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The Barclays Center Was Clearly Not Built For Hockey

The New York Islanders will be playing all their home games at the Barclays Center... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Metropolitan Season Preview: The New York Islanders will be dangerous this year

This season, we will be adding a new element to the blog. I will continue to offer up my thoughts on the Rangers, but I will more often focus on the Metropolitan Division and the occasional update or commentary about other teams around the league.  New York Islanders 2013-2014 record: 34-37-11, 8th place The Good: Johnny Tavares continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Pulock gives himself good shot with Islanders by shooting puck

With half of training camp gone, the roster decisions are supposed to be getting clearer for Jack Capuano and the Islanders' coaching staff. But there may be a spot on defense that is even more up for grabs now than it was when camp began last Friday. Griffin Reinhart was thought to be the rookie with the best chance to earn a spot on defense, but the 2012 first-round pick may...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Keith Kinkaid recovers to make an amazing save

Keith Kinkaid appeared to be beaten when a shot struck him high in the shoulder and bounced up behind his back. Not so fast, New York Islanders! Kinkaid quickly spun, located the puck and was able to swipe it away from the crease just as John Tavares was pouncing.
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders beat Devils at Barclays Center

NEW YORK (AP) Kyle Okposo and Brock Nelson scored shootout goals to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 exhibition victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. The victory was the first for the Islanders at Barclays Center, the Brooklyn arena they will move to for the 2015-16 season. Ryan Pulock and Colin McDonald scored first-period goals for the Islanders. Pulock's power...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick DiPietro joins ESPN-NY radio

You know what they say, if you can't play it, talk it!#159922718 / gettyimages.comRick DiPietro, the former first overall pick by the New York Islanders in the 2000 Entry Draft, and owner of perhaps the most infamous contract - a 15 year $67.5M pact starting in 2006-'07 - has been out of the NHL since 2013, but in the ESPN-NY radio booth since August 11th.At the behest of...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Capuano the man with a playoff plan

When Jack Capuano gets excited, he talks very fast, with little time to pause for sentences or breath. Kind of like Wednesday morning at the Coliseum, when the Islanders coach spoke emphatically about a coming season ripe with lofty goals and historical significance. “The expectations are having the mindset to go in and win every single hockey game,” Capuano told The Post...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The 15 Funniest Names in NHL History

15. Cal Clutterbuck  If only this guy was a total screw up. Wouldn’t it be great to hear his head coach scream from the bench “stop being such a cluster****, Clutterbuck.”   14. Larry Playfair   To be honest, while a funny name, Playfair made this list for irony purposes. In 688 career games, Playfair didn’t play very fairly – logging 1,812 penalty minutes during that...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 New York Islanders Preview: Goaltending Upgrades Increase Playoff Chances

The New York Islanders failed to make the playoffs last season after re-energizing their fanbase with a postseason appearance in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Poor goaltending was one of the primary reasons why New York failed to make the playoffs. The Isles ranked 28th with a 3.15 goals against average and struggled to consistently kill penalties. After making significant...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Fantasy Projections 2014 2015

Steven Ryan/Icon SMI Year Team GP G A PTS +/- 2009 NYI 82 24 30 54 -14 2010 NYI 79 29 38 67 -16 2011 NYI 82 31 50 81 -6 2012 NYI 48 28 19 47 -2 2013 NYI 59 24 42 66 -6 John Tavares | Center Forward Rank: #4 Team:  New York Islanders Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/20/1990...

The New York Islanders Have Had Enough Of The Losing

from Stephen Lorenzo of the New York Daily News, The Islanders entered training camp in 2013 with some optimism after reaching the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. But after a season in the basement of the Metropolitan Division in 2013-14, the Islanders arrived at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday to open training camp with a bit more fire and a sense of urgency. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect from the Islanders in 2014-15

From Hometown Hockey: With all the talk about the future of the Sabres – the draft picks they hold and what lies ahead – there seems to be one semi-forgotten fact: the team actually holds two tickets in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. Well, for now, of course. The New York Islanders could potentially make the […] The post What to expect from the Islanders in 2014-15 appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
12 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Metro Division Preview: New York Islanders

Welcome to Buckeye State Hockey’s Metropolitan Division preview for this upcoming season! Through the next week or so, each Buckeye State Hockey writer will analyze a divisional opponent, focusing on strengths and weaknesses. We’ll also be having some comments from bloggers specific to those teams discussing off-season moves or forecasts for the upcoming season. Also, we’ll...
Via BS Hockey
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: John Tavares is fully recovered from knee injury

John Tavares from the New York Islanders is 100% ready for training camp and to start playing hockey again. #474397243 / gettyimages.comThe Islanders lost their captain John Tavares during the Olympic season when he severely injured his knee playing a game for team Canada. He missed the final 22 games of the regular season after he severely injured his MCL and Meniscus. Tavares...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tonelli On The New York Islanders

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Tonelli, who won four Stanley Cup championships with the Islanders, thinks the addition of Jaroslav Halak and backup netminder Chad Johnson could be huge for the Isles this season as they try to make it back to the playoffs after a disappointing 26th place finish last year. “I think they made a great move getting some goaltending help. It’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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