ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: History, Preseason, World Cup Tilt

Today in Islanders History, 1972 (via NHL.com): “The NHL comes to Long Island when 11,053 fans turn out at Nassau Coliseum to see the expansion New York Islanders lose 6-4 to the Rangers in a preseason game. The regular season wasn’t any better for the Islanders, who set League records for fewest wins (12) and points (30) in a season.” The Islanders would go on to beat the...
Via Islanders Insight
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Overtime On The Island: Strome, Rangers, Capitals, Pens Preview

This week on Overtime on the Island, Mark Weiner and Nick Valastro discuss Ryan Strome‘s new contract. Will Strome have a bounce back season after just 28 regular season points last year? The guys give you their take. Finally, Mark and Nick finish the Metro division previews. They break down the Rangers, Capitals and Penguins and tell you how they think the top of the division...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who Won the 2009 Tavares Trade?

Before John Tavares became an NHL star, he was one of the most talented offensive players the OHL had ever seen. He was also involved in one of the biggest trades in OHL history. The 2008-09 season saw the London Knights and Windsor Spitfires battle tooth-and-nail in the OHL’s Western Conference. A few days prior to the 2009 OHL Trade Deadline, the Spitfires acquired a trio of...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Roster retooled, Islanders hope to build off playoff run

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Coming off their deepest playoff run in 23 years, the New York Islanders open training camp hoping to build on that success and go even further. The Islanders overcame injuries down the stretch last season to earn a playoff berth for the second straight year, and third in the past four, while reaching the 100-point mark in consecutive seasons for the first...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders players shining at the World Cup

New York Islanders center, John Tavares, and goaltender, Jaroslav Halak, seem to already be in mid-season form playing for their respective countries in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. John Tavares is playing for team Canada, and his team is a perfect 3-0 thus far in the tournament. The New York Islanders captain has not been able to find the back of the net yet, but he has added...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders agree to terms with F Ryan Strome on 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a two-year, $5 million deal with restricted free-agent forward Ryan Strome. The 23-year-old, selected by the Islanders in the first round - No. 5 overall - in the 2011 draft is coming off a season in which he had eight goals and 20 assists in 71 games. Those numbers were down from his career highs of 17 goals, 33 assists...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jaroslav Halak speared Patrick Kane in the nuts

Jaroslav Halak was the star of Team Europe’s impressive 3-0 win against Team USA, stopping all 35 shots he faced. He also made one of the biggest when he tried to spear Patrick Kane in the nuts with his goalie stick. Good https://t.co/oeQsTLiZFv — Dave Septemberkowitz (@davelozo) September 17, 2016 It seems like a rather harmless incident, but Halak took offense to something...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Team USA stunned by Team Europe in World Cup of Hockey opener

Team USA were one of the favorites entering Day 1 of the World Cup of Hockey, but as the sun set on Saturday night, they suddenly found themselves in an undesirable hole. Like a boxer rocked with an unexpected jab to the jaw, Team USA was sent reeling by an early Team Europe onslaught and were never able to recover, ultimately falling by a score of 3-0. Jaroslav Halak made 35...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Halak, Team Europe stun United States in World Cup opener

TORONTO (AP) Marian Gaborik, Leon Draisaitl and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored, Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves and Team Europe upset the United States 3-0 on Saturday in a stunning opening game at the World Cup of Hockey. Playing his first game since March 8 because of a groin injury, Halak was up to the task, especially in the third period. Jonathan Quick allowed three goals...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: How Important Is Training Camp This Year?

Hockey season is right around the corner. Well, sort of. As we reach the second half of September, training camp is finally here. Due to the resurgence of the World Cup of Hockey, many training camps—the Islanders’ included—will look a little different. Despite it being a foregone conclusion that John Tavares, Thomas Greiss, Jaroslav Halak, and Nikolay Kulemin will play in...
Via Islanders Insight
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ryan Pulock shatters the glass during practice with a howler of a slap shot

Ryan Pulock can hit the hell out of a rubber puck. When he was drafted, his slap shot was already beginning to be the stuff of legend. As he approaches his goal of making the NHL, it appears that not much has changed. The glass behind the net is no match for this blast. .@rpulock *glass shatters* #Isles pic.twitter.com/NSaAFLkEYL — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders three-headed monster

In any sport you can think of, the best team problems to have, if you are going to have any problems at all, are the ones involving too many great players that play the same position. The New York Islanders have one of these problems. The New York Islanders have three goalies on their current roster, Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Greiss, and J.F. Berube. All three are capable of being...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders looking at locations to build new arena

According to Newsday, the New York Islanders are examining two locations to build a potential new arena for the team to call home. It’s been long reported that the Islanders – along with their fans – aren’t pleased with their current home in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center and they’re exploring possible options which could take the team to a location near Citi Field...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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