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Islanders Over/Under: Thomas Hickey, Ryan Pulock

First line: Tavares, Okposo, LeeSecond Line: Strome, Nelson, BaileyThird Line: Nielsen Grabovski, KuleminFourth Line: Martin, Cizikas, Clutterbuck/Grabner Defensive Pair One: Boychuk, LeddyDefensive Pair Two: de Haan, Hamonic Taking a further look at defenseman in the Over/Under series, the assumed bottom pair of Thomas Hickey and Ryan Pulock will be examined. This tandem is not...
Via Islanders Insight
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders plan to wear patch honoring Arbour

The New York Islanders plan to honor the late Al Arbour by wearing a patch on their uniforms for the upcoming season.The commemorative patch that pays tribute to the Hall of Fame coach is pending league approval, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday.Arbour, who guided the Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup titles (1980-83), died on Friday at the age of 82.A Jack Adams winner...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Of course the move to Brooklyn means the Isles are getting black sweaters

It was inevitable in this day and age. Islanders Point Blank reports that the New York Islanders new black and white jerseys will be unveiled on Sept. 21 and fans will be able to start purchasing them on Sept. 23.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders to unveil black and white alternate jerseys

The New York Islanders are starting a new chapter in their history when the puck drops for 2015-16 in Brooklyn. The move has ushered in a lot of changes, including the reported unveiling of new alternate jerseys. According to Islanders Point Blank, new black and white uniforms will be unveiled on September 21st and fans will be able to start purchasing them on September 23rd....
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders to replace Ice Girls squad with co-ed crew after move to Brooklyn: Report

In a move that reeks more of political correctness than equal opportunity, the New York Islanders said they are thawing out their Ice Girls squad and replacing them with a co-ed ice cleaning crew. The NHL hockey team is dropping the sexy, cheerleader-like team when it moves from Nassau Coliseum to Barclays Center in Brooklyn this fall, according to Sports Illustrated. ...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

FAIL: New York Islanders announce that the team's "Ice Girls" crew is no more

The New York Islanders announced that the team's "Ice Girls" crew is no more. Barry Baum, chief communications officer for Barclays Center, told Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated that the Islanders are instead going to use a co-ed ice crew which will be in charge of “helping create the best ice possible as mandated by the NHL.”“We decided to go in a different direction,”...
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders are getting rid of their Ice Girls

The New York Islanders have discontinued their Ice Girls. With the Islanders moving to the Barclay’s Center for the 2015-16 season, the club decided it was time to stop the Ice Girls who were scantily dressed women in charge of shoveling the ice. Ice Girls have received their fair share of criticism for promoting sexism. The Islanders have had a crew since 2001.   Barry...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Cover All Bases With Twin Rinks Acquisition

In a story published today on Newsday.com, New York Islanders outgoing owner Charles Wang purchased the bankrupt facility at Eisenhower Park, Twin Rinks, for 8 million dollars in upfront cash. This includes a 30 year licensing agreement with the county. But what does it mean for the team and its deal with Cantiague Park that was negotiated earlier in the summer? Sources told Paul...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Billboards & More Arbour 8/30/2015

Last two days of August. Training camp is approaching and fast. The team will report for physicals on Thursday, September 17 and are in the process of making their way back to Long Island to complete their summer training. In Brooklyn, where the Islanders will begin the 2015-16 season at their new home, Barclays Center, billboards have started appearing as part of the marketing campaign...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Arbour, who led Islanders to four straight Stanley Cups, dies at 82

New York Islanders fans will be losing more than Nassau Coliseum this season, they will also be without one of the men who helped bring the old arena to prominence. Al Arbour, the Hall of Fame Islanders coach who combined old-school discipline with out-of-the-box creativity to produce a modern sports dynasty with four straight Stanley Cup titles, died Friday after a long illness...
Via The Other Paper
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Original Blues captain Al Arbour passes away at age of 82

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbour was battling a lengthy illness and had been living in Florida. Arbour transitioned from a successful 14-season NHL playing...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Arbour, Hall of Fame Islanders coach, dies at 82

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbor was battling a lengthy illness and had been living in Florida. Arbour transitioned from a successful 14-season NHL playing...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Isles open contract talks with Okposo

The New York Islanders and Kyle Okposo have begun talks on the right wing signing a multi-year contract extension prior to the upcoming season, according to a report by The Fourth Period.Okposo is in the final campaign of his five-year, $14 million contract, during which he is owed $4.5 million. The 27-year-old Minnesota native has established a connection with fellow linemate and...
Via Fox Sports
7 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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