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ISLANDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: August It Is 8/01/2015

The good news is that it’s now August 1st, meaning that the start of training camp is a mere six weeks away. The bad news is that it’s August 1st, meaning that the news cycle really, really slows to a crawl as players and management all vie to squeeze in their last four weeks of family time prior to embarking on another long NHL season. We’ll do what we can to help you get...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Handing Over the Keys (7/31/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Handing Over the Keys The Islanders lease with the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum officially ends today. A bitter, drawn out divorce that has led the team to new pastures in Brooklyn. However, a tradition was born during the last season at the Coliseum, which will continue in Brooklyn, at least in EA Sports NHL 16. Islanders Links: Insight...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' 'Yes!' chant included in EA Sports' 'NHL 16'

The New York Islanders' signature "Yes!" chant will be an audible part of EA Sports' "NHL 16" video game, which will be released in September.The fans' repetitive one-word salute can be heard in the video game after an Islanders' goal at Barclays Center. The "Yes!" chant is also audible after a New York victory, with members of the club skating toward center ice to celebrate.The...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: No News is Good News, Right? (7/29/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: No News is Good News Every time there’s a trade, especially in the Metropolitan Division, Islander fans get in a tizzy. Most years, this would be understandable. This offseason is different – the coaches and management are showing faith in their roster and you should, too. While there’s still time for General Manager Garth Snow to make a move...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lubomir Visnovsky may start the year in Europe

Lubomir Visnovsky is currently lacking an NHL contract and is reportedly considering a move to Europe for the start of the 2015-16 season. The 38-year-old defenseman is coming off a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the New York Islanders, but the team has made it known they’re looking toward younger defenseman moving forward. That leaves Visnovsky on the outside and he may...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders made a wise investment resigning Anders Lee

The New York Islanders re-signed forward Anders Lee back in June to a 4-year, $3.75 million per year contract. Lee was a rookie at the age of 24 this past season, and put up impressive numbers. For example, he racked up 25 goals and had 41 overall points in 76 games, which resulted in him being ranked fourth among rookies in scoring for the 2014-15 season. While many fans found his...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Esiason: Islanders chant 'like nails on a chalkboard'

Professional wrestler Daniel Bryan's signature "Yes!" chant has sent fans into a frenzy in both the grappling world and New York Islanders' home games.While the energetic show of appreciation has been embraced by both groups, Boomer Esiason is not among those enamored with the repetitive one-word salute."I happen to be a Rangers fan," Esiason told the former WWE champion when he...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Bailey reels in success on, off ice

New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey enjoyed a career year on the ice and continued his good fortune by getting married earlier this month.Now with respect to his wife Megan, the 25-year-old Bailey has long been in love with fishing due to his days at his family's cottage in Bowmanville, Ontario. Although Bailey celebrated reeling in a barracuda and a four-pound bass while on...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders have a bright future in Brooklyn

With the upcoming 2015-16 NHL season comes a significant change for the New York Islanders’ franchise. The Islanders have known one home since their establishment in 1972, and that was the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, based in Uniondale, New York. While the Islanders have not seen success as of late, they have a storied past which includes arguably one of the most dominant...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders are finally done paying Alexei Yashin

The story has become infamous. The New York Islanders acquired star forward Alexei Yashin in 2001 at an amazingly high cost, trading future Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara, the 2011 second overall pick (which turned out to be Jason Spezza) and Bill Muckalt for the Russian forward. If dealing those youngsters wasn’t enough, New York general manager Mike Milbury inked Yashin to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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