Snow knows the one thing that will change Islanders’ culture

Like the chicken and the egg, the question remains. What comes first: A sports franchise establishing the proper culture before winning, or does winning establish the proper culture? The idea of the culture coming first is a little too intangible for Islanders general manager Garth Snow. Instead, he’d like to keep things grounded right here, in the present, and take small steps...
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Islanders set to start final season on Long Island

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) There is nothing new about the New York Islanders heading into a new season trying to improve on the one before. Yet, this one has a different feel even though last season ended again without a trip to the playoffs. The Islanders are facing major changes, both on and off the ice. The ones away from the rink are already much more dramatic especially because they...
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New York Islanders season capsule

NEW YORK ISLANDERS LAST SEASON: 34-37-11, 79 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing eighth in Metropolitan Division and 14th in Eastern Conference. COACH: Jack Capuano, fifth season with Islanders (118-120-39). ADDED: G Jaroslav Halak, G Chad Johnson, C Cory Conacher, RW Jack Skille, LW Harry Zolnierczyk, C Mikhail Grabovski, LW Nikolai Kulemin. LOST: G Evgeni Nabokov, D Radek...
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Clutterbuck leads Islanders to 5-3 win over Bruins

BOSTON (AP) Cal Clutterbuck scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:19 left in the third period, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-3 preseason win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Kyle Okposo, Cory Conacher and defenseman T.J. Brennan also scored for the Islanders. Scott Mayfield added an empty-net goal. Clutterbuck and Okposo each had an assist. Kevin Poulin made 26 saves...
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Bruins Drop Preseason Tilt to Islanders, 5-3

The New York Islanders scored three goals in the second period and two more in the last three minutes of the third period to defeat the Boston Bruins, 5-3 on Tuesday night at TD Garden.
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Bruins fall to Islanders 5-3 in preseason game

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty ImagesThe Bruins fell to the New York Islanders 5-3 in tonight’s preseason game.Patrice Bergeron struck first, attempting a wraparound and scoring off his own rebound. The first period ended with the B’s up 1-0 as well as leading in shots 10-5.Bergeron went off for tripping and the Isles took advantage of the power play, with TJ Brennan...
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Islanders still auditioning for wing man for John Tavares

John Tavares received about as lasting an honor as a 24-year-old could have Sunday, with his No. 91 raised to the rafters in Oshawa, Ontario, by his Ontario League junior team. On Monday, it was back to the grind. Tavares still is trying to shake off the rust from not playing a game since February as Isles training camp heads into its second and final week, with three preseason...
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The Barclays Center Was Clearly Not Built For Hockey

The New York Islanders will be playing all their home games at the Barclays Center... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Metropolitan Season Preview: The New York Islanders will be dangerous this year

This season, we will be adding a new element to the blog. I will continue to offer up my thoughts on the Rangers, but I will more often focus on the Metropolitan Division and the occasional update or commentary about other teams around the league.  New York Islanders 2013-2014 record: 34-37-11, 8th place The Good: Johnny Tavares continue reading...
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Ryan Pulock gives himself good shot with Islanders by shooting puck

With half of training camp gone, the roster decisions are supposed to be getting clearer for Jack Capuano and the Islanders' coaching staff. But there may be a spot on defense that is even more up for grabs now than it was when camp began last Friday. Griffin Reinhart was thought to be the rookie with the best chance to earn a spot on defense, but the 2012 first-round pick may...
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GIF: Keith Kinkaid recovers to make an amazing save

Keith Kinkaid appeared to be beaten when a shot struck him high in the shoulder and bounced up behind his back. Not so fast, New York Islanders! Kinkaid quickly spun, located the puck and was able to swipe it away from the crease just as John Tavares was pouncing.
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GIF: Keith Kinkaid recovers to make an amazing save

Keith Kinkaid appeared to be beaten when a shot struck him high in the shoulder and bounced up behind his back. Not so fast, New York Islanders! Kinkaid quickly spun, located the puck and was able to swipe it away from the crease just as John Tavares was pouncing.
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Islanders beat Devils at Barclays Center

NEW YORK (AP) Kyle Okposo and Brock Nelson scored shootout goals to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 exhibition victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. The victory was the first for the Islanders at Barclays Center, the Brooklyn arena they will move to for the 2015-16 season. Ryan Pulock and Colin McDonald scored first-period goals for the Islanders. Pulock's power...
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Rick DiPietro joins ESPN-NY radio

You know what they say, if you can't play it, talk it!#159922718 / gettyimages.comRick DiPietro, the former first overall pick by the New York Islanders in the 2000 Entry Draft, and owner of perhaps the most infamous contract - a 15 year $67.5M pact starting in 2006-'07 - has been out of the NHL since 2013, but in the ESPN-NY radio booth since August 11th.At the behest of...
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Islanders’ Capuano the man with a playoff plan

When Jack Capuano gets excited, he talks very fast, with little time to pause for sentences or breath. Kind of like Wednesday morning at the Coliseum, when the Islanders coach spoke emphatically about a coming season ripe with lofty goals and historical significance. “The expectations are having the mindset to go in and win every single hockey game,” Capuano told The Post...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes beat Islanders 4-2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Defenseman Ryan Murphy had a goal and an assist and Drew MacIntyre made 24 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 4-2 in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Murphy opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 8:29 of the first, beating goalie Jaroslav Halak. Jeff Skinner, Nathan Gerbe and Andrej Sekera also scored for Carolina. Ryan...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The 15 Funniest Names in NHL History

15. Cal Clutterbuck  If only this guy was a total screw up. Wouldn’t it be great to hear his head coach scream from the bench “stop being such a cluster****, Clutterbuck.”   14. Larry Playfair   To be honest, while a funny name, Playfair made this list for irony purposes. In 688 career games, Playfair didn’t play very fairly – logging 1,812 penalty minutes during that...
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2014-15 New York Islanders Preview: Goaltending Upgrades Increase Playoff Chances

The New York Islanders failed to make the playoffs last season after re-energizing their fanbase with a postseason appearance in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Poor goaltending was one of the primary reasons why New York failed to make the playoffs. The Isles ranked 28th with a 3.15 goals against average and struggled to consistently kill penalties. After making significant...
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John Tavares Fantasy Projections 2014 2015

Steven Ryan/Icon SMI Year Team GP G A PTS +/- 2009 NYI 82 24 30 54 -14 2010 NYI 79 29 38 67 -16 2011 NYI 82 31 50 81 -6 2012 NYI 48 28 19 47 -2 2013 NYI 59 24 42 66 -6 John Tavares | Center Forward Rank: #4 Team:  New York Islanders Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/20/1990...
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Islanders beat Senators 3-2 in preseason

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) Jack Skille scored the winning goal with 1:27 to play, and the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Monday in the opener of a preseason split-squad doubleheader. Sebastian Collberg and Brock Nelson also scored for the Islanders. Alex Chiasson, part of the offseason trade that sent former Senators captain Jason Spezza to Dallas, and...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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. ...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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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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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16 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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16 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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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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