ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Judge gives ex-Islanders co-owner a 5-year prison reduction

NEW YORK (AP) A former New York Islanders co-owner who received a 10-year prison term for a fraud conviction has gotten his sentence cut in half. Judge Loretta Preska on Wednesday announced the new five-year sentence for Paul Greenwood in Manhattan federal court. A federal appeals court this year ordered the resentencing. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said another judge...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang talks Isles future

New York Islanders prospects Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang talk at minicamp about their development as professionals.
Via SNY
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Free Agency, Qualifying Offers, and Speculation

Since the NHL Draft took place last Friday in Buffalo, fans and writers have been busy wondering what the next move is for their club. The Islanders, led by General Manager Garth Snow, surprised many last week when they didn’t use their first round pick as part of a trade for a top-six forward. Instead, they picked Kieffer Bellows at number 19. Qualifying offers were also due this...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oh Yeah...1993: The Islanders retire #31 for Billy Smith

SNY's "Oh Yeah" looks back to 1993, when the New York Islanders retired combative four-time Stanley Cup-winning goalie Billy Smith's No. 31.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Failing Nielsen offer only start of Isles’ alarming free-agent issue

Sweepings from the Entry Draft floor in Buffalo: The Islanders, who have already bade goodbye to top-six winger Kyle Okposo on his way to the July 1 bazaar, appear to be on the verge of losing a second top-six forward in Frans Nielsen to free agency. And you thought John Tavares was light in the...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

New York Islanders Select Kieffer Bellows #19 Overall

With the nineteenth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the New York Islanders have selected forward Kieffer Bellows from the U.S. Under-18 National Team About Kieffer Bellows The son of former NHLer Brian Bellows, the 18-year-old scored 50 goals in 62 games this season. Bellows was the eighth American selected in the first round and the first by the Islanders since 2010 when they selected...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Islanders Need Big Addition This Week

This is a big week in the hockey world. The biggest week of the whole year for teams, regardless of how or when your season ended. The days leading up to the draft, and the immediate aftermath of unrestricted Free Agency is a chance for each and every team to not only improve the on ice product, but also send their fan base into the summer on a positive note. There is no team that...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Announce 2016-17 Schedule

The Islanders announced their schedule for the 2016-17 season this afternoon. Let’s go over some highlights: We already found out yesterday that the opener will be October 13th against the NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The home opener will be Sunday, October 16th against Anaheim. The schedule features a lot more weekend home games. 18 to be exact. So that’s a huge change...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent indicates Kyle Okposo likely to hit free agency

It sounds like Kyle Okposo won’t be with the New York Islanders in 2016-17.  According to ESPN, Okposo’s agent, Pat Brisson, believes that the forward is likely headed for free agency as talks with the Islanders haven’t resulted in a new deal. Via Pierre LeBrun: His agent, Pat Brisson, did recently chat with Isles GM Garth Snow, but it doesn’t sound like anything developed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Casey Cizikas to absurd five-year deal

Garth Snow has never met a player he didn’t want to sign to a long-term deal. Kidding aside, the New York Islanders general manager inked forward Casey Cizikas to a five-year deal, worth $16.75 million, reports Arthur Staple of Newsday Sports. The contract averages out to $3.35 million per season and will keep the 25-year-old under contract until the 2020-21 season. It’s an...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Travis Hamonic rescinds trade request

Today it was announced by Arthur Staple of Newsday that Travis Hamonic now wishes to stay with the New York Islanders. Hamonic, who is from Manitoba originally, had expressed interest in moving closer to home. Hamonic has gone through a fair amount of tragedy in his young life. His father passed away at 44 after having a heart attack in his sleep. This tragedy was featured on an...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooklyn bakery selling Islanders-themed bagels

The Bagel Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn doesn’t place itself in a box when it comes to the colors of its bagels. And in advance of Friday’s pivotal Game 4 between the hometown Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning, The Bagel Store cooked up a tasty Islanders themed tweet: Islanders bagels waiting to be cooked at @thebagelstore in Williamsburg. #Isles pic.twitter.com/oHMIVV2Nfb...
Via The Comeback
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders coach Jack Capuano frustrated over Game 3 finish

It’s easy to make a case that the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are the toughest to predict of the four major sports and also the most fun to watch. Eight seeds have won it all and it’s not uncommon for a series to go six or seven games. As a result, when a game is in overtime and can end at any second, it puts a little extra salt in the wound when a foul against your team isn’t...
Via The Comeback
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Islanders coach Jack Capuano takes puck to face

It’s not that rare to see hockey players leave a game with an injury, but it’s rarer to see that happen to the head coach. That’s what happened to New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano in the third period of their second-round series opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night, though. A puck traveling through the neutral zone took a deflection and went into...
Via The Comeback
April 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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