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  • Islanders planning to submit bid for new arena at Belmont Park

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders have plans to submit a bid to build a new arena at Belmont Park, N.Y., according to a Newsday report. Belmont Park is a horse racing facility in Elmont, which is just outside New York City limits. “Yes, there is an RFP [request for proposal] for Belmont and I know they..." April 21

  • Islanders decision to keep Doug Weight saves Garth Snow

    New York Post "Maybe Doug Weight, who has been an important part of the Islanders’ front office since 2011-12, is destined to become the franchise’s next Al Arbour. Maybe the 40 games he coached — perhaps coaxing the team to a 24-12-4 record and a shot at finishing eighth in the East following a shipwreck..." April 16

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • Doug Weight officially named head coach of Islanders

    Sportsnet "Doug Weight passed his test with flying colours, and was rewarded Wednesday with a permanent role. Weight had the “interim” tag removed from his title and was officially been named the head coach of the New York Islanders. He will continue to serve as the team’s assistant general manager under..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • John Tavares would like to stay with Islanders

    Newsday "John Tavares says watching the NHL playoffs during the next couple of months is going to be “tough,” given how close the Islanders came to qualifying for a third season in a row. But for Islanders fans, the tough part might be watching a deep run by the Maple Leafs, who last won the Stanley Cup..." April 11

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Tavares hopes to sign extension this summer

    TSN "John Tavares doesn't want to go anywhere. The New York Islanders captain spoke to the media on Monday following the Isles elimination from playoff contention this weekend and said he hopes to sign an extension with the team this summer. Tavares also mentioned he doesn't know if he'd be willing..." April 10

  • Why the eliminated Islanders are at a franchise crossroads

    New York Post "Some of them may have learned their fate while on the Cross Bronx Expressway, others maybe on the LIE or Grand Central, and others perhaps on the Verrazano or Throgs Neck as the Islanders made their way home by car service following Saturday’s 4-2 victory over the Devils in Newark that kept their..." April 09

  • Eliminated Isles beat Senators for 6th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- For the New York Islanders, Sunday's 4-2 victory over Ottawa in the regular-season finale was as bittersweet as the loss was inconsequential for the Senators. The Islanders (41-29-12) won their season-high sixth straight game to close out the 2016-17 campaign in strong..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Red-hot Islanders eliminated despite win over Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- The New York Islanders did their part to remain alive in the battle for the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference Saturday night, skating to a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center. However, the Islanders (40-29-12) did not get the help they..." April 08

  • Isles stay alive with win over Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- The New York Islanders are determined to do their part. So far, that has been enough to keep them in playoff contention in the Eastern Conference. They struck early and Jaroslav Halak made 29 saves in a 3-0 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes, maintaining their bid to..." April 06

  • Islanders slip past Predators in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators were looking to tune their game up for the playoffs. The New York Islanders were just looking stay in the postseason chase. When defenseman Thomas Hickey scored 1:25 into overtime to give the Islanders a 2-1 win over the Predators on Tuesday, it..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • John Tavares of Islanders out for regular season

    NHL.com "Center John Tavares will be out for the remainder of the regular season for the New York Islanders, who trail the Ottawa Senators by seven points for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. The Islanders announced Saturday that Tavares is week to week..." April 03

  • Lee helps Isles win first game since Tavares' injury

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders are learning to navigate without their captain as they continue their playoff push. Anders Lee scored two third-period goals as New York defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Sunday to keep pace in the Eastern Conference wild-card race. Cal..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Clutterbuck blames ice for Tavares injury

    TSN "The New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck believes the ice conditions at the Barclays Center played a role in John Tavares' lower-body injury. Tavares was injured in the third period of Friday's 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils and ruled week-to-week on Saturday, likely putting him out..." April 02

  • Lee, Beauvillier fuel Islanders past Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders kept their slim playoff hopes alive Friday with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center. However, the win may have come at a steep cost. Islanders captain John Tavares had to be helped off the ice with 3:14 remaining in regulation after..." April 01

  • Islanders' Tavares week to week with lower-body injury

    TSN "The New York Islanders will have to continue their playoff push without the services of captain John Tavares. Tavares is listed as week-to-week with a lower-body injury after leaving Friday's win over the New Jersey Devils in the third period with an injury. He appeared to injure his left..." April 01

  • John Tavares to be re-evaluated after suffering apparent leg injury

    NHL.com "New York Islanders center John Tavares sustained a lower-body injury in the third period of a 2-1 win against the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on Friday. Tavares was battling for control of the puck behind the Devils net and tried to avoid defenseman Steven Santini before falling to the..." April 01

  • Flyers sail past Islanders 6-3

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers could not have scripted a better start to a hockey game. The New York Islanders could not have scripted one worse. In a game both teams needed to win to stay afloat, the Flyers scored five first-period goals en route to a 6-3 rout over the Islanders on..." March 30

  • For Islanders to make playoffs, the final games are dire

    Newsday "The Islanders trail the Bruins by four points in a five-team race for the last playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. John Tavares succinctly defined the Islanders plight. “Every game is so important right now, regardless of where we’re playing or who we’re playing, we’re a desperate..." March 30

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • How Josh Ho-Sang turned ‘crazy year’ into dream come true

    New York Post "Rarely are the things coming out of a player’s mouth as interesting as the things he does on the ice. But Josh Ho-Sang is nothing if not a rarity, a mix of sublime talent and introspective candidness that make the Islanders’ 21-year-old forward a magnetic force. He speaks of all the things he..." March 29

  • Doug Weight on Isles' goalies: I don't have a plan

    TSN "The New York Islanders fell to the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Monday night and were jumped in the standings by the Tampa Bay Lightning. However, the Islanders remain in the thick of the Eastern Conference wild-card race, trailing the Boston Bruins by two points. Thomas Greiss was credited..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Predators stay in third, deny Isles chance to move up

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Nashville Predators looked Monday night like a team that has been in playoff mode for two-plus weeks. The New York Islanders looked like a team that has spent too many weeks in playoff mode. Kevin Fiala's first-period goal gave the Predators a lead they didn't relinquish in..." March 27

  • Would the Islanders consider trading John Tavares this summer?

    Sportsnet "Just how much longer will John Tavares remain with the New York Islanders? The team captain’s long-term future in Brooklyn remains an open question, as the 26-year-old has just one year remaining on his contract. “There were reports this week that if the New York Islanders aren’t moving..." March 26

  • Bruins top Islanders, move ahead in wild-card race

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The calendar says the NHL playoffs begin April 12. The Boston Bruins realized the postseason began for them Saturday night. Riley Nash scored both goals, including the game-winner early in the third period, as the Bruins moved into sole possession of the second wild card in..." March 25

  • Islanders' Strome out 3-6 weeks

    TSN "Newsday writer Arthur Staple reports that forward Ryan Strome(wrist) will not require surgery, but is likely going to be out three to six weeks and will miss the rest of the regular season, according to head coach Dough Weight." March 24

  • Islanders edge Pens, move back into playoff position

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The last time New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak appeared in an NHL game, his team was in next-to-last place in the Eastern Conference. One day after he was recalled from a nearly three-month stretch in the American Hockey League, Halak was a big reason that the..." March 24

  • Ho-Sang "grateful" for Lemieux's comments

    TSN "New York Islanders rookie forward Josh Ho-Sang says he is "grateful" hockey legend Mario Lemieux has no problem with him wearing his famous No. 66. Ho-Sang, 21, has been getting some flak from the hockey community for wearing Super Mario's famous digits on his back this season, but on Thursday,..." March 24

  • Mario Lemieux fine with use of No. 66 by the Islanders' Ho-Sang

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "I don’t like the idea of brash New York Islanders rookie Josh Ho-Sang wearing the iconic No. 66 into PPG Paints Arena Friday. I love it. Of infinitely more import, the guy who made that number kind of famous has no issues. “I’m fine with it,” Mario Lemieux said Thursday through a Penguins..." March 24

  • Islanders earn two crucial points with win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Leading by a goal with less than 10 seconds remaining, the New York Islanders saw a sewn-up victory transforming into a loss right before their eyes. Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy -- during a power play -- slammed the puck off the shin pads of New York Rangers forward Michael..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Islanders lose key piece just before push for final playoff spot

    New York Post "The Islanders’ playoff hopes just took a big hit. Forward Ryan Strome, the team’s sixth-leading scorer, suffered a broken wrist in the Isles’ 3-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday, a source told Newsday on Thursday. The injury likely will keep Strome out the rest of the season unless the..." March 23

  • Islanders promote Halak from AHL Bridgeport

    Sportsnet "It looks like the New York Islanders will carry three goalies for the remainder of the NHL season. In a move to shore up their goaltending while chasing a wild card berth in the Eastern Conference, the team announced Thursday morning it has recalled veteran Jaroslav Halak from the AHL’s..." March 23

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Islanders negotiating temporary agreement with Barclays Center

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders are in negotiations with the Barclays Center to remain in Brooklyn for at least a few more years, according to Nick Kypreos. Reports in January and February claimed the arena owners wanted the team out after the 2018-19 season because it believes more revenue could be..." March 19

  • Blue Jackets slip past Islanders in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Unlike the New York Islanders, the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't need a win on Saturday to improve their chances of making the playoffs. But a win like the one the Blue Jackets enjoyed Saturday might improve their odds of making the first deep postseason run in franchise history...." March 18

  • Casey Cizikas Activated From Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Islanders are getting a key member of their team back. Casey Cizikas has been activated from injured reserve ahead of their Saturday night matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team will play an afternoon game in New York before taking a three day break and recharging for the..." March 17

  • Little scores 2 in Jets win vs. Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Winnipeg Jets didn't think an unexpected day off earlier in the week did them any favors Thursday night. The New York Islanders certainly looked as if they would have been happy to take the day off the Jets didn't want. Bryan Little scored twice in the first period to give..." March 16

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