Islanders Announce 23-Man Roster

The New York Islanders today announced their 23-man roster that will begin the 2015-16 season Friday night at Barclays Center against the Chicago Blackhawks. Captain John Tavares will spearhead what should be an intimidating offensive attack, supported by Kyle Okposo, Ryan Strome, Anders Lee and others and the defense, led by Johnny Boychuk, Travis Hamonic and Nick Leddy will look...
Via Islanders Insight
12 minutes ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders season preview: Team brings lofty goals to Barclays Center

Plus: Captain John Tavares opens a new era for the Islanders as they'll move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and leave the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in their rear-view mirror. Tavares recorded 86 points (38 goals, 48 assists) despite having numerous linemates last season, but the two-time Hart Trophy finalist should excel with the return of a healthy Kyle Okposo and upstart...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Capsule

NEW YORK ISLANDERS LAST SEASON: 47-28-7, 101 points. Third in Metropolitan Division. Lost to Washington Capitals in Eastern Conference quarterfinals. COACH: Jack Capuano (sixth season, sixth NHL season). ADDED: RW Steve Bernier, D Marek Zidlicky, G Thomas Greiss. LOST: F Michael Grabner, G Kevin Poulin, D Lubomir Visnovsky. PLAYER TO WATCH: John Tavares. Entering his seventh year...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders looking to keep improving after move to Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) After taking a big step forward with their best regular season in 31 years, the New York Islanders hope to keep up their improved play as they move into a new home. New York finished last season with 47 wins, its highest total since the 1983-84 club won 50 en route to its last Stanley Cup finals appearance. The Islanders appeared poised for a deep playoff run until...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: The Metro’s Top 5 Edition: 10/4/15

There are Denis Potvin days left until opening night at the Barclays Center when the New York Islanders faceoff against the Chicago Blackhawks at 7:30 on Friday night. Shane, Andy and Rich weighed in with their predictions for the top spots in the Metropolitan Division on our podcast last Wednesday. Today we’ll be looking at mine and feel free to check in with your thoughts in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Barclays Center Announces Islanders Bobblehead Giveaways

Barclays Center this evening announced two giveaway nights – with more on the way – for the New York Islanders inaugural season at the Brooklyn, New York facility. After word today from CEO Brett Yormark that he heard the fans voices on social media and is going with the original Islanders goal horn, which has already been delivered to the facility back on September 2, fans will...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Hockey Team Preview: New York Islanders

Hockey season is almost here! This is the latest in a series of team preview we have been doing this off season. You can check out all the other team preview on our fantasy hockey page. Year in Review  Record: 47-28-7 (101 points) Goals per game: 2.99 (4th) Goals against per game: 2.73 (23rd) Power play: 18.7% (16th) Penalty kill: 78.0% (26th) Shots per game: 33.8 (2nd) Shots against...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Barclays Bits And Bites: A Night In Brooklyn

Last night, the New York Islanders defeated the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in their second pre-season game in a new era of Brooklyn hockey. Brock Nelson (shorthanded) and Travis Hamonic, off a delicious dish from captain John Tavares, scored the New York goals while Kevin Poulin would only allow a Lee Stempniak marker in his two periods of play. The Good Travis Hamonic played a game...
Via Islanders Insight
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders’ 2015-16 Wish List

“There’s no patience. We’ve got to win.” – Garth Snow, July 2015 A perennial Art Ross Trophy and Hart Trophy candidate. A cadre of blossoming youth with more on the way. New ownership with added capital. A modern, state-of-the-art facility in Brooklyn. A knowledgeable, fickle but loyal fan base that cherishes history. And a renaissance 2014-15 swan song season at Nassau...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Islanders bedevil the Devils Edition: 9/24/15

The Islanders continued their perfect preseason at the Barclays Center with a 2-1 win over the Devils last night. Brock Nelson scored a short-handed goal in his first preseason game while Travis Hamonic scored the game-winner. “I think we’re a hard-working group, we don’t take things for granted,” John Tavares said. Nelson took advantage of goalie Cory Schneider’s mistake...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders See Familiar Foe For Second Pre-Season Tilt

Who’s more ready for this evening’s pre-season game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn? The Devils or the Islanders? New Jersey makes their third trip to the boro as the teams continue to prepare and ready themselves for official puck drop on the 2015-16 season, now just over two short weeks away. The Devils might know the area and building just as well, if not better, than the Islanders...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: The New Locker Room Edition: 9/23/15

By now you’re well aware the Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in their first preseason game at the Barclays Center on Monday night. But have you heard about that new locker room? The team is ecstatic about their new facility. Cory Wright, on the Islanders’ website, gave an overview of the team’s first reactions to their new state of the art facility on Monday...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 2 Preview: Flyers, Rangers square off in preseason duel

The Philadelphia Flyers will have a full compliment of players as they kick off their preseason home schedule against the New York Rangers tonight.  This is the first of two preseason meetings between the Metropolitan Division rivals. Game time is 7:00. The Flyers picked up a split squad split with the New York Islanders last night. In a game played in Allentown, the Flyers...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tavares, Isles to be regulars on Long Island Rail Road

Captain John Tavares admitted that the New York Islanders feel at home on the rails.That's right, Tavares and his team eschewed conventional travel for a home game on Monday and hopped on the Long Island Rail Road to Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the Islanders' preseason tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers."We definitely all feel like Long Islanders now for sure," Tavares told...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders, Flyers split NHL preseason openers

John Tavares and Anders Lee each had a goal and an assist to help a New York Islanders split squad win its first preseason game in Brooklyn, 3-2 over a Philadelphia Flyers split squad Monday night. Kirill Petrov also scored for New York, which will be playing its inaugural season at the Barclay's Center after 43 years on Long Island. Jaroslav Halak made 12 saves in two periods before...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders “A” Squad Take First Game at Barclays

TONIGHT’S RECAP The New York Islanders began their inaugural season at the Barclays with a heavy-handed first period, outshooting the Philadelphia Flyers 14-6, scoring their first notch of the preseason on only their second power play of the game. At 19:04, John Tavares would find a loose puck in front of Flyers netminder Jason LaBarbera and finish off a concerted effort with...
Via Islanders Insight
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Ho-Sang sent back to OHL after being late to Islanders training camp

    How’s this for a harsh punishment? The New York Islanders sent prospect Josh Ho-Sang back to the OHL after he was late to the first day of the team’s training camp, Newsday’s Arthur Staple reports. Making matters more confounding is that Staple says Ho-Sang’s behavior had been “exemplary” up to this point: Couple #Isles folks said Ho-Sang's behavior had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tavares models Islanders' black-and-white third jersey

The New York Islanders will indeed feature a black-and-white third jersey this season.The Islanders' official Twitter account confirmed the change in color scheme by having captain John Tavares pose in his new duds. The jersey eschews the map of Long Island on the chest and replaces the geography with "NY", with the latter letter resembling a hockey stick.Speculation of the shift...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Release New Third Jersey

The New York Islanders today released their new third jersey, commemorating their inaugural season in Brooklyn as well as paying homage to late head coach Al Arbour. Captain John Tavares modeled the jerseys, which get a good, long look in the image gallery below. The post Islanders Release New Third Jersey appeared first on Islanders Insight.
Via Islanders Insight
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders: Fans Hold One Key To Transition

These are the times of change. Change is happening all around us in the world, whether it be on the political, financial, employment or sports landscapes. Why would things be any different when talking about the New York Islanders and the upcoming 2015-16 season? As the team readies its move to Barclays Center in Brooklyn while awaiting final approval on its purchase of Twin Rinks...
Via Islanders Insight
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: The Dreamer Edition 9/12/2015

I’m a dreamer. Always have been. It’s good and healthy for the mind to have that kind of outlook for it forces you to reach for the stars and not settle for the moon. It has allowed me to have a wonderful family with my wife and two children, enjoy 12 1/2 years with the best dog that, possibly, ever lived (miss you Jake) and also become a credentialed media member covering the...
Via Islanders Insight
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders / NHL Predictions Sure To Go Wrong

As we draw ever so close to the return of hockey for the 2015-16 season, with teams engaging in informal workouts, fantasy sites starting up in earnest and rookie camps being announced, what a perfect time to warn you all about my prediction prowess. Bet the opposite. I like going to Atlantic City with my wife but not for the reasons you might suspect. See, I don’t go with any...
Via Islanders Insight
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 9/8/2015

Islanders training camp is just around the corner as the season quickly approaches. Brock Nelson is still unsigned but one would have to assume that would get taken care of before training camp begins due to Nelson’s lack of leverage. The Islanders will have to start thinking about which of their centers will be best playing on the wing due to their surplus at the position. I would...
Via Islanders Insight
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro lacrosse scoring leader Tavares retiring after 24 years

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Professional lacrosse's all-time leading scorer John Tavares is retiring after 24 years and moving on to coaching. Tavares announced his decision on Wednesday during a news conference at First Niagara Center. In ending his 24-season career in the National Lacrosse League with the Buffalo Bandits, he will now join the team's coaching staff as the offensive coach...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders: Rising back to Prominence

For many seasons, the New York Islanders have been a nearly irrelevant team, finishing near the bottom of the Eastern conference year after year. Being a Long Islanders, I can attest to the fact that the frustration of the Islanders’ fan base has been almost tangible at times. Their frustration has only been exacerbated by the fact that rival teams, such as the New York Rangers...
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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