The New York Islanders Have Had Enough Of The Losing

from Stephen Lorenzo of the New York Daily News, The Islanders entered training camp in 2013 with some optimism after reaching the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. But after a season in the basement of the Metropolitan Division in 2013-14, the Islanders arrived at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday to open training camp with a bit more fire and a sense of urgency. â...
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What to expect from the Islanders in 2014-15

From Hometown Hockey: With all the talk about the future of the Sabres – the draft picks they hold and what lies ahead – there seems to be one semi-forgotten fact: the team actually holds two tickets in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes. Well, for now, of course. The New York Islanders could potentially make the […] The post What to expect from the Islanders in 2014-15 appeared...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014/15 Metro Division Preview: New York Islanders

Welcome to Buckeye State Hockey’s Metropolitan Division preview for this upcoming season! Through the next week or so, each Buckeye State Hockey writer will analyze a divisional opponent, focusing on strengths and weaknesses. We’ll also be having some comments from bloggers specific to those teams discussing off-season moves or forecasts for the upcoming season. Also, we’ll...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Trending Up

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Not only was it the first extended layoff he’d experienced during a five-year pro career, but it’s also the longest he’s ever gone between games since taking up the sport. Seven months is an agonizing absence for a rink rat. And with NHL training camps set to open this week, there might not be another player in the league more excited...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report- Minnesota Wild Minority Owner May Jump Ship To Join The New York Islanders Group

from Josh Kosman of the New York Post, Minnesota Wild co-owner Phil Falcone might quit his hockey-crazed home state to make a play for the New York Islanders, The Post has learned. The beleaguered hedge fund mogul and former Harvard hockey player has been mulling selling his minority ownership in the Wild with the goal of becoming an eventual owner of the Islanders, sources...
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Jack Skille: I'm a stronger player now

Jack Skille is one of a group of new Islanders who probably thought, when they signed towards the end of a busy July 1, they had a better than decent shot to crack an opening-night roster in need of some overhauling. Of course, that changed by the end of business on July 2. Skille, Cory Conacher, Harry Zolnierczyk and T.J. Brennan all signed on the first day of free agency -- Conacher...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: John Tavares is fully recovered from knee injury

John Tavares from the New York Islanders is 100% ready for training camp and to start playing hockey again. #474397243 / gettyimages.comThe Islanders lost their captain John Tavares during the Olympic season when he severely injured his knee playing a game for team Canada. He missed the final 22 games of the regular season after he severely injured his MCL and Meniscus. Tavares...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Islanders owner Spano in legal trouble again

Can the New York Islanders possibly go more than five minutes without something negative in relation to the team popping into headlines? It seems the answer is “no” these days. As if their 20-plus years of ineptitude weren’t enough, the last few weeks have been filled with reports about owner Charles Wang and his questionable-at-best […] The post Former Islanders owner Spano...
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Why John Tavares is optimistic about the Islanders

The words “roster changes” were said, and John Tavares’ eyes lit up. Without any more prompting, the Islanders all-world center went straight for the position that has plagued his franchise for almost two decades. “I think obviously goaltending was a big thing,” Tavares told The Post on Tuesday at an NHL event at a Newark high school, his team having signed starter Jaroslav...
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Islanders' Okposo: 'I want to take that next step' after career season

Kyle Okposo reached new heights with the New York Islanders in 2013-14, recording career-highs in goals (27) and points (69) in 71 games played during his seventh professional season. Okposo, who is finally living up to his potential at age 26 after being drafted seventh overall in 2006, addressed the media after an informal team skate on Wednesday, making it clear he wants to build...
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NHL News: Two Arrested With Ties To Derek Boogaard's Death

Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of former NHL'er Derek Boogaard. #106167899 / gettyimages.comThe New York Times' John Branch and Benjamin Weiser report that 31-year-old Jordan Hart was arrested on Tuesday and indicted for his role in providing prescription painkillers to Boogaard. If convicted, Hart could face up to 20 years in prison. Hart, the...
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Eastern Conference Preview: New York Islanders

As we look ahead to the 2014-15 NHL season, we have already discussed the Pacific Division. We’re now half-way through the Metropolitan Division, having previewed the Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals. Now, let’s take a look at a young team getting their … Continue reading → The post Eastern Conference Preview: New York Islanders appeared...
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John Tavares On The Upcoming Season

from Brett Crygalis of the New York Post, “I think obviously goaltending was a big thing,” Tavares told The Post on Tuesday at an NHL event at a Newark High School, his team having signed starter Jaroslav Halak to a four-year, $18 million deal, and added established backup Chad Johnson on a two-year, $2.6 million deal. “To have those two guys set and to know that our...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders will be good this year, for real this time

Last season the Islanders were a good team whose playoff hopes were torpedoed by shoddy goaltending. They had the 3rd worst combined save percentage 5 on 5 thanks to the underwhelming efforts of Evgeni Nabokov, Anders Nilsson, and Kevin Poulin. All three goaltenders had a GSAA (goals saved above average) of -9.5 or worse; that’s continue reading...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders News: Rick DiPietro Goes Behind The Mic

If Rick DiPietro's newest career gets him as hurt as often as he was in the NHL, something's very wrong. #162223480 / gettyimages.comNewsday's Neil Best reports the oft-injured goaltender has found himself a new home as a talk-radio host with ESPN New York's Alan Hahn. DiPietro and Hahn had worked previously a couple of times, when the former first overall pick...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fortune Magazine report: Charles Wang tried to sell Islanders to two interests, simultaneously

Via Sports Illustrated, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang is finally--albeit slowly and surely, to Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin--relinquishing control of the team he's allowed to languish for the past 14 years, all while being sued by a second party, hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway, for reneging on a second deal to sell the team. Given Wang's wacky ways (see: the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick DiPietro's new career path on sports talk radio

Rick DiPietro and Alan Hahn were supposed to be preparing for a radio show, but the conversation again had gone "off the rails," as they like to put it. The subject: Batman vs. Superman. "Batman is Inspector Gadget with a cool suit," DiPietro said before veering into an analysis of Aquaman and his heroic limitations, which brought Hahn back to Iron Man, of whom...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Depth Chart 2014 2015

New York Islanders C 1. John Tavares  2. Mikhail Grabovski  3. Frans Nielsen  4. Ryan Strome  5. Casey Cizikas  6. Anders Lee  L 1. Michael Grabner  2. Matt Martin  3. Cory Conacher  4. Johan Sundstrom  5. Eric Boulton  6. Brock Nelson  7. Michael Dal Colle ...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders have base to be great, says Tonelli

With news last week that New York Islanders team owner Charles Wang was selling a majority ownership of the franchise, there are plenty of changes in store. A group led by Jon Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin has purchased a minority share in the team, with that stake slated to become a majority ownership in just two years, pending approval of the NHL board of governors...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tonelli On The New York Islanders

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Tonelli, who won four Stanley Cup championships with the Islanders, thinks the addition of Jaroslav Halak and backup netminder Chad Johnson could be huge for the Isles this season as they try to make it back to the playoffs after a disappointing 26th place finish last year. “I think they made a great move getting some goaltending help. It’s...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the New York Islanders

Last year: 34-37-11, eighth in the Metro Division. Missed the postseason by 14 points. Key additions: Jaroslav Halak, Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin, Cory Conacher, Chad Johnson, T.J. Brennan Key subtractions: Evgeni Nabokov, Radek Martinek (likely) Franchise direction: The Islanders’ rebuild has been very slow, but it really does look like things are starting to change. The...
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Patch will commemorate Islanders’ final year at the Nassau Coliseum

The New York Islanders will wear a special shoulder patch during their final season playing inside Nassau Coliseum. Here is the #Isles "Tradition On Ice" shoulder patch commemorating the final season at @Nassau_Coliseum — NYIslanders (@NYIslanders) August 21, 2014
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Patch will commemorate Islanders’ final year at the Nassau Coliseum

The New York Islanders will wear a special shoulder patch during their final season playing inside Nassau Coliseum. Here is the #Isles "Tradition On Ice" shoulder patch commemorating the final season at @Nassau_Coliseum — NYIslanders (@NYIslanders) August 21, 2014
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospect Josh Ho-Sang Scores Unbelievable Shootout Goal (Video)

The New York Islanders selected forward Josh Ho-Sang with the 28th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, and he displayed his impressive offensive skills at the Biosteel hockey camp shootout earlier this week. Ho-Sang beat Boston Bruins goaltender prospect Malcolm Subban with a sweet spin-o-rama move, which earned him a perfect score from the judges. The Islanders were 9-6 in shootouts...
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Charles Wang to sell Islanders

It’s over. Sound the bells and let the villagers know it’s safe to come out: the witch is finally dead. Okay, calling him a witch might be a little on the strong side, but Charles Wang hasn’t exactly been the most endearing person in the world since taking over as owner of the New York Islanders way back in 2000. The embattled owner has finally sold the team. Former Washington...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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