ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP
Another depth transaction for the New York Islanders this early in the off season as they announced today that forward Chris Bruton has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract.
You wanted toughness? How's 134 penalty minutes with a plus-2 rating?
Bruton played 69 games with the AHL's Peoria Rivermen last season earning 10 points. He is only 26-years-old, but it looks...
I missed seeing Josh Bailey on breakup day at the NY Islanders. But my buddy Christian Arnold was kind enough to sneak in two questions for me. You can hear them at about the 3:14 mark of the video.
But let's talk about Josh. In 2008 the Coliseum was packed for the NHL Draft party. The media was stationed where the penalty boxes are, on the floor. When Garth Snow started...
The New York Islanders announced today that Eric Boulton has agreed to terms on a one-year contract. Boulton was drafted in the ninth round, 234th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. Boulton recorded his first career hat trick on December 18, 2010, scoring 3 goals against the New Jersey Devils. He made his NHL [...]
The New York Islanders have a few members of their last season roster who are looking for new contracts, but to tell you the truth, I didn't see this coming.
It was just announced, before Art Staple's end-of-season Newsday chat that the Islanders have given Eric Boulton a one year (one way) contract for next season.
So if you were out there thinking those 15 games just...
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Nassau Coliseum was quite different Tuesday than it had been three days prior. The ice was gone and instead of fans there were only workers. There was no cheering anymore, just the sound of silence.
But as the New York Islanders gathered their things and said goodbye to the 2013 season, they fondly remembered one last...
The Islanders have plans to move to the new Barclays Center and this tweet from the team may be hinting at them arriving a year early.
When the shot from Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik struck the back of the net, over 16,000 strong weren't ready for the New York Islanders' season to end.
Especially that suddenly.
Yes, things are definitely different on Long Island these days.
The Islanders' best season since 2007 came to a sudden end Saturday night when Orpik's shot won Game 6 in overtime and...
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9 days ago
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
The path here, to the overtime of Game 6 of the first round and to accompanying accolades was actually the easy part. It’s not about being quirky anymore. It’s about solidifying. About building on a solid foundation. About getting from here to there by becoming the type of franchise that can attract marquee free agents.
New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas managed to escape a scary incident without injury in the first period of game six against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Cizikas was forechecking on Simon Despres when he laid a hit down that caused Despres to spin like a top. Despres was off balance and his skate came up and hit Cizikas in the throat and miraculously Cizikas was not injured...
If the Islanders are not going to eliminate the Penguins (and let’s face it, they won’t), the least they can do is push around Sid the Kid, right? On Thursday, the Penguins whooped the Isles 4-0 in a crucial Game Five. With the series tied at two games apiece and the game zip-zip, Islanders forward Matt Martin had an opportunity to put Crosby on his backside. And...
The Pittsburgh Penguins Tomas Vokoun made 31 saves in his first playoff appearance in six years on Thursday.
His feat lead Pittsburgh to a 4-0 victory over the New York Islanders.
The Penguins goaltending change helped them secure a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Marc-Andre Fleury had struggled for the Penguins after blanking New York in the series...
After New York Islanders forward John Tavares made a fantastic series of moves and almost scored to cut the Pittsburgh Penguins lead to one, Sidney Crosby decided to show off his world-class skills. Crosby picked up the puck from Jarome Iginla in the neutral zone and went to work on Islanders defensemen Thomas Hickey and Lubomir Visnovsky. Crosby split the two defenseman with...
from Katie Strang of ESPN,
Even without top-pair defenseman Andrew MacDonald, who was forced from the game with an upper-body injury in the second period, the Islanders seem encouraged by their chances from here on out.
They’ll take momentum into Game 5 and the knowledge that these Penguins are a beatable team.
Although an inexperienced squad, the Islanders have matured...
The New York Islanders fans are apparently upset with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby and his diving, calling him Princess Crosby and handing out “No Diving” signs at Game Four. Crosby has not been called for diving yet in this playoff series, but his reputation has been and will continue to be, that he dives to draw penalties. It’s a creative sign but it could...
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Mark Streit is a rarity for the New York Islanders. The veteran defenseman is one of the few players, who when given the chance to go anywhere, actually chose to play on Long Island.
Nearly five years after he signed his free-agent contract, Streit is about to wear the team's orange and blue sweater in a playoff game for the first time.
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21 days ago