ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Keys to Islanders Playoff Push

With two consecutive shutout victories over teams with massive offensive firepower the likes of the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins, the New York Islanders‘ season seems to be changing for the good. Just six points out of the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Islanders still have an opportunity to make the playoffs. They just need the magic of their past two games...
Via The Hockey Writers
16 hours ago

Islanders’ new coach isn’t so sure he wants the job

There are 30 head-coaching jobs in the NHL, and they are the most coveted coaching jobs in hockey. Doug Weight now has one of them with the Islanders, and as appreciative as he is for the opportunity, he doesn’t know how much he wants it. “Do I want it? Every two weeks you guys should...
Via New York Post
22 hours ago

Tavares, Greiss give Weight win in Islanders debut

NEW YORK (AP) John Tavares narrowly missed out on his second hat trick in a week, Thomas Greiss got his second straight shutout and the New York Islanders beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Thursday night in their first game since firing longtime coach Jack Capuano. New York canned Capuano in the middle of his seventh season Tuesday, replacing him on an interim basis with Doug Weight...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Weight preaching simple focus for struggling Islanders

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) Doug Weight knows it won't be easy for the New York Islanders to get back in the playoff race, but the interim coach is preaching a simple approach in taking it one game at a time with half the season remaining. Coming off their second straight 100-point season and the franchise's first playoff series win in 23 years, the Islanders stumbled from the start...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Tavares and Islanders react to Jack Capuano firing

John Tavares, Doug Weight, and Travis Hamonic discuss the firing of New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Jack Capuano the right person to blame for Isles' woes?

In a move that seemed like a long time coming, Jack Capuano was fired as head coach of the New York Islanders. The Islanders have had a rough start to the year, and it looked like at some point they were going to need a scapegoat to pin it all on. General Manager Garth Snow finally had enough and decided to make a move, but the question is, was it the right one? Many will tell...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fire head coach Jack Capuano after mediocre start to season

After winning a playoff round for the first time in 23 years last spring, there were great expectations for the New York Islanders this season to go above and beyond that new benchmark. But after a mediocre 17-17-8 start to the season, they have fired longtime head coach Jack Capuano. Assistant GM and former Isle Doug Weight will be the interim coach the rest of the season. Islanders...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Greiss Shines, Hamonic to IR, Mayfield Recalled

If there’s anything positive we can take away from the Islanders’ recent skid, it’s that Thomas Greiss has continued to play lights out hockey. He’s kept his team in games against weak teams and has proved himself as the number one goalie with Jaroslav Halak demoted to the minors. The Islanders offense is back on its diet after scoring four or more goals in four straight...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Reiterates His Committment to Islanders

If John Tavares plans on leaving the Islanders after next season, he sure has a funny way of showing it. Once again, Tavares told reporters he does not plan to leave the Isles when his contract ends. Speaking to Newsday at practice Monday, the captain once again stated his desire to see things through with the Isles. “I think for myself, I’ve always shown and talked about my...
Via Islanders Insight
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Pelech Stepping in for Islanders with Hamonic Day-to-Day

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – Adam Pelech will jump back into the lineup tonight when the Islanders host the Florida Panthers, head coach Jack Capuano revealed. Pelech, who will be playing in his first game since November 28, is taking the place of injured defenseman Travis Hamonic. The 26-year-old blueliner suffered a lower-body injury during Saturday’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Arizona...
Via Islanders Insight
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders waiving Halak is more personal than strategic

The New York Islanders have cut ties with Jaroslav Halak and you’re damn right it was personal. The Islanders announced the stunning move on Friday. #Isles Transaction: Jaroslav Halak has been placed on waivers. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) December 30, 2016 “You’re always evaluating your team, it doesn’t matter what position,” Snow said after practice...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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