Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|27|15 – The Ice Girls Edition

As Islanders Point Blank reported a short while ago, the Ice Girls may not make the trip to Brooklyn for the 2015-16 season, or any other season at that matter. According to a source close to the organization, a co-ed team will come out to clean ice shavings during TV timeouts. The concept of Ice Girls has been ridiculed recently, as many find the concept to be offensive. Despite...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Over/Under: Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy

First line: Tavares, Okposo, LeeLine two: Strome, Nelson, BaileyThird line: Nielsen, Grabovski, KuleminThe final group: Martin, Cizikas, Clutterbuck, Grabner Continuing August’s over/under series, we take a look at the first pairing of defenseman, Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy. That tandem is a near certain combination come October, and after a great first season on Long Island...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: The Leddy Edition 8/18/15

A year ago, your average hockey fan may not have even known Nick Leddy played in the NHL. He was a young defenseman coming off a season where he was buried on a championship caliber Chicago Blackhawks roster, struggling to get the playing time (16:22 ATOI/PG) and recognition he deserved. A lot can change in a year. The Hockey Writers published Part One of their “Top-Ten Defensemen...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: Where Do the Islanders Rank?

View image | Analysis The Islanders started out so hot in the fall and winter, that their fade in March and April was a bit surprising. After adding Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuck last summer/fall, the team has not done anything this summer (unless you are interested in their backup goalies). They have a great group of forwards that averaged 3 goals a game last...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Handing Over the Keys (7/31/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Handing Over the Keys The Islanders lease with the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum officially ends today. A bitter, drawn out divorce that has led the team to new pastures in Brooklyn. However, a tradition was born during the last season at the Coliseum, which will continue in Brooklyn, at least in EA Sports NHL 16. Islanders Links: Insight...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Nick Leddy

Nick Leddy Season: 78 GP – 10 G – 27 A – 37 PTS — 14 PIM — +18 Career: 336 GP – 30 G – 100 A – 130 PTS — 48 PIM — +28 Contract: 5.500M cap hit through 2019-20. 2014-15 Season Recap There are many different opinions on who made the most difference to the New York Islanders return to true relevance during the 2014-15 season. And all the candidates are worthy...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15 The dust has settled and we now have a pretty good idea of what the Islanders roster will look like heading into training camp. The Islanders have not made a ‘big move’ this offseason trusting that some of their young players will take the next step in their careers however there is still some work to be done on the backend in my estimation...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Stars may have interest in Oduya

The Dallas Stars may have interest in a pretty successful defensemen who remains unsigned this offseason.Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman offered some insight on what could possibly be the Stars' plans in his latest "30 Thoughts" article." So, how long is Johnny Oduya willing to wait? The consensus is he wants to return to Chicago and the feeling is mutual. But is there a time limit...
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July 10, 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 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: 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|13|15

The Islanders lost to the New York Rangers in their last  regular season Coliseum game against their crosstown rival by a score of 2-1. The game was there for the taking for quite a while, and it was the Rangers who ultimately capitalized in the third period to win the game. The Isles had plenty of chances throughout the game, especially on the power play. The team certainly missed...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

What Signing Boychuk Can Hold For The Islanders’ Future

On February 24th, Nick Leddy signed a contract extension with the New York Islanders through 2022. With this signing, Garth Snow has solidified a role for Leddy as a top defenseman on the New York Islanders. Once Snow got the pen to paper, the question quickly became when are the Islanders going to sign his defensive partner, Johnny Boychuk? When asked in an interview with Stan Fischler...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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