Islanders Rumors & News

  • Even after big changes, Isles still struggling defensively

    Pro Hockey Talk "The big problem the New York Islanders had last season was keeping the puck out of their net. Their 3.18 goals-against average finished as the third worst in the NHL, and the Isles missed the playoffs by a mile. So GM Garth Snow made significant changes. He brought in two new goalies in..." October 31

  • Nathan MacKinnon scores twice; Semyon Varlamov gets shutout as Avs beat Islanders

    Denver Post "It took Avalanche fourth-line forwards Cody McLeod and Marc-Andre Cliche 11 games to produce their first goals of the season. No surprise there. As for Nathan MacKinnon, magnificent relief replaced massive pressure Thursday night at the Pepsi Center. In Colorado's 11th game, the reigning Calder..." October 31

  • Jets beat Islanders to kick off road swing

    Winnipeg Sun "The Winnipeg Jets looked like they had travel legs in the first period and had to deal with a hard-charging New York Islanders team chock full of talent. It could have been ugly, especially after the Islanders’ Brock Nelson scored just 1:16 into the game against a Jets team that had not come..." October 29

  • Boychuk an ‘obvious’ long-term fit for Isles, says Snow

    Pro Hockey Talk "Isles GM Garth Snow doesn’t like to talk specifics about contract negotiations, but came relatively close this week in discussing pending UFA defenseman Johnny Boychuk. “We wouldn’t move two second-round picks — that’s pretty significant — if we didn’t want to have him here long term,” Snow..." October 28

  • Frans Nielsen nets hat trick as Islanders outgun Stars

    New York Post "This is supposed to be a new Islanders team, thanks to a slew of offseason acquisitions and money spent by the notoriously stingy organization. For the most part during the early part of this season, the Islanders have looked the part and that continued on Saturday, when they won their second..." October 26

  • 6d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Capuano: Grabovski likely to start w/Nielsen and Kulemin, Conacher starts with Tavares and Okposo. Johnson in goal. #Isles

  • 6d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles announce Grabovski comes off IR, Bailey (hand) goes on IR. Grabovski's in tonight.

  • 7d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Grabovski said he felt good after practice today. If he goes through AM skate well tomorrow, he'll play for #Isles vs. Stars.

  • 7d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Josh Bailey has a broken hand. Out indefinitely. #Isles

  • Islanders snap two-game skid with win over Bruins

    New York Post "The Bruins lost the game to the Islanders 3-2 and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara. The 2009 Norris Trophy winner left Thursday night’s game in the first period with an undisclosed injury and didn’t return. Coach Claude Julien..." October 24

  • 8d
    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #ISLES INJURY REPORT: Josh Bailey will not return for the third period (hand).

  • Islanders D Lubomir Visnovsky set to make season debut

    CBSSports.com "The New York Islanders have been enjoying a strong start to the season. However, after losing their last two games, they could use a boost. They'll get it Thursday night in the form of veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, who will make his first appearance of the 2014-15 season Thursday night..." October 23

  • 'Awkward' and 'weird' for Boychuk to be an opponent

    CSN New England "Johnny Boychuk texted every member of the Bruins team after learning he’d been traded to the New York Islanders. It was the affable B’s defenseman’s way of saying goodbye to his teammates knowing they’d be hopping on the runaway train known as the NHL regular season and Boychuk would be spending..." October 22

  • Islanders not freaking out with top defenseman hurting

    New York Post "There were times in the not-so-distant past when scares likes this sent shockwaves through the whole Islanders organization, and disaster seemed imminent. Yet when top defenseman Travis Hamonic went off the ice twice during Monday’s practice – the second time clutching at his left side/ribcage..." October 22

  • Maple Leafs roll to road win over Islanders

    Toronto Sun "The cover photo of the Maple Leafs’ media guide has a smiling Phil Kessel and linemate James van Riemsdyk celebrating a goal. It was almost a case of false advertising until the pair lit up Long Island on Tuesday night. Two beautiful Kessel goals and one from van Riemsdyk led the way in the..." October 22

  • 9d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Waivers: COLIN MCDONALD NYI

  • 10d
    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    Capuano: Mikhail Grabovski skated this morning and is considered day-to-day. #Isles

  • Malkin a force in Penguins victory over Islanders

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Sure, Evgeni Malkin’s teammates noticed the goal he scored. It was pretty tough to overlook. They saw how he set up Patric Hornqvist’s game-winning goal in the Penguins’ 3-1 victory against the New York Islanders Saturday night at Consol Energy Center just 55 seconds later, too. But for..." October 19

  • 12d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Mikhail Grabovski awoke with concussion symptoms on Friday after passing concussion test Thursday night, sources say. #Isles

  • 13d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Grabovski won't travel to Pittsburgh with #Isles. Out indefinitely is all I've heard.

  • 5-0 start would be a first for Islanders

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The New York Islanders are not just making noise in the early days of this season. They’re threatening to make franchise history. Which, considering their legacy — the Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cup titles a few decades back — is no small feat. The 2014-15 Islanders will be..." October 18

  • Charles Wang Actually Got $485 Million For The New York Islanders

    Forbes.com "Charles Wang has lost a lot of money with the New York Islanders since buying the NHL team in 2000 for $130 million (excluding the real estate he also acquired as part of the deal), and he has explored selling the team several times. But last week Wang finally struck gold when he sold the team to..." October 18

  • 15d
    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #ISLES INJURY UPDATE: Mikhail Grabovski will not return to the game (upper body).

  • Rangers ravaged by rival Islanders in MSG beatdown

    New York Post "No one was willing to call this a declaration or a statement. Not this early in the season. But what was so clearly seen on Tuesday night at the Garden was two New York teams switch their recent histories, with the Rangers going into an utterly disastrous five-minute defensive tailspin and the..." October 15

  • Islanders improve to 2-0 with win over Hurricanes

    New York Post "The cheers were loud and hearty and often. And on this historic night, they were deserved. The Islanders gave the fans at the Coliseum a reason to celebrate in the final home opener at this old hockey barn on Saturday night, with their much-hyped team delivering a fast and physical brand of..." October 12

  • Islanders start season strong, rout 'Canes

    Islanders Point Blank "It was a night of impressive Game 1s, led by center Brock Nelson (two goals, two assists). John Tavares had three assists and newcomer Johnny Boychuk a goal and two assists. The Islanders led 2-0 after the first period and 3-0 after the second, all on power-play goals. Goalie Jaroslav Halak..." October 11

  • NHL's fighters finding themselves unemployed

    USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09

  • 22d
    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    Sports hernia surgery successful for Michael Grabner. Just picked him up from hospital. Back in 4-6 weeks #Isles #NHL pic.twitter.com/A2xkCsOiR2

  • Top 10 NHL breakout candidates for the 2014-15 season

    Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08

  • 26d
    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    CLB claims Skille from NYI

  • Islanders acquire defencemen Boychuk, Leddy

    Sportsnet.ca "The New York Islanders strengthened arguably their biggest weakness by acquiring defencemen Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk in separate trades Saturday. The Islanders got Leddy from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for ex-Toronto Marlies defenceman T.J. Brennan, defensive prospect Ville Pokka..." October 05

  • Islanders sign first-rounder Ho-Sang

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Islanders signed 2014 first-rounder (28th overall) Joshua Ho-Sang to an entry-level deal on Saturday, bringing him a step closer to backing up his pretty bold words. Heading into the draft, the 18-year-old claimed that he possesses “No.1 overall talent.” His willingness to be..." October 04

  • What will the Islanders' opening-night roster look like?

    Newsday "Some more reactions -- mine (knee-jerk) and the players' (post-game) -- from Thursday night in Newark: For those concerned about the possibility of Ryan Strome being Nino Niederreiter Part II, all you need to see are Strome's quotes from after the game, his best of the preseason. "My first..." October 03

  • 28d
    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Visnovsky (back), Grabner (upper body), Carkner (upper body) did not skate. #Isles

  • Spurned Islanders buyer to purchase Coyotes instead

    New York Post "The NHL’s problem child franchise in Phoenix is about to change hands again, The Post has learned. Andrew Barroway, who attempted to buy the Devils two years ago and believed he had an agreement to buy the Islanders earlier this year before Charles Wang switched course and instead reached a..." October 03

  • Snow knows the one thing that will change Islanders’ culture

    New York Post "Like the chicken and the egg, the question remains. What comes first: A sports franchise establishing the proper culture before winning, or does winning establish the proper culture? The idea of the culture coming first is a little too intangible for Islanders general manager Garth Snow...." October 02

  • Islanders sale approved by NHL Board of Governors

    Newsday "The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Islanders from Charles Wang to businessmen Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Tuesday. The deal, which Bettman said has not been finalized, calls for Ledecky and Malkin to own a minority stake in..." October 01

  • Islanders still auditioning for wing man for John Tavares

    Newsday "John Tavares received about as lasting an honor as a 24-year-old could have Sunday, with his No. 91 raised to the rafters in Oshawa, Ontario, by his Ontario League junior team. On Monday, it was back to the grind. Tavares still is trying to shake off the rust from not playing a game since..." September 30

  • 32d
    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Michael Dal Colle has signed his entry-level contract with NYI.

  • Ryan Pulock gives himself good shot with Islanders by shooting puck

    Newsday "With half of training camp gone, the roster decisions are supposed to be getting clearer for Jack Capuano and the Islanders' coaching staff. But there may be a spot on defense that is even more up for grabs now than it was when camp began last Friday. Griffin Reinhart was thought to be the..." September 28

  • Islanders’ Capuano the man with a playoff plan

    New York Post "When Jack Capuano gets excited, he talks very fast, with little time to pause for sentences or breath. Kind of like Wednesday morning at the Coliseum, when the Islanders coach spoke emphatically about a coming season ripe with lofty goals and historical significance. “The expectations are..." September 25

  • Jack Skille: I'm a stronger player now

    Newsday "Jack Skille is one of a group of new Islanders who probably thought, when they signed towards the end of a busy July 1, they had a better than decent shot to crack an opening-night roster in need of some overhauling. Of course, that changed by the end of business on July 2. Skille, Cory..." September 13

  • Islanders' Okposo: 'I want to take that next step' after career season

    TheScore.com "Kyle Okposo reached new heights with the New York Islanders in 2013-14, recording career-highs in goals (27) and points (69) in 71 games played during his seventh professional season. Okposo, who is finally living up to his potential at age 26 after being drafted seventh overall in 2006,..." September 11

  • John Spano, disgraced former Islanders' owner, indicted on theft, forgery charges

    Newsday "John Spano, whose infamous bid to buy the Islanders in 1997 landed him in prison for bank fraud, has been indicted by a grand jury in Ohio on one count of theft and 44 counts of forgery. Spano, 50, of Madison, Ohio, was arrested Aug. 21 and pleaded not guilty to accusations that he forged..." September 11

  • Why John Tavares is optimistic about the Islanders

    New York Post "The words “roster changes” were said, and John Tavares’ eyes lit up. Without any more prompting, the Islanders all-world center went straight for the position that has plagued his franchise for almost two decades. “I think obviously goaltending was a big thing,” Tavares told The Post on..." September 11

  • Rick DiPietro's new career path on sports talk radio

    Newsday "Rick DiPietro and Alan Hahn were supposed to be preparing for a radio show, but the conversation again had gone "off the rails," as they like to put it. The subject: Batman vs. Superman. "Batman is Inspector Gadget with a cool suit," DiPietro said before veering into an analysis of Aquaman and..." September 06

  • Islanders have base to be great, says Tonelli

    ESPN.com "With news last week that New York Islanders team owner Charles Wang was selling a majority ownership of the franchise, there are plenty of changes in store. A group led by Jon Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin has purchased a minority share in the team, with that stake slated to..." September 02

  • Seabrook returns to hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "After spending the 2013-14 season away from the game, defenseman Keith Seabrook is returning to hockey signing a one-year, two-way (AHL/ECHL) contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday. He is the younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, and two-time Stanley Cup champion, Brent..." August 23

  • Islanders to be sold to Jon Ledecky

    ESPN New York "Charles Wang has an agreement in place to eventually transfer ownership of the New York Islanders to a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky, it was announced Tuesday. Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin reached a deal to purchase a "substantial minority..." August 19

  • Advisor in failed Islanders sale is NHL commish’s half-brother

    New York Post "This could make for an uncomfortable family reunion. An adviser working for the hedge-fund manager who sued the New York Islanders for reneging on a deal to sell him the team is NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s half-brother, The Post has learned. Andrew Barroway hired Jeffrey Pollack several..." August 15

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