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Islanders, enforcer Boulton agree to terms on one-year deal

The New York Islanders feel confident that veteran enforcer Eric Boulton has more in the tank.The Islanders announced that the 39-year-old Boulton agreed to a one-year deal on Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed, however.Boulton is no stranger to New York, having collected 154 penalty minutes in 48 games with the club over three different seasons.The veteran forward returned...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 10/13/15

The Islanders finally got their first win of the season yesterday against the Winnipeg Jets with a 4-2 victory. “Its only been a few games but you want to get that first win,” Frans Nielsen told Islanders Insight. “Nice to get that first one and have that feeling back in the room now.” A big takeaway from yesterday’s game was the fact the first line consisting of Anders...
Via Islanders Insight
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fan celebrates win by hoisting child like Stanley Cup (Video)

The New York Islanders earned their first win of the season with a 4-2 win over Winnipeg at the Barclays Center. The game was sealed when Josh Bailey scored an empty net goal with 19 seconds remaining, prompting one Isles fan to celebrate by lifting a small child into the air and holding him up like the Stanley Cup. @wyshynski @YahooSports — Romeo Martello...
Via Holdout Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Power Play Rediscovered in 4-2 Victory

Tonight’s Recap It got a little too close for comfort when Dustin Byfuglien cut the lead to one late in the third period but the Islanders held on to come away with their first victory of the season, 4-2 against the Winnipeg Jets. In the first period the Islanders must have felt like they squandered an opportunity failing on three consecutive power plays but in the final minute...
Via Islanders Insight
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thomas Greiss: CONSOL is “pretty dead”

Yeah, this always happens. An athlete starting out with a new team shows love for his new fanbase by saying they are the best in all of sports. But it’s another thing when an athlete throws a former fanbase some shade. Wow. He isn’t wrong, either. Greiss on #Isles crowd “Was fun to play (here) especially coming from Pittsburgh, its pretty dead there." @IslesInsight — Scott...
Via The Pensblog
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: It’s A New Day 10/11/15

The New York Islanders traveled home late last night after an underwhelming performance in Chicago left them with a 4-1 defeat and an early crisis of identity before them. Two games in, some of the old problems from last season seem to be rearing their ugly heads as the power play is not just in a funk but looks completely lost and lines seem to change at a moments notice before...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Holmstrom named Bridgeport Sound Tigers captain

Ben Holmstrom named captain of Sound Tigers. (Photo/Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)The Bridgeport Sound Tigers, AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders, have named former UMass Lowell River Hawk forward Ben Holmstrom as their team captain. Holmstrom skate with the ‘C’ on his sweater for the fourth season in his AHL career after serving as the Adirondack Phantoms captain from 2011...
Via Mill City Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders season preview: Team brings lofty goals to Barclays Center

Plus: Captain John Tavares opens a new era for the Islanders as they'll move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and leave the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in their rear-view mirror. Tavares recorded 86 points (38 goals, 48 assists) despite having numerous linemates last season, but the two-time Hart Trophy finalist should excel with the return of a healthy Kyle Okposo and upstart...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders dump Barclays Center 'subway' goal horn for old 'Coliseum' honk

Every NHL fan knows the New York Islanders have moved from their original home on Long Island to Brooklyn to play at the Barclays Center. In addition to the change of venue, it seems the team is doing everything they can to Brooklynize the franchise by adding added new alternate uniforms which use the same color scheme (black, yawn) as the Nets and they also decided to change their...
Via The Other Paper
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Here’s the new goal horn for the Islanders

The New York Islanders are officially residents of Brooklyn and with the move came a new goal horn. The new horn is a genuine horn that you’d hear in the subway while commuting to the game, but it’s already being met with some mixed reactions. Introducing the new @nyislanders goal horn that we worked on with the MTA. — Barclays Center (@barclayscenter...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson refuses to fight Boulton, gets called 'scared to death'

After delivering a massive hit against Lubomir Visnovsky in the playoffs last year, the New York Islanders wasted little time in trying to get revenge on Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson this preseason.  Islanders enforcer Eric Boulton chased Wilson around during the Captials 3-1 victory, hoping he would drop the gloves – to which Wilson refused. Eric Boulton on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Isles send first-round picks Dal Colle, Beauvillier back to juniors

The New York Islanders feel that promising prospects Michael Dal Colle and Anthony Beauvillier need a bit more seasoning. The fifth overall selection of the 2014 draft, Dal Colle was returned by New York to Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League on Tuesday. The 19-year-old left wing scored 42 goals and set up 51 others with the Memorial Cup-champion Generals last season and has collected...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders new goal horn sounds awful

The New York Islanders have moved to a new home in Brooklyn, and some of their fans are getting a feel for the Barclays Center during home preseason games, including one against Washington on Monday night. However, although it may be a bit early to start complaining, Isles fans are already coming forward to express their disapproval of the new goal horn.Here's what the new horn...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders Left The Media Hungry At Barclays Center

The New York Islanders are starting a brand new relationship with their new home: The Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The relationship has gotten off to a bit of a strange start as for the second preseason game against the Devils, there was no food in the press room for the working media. It stems from the prices that Barclays is charging the team to pay off ice officials and media...
Via Food and Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: New York Islanders

New York Islanders: (Last season: 47-28-7, 3rd in Metropolitan; lost in first round of Playoffs)Coach: Jack Capuano (165-148-46; 6th season, 6th with Islanders)Key Departures: NobodyKey Additions: Thomas GreissKey Player: John Tavares. The Islanders' 24-year-old captain is coming off a Hart Finalist campaign and was one point away from winning the Art Ross Trophy. Even though...
Via The Sports Quotient
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Ho-Sang sent back to OHL after being late to Islanders training camp

    How’s this for a harsh punishment? The New York Islanders sent prospect Josh Ho-Sang back to the OHL after he was late to the first day of the team’s training camp, Newsday’s Arthur Staple reports. Making matters more confounding is that Staple says Ho-Sang’s behavior had been “exemplary” up to this point: Couple #Isles folks said Ho-Sang's behavior had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Unveil Brooklyn-Themed Third Jerseys; Fans Not Thrilled (Photos)

The New York Islanders are moving to Brooklyn, which means they need to Brooklyn-ize their uniforms. Apparently that means they need to embrace black and white. The Islanders unveiled their new third jerseys Wednesday, which the team billed as “Brooklyn-themed.” The new sweaters are almost entirely black and white, featuring just a little bit of color on the back inside collar...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders to unveil black and white alternate jerseys

The New York Islanders are starting a new chapter in their history when the puck drops for 2015-16 in Brooklyn. The move has ushered in a lot of changes, including the reported unveiling of new alternate jerseys. According to Islanders Point Blank, new black and white uniforms will be unveiled on September 21st and fans will be able to start purchasing them on September 23rd....
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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