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ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nassau Politicians Finally Realizing Islanders Are Leaving

No one wanted the Islanders to leave. No one except politicians of Nassau County that did not seem to care.  Now, after years of ignoring the glaring issue that is a dilapidated Nassau Coliseum, and months of pretending the Isles were not really leaving, Nassau County politicians are trying to fix their error. Might it be too late? That is highly likely, but they are not going...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Ideal Playoff Lineup

All season long there have been many discussions over what the ideal New York Islanders‘ lineup should look like. There has been two main staples in this argument; put Ryan Strome with John Tavares and of course the opposition who would say, “don’t put all of your eggs in the same basket.” With the playoffs coming and the team in a bit of a funk it may just be time to throw...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Prospects Play Two Heart Stopping Games

Sunday was supposed to be a quiet day with just two Islanders prospects seeing action. To say that both games would not have been good for those with bad hearts would be a huge understatement. An overtime game in the WHL while an eighth seed giving a one seed everything they could handle and more. Kyle Burroughs (2013 seventh rd.) and his Medicine Hat Tigers were taking on the Red...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Martin breaks his own NHL record for most hits in a season

Matt Martin has once again made NHL history. Back in 2011-12, Martin set an NHL record for most hits in a season with 374. That record didn’t stand long as Martin just surpassed it during his team’s 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. With his second hit today, @MattyMarts17 now has 375 and has broken the NHL record set in 2011-12 by…@MattyMarts17. #Isles — New...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FBI investigating social media threats against Islanders' Leddy

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The FBI is investigating social media threats made against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy. FBI spokesman J. Peter Donald confirmed the investigation in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press. Islanders' spokesman Kimber Auerbach says Leddy and his family are safe and the National Hockey League has been alerted to the situation. Newsday reported that...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

FBI investigating threats against New York Islanders' Leddy

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) The FBI is investigating social media threats made against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy. FBI spokesman J. Peter Donald confirmed the investigation in an email Wednesday to The Associated Press. Islanders' spokesman Kimber Auerbach says Leddy and his family are safe and the National Hockey League has been alerted to the situation. Newsday reported...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boomer Esiason's daughter Sydney, Islanders D Nick Leddy threatened on Twitter

Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy and NHL.com's Sydney Esiason, Boomer's daughter (Matt Martin's girlfriend) -- are the latest folks who have received threats via the cesspool that is Twitter. Justin Terranova reports:Leddy has been getting threatening messages for months from the now-suspended @NoorsSlut account, according to TSN. But it reached a new level Tuesday when the user posted...
Via Bob's Blitz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Empire State Debate: The Rookies — Anders Lee vs. Kevin Hayes

The Islanders and Rangers have dominated the New York sports scene this year. Beat writers Nicholas Coll and Jesse Hartmann argue the merits of the two hottest rookies in town: Anders Lee and Kevin Hayes. The post Empire State Debate: The Rookies — Anders Lee vs. Kevin Hayes appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Halak shuts out Devils in return as Islanders end 4-game skid

  Jaroslav Halak made 26 saves in his return to the lineup, and the New York Islanders snapped a season-high, four-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. Recently benched Ryan Strome scored a goal and set up another by Travis Hamonic as the Islanders posted a much-needed win in their bid to catch the Rangers in the Metropolitan Division...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Shaw ejected for head butt against Islanders (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw was ejected from Tuesday night's game against the New York Islanders for giving a head butt to center Brock Nelson during the second period.Nelson had just cross-checked Shaw into the boards in the Islanders defensive zone when Shaw retaliated by putting his head down and ramming Nelson in the face. After...
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk inks 7-year extension with Islanders

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Congratulations to Johnny Boychuk and his family as the former Bruins defenseman and Stanley Cup champion has signed a seven year extension with the New York Islanders. The deal is worth a reported $42 million with an average annual value of $6 million per year according to Newsday. That's the highest paid...
Via BruinsLife
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk signs 7-year, $42M extension with Islanders

Johnny Boychuk has been an excellent defenseman for the New York Islanders this season, and on Thursday, the team announced it had signed the 31-year-old veteran to a huge extension. Arthur Staple of Newsday reports the contract is for $42 million over seven years, which will make Boychuk the Islanders’ highest-paid player next season. The deal also includes a no-movement clause...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Cronin and the Islanders’ penalty kill

View image | gettyimages.com For a franchise that hasn’t won a playoff round in over 20 years, a lot of things are going well for the New York Islanders this season. They’re sitting atop the Metropolitan Division, Jaroslav Halak has set a franchise record in wins, there is new-found offensive depth, and star captain John Tavares […] The post Greg Cronin and the Islanders...
Via Along the Boards
20 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Scores A Sick Game Winner In OT To Give The Islanders A 4-3 Win Over Leafs (VIDEO)

New York Islanders captain John Tavares seemed like he just wanted it.  After trailing 2-0 to start the third period and then 3-1, Tavares and company scored three goals in the third, and with under 30 seconds left in overtime, Tavares took the puck at center ice and put on his own personal highlight show. In his hometown and with mom and dad on hand, Tavares might have just vaulted...
Via Total Sports Blog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Add Necessary Insurance Between the Pipes

Newly acquired goaltender Michal Neuvirth warms up for the New York Islanders. Photo Courtesy of ESPN Garth Snow, the general manager of the New York Islanders (41-21-3, 85 points) may not have been in a frenzy at this year’s NHL trade deadline but he didn’t stand idly by either. The GM on Long Island made one move in particular that won’t be as heralded as some others but...
Via The Sports Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders, Defenseman Nick Leddy Agree To 7-Year Contract Worth $38.5 Million

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with Nick Leddy on a seven-year contract, keeping the 23-year-old defenseman away from restricted free agency. Leddy, acquired on the eve of this season from the Chicago Blackhawks, agreed to the deal on Tuesday, six days before the NHL trade deadline. The contract is worth $38.5 million and will run through the 2021...
Via NESN.com
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders fan reveals son was conceived in arena parking lot

With the New York Islanders set to relocate to fancier digs when the team sets up shop at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the 2015-16 NHL season, the team’s devoted and long-suffering fan base are going through something of a grieving period as it collectively recollects all the great memories from the team’s run in...Read More The post Islanders fan reveals son was conceived...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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