Islanders Rumors & News

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Tavares: 'Would not count on' me joining Maple Leafs

    The Score "First, it was Steven Stamkos spurning the Toronto Maple Leafs to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now, another superstar forward says he isn't planning to play for his hometown team. John Tavares put any lingering doubts about his future to rest and dashed the hopes of Maple Leafs fans in an..." July 27

  • Islanders bring back forward Eric Boulton on 1-year deal

    Lighthouse Hockey "An annual rite around here is to guess (and then share) when another one-year deal for Eric Boulton will be announced and exactly what role with the New York Islanders it will entail. If you had "July 22, as a Bridgeport and general locker room sage," you may collect your eternal winnings at..." July 23

  • Islanders eye Belmont Park as site for possible new arena, sources say

    Newsday "The New York Islanders are in discussions with state officials about building a new hockey arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, a move that would bring the team back to Nassau after they left to play in Brooklyn last year, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The sources confirmed..." July 23

  • Former Islander Matt Donovan signs with Frolunda

    Pro Hockey Talk "Former Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan is leaving the NHL. He signed a one-year contract with the Frolunda Indians of the Swedish League. Donovan was drafted in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Islanders. He played 67 games with New York between 2011-12 and 2014-15, but was..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • NHL’s Islanders Are Considering a Move to Queens With Mets Help

    Bloomberg "The New York Islanders are in talks with the owners of baseball’s New York Mets about building a hockey arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens, people with knowledge of the discussions said. Willets Point is emerging as a persuasive alternative to the team’s current home at Brooklyn’s Barclays..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Islanders co-owner: Tavares won't be a free agent in 2018

    The Score "Unlike Steven Stamkos in Tampa, there will be no suspense when it comes to whether John Tavares will re-sign with the New York Islanders. This according to new co-owner Jon Ledecky, who maintains the franchise center and team captain is "not going to be a free agent" when his contract with the..." July 18

  • Islanders’ new owners willing to spend more for free agents

    Newsday "The first sign that things had changed with the Islanders did not come this past week, when new majority co-owner Jon Ledecky spoke boldly and loudly about making sure the team has every resource available to improve. No, it came in the opening minutes of free agency on July 1, the day that..." July 17

  • Quine Agrees To Two-Year Deal

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders announced today that Alan Quine has agreed to terms on a two-year deal. Quine, 23, made his NHL debut last season with the Islanders, appearing in the club’s final two regular-season games and all 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games. The Belleville, ON, native scored six points..." July 15

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Isles Re-Sign Scott Mayfield To Two-Year Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to this tweet from Arthur Staple of Newsday, the New York Islanders have re-signed RFA defenseman Scott Mayfield to a two-year, one-way deal. The contract comes with a guaranteed AAV of $650K per season. With Mayfield on board, the Isles would now seem to have a bit of a logjam at the..." July 12

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Parenteau’s return to Islanders: predictable and sensible

    Pro Hockey Talk "New York Islanders GM Garth Snow has impressed over the years by finding gems and great value, yet this off-season has been … divisive. Essentially trading Kyle Okposo for Andrew Ladd and losing Frans Nielsen leaves the team in an odd place, but signing P.A. Parenteau for cheap stands as..." July 10

  • Lightning sign Mike Halmo to two-way deal

    Sportsnet " The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Mike Halmo to a one-year, two-way contract. Halmo had spent his entire professional career with the New York Islanders organization after signing with them as an undrafted free agent in 2012." July 09

  • Matt Carkner calls it quits

    Lighthouse Hockey "Matt Carkner officially retires, per his Facebook page. Michael Fornabaio says Carkner will remain with the Sound Tigers in some capacity. Congrats on a long career, dude." July 08

  • Kyle Okposo sees similarities between Jack Eichel and John Tavares

    Buffalo News "Kyle Okposo was entering his third NHL season when "The Next One" arrived. John Tavares had unlimited potential, and New York Islanders fans were ready to watch. Okposo rode shotgun as Tavares grew from heralded prospect to rookie phenom to All-Star center to Hart Trophy finalist. Along the..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Islanders re-sign G Jean-Francois Berube to one-year contract

    Lighthouse Hockey "Goalie Jean-Francois Berube and the Islanders have agreed to terms on a one-year one-way contract just ahead of any sort of arbitration haggle. In addition to avoiding arbitration, the contract leaves Berube as an RFA next season, too, per General Fanager. Berube was picked up off waivers..." July 05

  • Depth winger Taylor Beck signs with Edmonton Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "Some news from the Edmonton Oilers on a slow-ish Sunday, as the club announced the signing of a free agent forward with borderline big-league pedigree." July 04

  • Andrew Ladd hopes to get Islanders to 'next level'

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders on Friday brought in two veterans they hope will get them to the next level while allowing three of their longest-tenured players to leave in free agency. On the opening day of free agency, the Islanders agreed in principle on a seven-year contract with former Chicago..." July 02

  • Islanders sign Shane Prince for two more years

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders re-signed RFA Shane Prince to a two-year deal, the club announced Friday. The deal is worth a reported $1.7 million, and carries a cap hit of $850,000. " July 02

  • Chance to win Stanley Cup sold Okposo on Sabres

    The Score "Kyle Okposo wants to win a Stanley Cup. He believes he can do it with the Buffalo Sabres. Okposo left the New York Islanders on Friday, signing a seven-year deal with Buffalo reportedly worth $42 million. "What sold me was the chance to win a Stanley Cup," Okposo said, according to the Times..." July 02

  • Islanders sign Parenteau to 1-year deal

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders have signed free agent forward P.A. Parenteau to a one-year, $1.25-million contract. Parenteau spent the 2015-16 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, leading the team with 20 goals." July 02

  • Toronto Maple Leafs sign Matt Martin to FOUR year contract

    Pension Plan Puppets "Hours into free agency and Maple Leafs fans waited to see if the new regime would continue their slow and patient rebuild or jump in with both feet. Backes to Boston, Radulov to Montreal, Hamhuis to Dallas, Staal to Miinnesota. These deals calmed our nerves a bit. Then they were..." July 01

  • Andrew Ladd signs with Islanders on massive seven year deal

    SB Nation "The Andrew Ladd experiment is officially over in Chicago, as the left winger has signed with the New York Islanders on a seven-year deal. Ladd was brought to the Blackhawks at the trade deadline to bolster Chicago’s scoring touch. Even though the few months in Chicago did not work out, Ladd has..." July 01

  • Kyle Okposo Signs 7-Year Contract with Sabres

    The Hockey Writers "Kyle Okposo looks to have found his home for the foreseeable future, as he will reportedly join the Buffalo Sabres. Okposo was arguably the best forward available this summer, with names like Milan Lucic and Loui Eriksson in the mix as well. The 28-year old right-wing has been very productive,..." July 01

  • Detroit Red Wings sign Frans Nielsen

    Winging It In Motown "The Detroit Red Wings have signed center Frans Nielsen to a six year deal, at $5.25 million AAV. The 32 year old, 6'1" Dane has played his entire 10 season career with the New York Islanders, scoring 119 goals and adding 230 assists in 606 games. As I noted in my free agent profile of him,..." July 01

  • Jason Chimera joins New York Islanders

    Today's Slapshot "Veteran forward Jason Chimera was a name that the Washington Capitals may have been hoping to keep in their system this offseason – but as free agency kicked off on Friday morning, that proved not to be the case. Chimera has officially inked a two year deal with the New York Islanders, starting..." July 01

  • Panthers out of Okposo sweepstakes

    The Score "The Florida Panthers are hoping to add a scoring forward this offseason, but it appears they've already lost out on one of the best free agents available. The team is reportedly out of the running to sign the soon-to-be-former New York Islanders winger, sources told George Richards of the Miami..." July 01

  • Martin prepared to leave Islanders as free agent

    NHL.com "If left wing Matt Martin leaves the New York Islanders, he'll take with him only positive memories of the only professional organization he has known. "It's different. It's never happened to me before," Martin said Wednesday, two days before he can become an unrestricted free agent. "It's a..." June 30

  • Islanders hosting Andrew Ladd

    The Score "The New York Islanders are hosting pending free-agent forward Andrew Ladd, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday. Ladd has made it clear he wants to play for a contender, and with Kyle Okposo set to hit the market, Isles' general manger Garth Snow could be looking at a suitable replacement. " June 30

  • As the NHL goes loco, Wild in on Kyle Okposo, Eric Staal, among others

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "If you took a late lunch today, went to the gym or dropped your phone in the toilet, you missed, "NHL GM's Go Wild." In back-to-back-to-back moves, the Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson in a one-for-one move, the Nashville Predators and..." June 30

  • Wings hold strong interest in UFA Matt Martin

    HockeyBuzz "The Detroit Red Wings are among the many teams interested in New York Islanders left winger Matt Martin, who will hit unrestricted free agency on Friday, but even though he grew up across the river from Detroit in Windsor, Ont. and began life as a fan of the Wings, Martin eventually lost interest..." June 29

  • Islanders Kyle Okposo has statistics coveted in a NHL free agent winger

    Buffalo News "When it comes to scoring goals, there’s Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin and everyone else. If the conversation turns to points, the NHL’s No. 1 free agent has more company. One of the players in Stamkos’ group is also on the market. Since 2009-10, Stamkos’ second season, the goal-scoring..." June 28

  • There is plenty of reported interest in pending UFA Okposo

    Pro Hockey Talk "Did you hear? Steven Stamkos is the “big fish” — the most coveted free agent this year, should he go to the open market on Friday. That said, another scoring forward that is reportedly garnering plenty of attention, as teams are now allowed to talk to pending unrestricted free agents, is Kyle..." June 27

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Failing Nielsen offer only start of Isles’ alarming free-agent issue

    New York Post "Sweepings from the Entry Draft floor in Buffalo: The Islanders, who have already bade goodbye to top-six winger Kyle Okposo on his way to the July 1 bazaar, appear to be on the verge of losing a second top-six forward in Frans Nielsen to free agency. And you thought John Tavares was light in..." June 27

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Report: Blues, Wings, others interested in Okposo

    Puck Drunk Love "It was reported earlier this month that “all indications” point to Kyle Okposo becoming a free agent on July 1st. That still appears to be the case and a line of teams have reportedly expressed an interest in Okposo now that it’s clear he won’t be returning to the Islanders. The Jets, Blues,..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Okposo '100 percent gone' from Islanders

    Newsday "Things have been quiet around the Islanders this week, but that could change when Garth Snow and the rest of the team’s front office get to the First Niagara Center on Friday for the opening round of the NHL Draft. While Snow made his way from Las Vegas, site of the Board of Governors meeting..." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

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