Islanders show no signs of life in ugly, blowout defeat

T.J. Oshie scored twice, Dmitry Orlov and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and two assists, and the Islanders were routed by the first-place Capitals 7-3 Thursday night at Barclays Center. Andrei Burakovsky added a goal and an assist, and Lars Eller and John Carlson also scored to help Washington improve to 10-4-3 in its...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Tavares, Islanders could work out sign-and-trade

A “sign-and-trade” scenario, in which a player signs with his current team or another only for the purposes of being traded to a different team, is uncommon in the NHL. It most frequently seen in the NBA, where such deals often offer the teams making the deal some salary cap loophole or benefit. The straightforward NHL hard cap doesn’t require such moves very often; in fact no sign...
Via Pro Hockey Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Scott Eansor to two-year contract

Hard work continues to pay off for Scott Eansor, who has earned his first contract with the New York Islanders after a strong season in the AHL. The team announced today a two-year, two-way contract with Eansor, though financial details were not released. Because of his age (22), this is the standard entry-level contract length.The 5’9″ 185-lbs forward had been playing under an AHL...
Via Pro Hockey Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Notes: Losing streak, Tavares, Gibson, Leddy

Just over three weeks ago, the New York Islanders were clinging to a wildcard berth and now with an eight-game losing streak on hand, New York is looking up from a distance as they find themselves eight points back of a playoff spot, almost guaranteeing another disappointing year in New York. After being eliminated from the playoffs on the final game of the year last season, that...
Via Pro Hockey Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sound Tigers Trending up After Winning Four Straight Games

While the Islanders might be trending down, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers have been trending up. The Sound Tigers, the Islanders AHL affiliate, have won four straight games and are five points out of a playoff spot. They trail the Charlotte Checkers for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Bridgeport picked up six points in a three-game span last week, with wins over Rochester...
Via Islanders Insight
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yormark: Islanders Were Like a Rent-A-Team

Over the course of the Islanders rocky three years at the Barclays Center, arena CEO Brett Yormark has developed the role as a heel of sorts when it comes to dealings with the hockey club. That certainly hasn’t won over many Islanders fans, who were skeptical about the team’s move from the beginning, and that likely won’t change following comments from Yormark on Sunday night. During...
Via Islanders Insight
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Ink Bailey to Six-Year Contract Extension

Less than 24 hours after word leaked that the Islanders and Josh Bailey were closing in on a contract extension, the team made it official on Friday. Bailey and the Islanders have agreed to a six-year contract extension that will keep the All-Star forward in New York through the 2023-24 season. Financial details of the deal were not released, but Arthur Staple of the Athletic reported...
Via Islanders Insight
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Islanders coach Doug Weight on brief Barzal benching

New York Islanders head coach Doug Weight discusses the decision to bench Mathew Barzal late in the team's loss to Calgary on Sunday.
February 13, 2018  |  Discuss

Islanders close to deal to play some home games at Coliseum

The New York Islanders are close to reaching a deal to play some future home games at Nassau Coliseum, according to a report.Newsday’s Jim Baumbach reported on Tuesday that the Islanders are expected to play 12 games at the Coliseum next season if a deal is reached. If those 12 games go well, the Isles could play a mix of half their home games at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 23, 2018  |  Discuss

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