ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Revisiting Josh Ho-Sang Spitfires/Ice Dogs Trade

When the Windsor Spitfires drafted forward Josh Ho-Sang fifth overall in the 2012 OHL Draft, they envisioned a kid who was going to lead their club to new offensive heights. Instead, he became part of one of the most talked-about trades over the last 10-years. From the moment Ho-Sang stepped onto the WFCU Centre ice, he was in control. After 79 points in 30 games for Toronto Marlboros...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

Offseason moves provide hope for the New York Islanders’ future

The offseason is the worst time for some fans, but the New York Islanders just made some big moves that will spark interest. The NHL Draft concluded this weekend and the Islanders picked defenseman Robin Salo in the second round, due to them trading their first round pick to the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Salo played in Finland for Sport Vaasa and also was a part of the U-18 and U...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Are Better After Drafts

Following the NHL Expansion and Entry drafts, the New York Islanders are a team to watch. Shedding the salary of Mikhail Grabovski and their third-string goaltender JF Berube, the Isles left Las Vegas with their assets intact and with a move, or two, to be made. What they ultimately did was tell the hockey world they are done waiting. The first real move was the acquisition of seven...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Isles ship out Travis Hamonic with another big move on tap

CHICAGO — Travis Hamonic requested a trade a year ago to be closer to his Winnipeg home, and he finally got it. The Islanders sent their heart-and-soul defenseman, along with a conditional fourth-round pick in either 2019 or 2020, to the Flames on Saturday in exchange for a first-round pick in 2018, a second-round pick...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Eberle Trade the First Ripple in Offseason Splash Islanders Need to Make

Darren Dreger may have summed up the Islanders acquisition of Jordan Eberle in the most succinct manor possible on Thursday. To paraphrase, the Islanders were a team looking to make a splash this offseason and bringing in Eberle was a certainly a ripple. General manager Garth Snow pulled the trigger on a top-six forward that had been on the Islanders radar for quite some time and...
Via Islanders Insight
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers, Islanders swap Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome

With trade season fully underway in the NHL following the completion of Wednesday’s expansion draft, the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders struck a deal. According to TSN.ca’s Darren Dreger, the Oilers have dealt center Jordan Eberle to New York in exchange for right winger Ryan Strome. It’s a rare one-for-one veteran trade.On the surface, it’s not a great deal for Edmonton...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders trade a ton to Vegas in order to retain prime assets

Garth Snow has pulled the arrow back, and where it lands will be a determining factor not just for this year’s Islanders, but for the future of the franchise. The general manager traded a bushel to the Vegas Golden Knights during Wednesday night’s expansion draft in order to retain prime assets as well as to...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

New York public will have a say in new Islanders arena

Once again the public is going to get a say on a new Islanders arena. The club hopes this time it works out better than the last. There will be a public hearing at Elmont Public Library on July 10 so residents can chime in with their opinions about an upcoming redevelopment project at Belmont...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

Report: Islanders Have Deal with Vegas That Involves Picks and Players

The Islanders have a deal in place that is believed to involve Nikolay Kulemin and possibly Mikhail Grabovski, according to a report from Newsday. The deal would send the Islanders’ first round pick in Friday’s NHL Draft to Vegas in exchange of for the Golden Knights selecting Kulemin in the expansion draft. The report also indicates that a third piece could be going to Vegas...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The 4 most surprising players protected from the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft

The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft is rapidly approaching and each team has already named which players they want to protect from the Vegas Golden Knights.The Golden Knights are also reportedly working with teams on side deals. The general public won’t know the nature of those deals until Wednesday, so until then all players who were protected and exposed will be taken at face value...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Strome, Nelson, de Haan Left Exposed in Upcoming Expansion Draft

The Islanders turned some heads on Sunday morning when it was revealed that they left Calvin de Haan, Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson unprotected heading into Wednesday’s expansion draft. Instead of protecting four forwards and four defenseman Islanders general manager Garth Snow protected five defensemen, opting to shield Adam Pelech over Strome, Nelson or de Haan. Immediately after...
Via Islanders Insight
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres GM: Kyle Okposo on track for start of training camp

Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect from the New York Islanders next season

The New York Islanders strapped in their fans for a roller coaster-like season this past year. Doug Weight was promoted from assistant coach to head coach in January, questions arose about the future of John Tavares, and the playoff push came down to the last few games. Last season the Islanders went 41-29-12 and missed the playoffs. After Doug Weight replaced Jack Capuano the first...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders name Scott Gomez an assistant coach

Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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
May 13, 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.
Via SNY
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss
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