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Islanders Over/Under: Calvin de Haan, Travis Hamonic

First line: Tavares, Okposo, LeeSecond Line: Strome, Nelson, BaileyThird Line: Nielsen Grabovski, KuleminFourth Line: Martin, Cizikas, Clutterbuck/Grabner Defensive Pair One: Boychuk, Leddy Moving forward with the Over/Under series, we will be taking a look at the presumed second pairing of defenseman, Calvin de Haan and Travis Hamonic. The two played together for a solid portion...
Via Islanders Insight
7 hours 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
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Al Arbour Tribute Day 3: 9|2|15

Our week long “Top Shelf” tribute for Al Arbour moves in to its third day here at Islanders Insight. Today we finally get a chance to look at a team that brought home a Stanley Cup, the 1981-82 New York Islanders. It’s been well documented that four consecutive Stanley Cups and nineteen consecutive playoff series victories are a huge part of Arbour’s legacy. Only two of the...
Via Islanders Insight
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ice ready at Islanders' new home

The New York Islanders took one step closer to making the Barclays Center their new home.On Tuesday, the team's website released a time-lapse video showing the ice being placed in their new Brooklyn home. The Islanders will play three preseason games at Barclays Center before opening the 2015-16 campaign against the defending Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 9.New...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders to replace Ice Girls squad with co-ed crew after move to Brooklyn: Report

In a move that reeks more of political correctness than equal opportunity, the New York Islanders said they are thawing out their Ice Girls squad and replacing them with a co-ed ice cleaning crew. The NHL hockey team is dropping the sexy, cheerleader-like team when it moves from Nassau Coliseum to Barclays Center in Brooklyn this fall, according to Sports Illustrated. ...
Via The Other Paper
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FAIL: New York Islanders announce that the team's "Ice Girls" crew is no more

The New York Islanders announced that the team's "Ice Girls" crew is no more. Barry Baum, chief communications officer for Barclays Center, told Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated that the Islanders are instead going to use a co-ed ice crew which will be in charge of “helping create the best ice possible as mandated by the NHL.”“We decided to go in a different direction,”...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The New York Islanders are getting rid of their Ice Girls

The New York Islanders have discontinued their Ice Girls. With the Islanders moving to the Barclay’s Center for the 2015-16 season, the club decided it was time to stop the Ice Girls who were scantily dressed women in charge of shoveling the ice. Ice Girls have received their fair share of criticism for promoting sexism. The Islanders have had a crew since 2001.   Barry Baum...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders are getting rid of their Ice Girls

The New York Islanders have discontinued their Ice Girls. With the Islanders moving to the Barclay’s Center for the 2015-16 season, the club decided it was time to stop the Ice Girls who were scantily dressed women in charge of shoveling the ice. Ice Girls have received their fair share of criticism for promoting sexism. The Islanders have had a crew since 2001.   Barry...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Al Arbour Tribute Day 2: 9|1|15

We continue our week long tribute to Al Arbour here at Islanders Insight in our Top Shelf segment. Each day we are looking at a special strategy or quote from Al that played a significant role in leading one of his Islanders’ teams to victory. Today’s team is the 1992-93 New York Islanders. Brent Sutter played in his final eight Islanders’ games during the 1991-’92 campaign...
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1 day ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Martin focuses on fun at hockey camp

New York Islanders forward Matt Martin routinely goes the extra mile to make sure his opponents are aware that he's on the ice.The same holds true at the Matt Martin Hockey Academy, where the 26-year-old Ontario native keeps active during a week-long camp at Twins Rinks at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, N.Y. Much like his play on the ice, Martin exhibits high energy and a youthful...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Cover All Bases With Twin Rinks Acquisition

In a story published today on Newsday.com, New York Islanders outgoing owner Charles Wang purchased the bankrupt facility at Eisenhower Park, Twin Rinks, for 8 million dollars in upfront cash. This includes a 30 year licensing agreement with the county. But what does it mean for the team and its deal with Cantiague Park that was negotiated earlier in the summer? Sources told Paul...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Al Arbour Tribute Day 1: 8|31|15

For the next five days we will be honoring Al Arbour with each edition of our “Top Shelf” segment here at Islanders Insight. By now, you are well aware that the Islanders’ legendary coach passed away on Friday at age 82 after suffering from dementia and Parkinson’s disease. How will we be honoring “Radar” here at Insight? Each morning we will look at a specific team he...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Billboards & More Arbour 8/30/2015

Last two days of August. Training camp is approaching and fast. The team will report for physicals on Thursday, September 17 and are in the process of making their way back to Long Island to complete their summer training. In Brooklyn, where the Islanders will begin the 2015-16 season at their new home, Barclays Center, billboards have started appearing as part of the marketing campaign...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Arbour passes, goalie depth

It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes. Here are a few stories in Flyers hockey and around the NHL that are trending right now. Al Arbour passes away at 82 - [New York Islanders] [Tim Panaccio - CSN Philly] The legendary Islanders head coach who helped lead the team to four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983, one of those against the Flyers, passed away on Friday...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|29|15

It is hard to imagine – especially today – that a head coach of a professional team would be loved by every player he coached but that is part of the legacy Al Arbour will leave behind. “Al was a tremendous mentor, on and off the ice,” Denis Potvin said on a conference call. “There are so many things that I can say about Al, in particular the fact that when I first met...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Arbour, who led Islanders to four straight Stanley Cups, dies at 82

New York Islanders fans will be losing more than Nassau Coliseum this season, they will also be without one of the men who helped bring the old arena to prominence. Al Arbour, the Hall of Fame Islanders coach who combined old-school discipline with out-of-the-box creativity to produce a modern sports dynasty with four straight Stanley Cup titles, died Friday after a long illness...
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Legendary Coach Al Arbour Dies

The New York Islanders confirmed the passing of their legendary coach Al Arbour today. He was 82 years old and had been battling a long illness. “Al will always be remembered as one of, if not, the greatest coaches ever to stand behind a bench in the history of the National Hockey League,” Islanders president and general manager Garth Snow said. “The New York Islanders franchise...
Via Islanders Insight
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Arbour, Hall of Fame Islanders coach, dies at 82

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbor was battling a lengthy illness and had been living in Florida. Arbour transitioned from a successful 14-season NHL playing...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 8|28|15

All is quiet on the Islanders’ front, with nothing new happening after the buzz of the Ice Girls leaving from yesterday. Hockey news is where it typically is during August, and although the lull will be coming to an end soon, it has been a grueling process. We are 42 days away from Opening Night in Brooklyn, and inching closer and closer to training camp. There is a visible light...
Via Islanders Insight
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Isles open contract talks with Okposo

The New York Islanders and Kyle Okposo have begun talks on the right wing signing a multi-year contract extension prior to the upcoming season, according to a report by The Fourth Period.Okposo is in the final campaign of his five-year, $14 million contract, during which he is owed $4.5 million. The 27-year-old Minnesota native has established a connection with fellow linemate and...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Hamonic makes the most of his minutes

New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic accomplished more with less last season.How much more? Well, Hamonic matched a career high with five goals and added personal bests in assists (28), points (33) and hits (213).The statistics carry even more weight considering the 25-year-old Manitoba native saw his time on the ice reduced from 25 minutes per contest in 2013-14 to a team...
Via Fox Sports
6 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...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Boulton Doesn’t Bolt Edition: 8/25/15

Yesterday, the New York Islanders announced they have invited 39-year-old forward Eric Boulton to camp on a professional tryout contract (PTO). Some thought Boulton had seen his last game with the Isles, but he will have a chance to earn a roster spot with the club. Boulton will join Matt Carkner, Parker Milner and Tyler Barnes who are also on PTOs. Boulton has played 48 games...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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