ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Battles Loom As Islanders Training Camp Heats Up

As training camp and preseason get underway, the Islanders are looking to build on last year’s success, and establish themselves as legitimate title contenders. As that journey begins, there are three position battles that are worth watching. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)                       The most intriguing spot...
Via Islanders Insight
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Tavares, Team Canada Win 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Team Canada defeated Team Europe last night to complete the first World Cup of Hockey in more than a decade. John Tavares was an integral part of the Canadian team, contributing one goal and three assists in five contests for the host country. For Tavares, winning gold as part of Canada is nothing new. As recent as 2014 Tavares won Olympic gold in Sochi. Unfortunately, many Islanders...
Via Islanders Insight
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ new acquisition could cost youngsters some jobs

Nobody is calling Dennis Seidenberg a game-changer. But the 35-year-old defenseman the Islanders signed to a one-year, $1 million deal Wednesday does represent a tightening of the screws on the back end — which could use some tightening. With three young players vying for one or two spots on the Isles’ defensive group, this now...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

New York Islanders 2016-17 Season Preview

Jon Ledecky, Charles Wang and Scott Malkin The New York Islanders certainly had a memorable first season at the Barclays Center. They advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1993. Despite the majority of the team having sub-par seasons, they somehow managed to reach 100 points for the second-straight year. New York’s team in Brooklyn now looks to...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Roster retooled, Islanders hope to build off playoff run

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Coming off their deepest playoff run in 23 years, the New York Islanders open training camp hoping to build on that success and go even further. The Islanders overcame injuries down the stretch last season to earn a playoff berth for the second straight year, and third in the past four, while reaching the 100-point mark in consecutive seasons for the first...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders players shining at the World Cup

New York Islanders center, John Tavares, and goaltender, Jaroslav Halak, seem to already be in mid-season form playing for their respective countries in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. John Tavares is playing for team Canada, and his team is a perfect 3-0 thus far in the tournament. The New York Islanders captain has not been able to find the back of the net yet, but he has added...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders agree to terms with F Ryan Strome on 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a two-year, $5 million deal with restricted free-agent forward Ryan Strome. The 23-year-old, selected by the Islanders in the first round - No. 5 overall - in the 2011 draft is coming off a season in which he had eight goals and 20 assists in 71 games. Those numbers were down from his career highs of 17 goals, 33 assists...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Strome Signs, Halak Shines

Islanders forward Ryan Strome and management have finally agreed on a new contract for the youngster. According to Newsday, “The former first-round pick has agreed to terms on a two-year contract to stay with the Islanders, the team announced Tuesday. The deal is worth $5 million, a source told Newsday’s Arthur Staple.” Jaroslav Halak seems to have rebounded nicely after an...
Via Islanders Insight
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jaroslav Halak speared Patrick Kane in the nuts

Jaroslav Halak was the star of Team Europe’s impressive 3-0 win against Team USA, stopping all 35 shots he faced. He also made one of the biggest when he tried to spear Patrick Kane in the nuts with his goalie stick. Good https://t.co/oeQsTLiZFv — Dave Septemberkowitz (@davelozo) September 17, 2016 It seems like a rather harmless incident, but Halak took offense to something...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Team USA stunned by Team Europe in World Cup of Hockey opener

Team USA were one of the favorites entering Day 1 of the World Cup of Hockey, but as the sun set on Saturday night, they suddenly found themselves in an undesirable hole. Like a boxer rocked with an unexpected jab to the jaw, Team USA was sent reeling by an early Team Europe onslaught and were never able to recover, ultimately falling by a score of 3-0. Jaroslav Halak made 35...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ryan Pulock shatters the glass during practice with a howler of a slap shot

Ryan Pulock can hit the hell out of a rubber puck. When he was drafted, his slap shot was already beginning to be the stuff of legend. As he approaches his goal of making the NHL, it appears that not much has changed. The glass behind the net is no match for this blast. .@rpulock *glass shatters* #Isles pic.twitter.com/NSaAFLkEYL — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders three-headed monster

In any sport you can think of, the best team problems to have, if you are going to have any problems at all, are the ones involving too many great players that play the same position. The New York Islanders have one of these problems. The New York Islanders have three goalies on their current roster, Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Greiss, and J.F. Berube. All three are capable of being...
Via isportsweb.com
21 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
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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