Islanders Rumors & News

  • Bettman: Salary cap now estimated in $69 million-$70 million range "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23

  • Islanders will select fifth in draft, but GM Garth Snow mulls sending pick to Sabres

    Newsday "The Islanders will select fifth in the 2014 NHL draft after the league's draft lottery was conducted Tuesday night -- unless general manager Garth Snow decides to send that pick to the Sabres to complete the Thomas Vanek trade. The Florida Panthers, who had the second-best percentage to win..." April 19

  • Islanders Draw New Suitors As Barroway Continues Efforts

    Sports Business Daily "Philadelphia attorney and hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway is no longer alone in his pursuit of the Islanders. According to a financial industry source, Islanders Owner Charles Wang has received interest in his team from at least two other potential buyers. "The Islanders are a year away..." April 18

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Capuano to remain coach of Islanders "Jack Capuano will return as coach of the New York Islanders next season, general manager Garth Snow said Monday according to Newsday. The Islanders ended the season winning three straight and going 8-2-2 over their last 12, but finished 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 34-37-11 record one..." April 14

  • Sorrowful Sabres limp to finish line with shootout loss

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres’ season is over. Try not to cry. Aside from the scoreboard crashing to the ice again or the team having to forfeit for lack of players, there was no more fitting end to the Sabres’ miserable season than goal-less Ville Leino losing the puck and failing to score in a shootout..." April 14

  • Isles beat Brodeur in possibly goalie’s last Devils start

    New York Post "Once Martin Brodeur and the Devils got to the shootout against the Islanders, they were doomed. That is the way this season has gone, and it didn’t matter that Brodeur was looking for a win in what might have been his final start after 20 seasons with the Devils. The Devils lost their 13th..." April 12

  • Islanders 2, Canadiens 0: Evgeni Nabokov collects 59th shutout

    Lighthouse Hockey "These things sometimes happen: A playoff-bound team has a kinda-need-but-don't-really-need-to-win game against a non-playoff team with lots of young job-chasers who have nothing to lose. Playoff team comes out flat, gets worse during the second period, suffers a break that puts them behind and..." April 11

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    NYIslanders @NYIslanders

    #Isles Injury Update: Johan Sundstrom will not return. Taken to hospital for further observation.

  • Senators eliminated from playoffs despite win over Islanders

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators’ playoff hopes are no longer on life support. The plug was pulled Tuesday night. The two points and the goals by captain Jason Spezza in a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders at the Nassau County Coliseum turned out to be meaningless as Ottawa was officially..." April 09

  • Jackets prime the pump for crucial final week of the season with a relatively easy win

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets needed a game like this, even beyond the two points they earned for the 4-0 victory over the New York Islanders before 15,667 at Nationwide Arena last night. Two goals in each of the first two periods and another perfect outing by goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (31 saves) allowed..." April 07

  • Capitals keep playoff hopes alive after Kuznetsov’s shootout goal

    Washington Post "After Braden Holtby made a third and final stop in a shootout Saturday night to snap the Washington Capitals’ five-game losing streak, the netminder pumped his blocker hand and received a group hug from teammates. But that’s all the celebration there would be. The Capitals filed off the ice at..." April 06

  • Josh Bailey, Islanders finishing up strong

    Newsday "The Islanders are 5-0-1 in their last six games, and although most observers would agree it is too little, too late, at least the alternative scenario for a team out of the playoffs seems to have been avoided. "Certainly, packing it in wasn't an option," Josh Bailey said. "We weren't going to..." April 05

  • Playing spoilers, red-hot Islanders stop Senators

    New York Post "The Islanders are enjoying their role as spoilers. The Isles made Ottawa’s drive toward the postseason harder on Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory. Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist for the second straight night, and the Islanders won their third in a row and for the fifth time in six..." April 03

  • Islanders roll past woeful Panthers

    New York Post "So it’s that time of year again when Islanders’ games don’t mean anything and so, in turn, they start playing well. Though ‘well’ was a relative term Tuesday night at the Coliseum, when they thumped the absolutely atrocious Panthers, 4-2, making the Isles 5-1-1 in their past seven — and still..." April 02

  • Islanders keep low-scoring Devils winless in shootouts

    New York Post "With the hope of the postseason still far off and fading fast, the Devils got themselves into the most unenviable situation. For them that means the shootout, the skills competition that they have proven to be historically bad at and which is now the main culprit undercutting their chances to..." March 30

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    NYI owner Charles Wang in talks to sell majority stake in NHL franchise. Nothing done yet, no telling if it gets done, but talks underway.

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Bolts point streak continues with win over Islanders

    Tampa Tribune "During an early third-period penalty kill, Tyler Johnson epitomized the Lightning effort on Thursday against the Islanders as the rookie center forced himself to the ice after his skate blade was knocked out of his left skate while blocking a shot. It didn’t look comfortable, but somehow the..." March 28

  • Islanders 5, Hurricanes 4: Four-goal lead bent, but not blown

    Lighthouse Hockey "Colin McDonald and Matt Martin scored two goals each, the Isles 3-0 before the Canes had a shot on goal (and 4-0 before the 11th minute), and it was 4-3 at 2:42 of the second period. That kind of insanity is a fair reflection of a sloppily played game between two teams going nowhere. The New..." March 26

  • Nabokov and Islanders shut the door on the Blue Jackets

    Lighthouse Hockey "Evgeni Nabokov notched his 58th NHL career regular season shutout (he has seven playoff shutouts) as the New York Islanders frustrated the playoff-chasing Columbus Blue Jackets in front of an announced Sunday afternoon crowd of 15,008 at Nassau Coliseum. The 2-0 final score was almost ironic in..." March 24

  • Boulton Agrees to Terms on a One-Year Deal "The New York Islanders announced today that forward Eric Boulton has agreed to terms on a one-year contract. Boulton, 36, appeared in 23 games with the Islanders this season, recording four points (two goals, two assists) and 88 penalty minutes. The Halifax, NS, native’s second season with the..." March 23

  • Islanders lose Kyle Okposo, Lubomir Visnovsky

    Pro Hockey Talk "Maybe the fact that the New York Islanders have already been essentially eliminated from the playoffs is the silver lining for them at this point, because the string of injuries they’ve had to endure would be pretty devastating otherwise. Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky missed Friday’s practice..." March 22

  • Kyle Okposo is out with a lower-body injury "MSG’s Stan Fischler recently reffered to Frans Nielsen as one of the most underrated players in the league. Fischler and other keen observers of the Islanders have long heralded Nielsen for his defensive play, but the Danish center is coming into his own as a scorer. This season Nielsen..." March 21

  • Wild Desert the Isle 6-0

    Hockey Wilderness "It was a homecoming of many sorts as the New York Islanders welcomed Matt Moulson, Nino Niederreiter, Jared Spurgeon and the rest of the reeling Wild to Nassau Coliseum. Minnesota, coming off a tough loss to the Boston Bruins the night before, was looking to solve their scoring woes. Head Coach..." March 19

  • Islanders roll past last-place Sabres

    New York Post "When the Islanders’ lead was cut in half in the opening minute of the third period, the sense of impending doom began wafting through Nassau Coliseum. After all, the Islanders had won just nine of their 20 previous games in which they led after two periods. But Ryan Strome scored 39 seconds..." March 16

  • Sharks show depth, character in win over Isles

    CSN Bay Area "Yes, the New York Islanders are buried in last place in the Metropolitan Division. And, yes, a case can be made that after their selloff at the trade deadline and with star center John Tavares out for the rest of the season, they are the worst team in the league on paper. Still, the Sharks had..." March 15

  • The Islanders are going to be pretty young at forward tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Islanders have called up 21-year-old Swedish rookie Johan Sundstrom from AHL Bridgeport, and he’ll take Michael Grabner‘s spot in the lineup tonight in San Jose. With the move, Sunstrom — who’s making his NHL debut — will be the eighth rookie to play for the Islanders this season...." March 14

  • Islanders have tough decision when it comes to draft "The New York Islanders and namely general manager Garth Snow took a pretty good beating from fans and media in the wake of the trade deadline. A lot of that has to do with the return for Thomas Vanek, who the team shipped to the Montreal Canadiens for prospect Sebastian Collberg and a second-round..." March 14

  • Islanders' Grabner out indefinitely with concussion "New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner is out with a concussion and the team announced Wednesday there was no timetable for him to return. Grabner was injured in the second period of the Islanders' 7-4 win against the Vancouver Canucks on Monday when he collided with Canucks defenseman..." March 12

  • John Tavares gives jersey to little Islanders fan mocked at MTS Centre

    Winnipeg Sun "A Winnipeg Sun story about an 11-year-old hockey fan who was taunted at a Jets game last week has struck a chord with NHL star John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Jake Lotocki is an Islanders fan who attended last Tuesday’s Winnipeg-Islanders game wearing his Tavares jersey. But the..." March 12

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Lake Superior St D Kevin Czuzcman apparently signing with NYI

  • Canucks collapse in third, fall to Islanders 7-4

    Vancouver Sun "Stick a fork in the Vancouver Canucks. They are done. In a collapse of epic proportions. Vancouver coughed up a 3-0 third-period lead Monday night and lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders. You can kiss the playoffs goodbye. Of course many of the team’s fans had already done that. “I’m blown..." March 11

  • Ryan Strome, Anders Lee on learning curve for Islanders

    Newsday "Ryan Strome and Anders Lee came up from Bridgeport together on Feb. 25. They're rooming together on this Canadian road trip. And their on-ice fortunes have seemed to rise and fall together in the five games since they arrived. Lee, who had a goal and assist in his two-game sniff of NHL life at..." March 08

  • Young Joe leads Flames’ comeback win over Islanders

    Calgary Herald "Joe … Who? On this night, Joe Colborne. That’s who. “I had chills that entire ceremony,” said Colborne about Joe Nieuwendyk, who was honoured Friday night. “You forget how good he was. The points and stuff. Then they kind of walk you through his career and that was really cool for me. I..." March 08

  • Edmonton Oilers stage third-period comeback to claim overtime win

    Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers showed once again why Rexall Place has become a goalie graveyard this year. In a building that has already claimed Devan Dubnyk, Jason LaBarbera, Richard Bachman and Ilya Bryzgalov, the Oilers spent most of Thursday’s game against the New York Islanders digging a hole for..." March 07

    NHL Trade Deadline 2014 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. It's already been busy and I expect nothing less on Wednesday. March 06

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    BREAKING: Thomas Vanek lands with #habs.

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    The #habs give up prospect Sebastien Collberg and a conditional second-round pick for Tomas Vanek.

  • Islanders deal MacDonald to Flyers, then win

    New York Post "The Islanders executed the first major step of their trade-deadline plan Tuesday afternoon when they sent defenseman Andrew MacDonald to the Flyers in exchange for a 2015 second-round pick, a 2014 third-round pick, and forward prospect Matt Mangene. After the deal was finalized, Michael Grabner..." March 05

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    #Isles get 2014 3rd rounder and a 2015 2nd rounder for MacDonald from the Flyers.

  • Penguins, Kings most interested in Thomas Vanek "Thomas Vanek remains one of the biggest names on the trading block and any team looking to boost scoring has to be thinking about making a deal with the New York Islanders to acquire the productive veteran. According to Chris Botta of Sports Business Journal and a former Islanders employee, the..." March 04

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    steven marcus @newsdaymarcus

    Islanders: Vanek said if team was in "top echelon" he might stay. "I can tell you that winning does make a big difference."

  • Feisty Panthers storm back to beat Isles 5-3

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Venerable Nassau Coliseum may seem as ancient and run down as the Roman Coliseum, so perhaps that's why an angry, frustrated group of Panthers seem to take on a gladiator mentality in a chippy clash between two teams heading to the golf course in mid-April instead of the playoffs. Panthers..." March 03

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    #Isles Frans Nielsen has been activated off Injured Reserve. Mike Halmo returned to Bridgeport

  • Jaromir Jagr Gets 700th Goal, and Devils Rout the Islanders

    New York Times "Jaromir Jagr was an opposing star for the Pittsburgh Penguins when Wayne Gretzky played his last game, for the Rangers in 1999. Jagr, a 42-year-old Czech, and Gretzky, the N.H.L.’s career scoring leader, now share another milestone: career goal No. 700 at Nassau Coliseum against the..." March 02

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Travis Hamonic is automatically suspended for one (1) game per Rule 46.22

  • Olympic insurance will kick in after 10 NHL games missed

    New York Post "Turns out the NHL wasn’t allowing its players to participate in the Olympics without at least the smallest bit of protection. According to multiple sources, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) had taken out insurance for the possibility..." February 28

Islanders Forum Top 5

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  3. How about that Vanek Trade?
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