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Jack Capuano: the Stability Islanders Need at the Moment

BROOKLYN–The New York Islanders organization faces a unique and equally arduous challenge in the coming years. Unique in moving into New York City’s five boroughs as opposed to existing 40+ years out of them. For some, the move is equivalent to the team leaving the city entirely, since the Brooklyn culture differs vastly (or so it seems to many) to the one found amid the environs...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Okie Dokie Edition: 7/4/15

It’s Independence Day in the United States, where we celebrate with barbecues, family, friends and fireworks. Some even partake in an alcoholic beverage or two – or four and five. However you choose to mark this historic date in United States history, be safe and enjoy it with the people that matter the most in your life. For us at Islanders Insight, after some server maintenance...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Showing Faith In Roster During Free Agency

When free agency began on Wednesday, July 1st, the New York Islanders weren’t expected to make any drastic moves, in spite of a first round defeat at the hands of the Washington Capitals in last season’s opening playoff round. The Isles amassed over 100 points for the first time in over 30 years and placed fourth in the National Hockey League in goals per game (2.99), trailing...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Making a List, Checking it Twice: 7/3/15

The New York Islanders offseason checklist is getting smaller two days after the start of free agency. Personally, this speaks to General Manager Garth Snow‘s ability not to sign players quickly, but to limit the amount of offseason moves he needs to make. This allows for coaches to get familiar with the roster (which will be mostly the same) and for the players to be comfortable...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Matt Martin

Matt Martin Season: 78 GP — 8 G — 6 A — 14 PTS — 114 PIM — -4 Career: 358 GP — 32 G — 37 A — 69 PTS — 561 PIM Contract: 1mm cap hit through 2015-16 season (UFA) 2014-15 season recap Islanders forward Matt Martin is somewhat of a fan favorite in terms of the #IslesTwitter, so grading this guy can’t possibly be that hard to screw up. Right? Well in this very...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Holmstrom signs with New York Islanders organization

Ben Holmstrom joins New York Islanders organization. (Photo/Getty Images)The New York Islanders announced on Thursday they have agreed to terms on one-year, two-way contracts with former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward Ben Holmstrom and five other skaters. Holmstrom spent the 2014-15 season with the Charlotte Checkers, America Hockey League affiliate of the National Hockey League‘s...
Via Mill City Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign 6 players to 2-way, 1-year contracts

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders have signed Joe Whitney, James Wright and four other forwards to one-year, two-way contracts. The team announced the signings Thursday. Justin Florek, Ben Holmstrom, Bracken Kearns and Justin Vaive also joined the team. Whitney played with the Albany Devils of the AHL last season. He had 23 goals and 37 assists in 66 games. He also appeared in...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Slow and Steady: 7/2/15

The New York Islanders flew virtually under the radar yesterday, methodically making the necessary moves, ones most could have expected. Just after 12 P.M., Arthur Staple announced two signings: backup goaltender Thomas Greiss (from the Pittsburgh Penguins) and returning Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey. #Isles sign Thomas Greiss to 2-year, $3 million deal. New backup G to Jaro...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Sign Goaltender Thomas Greiss

The New York Islanders departed from their usual sit and wait philosophy on the first day of free agency. GM Garth Snow pounced on free agent goaltender Thomas Greiss almost immediately after 12PM on Wednesday, signing him to a two-year, $3M deal. Greiss, 29, will join his fourth NHL team in a backup role. He was 9-6-3 with a .908 save percentage and 2.59 goals-against average for...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers sign Michal Neuvirth

  View image | gettyimages.com  According to reports, the Flyers have signed free agent goalie Michal Neuvirth to a two year deal.     Flyers have signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to two-year deal, $1.5 M in Year 1 and $1.75 million in Year 2 — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2015 Neuvirth has a 2.73 GAA and .912 save percentage in 168 career NHL games...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: All is Quiet For Now: 7/1/15

As free agency looms, starting at 12 P.M. ET, the collective hockey world will be avoiding work at all costs, flipping through Twitter and hoping their team can make a splash. For Islander fans, the mood will be more relaxed. This is not to say they won’t be avoiding work to hear news from around the NHL, but, for the first time in years, fans aren’t crossing their fingers that...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign F Lee to 4-year contract after strong rookie campaign

  The New York Islanders have signed forward Anders Lee to a four-year contract. Islanders general manager Garth Snow announced the signing Tuesday. Lee scored 25 goals in 76 games as a rookie last season, finishing second on the Islanders in goals and fourth among NHL rookies. The Islanders selected the 24-year-old in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. He has 57 points (35...
Via AP on Fox
5 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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Anders Lee to 4-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders have signed forward Anders Lee to a four-year contract. Islanders general manager Garth Snow announced the signing Tuesday. Lee scored 25 goals in 76 games as a rookie last season, finishing second on the Islanders in goals and fourth among NHL rookies. The Islanders selected the 24-year-old in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. He has 57...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders, Anders Lee Agree To New Deal

Check one item off of the New York Islanders’ to-do list this summer, as the organization announced today that forward Anders Lee has agreed to terms on a four-year, $15 million contract. Per the Islanders’ press release: “Anders has proven to be an effective goal scorer over his two seasons with the club,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said.  “We’re thrilled...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Before the Frenzy: 6/30/15

The beginning of July often brings up a lot of feelings for hockey fans and writers. It means the true start of summer, Fourth of July weekend (or Canada Day…eh?), and, of course, the start of free agency. As if watching 82 games of your team not shooting the puck on the powerplay and throwing your remote at the T.V. followed by the Stanley Cup playoffs wasn’t enough, fans from...
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6 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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Announce Rookie Camp Rosters

The New York Islanders and Barclays Center are getting set to host the team’s annual summer event, the Blue-White scrimmage game and skills competition on Wednesday, July 8. This will be the first official team activity taking place – not counting NHL mandated exhibition games – at their new home on Atlantic Avenue. Tickets are a paltry $10 and this could prove to be a great...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: NHL Draft Hangover Edition (6/29/15)

The New York Islanders head into the free agent frenzy, which starts Wednesday, having had a successful draft weekend according to our own Chris Triantafilis. General Manager Garth Snow did what he needed to do to get into the first round by trading away the once coveted prospected Griffin Reinhart, but Insight’s Andy Graziano says it’s time to look forward as the team (and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Now What Do We Do? 6/28/15

Now that the NHL draft has concluded with the New York Islanders and general manager Garth Snow scoring high marks all across the league, what’s next? What else is going on as we sit here on a gloomy Sunday morning waiting for the clouds to lift so summer can resume? 1 - In House Cleaning: Snow has to get Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Thomas Hickey, all restricted free agents, under...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Andong Song becomes first Chinese player ever taken in NHL Draft

For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL draft, although, by way of New Jersey. Andong Song made history after he was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft Saturday. The baby-faced (even by NHL rookie standards) 6-foot, 160-pound defenseman, who goes by the name "Misha," started playing hockey on a tiny rink in Beijing...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Snow, Islanders Are Winners At 2015 NHL Draft

It was supposed to be a quiet process at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft for the New York Islanders, who entered the weekend with five draft picks, none of them in the first two rounds. Instead, Islanders general manager Garth Snow proved, once again, that he had a few surprises up his sleeve and made the Islanders winners, once again, on draft day. Through the first-half of the first...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Take Andong Song, First Chinese Player Drafted into NHL

The New York Islanders made history on Saturday, drafting defenseman Andong (Misha) Song, the first ever Chinese player to ever get picked, in the sixth round of the NHL Draft. Very little is known about Song, who was born in Beijing, China. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Song moved to Oakville, Ontario at the age of 10. A member of China’s U18 World Junior team, Song...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders wheel Griffin Reinhart to Oilers for picks

The Islanders started draft night with no picks in the first round, but Garth Snow dealt his way in with two trades. The first trade they made was interesting, as top prospect defenseman Griffin Reinhart went to the Edmonton Oilers for picks 16 in the first round and 33 in the second round. Reinhart was the number 4 pick in the 2012 Draft, and was picked ahead of Filip Forsberg,...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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