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John Tonelli On The New York Islanders

from Katie Strang of ESPN, Tonelli, who won four Stanley Cup championships with the Islanders, thinks the addition of Jaroslav Halak and backup netminder Chad Johnson could be huge for the Isles this season as they try to make it back to the playoffs after a disappointing 26th place finish last year. “I think they made a great move getting some goaltending help. It’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the New York Islanders

Last year: 34-37-11, eighth in the Metro Division. Missed the postseason by 14 points. Key additions: Jaroslav Halak, Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin, Cory Conacher, Chad Johnson, T.J. Brennan Key subtractions: Evgeni Nabokov, Radek Martinek (likely) Franchise direction: The Islanders’ rebuild has been very slow, but it really does look like things are starting to change. The...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patch will commemorate Islanders’ final year at the Nassau Coliseum

The New York Islanders will wear a special shoulder patch during their final season playing inside Nassau Coliseum. Here is the #Isles "Tradition On Ice" shoulder patch commemorating the final season at @Nassau_Coliseum pic.twitter.com/kJvyHmJfzM — NYIslanders (@NYIslanders) August 21, 2014
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospect Josh Ho-Sang Scores Unbelievable Shootout Goal (Video)

The New York Islanders selected forward Josh Ho-Sang with the 28th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, and he displayed his impressive offensive skills at the Biosteel hockey camp shootout earlier this week. Ho-Sang beat Boston Bruins goaltender prospect Malcolm Subban with a sweet spin-o-rama move, which earned him a perfect score from the judges. The Islanders were 9-6 in shootouts...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Wang to sell Islanders

It’s over. Sound the bells and let the villagers know it’s safe to come out: the witch is finally dead. Okay, calling him a witch might be a little on the strong side, but Charles Wang hasn’t exactly been the most endearing person in the world since taking over as owner of the New York Islanders way back in 2000. The embattled owner has finally sold the team. Former Washington...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Ho-Sang Pulls Off Filthy Shootout Move At Biosteel Camp

New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang pulled off this filthy move at the Biosteel Camp this week. This is the good old Mike Legg lacrosse move on steroids. Many times I’ve seen this tried in practice, but never successfully done by one prospect on another. P.K. Subban’s little brother Malcolm was in net for the […] The post Josh Ho-Sang Pulls Off Filthy Shootout Move At...
Via Diehardsport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Wang agrees to sell the New York Islanders

The Charles Wang era as the majority owner of the New York Islanders is coming to an end. The current owner of the Islanders has agreed to sell the team to Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin, pending the approval of the NHL. As seen on NESN, Ledecky and Malkin will be minority owners and Wang will retain the majority for the next two years. At that time the new owners will then acquire...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Wang finally sells New York Islanders

According Newsday's Arthur Staple, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang has finally reached an agreement to sell the team.#154674413 / gettyimages.comPending the Board of Govenors approvale, the sale has gone to former Washington Capitals owner Jonathan Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin for a yet undisclosed amount.Ledecky and Malkin will hold a minority interest in #Isles for...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Announce Group Has Purchased A Minority Interest In The Team

UNIONDALE, NY (August 19, 2014) – The New York Islanders announced today that a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and London based investor Scott Malkin has reached a definitive agreement, subject to NHL approval, to purchase a substantial minority interest in the team. Under the terms of the agreement, Charles Wang will continue as majority shareholder...
Via Kukla's Korner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Charles Wang Reaches Agreement To Sell New York Islanders

Ownership of the New York Islanders finally appears to be changing hands. Newsday hockey reporter Arthur Staple reported Tuesday afternoon that Islanders owner Charles Wang has agreed to sell the team. According to Staple, the new primary owners will be Jonathan Ledecky (former co-owner of the Washington Capitals) and investor Scott Malkin. BREAKING NEWS: Charles Wang has agreed...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Islanders HC Al Arbour sufering from dementia

via The New York Times The greatest coach in New York Islanders franchise history – Al Arbour – is suffering from dementia according to one of his former players. Arbour lead the Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup wins in the early 1980s.  According to Bryan Trottier, who played under Arbout in these championship winning years, the now 81-year old  Arbour is suffering...
Via New York Sports-Kings
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Grabovski, Kulemin post hilarious #ALSIceBucketChallenge vid

As you may or may not have heard, the #ALSIceBucketChallenge is all the rage on the internet these days. It involves someone posting a video of themselves dousing themselves with (you guessed it) a bucket of ice water, then nominating other people to do the same. It’s all for a good cause- again, as you may have guessed, to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka...
Via Around The Rink
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawsuit Filed Against Charles Wang For Not Selling The Islanders

from Barbara Ross of the New York Daily News, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang was clocked with a $10 million lawsuit Monday by suitor Andrew Barroway for backing out of their deal to make a trade for $420 million. In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Barroway’s corporation, NY ICE claims the parties “shook their hands on an agreement” and NY Ice started...
Via Kukla's Korner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grabovski Challenges Former Coach, GM To Ice Bucket Challenge

New York Islanders forwards Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski might still hold a grudge against their old team. The pair of forwards played together with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2008 through the end of the 2013 season. Grabovski had his playing time cut by coach Randy Carlyle toward the end of  the 2013 campaign, and general manager Dave Nonis bought out the remainder...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospective New York Islanders buyer ceases negotiations

The New York Islanders seemingly can’t go five minutes without giving us a reason to chuckle. Usually, it’s a front office decision that leads to the laughter, but this time it goes all the way up to the ownership suite. Prospective buyer, Philadelphia-based hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway, has apparently ceased negotiations to buy the team. ISLES: Source said Philadelphia...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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