ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tavares, Capuano Happy to See ‘Hard Nosed’ Clutterbuck Re-Sign with Islanders

Cal Clutterbuck has brought a physical style of play to the Islanders, as well as added leadership in the locker room since he joined the team ahead of the 2013-14 season. Those are just some of the qualities that led to the Islanders giving Clutterbuck a five-year contract extension on Friday. It’s also why captain John Tavares is happy that the Islanders are retaining Clutterbuck’s...
Via Islanders Insight
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Season Starts Now

With points in six consecutive games, the New York Islanders have finally found some consistency. Thanks to quality goaltending, a four-game point streak from captain John Tavares and streaky goal-scoring of Anders Lee, the Isles have begun to turn their season around. But is this just a flash in the pan or is it that the real Islanders failed to show up for the first quarter of...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

Islanders keep Cal Clutterbuck on 5-year, $17.5M deal

Boy, Matt Martin must feel left out. Islanders right winger Cal Clutterbuck avoided what would have been an anxious trade deadline by signing a five-year, $17.5 million deal on Friday, carrying an annual salary-cap hit of $3.5 million, leaving Martin as the only member of the team’s vaunted fourth line that didn’t re-sign. The 29-year-old Clutterbuck...
Via New York Post
8 hours ago

Recap: Lee Scores Twice as Islanders Edge Blues

The New York Islanders faced another tough opponent in the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, but two goals by Anders Lee and some solid goaltending by Thomas Greiss led the Islanders to a 3-2 win at the Barclays Center. The game was evenly played throughout but the victory extended the Islanders’ points streak to six games (5-0-1) and got them over the .500 mark for the first time all...
Via The Hockey Writers
19 hours ago

Road success continues to elude Blues in 3-2 loss to Islanders

NEW YORK -- Anders Lee's second goal of the game with just over seven minutes remaining lifted the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.Lee's go-ahead score on a slap shot came after Casey Cizikas won a faceoff in the Blues zone and sent the puck back to Lee, who rifled it past Allen with 7:18 left. Lee, who started the season slowly, now...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lee scores 2 to lift Islanders to 3-2 win over Blues

NEW YORK (AP) Anders Lee's second goal of the game with just over seven minutes remaining lifted the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Lee's go-ahead score on a slap shot came after Casey Cizikas won a faceoff in the Blues zone and sent the puck back to Lee, who rifled it past Allen with 7:18 left. Lee, who started the season slowly...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blues miss morning skate due to traffic in Brooklyn

It’s safe to say the St. Louis Blues aren’t going to be big fans of the New York Islanders’ home in Brooklyn any time soon. Heading into a game against the Isles on Thursday night, the Blues missed their morning skate due to a “clogged commute” which prevented them from making it to the arena. #stlblues have canceled their morning skate all together because of the clogged...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Islanders Look to Continue Streak vs Blues

The New York Islanders look to continue their recent strong play when they host the St. Louis Blues at the Barclays Center Thursday night. It is the first meeting of the season between these two teams. The Islanders are 4-0-1 in their last five games and are now 10-10-5 on the season. Thomas Greiss will be between the pipes for the Islanders while St. Louis will start Jake Allen...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Keeping The Line Moving

The Islanders look to have their points streak extended tonight, when they take on the Blues in Brooklyn. The Islanders have points in five straight (4-0-1) Thomas Greiss gets the start in net. Anthony Beauvillier will be back in the lineup, and Johnny Boychuk is a game-time decision. Coach Jack Capuano said Ryan Strome may have been hit by the flu bug as well, so he may not be playing...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Islanders top New York Rangers, 4-2 in Brooklyn

New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano discusses the team's 4-2 win over the New York Rangers at Barclays Center on Tuesday, as the Isles won for the 4th time in their last 5 games.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ inability to get Tavares running mate will haunt them if he leaves

There is no questioning the talent of John Tavares. The Islanders captain has proven himself as one of the elite centers in the NHL. Then why is it that in his eight years in the league — isn’t that scary? — the Islanders brass, run by general manager Garth Snow since 2006, never has been...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Thomas Vanek says players aren’t interested in the Islanders since they moved to Brooklyn

Thomas Vanek spent a portion of the 2013-14 season with the New York Islanders, skating in 47 games while scoring 17 goals and 27 assists. Though his time with the Islanders was brief, he had some strong statements against the team’s move from Long Island to Brooklyn. Vanek claims that players were turned off by the team’s move, resulting in the Islanders losing some free agents...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders earn first road win of season

It took the New York Islanders 18 games and six road games to finally win their first game of the season away from the Barclays Center. The Islanders won just their sixth game of the season on Tuesday night, and their second win against the Anaheim Ducks. The final score was 3-2, but the shootout score was 5-4, as it took FOURTEEN rounds to decide the winner in this one. The game...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Mailbag: Going full Capuano, fluking Blue Jackets and ranking Thanksgiving sides

It’s Thanksgiving week, so what would a hockey mailbag be without rankings of Thanksgiving side dishes? What does Jack Capuano have to do get fired? And if NHL players were super heroes, who would they be? Let’s pour gravy on this thing and get started. 1. What does Jack Capuano have to do to get fired? How many games in a row does he have to lose for the Islanders to pull the...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders: what to do with the first line?

The New York Islanders head coach, Jack Capuano, is famous for changing up the lines constantly from game to game, and even within a game as well. The big time acquisition in the offseason, Andrew Ladd, has been invisible through his first seventeen games as an Islander, leading to him being the center piece in Capuano’s carousel of line changes early on in the season. John Tavares...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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