Islanders Rumors & News

  • Snow open to trading picks, prospects to improve roster now

    Pro Hockey Talk "Garth Snow may not be done dealing. After trading defenseman Travis Hamonic to Calgary, the New York Islanders’ general manager said the return from the Flames could be used as “currency” to bolster the roster. The Isles received a first-round pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2018,..." June 24

  • Flames acquire defenceman Travis Hamonic from Islanders

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have acquired defenceman Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Hamonic, 26, is earning $3.857 million against the salary cap for the next three seasons before becoming UFA eligible. In November of 2015, Hamonic requested to be..." June 24

  • Ryan Strome happy to be joining surging Oilers

    Edmonton Sun "Just about every player who has ever been traded to the Edmonton Oilers has gone on and on about how excited he was to be coming to a young, fast and exciting team. And for a good 10 years there, during one losing season after another, most of them were lying. But as the Oilers embark on a..." June 23

  • Dealing Jordan Eberle has long been necessary for Edmonton Oilers

    Sportsnet "As another player once considered a pillar of the Edmonton Oilers rebuild gets shipped out of town, here’s the kicker: Trading a 25-goal man for 15-goal Ryan Strome is exactly what had to happen. Exactly 51 weeks after the explosive fan favourite Taylor Hall was dealt to the New Jersey Devils..." June 22

  • A 'relieved' Jordan Eberle welcomes deal to Islanders, 'a storied franchise'

    Sporting News "Calling his new team a "storied franchise," and new teammate John Tavares "a generational player," Jordan Eberle could not contain his excitement over Thursday's trade in which he was dealt to the New York Islanders from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ryan Strome. "The Islanders are a..." June 22

  • Oilers trade Eberle to Islanders for Strome

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have dealt forward Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in exchange for Ryan Strome, the teams confirmed Thursday. Eberle was drafted 22nd overall by Edmonton in 2008, registering 165 goals and 217 assists in 507 career games in seven seasons with the Oilers. The..." June 22

  • Golden Knights acquire 1st, 2nd-round picks, Grabovski from Islanders

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights have acquired Mikhail Grabovski, Jake Bischoff, a 2017 first-round pick and 2019 second-round pick from the New York Islanders. In exchange the New York Islanders received Expansion Draft Considersations. Grabovski has yet to be cleared to play after suffering a..." June 22

  • Islanders dealing first-round pick to Vegas, also likely trading Grabovski to expansion franchise, sources say

    Newsday "The Islanders have a deal in place to send their first-round pick to Vegas to steer the expansion franchise toward selecting a designated player off the Isles’ unprotected list, two NHL sources confirmed to Newsday on Monday. TSN first reported the existence of the deal. The player..." June 20

  • Islanders leave Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome, Calvin de Haan unprotected ahead of expansion draft

    Newsday "The Islanders’ list of nine protected players for Wednesday’s expansion draft included a surprising name and a few surprising omissions, but that only fueled chatter that general manager Garth Snow already has a deal in place with Vegas GM George McPhee to essentially protect a few more Islanders..." June 19

  • Islanders will give up first rounder to keep Vegas from taking forwards

    TSN "The New York Islanders protected five defencemen and three forwards ahead of the Vgas Golden Knights expansion draft. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Islanders will give up a first round pick to keep Vegas from taking one of their forwards. The Islanders only protected..." June 18

  • Islanders To Play Preseason Game At NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum "The New York Islanders will begin their 2017-18 preseason schedule with a game at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, against the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. The game will mark the first time the team has played in its former home since the conclusion..." June 15

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Steve Bernier agrees to two-year, two-way deal with Islanders "The New York Islanders announced today that Steve Bernier has agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal. Bernier scored 26 points (16 goals, 10 assists) in 33 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League last season. During the 2015-16 season, Bernier..." June 10

  • Islanders’ Doug Weight putting emphasis on offseason preparation

    Newsday "Doug Weight didn’t mince words during his three months as interim Islanders head coach. Now two months into his tenure as the team’s full-time head coach, Weight is still telling it bluntly. “It’s an important three weeks for our organization, no doubt,” Weight said Thursday during a phone..." June 10

  • Weight: Isles have to put Tavares in position to win now

    TSN "New York Islanders head coach Doug Weight said Wednesday John Tavares has a simple wish in the NHL - to win. The Islanders are hoping to sign Tavares to an extension this offseason to avoid seeing him hit the open market on July 1, 2018. Weight said in order to keep Tavares with the Islanders,..." June 02

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • Islanders won’t play games at Nassau Coliseum despite lease deal

    New York Post "In what seemed an inevitability, the Islanders are not going to play six games at the refurbished Nassau Coliseum next season, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email to The Post on Tuesday night. This comes despite a clause in the lease agreement between developer Bruce Ratner and..." May 31

  • New York Islanders Hire Scott Gomez As Assistant Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Islanders have continued to add to their coaching staff, hiring former NHL forward Scott Gomez to work with Doug Weight as an assistant coach this season. The team had previously hired Luke Richardson this spring to work behind the bench, and is still rumored to be interested in..." May 30

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Inside Doug Weight’s thinking to remake Islanders’ coaching staff

    New York Post "It was during that slog of a franchise-record nine-game road trip from late January into February when Doug Weight, the Islanders’ interim head coach, realized he needed help. Just over a month into his tenure, Weight was trying to do everything. While making room for individual meetings with..." May 24

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss apologizes for Instagram posts he liked during presidential campaign

    Newsday "Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss issued an apology for causing an uproar in his native Germany for several Instagram posts that he “liked” during the U.S. presidential campaign, one of which compared Hillary Clinton to Adolf Hitler. Greiss’ social media behavior had drawn the attention of..." May 13

  • New York Islanders Sign Linus Soderstrom To ELC

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Islanders have locked up one of Sweden’s top goaltenders, inking prospect Linus Soderstrom to a three-year entry-level deal. While Soderstrom isn’t expected to come over to North America right away, getting him signed is an important step for the Islanders as they continue to build their..." May 11

  • 8-year, $80M offer 'likely' for Tavares

    TSN "According to a report from Newsday, New York Islanders captain John Tavares underwent right hand surgery last month to fix an issue that lingered throughout the regular season. However, the star centre is expected to be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season and the Islanders are looking to..." May 09

  • John Tavares had right hand surgery last month

    Newsday "John Tavares had surgery on his right hand last month but is expected to be fully ready for next season, the Islanders said. The captain had the surgery a week after the Islanders’ season ended to fix an issue that lingered through much of the season. His hand is still in a cast, which is..." May 09

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Simmonds, Hamonic named NHL Foundation Player Award finalists

    Sportsnet "New York Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic and Philadelphia Flyers right-winger Wayne Simmonds are the two finalists for the 2016-17 NHL Foundation Player Award. The award, given to an “NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the..." April 26

  • Islanders sign defenceman Dennis Seidenberg to one-year deal

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders have signed pending free agent defenceman Dennis Seidenberg to a one-year contract worth $1.25 million. Seidenberg had five goals and 22 points in 73 games with the Islanders this past season, after joining the team on a one-year deal worth $1 million." April 24

  • 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

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