ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Answer to Islanders’ woes could be just an AHL call-up away

Doug Weight has already seen what an influx of youth and energy can bring to his worn-out Islanders team, and there is a chance that more of that could be coming soon. Following a 3-1 loss to the Predators on Monday night, the interim head coach was asked about bringing up productive players from AHL...
Via New York Post
16 hours ago

Islanders show shocking lack of energy with playoff hopes fading

It’s starting to look like the Islanders are running out of gas before the finish line. This was more than just another loss, a 3-1 defeat to the Predators on Monday night at Barclays Center, but a second consecutive disheartening performance for an Islanders team with its postseason hopes teetering in the balance. But now,...
Via New York Post
18 hours ago

Tired Isles dealt huge playoff blow in year’s biggest game

The Islanders just didn’t have enough in the tank. And the same might be said rather soon for their playoff hopes. In what was undoubtedly the biggest game of the season thus far, the Islanders lost to their immediate competition battling for the last playoff spot, dropping a 2-1 decision to the Bruins on Friday...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Five things to watch for in T-Birds’ first-round playoff series with Americans

As with every series this postseason, the first-round matchup between the Seattle Thunderbirds and Tri-City Americans has no shortage of drama or question marks. Here are five storylines to keep an eye on ahead of tonight’s Game 1 contest at the ShoWare Center: 1. The status of Mathew Barzal. This question has been on the mind not only of T-Birds fans and the local media, but fans...
Via MyNorthwest.com
3 days ago

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.
Via SNY
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jacks top Islanders 3-2 on Atkinson's overtime winner

NEW YORK (AP) Cam Atkinson scored 1 minute, 19 seconds into overtime Saturday to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders. Oliver Bjorkstrand and Josh Anderson scored 14 minutes, 48 seconds apart in the second period, sending Columbus to its seventh victory in March. The Blue Jackets improved to 46-18-6. Travis Hamonic and John Tavares scored...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

CEO who directed $2.2B fraud is out of prison after a decade

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) The former chairman and CEO of a New York software company who orchestrated a $2.2 billion accounting fraud is out of prison. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2mRyAgI ) reported Friday that Sanjay Kumar was released in late January. He served nearly 10 years. Kumar was CEO when the Islandia (eye-LAN'-dee-ah)-based company was known as Computer Associates. It now operates...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tavares scores in OT, lifts Islanders over Hurricanes 3-2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) John Tavares scored 34 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Tuesday night. Joshua Ho-Sang and Jason Chimera scored in the final 65 seconds of the second period to help the Islanders erase a 2-0 deficit and eventually claim what interim coach Doug Weight called a must-win game. Tavares' winner was set up by Ho...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders hold contest to watch a period from bed of truck

Care to watch an Islanders game in the bed of a truck? Who hasn’t gazed into the stars and dreamed of that very moment! Well, I’ve got the story for you.Honda and the New York Islanders are teaming up to hold a contest with a unique prize. A “lucky” fan can win tickets to an Islanders game and watch the third period from the truck bed of a Honda Ridgeline.Isles in-arena host...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

An unlikely candidate has emerged to potentially help the New York Islanders develop a new arena in Queens: New York Rangers (and Knicks) owner James Dolan.According to Bloomberg, Dolan and a handful of New York executives are “lining up” to invest in a new arena in Queens for the Islanders. The Islanders’ contract at Barclays can be terminated in January, and it’s likely...
Via The Comeback
February 24, 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

Report: Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape

Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to TMZ.com.According 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

Is Thomas Greiss the solution between the pipes for the Islanders?

Originally Posted by Sam Blazer on Jan 31, 2017 11:33 When you think of the elite goalies in the league, a few names constantly pop up: Henrik Lundqvist, Tuukka Rask, Carey Price. Surprisingly amongst others, Thomas Greiss may end up being a name that deserves his name on those types of lists. While Greiss has mostly served as a back up his entire career, he has finally been given...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

John Tavares focused on hockey as arena questions loom

John Tavares isn’t fretting over the New York Islanders arena troubles.Earlier this week, reports suggested the Barclays Center was the verge of kicking the team out of the arena due to future earnings projections. With the Islanders drawing constantly low attendances, alternatives such as hosting concerts likely offer arena owners more of a profit share. Nothing has been settled...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Islanders, Barclays Center appear to be parting ways

The New York Islanders were hoping to make a home in Brooklyn along with the NBA’s Nets, but the Barclays Center appears ready to move on from the hockey team.Bloomberg reports Nets owner Mikhail Prokorov (who owns the arena in Brooklyn) is seeking an investor to split the ownership of the Nets and Barclays Center and noted future earnings projections did not include revenue from...
Via The Comeback
January 30, 2017  |  Discuss
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