ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

‘Desperate’ Islanders hand Rangers 7th straight MSG loss

The Islanders entered Wednesday’s game at Madison Square Garden an admittedly “desperate” team — and after they beat the Rangers, 3-2, the Blueshirts might use the same term to describe their own state at home. Andrew Ladd’s third-period power-play goal gave the Islanders their first lead of the night, and they held on for just...
Via New York Post
11 hours ago

Islanders’ Hamonic Must Reset

With just 11 games remaining this season and six losses over their last ten games, the New York Islanders need to press the reset button. Costly turnovers in their own end and an inconsistent offense have been their Achilles heel over the last stretch. With a game against the Rangers on Wednesday, they’ll need to get back to business quickly in order to save their season. Hamonic...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

‘We just weren’t good’: Skidding Islanders drop another one

John Tortorella and Doug Weight were just a few feet away from each other. The mental and emotional distance separating the coaches was another matter following a 3-2 overtime victory by the Blue Jackets over the Islanders on Saturday at Barclays Center. Cam Atkinson delivered the winner for Columbus 1:19 into the extra session. “We...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Blue Jacks top Islanders 3-2 on Atkinson's overtime winner

NEW YORK (AP) Cam Atkinson scored 1 minute, 19 seconds into overtime Saturday to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders. Oliver Bjorkstrand and Josh Anderson scored 14 minutes, 48 seconds apart in the second period, sending Columbus to its seventh victory in March. The Blue Jackets improved to 46-18-6. Travis Hamonic and John Tavares scored...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

CEO who directed $2.2B fraud is out of prison after a decade

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) The former chairman and CEO of a New York software company who orchestrated a $2.2 billion accounting fraud is out of prison. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2mRyAgI ) reported Friday that Sanjay Kumar was released in late January. He served nearly 10 years. Kumar was CEO when the Islandia (eye-LAN'-dee-ah)-based company was known as Computer Associates. It now operates...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tavares scores in OT, lifts Islanders over Hurricanes 3-2

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) John Tavares scored 34 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Tuesday night. Joshua Ho-Sang and Jason Chimera scored in the final 65 seconds of the second period to help the Islanders erase a 2-0 deficit and eventually claim what interim coach Doug Weight called a must-win game. Tavares' winner was set up by Ho...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders don’t see any trace of brat in phenom Josh Ho-Sang

The plane landed in New York around 3:30 a.m. Sunday as the Islanders finally completed their franchise-record nine-game road trip. Interim head coach Doug Weight gave the team the day off, but one of the few guys who wanted to come in was 21-year-old rookie forward Josh Ho-Sang. Weight told his headline-grabbing talent with a...
Via New York Post
9 days ago

Islanders hold contest to watch a period from bed of truck

Care to watch an Islanders game in the bed of a truck? Who hasn’t gazed into the stars and dreamed of that very moment! Well, I’ve got the story for you.Honda and the New York Islanders are teaming up to hold a contest with a unique prize. A “lucky” fan can win tickets to an Islanders game and watch the third period from the truck bed of a Honda Ridgeline.Isles in-arena host...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Respond to ‘Upbeat’ Practice Following Loss in Columbus

Doug Weight was happy with the practice he put the Islanders through on Monday morning. After a 7-0 loss in Columbus on Saturday, the Islanders responded with an uptempo practice at Northwell Health Ice Center. “I didn’t want a somber, blow the whistle hard practice,” the Islanders interim head coach said. “I wanted an upbeat, fun work your butt off practice. And that’s...
Via Islanders Insight
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Overtime on the Island: Islanders Trade Deadline Talk

On this episode of Overtime on the Island, Mark Weiner and Nick Valastro discuss the team’s hot play as of late and how the playoff picture is setting up for the Isles. Then, Mark and Nick look forward to the trade deadline and debate if New York will be making a big splash by Wednesday afternoon. Finally, the guys wrap up the show by looking into the Islanders potential move...
Via Islanders Insight
23 days ago  |  Discuss

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

An unlikely candidate has emerged to potentially help the New York Islanders develop a new arena in Queens: New York Rangers (and Knicks) owner James Dolan.According to Bloomberg, Dolan and a handful of New York executives are “lining up” to invest in a new arena in Queens for the Islanders. The Islanders’ contract at Barclays can be terminated in January, and it’s likely...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Recall Bracken Kearns On Emergency Basis

With Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck banged up after last night’s 3-1 victory in Detroit, the Islanders decided to make a move for a fresh body. The team placed Shane Prince on IR, retroactive  to 2/12, and recalled Bracken Kearns from AHL Bridgeport. Kearns is the Sound Tigers’ leading scorer with 18 goals and 22 assists. Kearns played two games for the Islanders last year...
Via Islanders Insight
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape

Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to TMZ.com.According to reports, Comrie met with the unnamed accuser at a Los Angeles bar on Saturday, where they went back to his apartment. She claims that while there Comrie raped her multiple times. TMZ reports sources close to Comrie allege the two have known each other for a prolonged period...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Is Thomas Greiss the solution between the pipes for the Islanders?

Originally Posted by Sam Blazer on Jan 31, 2017 11:33 When you think of the elite goalies in the league, a few names constantly pop up: Henrik Lundqvist, Tuukka Rask, Carey Price. Surprisingly amongst others, Thomas Greiss may end up being a name that deserves his name on those types of lists. While Greiss has mostly served as a back up his entire career, he has finally been given...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

John Tavares focused on hockey as arena questions loom

John Tavares isn’t fretting over the New York Islanders arena troubles.Earlier this week, reports suggested the Barclays Center was the verge of kicking the team out of the arena due to future earnings projections. With the Islanders drawing constantly low attendances, alternatives such as hosting concerts likely offer arena owners more of a profit share. Nothing has been settled...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Islanders, Barclays Center appear to be parting ways

The New York Islanders were hoping to make a home in Brooklyn along with the NBA’s Nets, but the Barclays Center appears ready to move on from the hockey team.Bloomberg reports Nets owner Mikhail Prokorov (who owns the arena in Brooklyn) is seeking an investor to split the ownership of the Nets and Barclays Center and noted future earnings projections did not include revenue from...
Via The Comeback
January 30, 2017  |  Discuss
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