Islanders Summer Report Card: Travis Hamonic

Travis Hamonic Season: 71 GP – 5 G – 28 A – 33 Pts – 85 PIM – +15 – 213 hits Career: 323 GP – 18 G – 93 A – 111 Pts – 357 PIM – +19 – 653 hits Contract: 5 seasons remaining at a 3.85 million dollar cap hit | UFA 2014-15 Season Recap Playing with the most talented group of defenseman he has ever been exposed to, Travis Hamonic did not face as much pressure...
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9 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...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Jack Capuano

Jack Capuano, Head Coach 6th Season (hired November 15, 2010) 2014-15 season recap Expectations were high entering the 2014-15 campaign after Garth Snow revamped the New York Islanders roster; adding several players including Jaroslav Halak, Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk. Although Jack Capuano will never admit it, he suddenly found himself coaching as talented and deep NHL...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 6|12|15

In a recent Bleacher Report article, the Islanders were expected to be Stanley Cup contenders in the 2016-17 season. The article noted the young core that will be entering its prime in the coming seasons, and the learning experience through a successful regular season in the 2014-15 campaign. However, what was not talked much of in the article was the upcoming season. The playoffs...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 5/23/15

I guess the New York Islanders were just not ready for prime time this season. After an incredible jump in the standings to 101 points and a hard-fought seven game elimination at the hands of the Washington Capitals, general manager Garth Snow, who has done a terrific job staying the course and rebuilding the franchise that Mike Milbury absolutely tore down, was not named as one...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 5/22/15

The finalists for the NHL’s General Manager of the Year award are to be announced tonight before Game four of the Eastern Conference Finals and I’m going to go out on a limb and predict one of them to be a polarizing figure (for the New York Islanders fanbase, anyways). Love him or hate him, Garth Snow has made a tremendous impact on the Islanders for the 2014-15 campaign. Honestly...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: Looking Ahead At Cap Situation

General manager Garth Snow has done a marvelous job to this point managing the New York Islanders salary cap situation, signing many integral pieces to ‘cap-friendly’ long-term deals and locking up essential pieces to the future success of the franchise with the extensions given last season to Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy. But there is still work to do. Two main fixtures are...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Plenty of reasons for optimism

The bitterness of the season coming to an end is still fresh in everyone's minds, but that does not mean that there are not plenty of reasons for optimism. The Islanders will bring back a core group of young players and talent that is capable of competing for a Stanley Cup next season."I wouldn't have signed here if I didn't believe in this team and obviously, I do," Johnny Boychuk...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders score twice in third, beat Capitals to force Game 7

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and assist, and Nick Leddy had two assists in what could still be the franchise's final game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Cal Clutterbuck...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Time To Win Is Now

The New York Islanders just completed a 101 point regular season, their most successful stretch in 31 years, and are now facing the Washington Capitals with a legitimate chance to win their first playoff series in more than 20 years. Last night was an excellent start with a dominating 4-1 victory on the road to open the series. The team clearly didn’t finish as well as it started...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Leddy Leading The Way For Islanders

On October 4th, when Islanders general manger Garth Snow acquired defenseman Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk, he knew that these guys would not only bring stability to the blue line, but playoff experience to a young locker room. Now that the postseason is upon us, the Islanders locker room, filled with players who have limited playoff experience, will rely heavily on these two...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps Fan Has Words With Isles Fan. 3,000 Words.

Caps correspondent Brad Parker (@StoptheHats) returns to preview the Caps-Isles series. He’s joined by his longtime hockey teammate and friend LJ, who is a diehard Islanders fan (apparently those still exist). Brad asked the questions, LJ gave the answers. We thank them both. 1. The Islanders led the Metro division for most of the season. Why? Main reason has to be the offense...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Still Searching For Answers

Tonight’s Recap Another home game, another loss as the New York Islanders continue to search for answers to their late season swoon. In a game they never really were in from the outset, the Isles dropped a 3-2 decision to the Anaheim Ducks, who clinched a playoff spot in the process. The first period saw the Islanders come out with an opening twenty minutes that can only be described...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|26|15

The New York Islanders made an interesting move yesterday, adding some goaltending depth to the organization with the signing of C.J. Motte, a Ferris State standout and collegiate free agent. Motte, 23, is the school’s all-time wins leader (66 wins) after spending the last four years with Ferris. A two-time Richter Award and 2013-14 Hobey Baker Award finalist, Motte posted a ...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

FBI investigating social media threats against Islanders' Leddy

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The FBI is investigating social media threats made against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy. FBI spokesman J. Peter Donald confirmed the investigation in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press. Islanders' spokesman Kimber Auerbach says Leddy and his family are safe and the National Hockey League has been alerted to the situation. Newsday reported that...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

FBI investigating threats against New York Islanders' Leddy

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) The FBI is investigating social media threats made against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy. FBI spokesman J. Peter Donald confirmed the investigation in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press. Islanders' spokesman Kimber Auerbach says Leddy and his family are safe and the National Hockey League has been alerted to the situation. Newsday reported...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Boomer Esiason's daughter Sydney, Islanders D Nick Leddy threatened on Twitter

Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy and's Sydney Esiason, Boomer's daughter (Matt Martin's girlfriend) -- are the latest folks who have received threats via the cesspool that is Twitter. Justin Terranova reports:Leddy has been getting threatening messages for months from the now-suspended @NoorsSlut account, according to TSN. But it reached a new level Tuesday when the user posted...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: The Last Stand Edition – 03|24|15

The final Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum home stand is now upon you. These next four games are the last of its kind for the Uniondale arena, home to four Stanley Cup championships and countless memories that only four decades of hockey can engender. It’s safe to say that what matters most for this team is a playoff berth rather than concerning itself with a rival’s placement...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 3/20/15

The New York Islanders could be getting a few reinforcements for an upcoming tough stretch, as Nick Leddy, Jaroslav Halak, Mikhail Grabovski and Lubomir Visnovsky are all expected to return to the ice shortly. There’s a possibility that Leddy and Halak could both return to the team tomorrow night in New Jersey, which would be huge for an Islanders team that has struggled without...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Fans Need To Take A Chill Pill

The New York Islanders have lost three games in a row. You know what that makes me say? SO WHAT? Sure, there are definitely concerns, The scoring has pretty much come to a complete halt. They have scored one goal or less in each of their last three games, all losses. This is the first time it’s happened since November 4-10, 2010. (Thanks to Eric Hornick for the stat). Not coincidentally...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders, defenseman Boychuk agree to 7-year extension

NEW YORK -- Johnny Boychuk and the New York Islanders have agreed on a long-term contract extension that assures that two of the club's top defensemen will stick together well after the team locates to Brooklyn next season. Boychuk received a seven-year deal Thursday, as Nick Leddy did late last month. Boychuk's contract is worth $42 million, slightly higher than Leddy's deal for...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|12|15

With the news that New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy will miss the next two weeks with an upper-body injury, you know what I’d like to see? I would love to see the Islanders give either Griffin Reinhart or Ryan Pulock a call to the NHL. It’s not really urgent. The Islanders only play four games over their next 12 days, so Leddy isn’t going to miss all that much hockey...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Where do the Islanders Stand at Crunch Time?

Courtesy of Getty Images. With one month to go before the Stanley Cup playoffs roll around, some of us here at Islanders Insight started asking ourselves some rather important questions about the state of the New York Islanders. In short, we feel as if the follow two individual vantage points found below may come to represent many thoughts and/or concerns filtering into the many...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders welcome the return of Kyle Okposo

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports With John Tavares making his case for MVP and a slim lead in the race for the Metropolitan Division title, the New York Islanders were already sitting pretty. Getting back their best winger could make them feel even better. That’s right, after missing right around a month and a half due to a horrifying-sounding detached retina that required surgery...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|6|15

Last night’s game was not the best game they have played, but the Islanders managed to gain two points in Nashville, handing the Predators only their sixth regulation loss at home this season. John Tavares earned his 66th and 67th point last night, putting him in a three-way tie for the league lead in scoring with Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin. Tavares was dominant all night...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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