ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: New York State to Release Belmont Park RFP on Monday

Bidders to the starting gate. New York State will release the long awaited request For proposal land at Belmont Park in Elmont as  early as Monday, according to a report from Newsday. The impending RFP will be the third the state has put out for the site and the Islanders are expected to bid to develop a hockey arena on the land. The news is just the start of what will be a thorough...
Via Islanders Insight
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Tavares standstill: Why it’s not panic time yet

It has been three weeks since John Tavares became eligible to sign a contract extension with the Islanders, and yet he still remains without a long-term commitment to the team. With each passing day, anxiety rises that the superlative captain will leave the only organization he has known. The 26-year-old has one year left on...
Via New York Post
7 days ago

Local Politicians Want Islanders Back at Nassau Coliseum

Long Island politicians were back at it on Friday. Holding a joint press conference in front of Nassau Coliseum, politicians from Nassau and Suffolk County urged the Islanders to return to the renovated Nassau Coliseum. It was a rare show of unity between the two counties, where elected officials have expressed hope the team would return to its longtime home. “We feel very strongly...
Via Islanders Insight
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Name Fred Brathwaite Head Goalie Coach

Fred Brathwaite will be the Islanders new head goalie coach, the team announced on Monday.  Brathwaite is the latest new addition to the Islanders coaching staff, which has seen abundance of change during the offseason. The former NHL goaltender was on Long Island during the team’s mini camp at the end of June.  Islanders head coach Doug Weight is quite familiar with Brathwaite...
Via Islanders Insight
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Ho-Sang looks to make Islanders impact

New York Islanders forward Josh Ho-Sang talks to the media about his desire to show the Isles that he can make an impact, and coach Doug Weight calls him a special player.
Via SNY
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason moves provide hope for the New York Islanders’ future

The offseason is the worst time for some fans, but the New York Islanders just made some big moves that will spark interest. The NHL Draft concluded this weekend and the Islanders picked defenseman Robin Salo in the second round, due to them trading their first round pick to the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Salo played in Finland for Sport Vaasa and also was a part of the U-18 and U...
Via isportsweb.com
June 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Oilers, Islanders swap Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome

With trade season fully underway in the NHL following the completion of Wednesday’s expansion draft, the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders struck a deal. According to TSN.ca’s Darren Dreger, the Oilers have dealt center Jordan Eberle to New York in exchange for right winger Ryan Strome. It’s a rare one-for-one veteran trade.On the surface, it’s not a great deal for Edmonton...
Via The Comeback
June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

The 4 most surprising players protected from the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft

The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft is rapidly approaching and each team has already named which players they want to protect from the Vegas Golden Knights.The Golden Knights are also reportedly working with teams on side deals. The general public won’t know the nature of those deals until Wednesday, so until then all players who were protected and exposed will be taken at face value...
Via The Comeback
June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

What to expect from the New York Islanders next season

The New York Islanders strapped in their fans for a roller coaster-like season this past year. Doug Weight was promoted from assistant coach to head coach in January, questions arose about the future of John Tavares, and the playoff push came down to the last few games. Last season the Islanders went 41-29-12 and missed the playoffs. After Doug Weight replaced Jack Capuano the first...
Via isportsweb.com
June 09, 2017  |  Discuss

New York Islanders name Scott Gomez an assistant coach

Via Associated Press
May 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Thomas Greiss apologizes, faces suspension from German Olympic team for Hitler-Hillary Instagram likes

Thomas Greiss is apologizing after it was discovered he liked multiple controversial Instagram posts, with one comparing Hillary Clinton to Adolph Hitler.Greiss liked posts suggesting Clinton voters were like dogs at the polls, that they “kill people” and worst, one that suggested that Hitler was just as innocent as Clinton because, like her, he was never arrested or convicted...
Via The Comeback
May 13, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Doug Weight talks final playoff push for New York Islanders

New York Islanders interim coach Doug Weight reflects on his team's position as they fight for a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs down teh final stretch of the season.
Via SNY
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss
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