ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: When Goalies Steal More Than A Game

On August 15, a goalkeeper in Manitoba earned his way onto the #1 position on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s depth chart. At approximately 3:30 am, two suspects broke into a beer store and grabbed some cases of suds. The first man was wearing mitts/gloves, a large coat, ball cap and had his face covered. The second suspect that followed was dressed as a goalie. However, he...
Via Islanders Insight
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Get a Director of Player Personnel

The New York Islanders announced the hiring of a new Director of Player Personnel. He’s got a famous last name and brings a wealth of experience. Chris Lamoriello was hired by the New York Islanders on Friday as their Director of Player Personnel. Lamoriello is as you’ve guessed it related to Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello.Chris Lamoriello, Lou’s son, spent most of...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Forecasting Brock Nelson’s Production in 2016-17

Brock Nelson’s career with the New York Islanders can be summed up in two songs by the epic rock band Foreigner — “Hot-Blooded” and “Cold as Ice.” At times appearing ready to become the 30-goal scorer the team envisioned he’d be when they drafted him in the first round of the 2010 entry draft, Nelson has sometimes mystified with a rocket shot and remarkable release...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Mind the Gap

ESPN, and later Islanders Point Blank, tackled the burning question of the free agents brought in by Garth Snow, which include Andrew Ladd, Jason Chimera, and P.A. Parenteau – will these new players fill the offensive gap left by Kyle Okposo, (not so much) Matt Martin, and Frans Nielsen? The average age of the three players is 33 (new Islanders) vs 29 (ex-Islanders). However, as...
Via Islanders Insight
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Kasparaitis Talks About His Career, Tavares Continues to Lead

As many of you may know, Darius Kasparaitis was one of my favorite players growing up. I love reading articles about him, but recently, he began writing about his career in a two-part series on the Hockey Writers. Reading his own words describing his time with the Islanders has been a real treat. John Tavares, our fearless leader, continues to fire back at the media in regards to...
Via Islanders Insight
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign goaltender Gibson to 1-year, 2-way deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders have signed goaltender Christopher Gibson to a one-year, two-way contract. The Islanders announced the signing of the 23-year-old on Monday. Terms weren't immediately available. Gibson made his NHL debut with the Islanders last season, appearing in four games. His first NHL win came on April 5 at Washington, clinching the Islanders' Stanley...
Via Associated Press
12 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

Why the New York Islanders Succeeded in Free Agency

There is no doubt the New York Islanders have been heading in the right direction over the last couple seasons. Last season they finally ended the almost unbelievable streak of 23 seasons without a postseason series win. (Against the the Florida Panthers, who also haven’t won a playoff series in 19 seasons). The Isles have a chance to be very relevant for many years to come led...
Via isportsweb.com
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Agent indicates Kyle Okposo likely to hit free agency

It sounds like Kyle Okposo won’t be with the New York Islanders in 2016-17.  According to ESPN, Okposo’s agent, Pat Brisson, believes that the forward is likely headed for free agency as talks with the Islanders haven’t resulted in a new deal. Via Pierre LeBrun: His agent, Pat Brisson, did recently chat with Isles GM Garth Snow, but it doesn’t sound like anything developed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Casey Cizikas to absurd five-year deal

Garth Snow has never met a player he didn’t want to sign to a long-term deal. Kidding aside, the New York Islanders general manager inked forward Casey Cizikas to a five-year deal, worth $16.75 million, reports Arthur Staple of Newsday Sports. The contract averages out to $3.35 million per season and will keep the 25-year-old under contract until the 2020-21 season. It’s an...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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