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Islanders pay tribute to retiring WWE star Daniel Bryan

The New York Islanders showed their appreciation for Daniel Bryan by thanking the retiring WWE star for his audible contribution to their team.Bryan's signature "Yes!" chant routinely was heard during New York's home games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum last season as well as the Barclays Center in 2015-16.The repetitive one-word salute became associated with the Islanders...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders 3 Stars of the Week

New York Islanders Week Record: 2-2   Danny Pirtle 1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK, +2 2. John Tavares 3 G, 3 A, 18 SOG, 3 BLK, -1 3. Nick Leddy 0 G, 5 A, 4 SOG, 4 BLK, +3   Jake Sheib   1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK, +2 2. John Tavares 3 G, 3 A, 18 SOG, 3 BLK, -1 3. Nick Leddy 0 G, 5 A, 4 SOG, 4 BLK, +3   Vincent Chase   1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Blue Jackets Preview

The New York Islanders are brimming with confidence after finishing with their highest goal total in five seasons. They haven't had too much trouble racking up goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets, although they've never faced Joonas Korpisalo. The visiting Islanders look to complete a four-game sweep of the Blue Jackets and make it eight straight meetings without a regulation...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/8/16

The New York Islanders had a much needed laugher yesterday afternoon in Brooklyn against the Edmonton Oilers. While most of the country was waiting for the Super Bowl to commence, Islanders’ fans were treated to football-like numbers as the Islanders cruised to an 8-1 victory over their Pacific Division opponent. Former Islanders’ 2009 draft pick and current Oiler goalie Anders...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Okposo's hat trick lifts Islanders to 8-1 rout of Oilers

NEW YORK (AP) Kyle Okposo scored a hat trick after the Islanders opened a commanding early lead with three first-period goals as New York routed the last-place Edmonton Oilers 8-1 on Sunday. Thomas Greiss made 30 saves for the Islanders (27-18-6), who moved within three points of the Rangers for second-place in the Metropolitan Division. Johnny Boychuck, John Tavares and Nikolay...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers-Islanders Preview

Although John Tavares can sympathize with the pressure and expectations foisted on phenom Connor McDavid, their teams are in far different positions. Tavares is trying to help the New York Islanders get back into the playoff picture Sunday against the highly touted rookie and the last-place Edmonton Oilers. Expectations were high when Tavares was selected first overall at age...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Losing Travis Hamonic Hurt the New York Islanders?

Earlier this year, the New York Islanders received a request from one of their players. It was from Travis Hamonic, one of their best defensemen. He requested a trade earlier this season. Hamonic explains that it is nothing to do with the organization, but he wants to be closer to his family. “They were certainly very understanding of a personal situation, as I hope anyone would...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Greiss aids stranded drivers during snowstorm

New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss doesn't just do his best to prevent others from scoring on the ice. He also prevents them from getting stuck in the snow.With a snowstorm wreaking havoc on the East Coast this weekend, Greiss played the role of a Good Samaritan by using the tow rope on his vehicle to assist drivers get their cars out of a jam.The 29-year-old Greiss temporarily...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders’ Kyle Okposo Coming Into His Own

When you think of the New York Islanders, it’s not hard to first recall the big names on the team. John Tavares, Jaroslav Halak, Frans Nielsen. The list goes on. However, there is one star on the team that has been in orange and blue for many years, even during the tough times, and that is Kyle Okposo. Okposo, 27, is entering his ninth season suiting up for the Isles. He is one...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Adam Pelech takes skate blade to the face (VIDEO)

Sharp objects and slippery surfaces are never a good combination but, when it comes to hockey, the two are just part of the game.And nobody realizes that more then New York Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech. Especially after the young player chased down New York Rangers center Derek Stepan after a defensive zone turnover and came up with a nasty cut from Stepan's foot Gitsu. Stepan...
Via The Other Paper
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Russian Islanders players try to fit in with hipster lifestyle

The move from the Nassau Memorial Coliseum to the Barclays Center has been a contentious topic for many Islanders fans. The Islanders’ life blood was the people from Long Island supporting the team through thick and thin. When it was announced that they would be moving to Brooklyn, it was met with some trepidation. A lot of the team and fans still live on Long Island, but luckily...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders coach wants to make some roster changes

The New York Islanders have played some decent hockey this season which has been good enough to keep them in the thick of the playoff picture. However, their play hasn’t been good enough to keep pace with the red-hot Capitals and it hasn’t been good enough to create some breathing room in the crowded Eastern Conference. Head coach Jack Capuano has recognized the good play...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Okposo scores sweet shootout goal

When you are in your contract, year everything becomes amplified times a million. Kyle Okposo is aware of that fact and by golly, he wants to be worth every penny come next summer. Michael Neuvrith still almost saved it after getting deked out of his skates. I am still trying to catch my breath. Wow. The post Video: Kyle Okposo scores a shootout goal that will make your knees...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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