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NY Islanders Most Expensive Game For 2015-16 Season Is Home Opener At Barclays Center

The New York Islanders enter the 2015-16 NHL season with high expectations. Last year, the Islanders finished with an overall record of 47-28-7, even in a tough Metropolitan Division, and were led by standout John Tavares, who had his most productive season of his career. Tavares, also the club’s captain, found the net 38 times and contributed 48 assists, helping propel the Islanders...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Kyle Okposo

Kyle Okposo Season: 60 GP – 18 G – 33 A – 51 PTS – 12 PIM – -8 Career: 450 GP – 117 G – 188 A – 305 PTS – 259 PIM Contract: 2.8mm cap hit through 2015-16 – UFA 2014-2015 Season Recap: When I saw that I was assigned to analyze Kyle Okposo’s season, I immediately began to wonder how I was going to attack it. I’d have to bring up the injury and then ask...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Josh Bailey

Josh Bailey Season: 70 GP – 15 G – 26 A – 41 PTS – 12 PIM – +3 Career: 476 GP – 81 G – 137 A – 218 PTS – 147 PIM Contract: 3.3mm cap hit through 2017-18 – UFA 2014-15 Season Recap It is no secret that Josh Bailey is not on the list of Islander “fan favorites,” but it is also no secret that he is better than he is given credit for. Bailey is a player...
Via Islanders Insight
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: The 3 On 3 Edition: 6|25|15

A change to the NHL’s overtime format was approved on Wednesday. The change will see the league go to a 3 on 3 format, for a five minute period in games that are tied after regulation. If the game remains tied after the overtime period, the winner will continue to be determined by a shootout. The purpose of the change is to open up the ice and create more scoring chances so that...
Via Islanders Insight
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Changes Abound As Islanders Announce Home Opener

The New York Islanders today announced that they will open the 2015-16 season at their new home, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on Friday, October 9 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Typically Saturday was the day of choice when the team hosted opponents at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum but times are changing. With the venue switch comes a new day, a new opponent and more importantly...
Via Islanders Insight
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: A Hart For Tavares Edition: 6|24|2015

The National Hockey League will announce the winner of the Hart Trophy, the award given to the NHL player judged to be the “most valuable to his team” during the regular season, tonight in Las Vegas. As always, members of the Hockey Writer’s Association have three outstanding players to choose from; forward John Tavares from the New York Islanders, Alex Ovechkin from the...
Via Islanders Insight
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: The Okposo Conundrum Edition: 6|22|2015

By now you know the basics, get something in return for him at present or spend big for him in a year in order to keep him. Those who support moving him now like the possibility of a high draft pick in return. Garth Snow would avoid giving in the neighborhood of 7 million a year to a 27 year old player coming off an eye injury (detached retina) that could prove to be problematic...
Via Islanders Insight
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 6/19/15

I miss hockey. Anyways, the 10 things I think I think heading into the weekend… 1) Seeing the current asking prices in this trade market, I’m thinking the Islanders have a relatively quiet summer. I’m not going to say they’re going to do nothing, but I’m not convinced they make any huge splashes, as they did last October. I guess we shall see. I’m probably wrong. 2) Phil...
Via Islanders Insight
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 6|18|15

Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers are expected to part ways this summer. Naturally, the news made me wonder whether or not St. Louis would be a perfect fit for the New York Islanders during the 2015-16 season. I know. St. Louis underachieved in a Rangers uniform. The price the Rangers paid to acquire him wasn’t worth the results (not a Stanley Cup), but that isn’t...
Via Islanders Insight
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 6/12/15

I feel you pain, Coyotes faithful. I truly do. The fear of losing your hockey team isn’t pleasant. When the New York Islanders were rumored to be moving out of town, it truly felt like every childhood memory and every second of investment in a team I truly love could be swept away at any given moment. The worst part was that I, along with many others, were truly helpless in the...
Via Islanders Insight
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 6/6/2015

The Stanley Cup final resumes tonight at 7:15 ET as the Chicago Blackhawks try to take a stranglehold on the series by winning two on the road in Tampa, Florida when they take on the Lightning. Game one was a low scoring but exciting affair that saw Chicago leave it for late, scoring two goals in the final six minutes to show their experience and championship pedigree. That’s not...
Via Islanders Insight
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 6/5/15

The NHL-equivalent to a unicorn could finally be making his way to New York, as reports that Kirill Petrov, the New York Islanders’ third-round pick in 2008, is close to signing a deal to play in North America have run rampant this past week. For those who aren’t familiar with Petrov, flat-out never knew he existed, or never thought the day would come, Petrov was a top-five talent...
Via Islanders Insight
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 6|5|15

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals will be played tomorrow, so for today, there really is not much hockey news to discuss. The excitement will only continue to build for tomorrow’s game 2, which if it is anything like the game that preceded it, should be another outstanding tilt. Although low scoring, Game 1 was a thrilling contest, with the game ultimately being decided in the final...
Via Islanders Insight
29 days ago  |  Discuss

CCM Hockey now sponsors Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid wasted no time obtaining a major sponsorship deal. CCM Hockey has brought McDavid into the fold, joining a lengthy list of NHL stars which includes Carey Price, John Tavares and several others. Here’s how CCM Hockey made the announcement: It's official. @CMcDavid97 is #MadeOfHockey and has joined the CCM Hockey family. https://t.co/dL8IM95Z55 — CCM Hockey (@CCMHockey...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

CCM Hockey now sponsors Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid wasted no time obtaining a major sponsorship deal. CCM Hockey has brought McDavid into the fold, joining a lengthy list of NHL stars which includes Carey Price, John Tavares and several others. Here’s how CCM Hockey made the announcement: It's official. @CMcDavid97 is #MadeOfHockey and has joined the CCM Hockey family. https://t.co/dL8IM95Z55 — CCM Hockey (@CCMHockey...
Via Bloguin Best
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Nassau Coliseum’s Greatest Moment: 27 to 23

Some moments win games, some moments win championships, but very few professional sports organizations have produced a moment that sports historians can qualify as a moment that influenced an entire culture. The New York Islanders have. It doesn’t matter how long ago it was or what exactly a crosstown rival is doing in the playoffs right now if you want to appreciate its significance...
Via Islanders Insight
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5|6|15- Goodbye, Old Friend

The ice at the Nassau Coliseum was removed yesterday, obviously marking the final ice removal of the Long Island staple. This really hit home for many, as those who still had not felt the impact of Game 7 came to see a Coliseum with, save the banners in the rafters, no resemblance to the hockey team that played there for 43 seasons. Although the arena will be hosting concerts throughout...
Via Islanders Insight
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5|1|15

In not so surprising news, John Tavares was nominated as a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy, as the league’s most valuable player. The 24-year-old was second in the league in points with 86, and set a career high in goals with 38. Despite getting off to a slow start for his standards, Tavares found his scoring touch as the season went on, and as the trophy he is contending...
Via Islanders Insight
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders End Season Meetings: Day Three Audio

It’s day three of the New York Islanders end of season meetings and the last group of players are meeting with the coaching staff and front office before cleaning out their lockers for the final time at Nassau Coliseum. The players are still disappointed with the result in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs but do not want it to overshadow the success of the season. There...
Via Islanders Insight
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 4|30|15

For the second time in three seasons, New York Islanders captain John Tavares has been named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy, annually awarded to the “player judged most valuable to his team” in the National Hockey League, and it’s pretty remarkable when you think about it. Before the 2014-15 season began, many were uncertain on whether or not Tavares would be able...
Via Islanders Insight
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin, John Tavares, Carey Price Finalists for NHL’s Hart Trophy

NEW YORK — Washington forward Alex Ovechkin, Montreal goalie Carey Price and New York Islanders forward John Tavares are the finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season with the top three designated finalists. The...
Via NESN.com
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Tavares Named Hart Trophy Finalist

New York Islanders captain John Tavares has been named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy for the second time in three seasons. The award is given to the player ‘who is judged to have been the most valuable to his team’ during the 2014-15 season. He will be going up against some stiff competition for sure as Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, who led the NHL in wins...
Via Islanders Insight
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight: 4|28|15- Thank You

The Islanders were eliminated from the 2014-15 postseason last night, losing 2-1 in the decisive Game 7 to the Washington Capitals. The loss ends the Isles’ (mainly) fairy-tale season, and more importantly, the reign of the Nassau Coliseum. New York will now be playing their games in Brooklyn, sharing the Barclays Center with the Brooklyn Nets. This short blurb could be an angry...
Via Islanders Insight
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Finish Year of Almosts With Game 7 Loss

This one hurt more than most. The Islanders surprised everyone with a 101 point regular season and looked unstoppable in the first half of the year. But injuries caught up with them and they stumbled down the stretch. What was looking like a first place finish turned into a third place finish and another year of almost. The Isles almost had home ice. They almost made it to Round...
Via Islanders Insight
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders force Game 7

Heading into Game 6 at the Nassau Coliseum, the New York Islanders faced elimination from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs trailing the series 3-2 against the Washington Capitals. After a bad 5-1 loss in Game 5, the Islanders were able to pull it back together and play a great game in front of an energetic crowd at what could potentially be the last game played at the...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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