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ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bob McKenzie burns Mike Milbury

This is why Bob McKenzie is such a valuable addition to NBC’s coverage of the NHL.  Anytime someone can make a joke at the expense of Mike Milbury’s tenure of the New York Islanders, it’s a win.  Let’s just hope he wasn’t hit with a shoe after the cameras stop rolling. (H/T Puck Drunk Love) The post Bob McKenzie burns Mike Milbury appeared first on Awful Announcing.
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oh by the way Cal Clutterbuck guranteed that the Islanders would sweep the Penguins this weekend

Via our good buddy @schultz88 Cal Clutterbuck, talking the talk about upcoming Pens series: pic.twitter.com/tqSIiCr69o — Kevin Schultz (@Schultz88) November 19, 2014 Pens Islanders home and home this weekend. What could possibility go wrong?
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bob McKenzie mocks Mike Milbury’s time as a GM

Mike Milbury was a horrible GM for the New York Islanders. Every hockey fan knows this, but few have ever had the opportunity to say it to his face. Bob McKenzie saw an opportunity and went for it.
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three-goal second period propels Islanders over Lightning

  Cal Clutterbuck, Mikhail Grabovski and Ryan Strome scored in the second period to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Lubomir Visnovsky and Casey Cizikas also scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots for the Islanders, who got a measure of revenge for a 5-2 loss at Tampa on Saturday that snapped their five-game winning...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning come up short on road, fall to Islanders 5-2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Cal Clutterbuck, Mikhail Grabovski and Ryan Strome scored in the second period to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Lubomir Visnovsky and Casey Cizikas also scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots for the Islanders, who got a measure of revenge for a 5-2 loss at Tampa on Saturday that snapped their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patience is a virtue for the Islanders and John Tavares

The former child prodigy and number one overall pick of the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry draft, John Tavares, has been steadily improving and is now considered amongst the best players in the game. His drive and determination to be the best has no doubt kept him on the right path during the first portion of his NHL career. John Tavares has enduring some very lean times...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning vs. Islanders sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Tampa Bay Lightning's game against the New York Islanders. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: Sun Sports Game time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. It's taken the New York Islanders almost seven years to win five straight games. Judging by the improvements they've made, win streaks should be coming around much more frequently this season. New York faces a difficult challenge Saturday night when it visits a Tampa Bay Lightning team aiming to rebound from its first...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Come on! Isles G Jaroslav Halak pinned the puck to the crossbar to beat Barkov...with his head

New York Islander goalie Jaroslav Halák makes a ridiculous save on Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov...by pinning the puck to the crossbar.....with the back of his head.NYI downs Florida 4-3 in a shootout.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return to the Top Sports Blog
Via Bob's Blitz
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Okposo scores shootout winner for red-hot Islanders vs. Panthers

  Kyle Okposo scored the deciding goal in the shootout, and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Friday night for their fifth straight victory. Nikolay Kulemin, Ryan Strome and John Tavares had goals in regulation for New York, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots. Frans Nielsen also scored in the shootout. Aaron Ekblad, Jimmy Hayes and Brian Campbell scored for...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jaroslav Halak makes a bizarre save with his shoulder

Here’s a save you may have never seen before. Jaroslav Halak stopped an initial shot and then trapped the puck against the crossbar with his shoulder as it started to trickle over his body. File this one under the “couldn’t do it again if he tried 100 times” category.
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Fans Pissed Off About “Yes” Chants at Their Games

Season ticket holders of the New York Islanders NHL team are unhappy that fans doing the Daniel Bryan “YES!” chant at home games whenever the Islanders score a goal. NYIslesBlog.com reports that season ticket holders are calling the Islanders office every week to complain about the chants. A ticket rep said, “The calls have been coming in on weekly basis, asking to end the...
Via AllWrestlingNews.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders beat Coyotes with late goal

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Frans Nielsen scored the lone goal with 2:31 left in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves, and the New York Islanders held on for a 1-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. The Islanders finished their five-game Western trip with three consecutive wins. Arizona had its three-game winning streak snapped. Nielsen took a centering pass from Mikhail...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Metropolitan Divison: Islanders Flying To Start Season

Just over a month ago, everybody expected to see the same thing from the New York Islanders as they had in years past…..hang around long enough to stay in the playoff hunt until after Christmas then incur a few injuries and dwell at the bottom of the Metropolitan. I know it’s early but don’t expect such continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
24 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Week 3 Roundup: League starting to take shape

It was a busy week in the NHL, with one of the main events being an off-ice tragedy in Canada’s capital. The game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators was canceled after Canadian authorities responded to a gunfire at Parliament, which resulted in the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo. After the initial shock, Canada and the entire NHL came together in support of those...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Isles Prospect Celebrates Impressive Goal In Front Of Opponent’s Bench (Video)

New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang knows a phenomenal goal deserves a phenomenal celebration. The Windsor Spitfires forward scored a beauty of a goal on an end-to-end rush in Saturday’s OHL game against the Mississauga Steelheads to give his team a one-goal lead midway through the third period. But what the 18-year-old did after the goal is the real story here. Ho-Sang busted...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Josh Bailey Suffers a Broken Hand and is out for 3-4 weeks

Winger Josh Bailey from the New York Islanders was unable to finish the team’s game on Thursday evening against the Boston Bruins as he departed late in first period with what has now been diagnosed as a broken hand. #457253608 / gettyimages.comArthur Staple from Newsday is reporting that Josh Bailey suffered this injury late in the first period as the result of a slash. After...
Via Sports Injury Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Thomas Hickey Returns to Practice After Cut to Face from Skate

Tuesday night saw another potentially gruesome injury occur in the NHL. Thomas Hickey  defenseman from the New York Islanders, was struck in the face by the skate of Toronto forward Mike Santorelli. Chris Peters of cbssports.com reported that Hickey immediately left the ice and did not return to the game.Cut in the face by a skate last night, but he's back out for practice...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the New York Islanders For Real?

#457334874 / gettyimages.com The start to the New York Islanders season has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped.  The Islanders have started the season 4-0-0 and have been one of the most talked about teams since before the season began.  Many are now considering the Islanders as a playoff team because of their successful start. Optimism hit Long Island late this preseason...
Via Beyond The Benches
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Mikhail Grabovski Avoids Concussion & Will Be Evaluated For Upper Body Injury

Last night, New York Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski avoided serious injury after taking a massive hit from San Jose Sharks enforcer John Scott. Grabovski was helped from the ice and did not return to the game. The injury occurred midway through the first period.#456556090 / gettyimages.comHave heard that Mikhail Grabovski does not have a concussion. Upper body injury will be...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Off-Season Review: Did the Isles Have the Best Off-Season in the NHL?

#456554100 / gettyimages.com Once upon a time, the New York Islanders were one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports. Things took a turn in the 90s and ever since they’ve been known for ineffective ownership, poor management, and mediocre hockey. The drafting of John Tavares and the emergence of players like Kyle Okposo has given fans hope that the Isles could be on a road...
Via TopSportsReport
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders: playoff darkhorse?

For the first time in seemingly forever, the New York Islanders are being talked about in a positive way. I’m not going to lie, it’s a little jarring. Getting back super-duper-star John Tavares from injury was already a huge addition of sorts for the team this offseason. Then they added Jaroslav Halak in goal, greatly […] The post New York Islanders: playoff darkhorse? appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Expecting To Have Bigger Role With New York Islanders

Getting traded from a Stanley Cup contender to a team that has only made the playoffs once in the last seven years might be disheartening for some players. But for Johnny Boychuk, who was traded Saturday from the Boston Bruins to the New York Islanders, it’s a chance to prove his worth as a top player on a team’s blueline. “I know that I’m going to be having a bigger role...
Via NESN.com
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 New York Islanders Preview: Goaltending Upgrades Increase Playoff Chances

The New York Islanders failed to make the playoffs last season after re-energizing their fanbase with a postseason appearance in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign. Poor goaltending was one of the primary reasons why New York failed to make the playoffs. The Isles ranked 28th with a 3.15 goals against average and struggled to consistently kill penalties. After making significant...
Via NESN.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s the Odd Man Out for the New York Islanders?

#468403375 / gettyimages.comAfter the surprise signings of Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin last week, the New York Islanders are left with an abundance of forwards but still lacking on defense. This leaves fans asking the question, who might Garth Snow trade to get that top 4 d-man they desperately need?First, the untouchables. John Tavares goes without saying, as does Kyle...
Via TopSportsReport
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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