ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: When Will Ryan Strome Sign?

With the calendar month almost completed, it’s a quick reminder the 2016-2017 NHL season will be here soon—albeit not soon enough. The Islanders entered the offseason with plenty of question marks pertaining mostly to the forward position. The big excitement of free agency has come and gone, the majority of holes are filled, but the Islanders still have one key player unsigned...
Via Islanders Insight
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

THW Q&A: Islanders Statistician Eric Hornick Talks History and Future

TheHockeyWriters.com chats with New York Islanders statistician Eric Hornick, who shares his thoughts on a busy offseason as well as their future. Hornick, who has been in the Islanders TV booth for over three decades, shares his thoughts on the obsession with advanced stats and delves into some Islanders history. For more on Hornick, check out his blog at NYISkinny.com. The Offseason...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Where Will the Islanders Call Home?

The marriage between the Barclays Center and the New York Islanders hasn’t been a very good one during its first year, to say the least. From a terrible new goal horn, that was later replaced, to some of the worst sightlines in the history of the NHL, there have been countless issues between club and arena since the 25-year union began last September. What makes it worse is the...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Tavares wants to spend career with Islanders, says don’t count on him signing in Toronto

Newly minted Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky has said he wants to make sure John Tavares doesn’t hit the free agent market, GM Garth Snow has said he’ll be talking contract extension with Tavares as soon as possible and now Tavares himself has said that he’s not intending to be anywhere but New York. In an interview with Sportsnet 590, Tavares, 25, was asked in tongue-in-cheek...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Islanders’ Arena Situation Must Be Resolved Soon…Privately

Nothing like some new arena talk to spice up the post-free agency/pre-training camp downtime in the NHL.  While it’s amusing and somewhat exciting to talk about now, what about two or three months from now? Is this going to hang over the team like a rain cloud? There is no question it would be best for the Islanders to have their own arena. Whether that happens in Willets Point...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dreaming of the Islanders Return to Long Island

Ever since the New York Islanders left Long Island, the entire fan base, and most residents have been hoping for a return. To put it mildly, it seemed like a long shot. Even with the new ownership group of Scott Malkin and Jonathan Ledecky, the talk of moving the team back to Long Island was very quiet at best. With the recent news of a possible Islanders return to Long Island, it...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: NHL Expansion-Draft Player-Protection Explained

We’re a year away from the NHL Expansion Draft and General Managers round the league are trying their best to be prepared. Yesterday, Newsday’s Arthur Staple confirmed in a conversation with Commissioner Gary Bettman that Ryan Pulock would have to be protected in the Expansion Draft. General Fananger went on to share Staple’s tweet and elaborate on who else is Expansion Draft...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders looking at locations to build new arena

According to Newsday, the New York Islanders are examining two locations to build a potential new arena for the team to call home. It’s been long reported that the Islanders – along with their fans – aren’t pleased with their current home in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and they’re exploring possible options which could take the team to a location near Citi Field...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders plan to spend up to the cap maximum

New York Islanders owner Jon Ledecky wants to see the team play competitive hockey and he’s willing to spend some money in order to make it happen. Ledecky, who along with Scott Malkin has the team’s majority ownership, spoke with the New York Daily News about their commitment to make the Islanders great again. Ledecky stated that GM Garth Snow won’t have any financial obstacles...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ledecky glad for transition time to ownership of Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) Jon Ledecky values the two-year transition period he and Scott Malkin had before taking over control of the New York Islanders this month. Ledecky visited every NHL arena and met with about 20 team presidents, picking their brains about the best practices in running their franchises. ''Having those two years to learn and do that was very helpful,'' Ledecky said...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the New York Islanders Succeeded in Free Agency

There is no doubt the New York Islanders have been heading in the right direction over the last couple seasons. Last season they finally ended the almost unbelievable streak of 23 seasons without a postseason series win. (Against the the Florida Panthers, who also haven’t won a playoff series in 19 seasons). The Isles have a chance to be very relevant for many years to come led...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Berube agrees to one-year deal with Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year deal with goaltender Jean-Francois Berube Berube, 24, made his NHL debut with the Islanders last season, posting a 3-2-1 record with a 2.71 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in seven games. The Islanders claimed Berube off waivers from the Kings on Oct. 6, 2015. He led the American Hockey League with...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang talks Isles future

New York Islanders prospects Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang talk at minicamp about their development as professionals.
Via SNY
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oh Yeah...1993: The Islanders retire #31 for Billy Smith

SNY's "Oh Yeah" looks back to 1993, when the New York Islanders retired combative four-time Stanley Cup-winning goalie Billy Smith's No. 31.
Via SNY
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Agent indicates Kyle Okposo likely to hit free agency

It sounds like Kyle Okposo won’t be with the New York Islanders in 2016-17.  According to ESPN, Okposo’s agent, Pat Brisson, believes that the forward is likely headed for free agency as talks with the Islanders haven’t resulted in a new deal. Via Pierre LeBrun: His agent, Pat Brisson, did recently chat with Isles GM Garth Snow, but it doesn’t sound like anything developed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooklyn bakery selling Islanders-themed bagels

The Bagel Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn doesn’t place itself in a box when it comes to the colors of its bagels. And in advance of Friday’s pivotal Game 4 between the hometown Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning, The Bagel Store cooked up a tasty Islanders themed tweet: Islanders bagels waiting to be cooked at @thebagelstore in Williamsburg. #Isles pic.twitter.com/oHMIVV2Nfb...
Via The Comeback
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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