Islanders Young Guns Need to Rebound

Going into this past season, most hockey observers felt the New York Islanders’ biggest strength was their depth in scoring. In 2014-15, the Islanders finished fourth in the league averaging 2.99 goals per game. However, this was an area New York struggled with at times this past season finishing with a ranking of 11th and 2.77 goals per game. A big reason for this drop off was...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 hour ago

WATCH: Howie Rose on leaving the Islanders' broadcast booth

Howie Rose joins The Michael Kay Show to discuss his decision to step down from doing the New York Islanders' television broadcast.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Howie Rose Stepping Down From Islanders’ Broadcasts

After 21 years behind the mic for the New York Islanders, play-by-play announcer Howie Rose is stepping down. Rose, 62, cited the need for an offseason of his own, so to speak, as the reason for leaving. “Strictly, it’s the idea that I could have an offseason like most people who do what I do for a living,” Rose told Newsday. “Maybe my wife would disagree on some level, but...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Howie Rose won’t be back in booth next year for Islanders

The Islanders’ first big loss of the offseason came not on the ice but from the broadcast booth. Iconic television play-by-play announcer Howie Rose said he will not be back for the 2016-17 season. Rose told MSG Networks officials of his decision Wednesday, according to a report by Newsday. Rose, who also does radio play-by-play...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: All Quiet in Isles Country as Conference Finals Continue

Although the Conference Finals have been tremendous in their short life span, and the IIHF World Championship is well underway with certain Islanders making big splashes, there really has not been much going on recently in Isles Country since Garth Snow gave his State of the Islanders Address. The next significant news may come as the new owners prepare to take over full operations...
Via Islanders Insight
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Thomas Greiss Continues Solid Play on International Stage

Thomas Greiss is continuing to show the hockey world that he’s ready to take on a starting role, exemplified by his win over the U.S. the other day in the World Hockey Championships and his overall record of 3-0. Now, for the Islanders this upcoming season this can get tricky, as we saw in Dallas this year with Kari Lehtonen and Anti Niemi, who split time in goal this year and...
Via Islanders Insight
5 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Garth Snow focused on helping Islanders 'take next step'

NEW YORK (AP) General Manager Garth Snow said the New York Islanders ''just weren't good enough'' in their second-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and he is focused on helping the team improve in the offseason. ''We lost to the better team,'' Snow said Thursday on a conference call with reporters. ''That's why it's important for us to learn from it and get better from...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Islanders Break Up Day: What does the future hold?

Jack Capuano, John Tavares, and Kyle Okposo meet the media as the New York Islanders put the final wrap on their season after losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Okposo, Nielsen Face Uncertainty with Islanders

Forwards Future with Islanders Uncertain General Manager Garth Snow knows that his New York Islanders could look quite different heading into the 2016-17 season after returning the same group that made the playoffs in 2015 after missing out the previous year. Then again, there was some good news when it was announced earlier today that top-pairing defenseman Travis Hamonic had rescinded...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders head into summer with possible changes looming

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) Two days after getting knocked out of the second round of the playoffs, the New York Islanders were still dealing with the sting of their loss as they prepared to head into an offseason of uncertainty. ''It's still really hard to decompress,'' captain John Tavares said Tuesday at the team's practice facility. ''Still a lot of thoughts replaying over, obviously...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Travis Hamonic rescinds trade request

Today it was announced by Arthur Staple of Newsday that Travis Hamonic now wishes to stay with the New York Islanders. Hamonic, who is from Manitoba originally, had expressed interest in moving closer to home. Hamonic has gone through a fair amount of tragedy in his young life. His father passed away at 44 after having a heart attack in his sleep. This tragedy was featured on an...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  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
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why New York Has Struggled With Lightning

The New York Islanders advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1993. The Islanders defeated the Florida Panthers in six games for their first series win in over 20 years. Captain John Tavares led the Islanders throughout the series, which included five games decided by one goal and three overtime games. Though the Islanders defeated the Panthers, they...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Thomas Greiss loses skate blade, forced to briefly leave game

The New York Islanders had a few scary moments after goaltender Thomas Greiss was forced to briefly leave Game 4 after losing his skate blade. The blade appeared to fall off on a fairly routine play and Greiss had to exit to get his skate worked on after it was clear it required more than just a brief fix. A look at the skate missing a blade: goalie without a skate blade pic.twitter...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick DiPietro on the Islanders-Lightning Game 3 controversy

Former Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro joins The Michael Kay Show to discuss the controversial hit that the Lightning's Brian Boyle put on Islanders forward Thomas Hickey in Game 3.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Brian Boyle lights up Thomas Hickey, scores OT winner

Thomas Hickey had himself quite a night in Game 3. He probably had two of the most influential plays of the night and they were for two completely different reasons. First, he dished out a vicious hit on Jonathan Drouin. This time he was the victim of the big hit. The person laying down the hit? Brian Boyle – all 6’7″ of him. Following the hit, Boyle joined the play and chipped...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders coach Jack Capuano frustrated over Game 3 finish

It’s easy to make a case that the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are the toughest to predict of the four major sports and also the most fun to watch. Eight seeds have won it all and it’s not uncommon for a series to go six or seven games. As a result, when a game is in overtime and can end at any second, it puts a little extra salt in the wound when a foul against your team isn’t...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Islanders Ended A Historic Playoff Drought

After 23 years, the New York Islanders accomplished something that started to seem impossible: winning a playoff series. This team has been the laughing stock of the league for so long and has been at the end of almost every joke. For years, this fan base has been starving for greatness and finally, they just about have it.On Sunday night, the Islanders defeated the Florida Panthers...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders coach Jack Capuano takes puck to face, watches team win (VIDEO)

New York Islanders' Jack Capuano may want to ask his equipment manager to bring an extra helmet for Game 2 of his team's second round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning after the head coach was nailed in the face with a puck during the opening matchup. Capuano was forced to leave the bench after a puck deflected from the ice and hit him directly in the face. But what might have...
Via The Other Paper
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders coach Jack Capuano takes puck to face

It’s not that rare to see hockey players leave a game with an injury, but it’s rarer to see that happen to the head coach. That’s what happened to New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano in the third period of their second-round series opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night, though. A puck traveling through the neutral zone took a deflection and went into...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

How Do The Islanders Stack Up Against The Lightning?

The Tampa Bay Lighting and the New York Islanders have fought their way out of Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Islanders earned a hard-fought victory over the Florida Panthers in double overtime of Game 6 and the Lightning made quick work of the Detroit Red Wings in a five-game series. The Islanders proved themselves the better team in the regular season, finishing...
Via The Sports Quotient
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders have been Tavares' team from day he was drafted

The New York Islanders have been John Tavares' team from the moment he was the No. 1 overall pick seven years ago. After enduring four losing seasons in his first five, the captain has led the team to consecutive playoff appearances and gave the rabid fans the signature playoff victory they've been craving for 23 years. Tavares says the Islanders aren't done yet. ''We want to keep...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Lightning vs. Islanders

VitalsNew York: 45-27-10 regular season, 4-2-0 in six games played in Round 1Tampa Bay: 46-31-5 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Season SeriesNew York took the three-game series 2-1, with Thomas Greiss getting both wins for the Isles.Playoff HistoryThe only time these teams met in the playoffs, Tampa Bay beat New York in five games in the first round in 2004....
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player on all four of the New York Islanders 1979-83 Stanley Cup-winning teams

16 players were on all four of the New York Islanders 1979-83 NHL Stanley Cup-winning teams. How many of them can you name? Clue: Number/Position
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Islanders win first playoff series since 1993

Captain John Tavares’ game-winning goal in double-overtime of Game 6 propelled the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers Sunday night that clinched their first playoff series victory since beating the Penguins in the 1993 Patrick Division(!) Finals. The end of ridiculously long droughts allows for one of our favorite parlor games at Rumors and Rants (or, for...
Via Rumors and Rants
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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