Tuesday night -- unless general manager Garth Snow decides to send that pick to the Sabres to complete the Thomas Vanek trade. The Florida Panthers, who had the second-best percentage to win the lottery, leapfrogged the Sabres to get the No. 1 pick in the June draft. The Isles...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Draw New Suitors As Barroway Continues Efforts

Philadelphia attorney and hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway is no longer alone in his pursuit of the Islanders. According to a financial industry source, Islanders Owner Charles Wang has received interest in his team from at least two other potential buyers. "The Islanders are a year away from moving to Brooklyn, and the lease there is good,” said the source. “Once Mr...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reinharts to Vancouver?

  Follow me @IanEsplen for Fun, Flames and all things NHL Draft   For most people that follow hockey watching the Stanley Cup playoffs is the climax of the NHL season. For me that climax happens at the NHL Draft where every fan base has hope for the next NHL season because of the moves their team makes. Last season we saw the Canucks and Senators make the biggest moves...
Via Puckrant.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Capuano to remain coach of Islanders

Jack Capuano will return as coach of the New York Islanders next season, general manager Garth Snow said Monday according to Newsday. The Islanders ended the season winning three straight and going 8-2-2 over their last 12, but finished 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 34-37-11 record one season after making the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2007. Capuano replaced...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Capuano Will Return Next Season as Islanders Head Coach

PHOTO COURTESY: JIM MCISAAC/NEWSDAY If Jack Capuano was worried about his job security, he got some reassuring news from Islanders owner Garth Snow this week. Snow told Arthur Staple of Newsday that Capuano will return next season for the Islanders.  The Islanders are currently 34-37-11 and are holding firm to last place in the Metropolitan Division. Garth Snow tells Newsday that...
Via New York Sports-Kings
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the New York Islanders missed the playoffs

To say this year was a disappointment for the Islanders is to say last year was an amusement. The 2013 season was a full-on thrill in Uniondale, a heady reawakening of a franchise and a fanbase that culminated in the team’s first playoff appearance in seven years. Last year was as much an “amusement ride” as Japan’s Takabisha coaster. This year, then, was as much a disappointment...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Rookie Justin Johnson KOs Sabres’ John Scott

New York Islanders rookie Justin Johnson stands only 6’0″ 220 lbs but he took on Buffalo Sabres John Scott (6’8″ 255 lbs) in his first NHL Regular Season fight. Giving up 8 inches and 35 lbs is no small task, but Johnson KO’d Scott with a solid one punch. Many people who hate Scott will be rejoicing over this. [Video via: Youtube] [GIF via: @PeteBlackburn] The post Islanders...
Via Diehardsport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Now What New York Islanders?

from Arthur Staple of Newsday, Jack Capuano said he wants to see a little more effort from the few veterans still left on the active roster for Sunday's season finale here. "I would hope they're aware," Capuano said of the evaluations he, his coaching staff and general manager Garth Snow are performing on what remains of the team that muddled through this...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Rumor: Charles Wang continues to talk to one group about sale of club

The oft rumored potential for a sale of the New York Islanders seems to be more to the on side of the ledger as talks continue between current owner Charles Wang and Pennsylvania lawyer Andrew Barroway.Former Islanders public relations official Christopher Botta on sportsbusinessdaily.com is saying that they two sides are working from a franchise value of $370 million broken down...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell to One More

Ryan Pulock (Brandon Wheat Kings)The ending for many of the prospects are going to speed up the deeper we get into the playoff season. Only 1 New York Ranger prospect but 3 New York Islander prospects played with 1 advancing, 1 holding on and 1 seeing his season come to an end. In Edmonton, Griffin Reinhart (NYI 2012 1st) and his Edmonton Oil Kings are heading to their 3rd straight...
Via The Prospect Park
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Islanders' Sundstrom hospitalized after brutal hit

Montreal Canadiens’ Douglas Murray is no stranger to aggressive hockey. Back on April 1, Murray elbowed Lightening defenseman Michael Kostka, giving Kostka a concussion, and was suspended for three games. Murray returned to the ice  Thursday against the Islanders and once again, injured another player. Midway through the second period, Murray drove Johan Sundstrom face first into...
Via New York Sports-Kings
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Grasshopper and the Pebble

Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oil Kings)Back in the 1970's there was a show on the air called "Kung Fu" and it was a cult favorite because how would the student ever prove himself to the "master"? The answer was when the "student" could grab the pebble away from the "master's" hand. So what does this have to do with anything prospect hockey...
Via The Prospect Park
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Charles Wang to sell majority stake in Islanders

The Islanders have struggled to build a contender with Charles Wang as owner. (AP Photo) For the New York Islanders, the past season has been an absolute nightmare. Expecting the team to take strides forward after a playoff berth in 2012-13, the team spiraled amidst injuries and poor play, and now the fans are calling for front office changes. According to a report from TSN super...
Via Around The Rink
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Future goaltending options for the New York Islanders

It’s no secret the goaltending for the Islanders this season has been awful. That’s not a suggestion or an opinion, but a fact of the game. The Isles are dead last in the league in cumulative (team) save percentage, a product of relying on two goalies who rank 39th and 44th, respectively, in the stat that matters most for their position. That’s out of 45, by the way. For Islanders...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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