Islanders Rumors & News

  • Islanders prep for long trip with win vs. Devils

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- As a veteran of 10 NHL seasons and the father of three children, Andrew Ladd grinned Sunday night when he was asked what his New York Islanders teammates could expect when a nine-game road trip -- the longest road trip in franchise history -- begins Tuesday night. "For guys with..." February 19

  • Devils win front of end of pair against Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- In an important division battle pitting one team struggling mightily on home ice and another with a league-low seven victories on the road, the New Jersey Devils got the best of the visiting New York Islanders, skating to a 3-2 victory on Saturday night at the Prudential..." February 18

  • Islanders continue to give Rangers trouble with 4-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For John Tavares, frustration turned to persistence in a span of mere seconds. In fact, persistence was the theme for the New York Islanders on Thursday night. Tavares set up Nikolay Kuleimin for the winning short-handed goal 3:03 into the third period as the Islanders..." February 16

  • Mike Comrie Investigated for Rape

    TMZ "Former NHL star Mike Comrie -- once married to Hilary Duff -- is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly raping a woman at his L.A. home, but he claims it was consensual ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night..." February 15

  • Possible Islanders Trade Packages for Duchene

    The Hockey Writers "The Colorado Avalanche have a decision this trade deadline — whether or not they trade former first-round pick Matt Duchene. The New York Islanders have an even more important decision: do they trade away pieces of their valued defensive core and youth in order to get him? The Isles have one of..." February 14

  • Matthews scores twice to lead Leafs over Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The New York Islanders were surging, moving within one point of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the standings. The Maple Leafs, who occupy a playoff spot that the Islanders covet, responded to the challenge Tuesday night. With Auston Matthews scoring two goals, little-used Josh..." February 14

  • Isles pull away from Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In a span of 12 weeks, the New York Islanders have gone from the worst team in the NHL to a playoff contender, doing what it has to do in beating up on the worst team in the NHL. Anders Lee scored a pair of third period goals Sunday as the Islanders continued their recent surge..." February 12

  • Anderson, Senators blank Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Making his first start in 68 days, Craig Anderson pitched a shutout. The Ottawa Senators goalie returned to the team with a bang, stopping 33 shots in a 3-0 win over the New York Islanders at Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday afternoon. Anderson had not played since Dec. 5 because..." February 11

  • Islanders win another under Weight

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- When the New York Islanders fired Jack Capuano and replaced him with interim head coach Doug Weight, they were last in the Eastern Conference standings and eight points behind the Philadelphia Flyers. Since then, the Isles have gone 7-1-2. Their 3-1 victory over the Flyers on..." February 09

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • Tavares praises Maple Leafs' Matthews, deflects UFA questions

    Toronto Sun "Being from the Toronto area, John Tavares is well aware of the hype that comes with the territory and the wild demand for the resident NHL team to have a homegrown superstar. The Mississauga native sees it whenever his New York Islanders are in town to face the Leafs, when he plays in front of..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Nelson nets Islanders wild OT win over Maple Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- There have been bigger and more unexpected comebacks in sports over the last 48 hours than the one accomplished Monday night by the New York Islanders. But it might have been big enough and unexpected enough to allow the Islanders to keep turning their season around...." February 06

  • Hainsey's OT goal helps Hurricanes win wild one

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Carolina Hurricanes coach Bill Peters had one question Saturday night after watching a game that included nine goals, seven penalties, four ties and three lead changes. "So," Peters said with a grin. "What'd you think of that one?" The Hurricanes certainly exited Barclays..." February 04

  • Hartford makes arena pitch to New York Islanders

    USA Today "The Hartford Islanders? It could happen if the governor of Connecticut and mayor of Hartford have their wish granted. The pair of officials — Governor Dannel Malloy and Mayor Luke Bronin — sent a joint letter addressed to New York Islanders ownership Friday inviting the NHL club to play at..." February 04

  • Red Wings beat Islanders on late goal

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Danny DeKeyser may be a product of the video game generation but the Detroit Red Wings defenseman knows how to kick it old school when the game is on the line. "I've played a little pinball," DeKeyser said. If proof was needed, he provided it on the winning goal Friday in..." February 03

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Islanders without Clutterbuck, Hickey in return from break

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been an eventful few weeks for the New York Islanders. They underwent a coaching change, found out on Monday they might have to find a new home, signed their new starting goaltender to a three-year contract extension, and before the All-Star break they started to play like the team we..." January 31

  • Isles upend league-leading Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The longest homestand of the season for the New York Islanders began Jan. 19, when an interim head coach made his debut for the last-place team in the Eastern Conference and the mutual disdain between the Islanders and the Barclays Center was the type of open secret everyone knew about..." January 31

  • Islanders discussing return to Coliseum

    Newsday "Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano said he has met with New York Islanders owner Jonathan Ledecky to discuss the team’s possible return to its former home at Nassau Coliseum. Mangano said he requested the Nov. 17 meeting with Ledecky, who co-owns the team with Scott Malkin, to discuss a..." January 31

  • Islanders sign Thomas Greiss to three-year extension

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders reportedly signed goaltender Thomas Greiss to a three-year contract extension on Monday, according to Arthur Staple of Newsday Sports. Greiss has been the Islanders’ No. 1 goaltender for the majority of the season and was given the full reins after New York waived..." January 30

  • Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Is Dumping the Islanders

    Bloomberg "After two years and countless complaints, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has concluded it’s no longer worth it to host the New York Islanders. The arena, which is already home to the NBA’s Nets and one of the world’s top-grossing concert venues, would make more money without the National Hockey..." January 30

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • The media scrum around John Tavares stresses what Isles are dealing with

    New York Post "Here is the reality that might be lost back in New York, where Islanders captain John Tavares goes about his business in relative anonymity: In the spotlight leading up to the NHL All-Star Game, which went down at Staples Center on Sunday afternoon, Tavares was inundated with questions about..." January 30

  • Thomas Greiss comfortable with Islanders’ No. 1 goaltender job

    Fanrag Sports "It’s Super Bowl week, so why not start your Monday off with a NFL cliché – “If your team has two starting quarterbacks, it really has none at all.” The same logic can be applied to the net in hockey. Admittedly, some teams have made splitting the goaltender duties between two netminders work,..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • Islanders 'committed' to New York, not Barclays Center, Gary Bettman says

    Newsday "The Islanders’ owners are “committed” to New York but are keeping their options open with regard to Barclays Center, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said during his news conference during the league’s All-Star Weekend. “They’re committed to the franchise, they’re committed to New York and the..." January 29

  • John Tavares Open To Extension With Islanders

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Talking to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles, New York Islanders superstar John Tavares revealed that he would be open to an extension with the team this summer. The centerman has just one year remaining on his current deal, which pays him $5.5MM per season. " January 28

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Ladd leads surging Isles to win vs. Canadiens

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The turnaround for Andrew Ladd and the New York Islanders came too late to save Jack Capuano's job, but perhaps just in time save the season and prove their former head coach prescient. Ladd and the Islanders continued to surge Thursday night, when the veteran center scored two..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Jack Capuano gets support from a coach who has been fired often

    New York Post "John Tortorella can relate to Jack Capuano, who was fired by the Islanders last week. “I’ve talked to him since the firing,” Tortorella said before Capuano’s former team beat his Blue Jackets, 4-2, at Barclays Center on Tuesday night. “He’s gonna be fine. One door closes, another one’s going to..." January 25

  • Islanders double up on Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Securing nine points in a five-game span helped the New York Islanders escape the basement in the Metropolitan Division. They will need to mount at least one more similar stretch to continue climbing into the Eastern Conference playoff race. Four players scored a goal apiece..." January 24

  • The Islanders’ Expansion Dilemma

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The upcoming Las Vegas expansion draft is going to throw an added wrinkle into the trade deadline plans for several teams. One of those is the New York Islanders who are going to have some tough decisions to make when it comes to their back end. As a refresher on the rules, teams can protect..." January 24

  • Sheary, Greiss, Oshie honored as NHL's 3 stars of the week "Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary , New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss and Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 22. FIRST STAR - CONOR SHEARY, LW, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Sheary led the NHL with six goals..." January 23

  • Team requests permission to talk to Capuano

    Newsday "Former Islanders coach Jack Capuano has been keeping a low profile since he was fired last Tuesday, but he is keeping busy. Two sources told Newsday that at least one team has reached out to the Islanders to request permission to speak with Capuano. The sources did not identify the team, but..." January 23

  • Giroux scores in OT as Flyers edge Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Claude Giroux's first goal in a month left the Philadelphia Flyers feeling good about themselves for the first time in what seemed like weeks. Giroux scored with 1:40 left in a frantic overtime Sunday night to complete the Flyers' comeback from a two-goal deficit in a 3-2 win..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Lee's two-goal performance fuels Islanders past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The script looked somewhat familiar to the New York Islanders when they blew a two-goal lead early in the third period. The plot line was different this time. All it took was Anders Lee being in the right place at the right time and finishing plays. Lee scored two of..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • Tavares scores twice as Islanders win Weight's debut

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow deployed the executive's version of the reserve parachute Tuesday, when he fired long-time coach Jack Capuano with the Islanders mired in last place in the Eastern Conference. But even interim coach Doug Weight knows any chance the..." January 19

  • John Tavares could be gone if Islanders botch these hires

    New York Post "Here’s the hardest truth of them all: Just because John Tavares wants to stay with the Islanders doesn’t necessarily mean he will. Shivers down the spines of all those invested in this franchise, no doubt, especially for those at the top, Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin. In their first year as..." January 19

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • Islanders Get Permission To Speak With Gerard Gallant

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Per Elliotte Friedman and confirmed by Bob McKenzie, the New York Islanders have requested permission to speak with former Panther bench boss Gerard Gallant. Permission was granted and the Isles have a chance to lock up a coach whose firing shocked the hockey world. Gallant was fired by the..." January 18