Barzal Leads Thunderbirds, Gets Taste of NHL

“I learned from John Tavares when I was there, watching how he leads by example. I tried to do that all year.” New York Islanders prospect Mathew Barzal gave a stick tap to Islanders’ captain John Tavares after winning a Western Hockey League (WHL) title and taking home playoff Most Valuable Player, after recording seven goals and 18 assists in 16 postseason contests with the...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Calvin de Haan: A Bright Spot on the Blue Line

Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan has concluded the most successful season of his career and was rewarded. Although the Islanders fell just short of a playoff appearance at the end of last season, there has been an impressive showing on the blue line in de Haan, who has become a valuable piece of the Islanders’ success. Most recently, the 26-year-old took home a silver medal...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Inside Doug Weight’s thinking to remake Islanders’ coaching staff

It was during that slog of a franchise-record nine-game road trip from late January into February when Doug Weight, the Islanders’ interim head coach, realized he needed help. Just over a month into his tenure, Weight was trying to do everything. While making room for individual meetings with his young group, he cut short his...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Islanders’ Prospect McAdam Works with Halak & Ho-Sang

Being a hockey goaltender is to be among a unique breed. For New York Islanders prospect Eamon McAdam, a debut season in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers had a special parallel. In his first full season in the AHL, McAdam, 22, played alongside and picked the brain of veteran Jaroslav Halak, where the tandem struggled through their own share of hardships...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Thomas Greiss apologizes, faces suspension from German Olympic team for Hitler-Hillary Instagram likes

Thomas Greiss is apologizing after it was discovered he liked multiple controversial Instagram posts, with one comparing Hillary Clinton to Adolph Hitler.Greiss liked posts suggesting Clinton voters were like dogs at the polls, that they “kill people” and worst, one that suggested that Hitler was just as innocent as Clinton because, like her, he was never arrested or convicted...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

German-born Isles goalie apologizes for ‘liking’ post comparing Hillary to Hitler

Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss has apologized after he reportedly caused an outrage in Germany when it was discovered that he “liked” an Instagram post comparing Hillary Clinton to Adolf Hilter. Griess issued the apology through his team after complaints from the German hockey federation — who Greiss is currently competing for during a tournament in...
Via New York Post
12 days ago

New York Islanders face busy offseason between finding new home and re-signing John Taveres

The upcoming offseason for the New York Islanders shapes up to be one of the most important in franchise history. They can begin contract negotiations with their captain and superstar John Tavares, but also have to sort out the tiny problem of where they’ll be playing their home games. But there are some new developments on both fronts. Not only did Tavares reportedly have offseason...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Eichel, Ryan O’Reilly express frustration at ‘pathetic’ Sabres season

The Sabres have endured another forgettable, disappointing season in Buffalo and players aren’t happy about it.After slumping to only 81 points in 2015-16, many expected the Sabres to take a step forward after signing Kyle Okposo and getting a full season from Jack Eichel and Robin Lehner. Unfortunately, that improvement hasn’t happened. Buffalo has arguably been worse in 2016...
Via The Comeback
April 06, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Doug Weight talks final playoff push for New York Islanders

New York Islanders interim coach Doug Weight reflects on his team's position as they fight for a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs down teh final stretch of the season.
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Islanders grab big rivalry win over New York Rangers at MSG

Alain Vigneault, Ryan McDonagh, and John Tavares meet the media after the New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, 3-2.
March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Islanders Respond to ‘Upbeat’ Practice Following Loss in Columbus

Doug Weight was happy with the practice he put the Islanders through on Monday morning. After a 7-0 loss in Columbus on Saturday, the Islanders responded with an uptempo practice at Northwell Health Ice Center. “I didn’t want a somber, blow the whistle hard practice,” the Islanders interim head coach said. “I wanted an upbeat, fun work your butt off practice. And that’s...
Via Islanders Insight
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Overtime on the Island: Islanders Trade Deadline Talk

On this episode of Overtime on the Island, Mark Weiner and Nick Valastro discuss the team’s hot play as of late and how the playoff picture is setting up for the Isles. Then, Mark and Nick look forward to the trade deadline and debate if New York will be making a big splash by Wednesday afternoon. Finally, the guys wrap up the show by looking into the Islanders potential move...
Via Islanders Insight
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Islanders Recall Bracken Kearns On Emergency Basis

With Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck banged up after last night’s 3-1 victory in Detroit, the Islanders decided to make a move for a fresh body. The team placed Shane Prince on IR, retroactive  to 2/12, and recalled Bracken Kearns from AHL Bridgeport. Kearns is the Sound Tigers’ leading scorer with 18 goals and 22 assists. Kearns played two games for the Islanders last year...
Via Islanders Insight
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

On cusp of playoff spot, Islanders head on long road trip

NEW YORK (AP) After climbing back into the playoff race with nearly unbeatable play at home the last month, the New York Islanders will need to quickly find a way to win on the road to preserve their postseason hopes. Just a month ago, the Islanders were in last place in the conference. Now, they sit just two points behind Boston for the Eastern Conference's second wild-card spot...
Via Associated Press
February 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape

Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to to reports, Comrie met with the unnamed accuser at a Los Angeles bar on Saturday, where they went back to his apartment. She claims that while there Comrie raped her multiple times. TMZ reports sources close to Comrie allege the two have known each other for a prolonged period...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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