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ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Lubomir Visnovsky may start the year in Europe

Lubomir Visnovsky is currently lacking an NHL contract and is reportedly considering a move to Europe for the start of the 2015-16 season. The 38-year-old defenseman is coming off a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the New York Islanders, but the team has made it known they’re looking toward younger defenseman moving forward. That leaves Visnovsky on the outside and he may...
Via Bloguin Best
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Islanders On NBCSN Five Times For 2015-16

When NBCSN releasing their 2015-16 broadcast schedule for the upcoming season is news that gets fans really talking and interacting on social media, you know that things are extremely quiet in terms of hockey journalism. It’s too early for season predictions. Too early to pick a speculative Stanley Cup champion. Too early to make fantasy picks. Too early to project lines or starting...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Groggy Monday Edition (7/27/15)

All is quiet on the western front. Ok, so it’s just quiet in the NHL. It’s the middle of summer for Pete’s sake! It’s also Monday. So grab your favorite cup of coffee and let’s look at what’s going on in the hockey world. Islanders Links: Islanders Point Blank wonders who the odd man out is if Petrov makes the roster Around the NHL: Derek Stepman and the Rangers are...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Lazy Sunday Edition 7/26/15

Nothing in the news yesterday regarding the New York Islanders so we will just move right along to the links. Expect things to remain quiet as we head into the hockey news wasteland that is known as August. The only good thing about this upcoming month from a hockey fans perspective is that we are six weeks closer to the resumption of training camp. Islanders Links The New York...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders made a wise investment resigning Anders Lee

The New York Islanders re-signed forward Anders Lee back in June to a 4-year, $3.75 million per year contract. Lee was a rookie at the age of 24 this past season, and put up impressive numbers. For example, he racked up 25 goals and had 41 overall points in 76 games, which resulted in him being ranked fourth among rookies in scoring for the 2014-15 season. While many fans found his...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Bailey reels in success on, off ice

New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey enjoyed a career year on the ice and continued his good fortune by getting married earlier this month.Now with respect to his wife Megan, the 25-year-old Bailey has long been in love with fishing due to his days at his family's cottage in Bowmanville, Ontario. Although Bailey celebrated reeling in a barracuda and a four-pound bass while on...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders have a bright future in Brooklyn

With the upcoming 2015-16 NHL season comes a significant change for the New York Islanders’ franchise. The Islanders have known one home since their establishment in 1972, and that was the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, based in Uniondale, New York. While the Islanders have not seen success as of late, they have a storied past which includes arguably one of the most dominant...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang looks to take brash personality to the big stage

There is something a little different about Joshua Ho-Sang, and it's not just his varied ethnicity (Ho-Sang is parts Jamaican, German, Russian, Chilean, Spanish, Chinese and Greek). The 19-year-old has a unique brand of confidence, one which, at times, earned him a negative reputation in the past. This year, Ho-Sang is looking to turn that confidence into an NHL opportunity. After...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Take Andong Song, First Chinese Player Drafted into NHL

The New York Islanders made history on Saturday, drafting defenseman Andong (Misha) Song, the first ever Chinese player to ever get picked, in the sixth round of the NHL Draft. Very little is known about Song, who was born in Beijing, China. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Song moved to Oakville, Ontario at the age of 10. A member of China’s U18 World Junior team, Song...
Via The Hockey House
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Islanders are finally done paying Alexei Yashin

The story has become infamous. The New York Islanders acquired star forward Alexei Yashin in 2001 at an amazingly high cost, trading future Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara, the 2011 second overall pick (which turned out to be Jason Spezza) and Bill Muckalt for the Russian forward. If dealing those youngsters wasn’t enough, New York general manager Mike Milbury inked Yashin to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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