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Barry Trotz, led the Washington Caps to the Cup this month, is new Islanders Coach

Posted by Acards (Members) at Yesterday, 12:57 PM. 13 comments

https://www.sny.tv/islanders/news/islanders-credibility-restored-thanks-to-lou-lamoriello-and-barry-trotz/282264130



Barry Trotz, who led the Washington Capitals to the Stanley Cup earlier this month, has agreed in principle to become the head coach of the Islanders.


ANOTHER CALDER TROPHY IN THE BOOKS

Posted by 4CUPZ (Admin) at Yesterday, 1:12 AM. 2 comments

BARZAL BY A LANDSLIDE

RIP Mr. Torrey

Posted by islesfan72 (Members) at May 3 2018, 05:43 PM. 7 comments

Sad to hear the news. The man who built the team that became a dynasty has passed away. He was a GM that other GMs tried to emulate. Will never forget the work he put in to assemble the team that I would begin to follow in 72 as a six year old. So long Bill.

Draft Lottery

Posted by Acards (Members) at Apr 29 2018, 10:54 AM. 2 comments

Isles ddint win it buteven the MOCK says JT is gone


http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/article/buffalo-sabres-win-the-rasmus-dahlin-draft-lottery





Lottery Mock Draft



1. Rasmus Dahlin, D, Buffalo

2. Andrei Svechnikov, RW, Carolina

3. Filip Zadina, LW, Montreal

4. Brady Tkachuk, LW, Ottawa

5. Adam Boqvist, D, Arizona

6. Quinn Hughes, D, Detroit

7. Evan Bouchard, D, Vancouver

8. Oliver Wahlstrom, RW, Chicago

9. Noah Dobson, D, NY Rangers

10. Ty Smith, D, Edmonton

11. Barrett Hayton, C, NY Islanders

12. Joe Veleno, C, NY Islanders

13. Isac Lundestrom, C, Dallas

14. Joel Farabee, LW, Philadelphia

15. Bode Wilde, D, Florida

Isles and The Price is Right can you say Rain-man

Posted by LEDZEP (Members) at Mar 14 2018, 02:38 PM. 0 comments

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https://www.nhl.com/islanders/news/the-price-is-right-for-casey-cizikas/c-296373482
Isles and The Price is Right can you say Rain Man
Every game day at 11 a.m. sharp, Casey Cizikas commandeers the remote control for the TV in the Islanders player lounge. It's best to not get in his way.

"As soon as it's 11 o'clock I don't care who's watching that TV, the Price is Right is going on," Cizikas said.

He's not quiet about it, either. He storms the lounge, hooting and hollering. There may as well be a voice running over the PA:

Casey Cizikas, come on down!

Brandon Davidson

Posted by Acards (Members) at Feb 24 2018, 05:52 PM. 3 comments

https://www.nhl.com/islanders/news/7-facts-brandon-davidson/c-296314728



#Isles have acquired defenseman Brandon Davidson from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 NHL draft.

The race to 8

Posted by rifleman22 (Members) at Feb 21 2018, 11:22 AM. One comment

So, look at the wild card standings. It is apparent that we are in a three team race for the 8 spot with Carolina and Columbus. It doesn't look like we'll be catching anyone above us, except MAYBE Philly or the Devils, both of whom would have to go on a spiral to have that happen.

Translation- with 20 something games left, even going on an 8-2 run will not net a 16 point jump in the standings. Based on the fact that none of the 3 teams in the race are more than .500 in their last ten, that is what we should focus on. Us winning and both of them losing. 4 point games are critical, OT losses are the vig in this whole scenario.

So this is the thread for all the scoreboard watching, matchups, 4 point games and upcoming schedule.

Have at it.

Gary Bettman says Islanders coming back to Nassau Coliseum

Posted by LEDZEP (Members) at Jan 10 2018, 06:51 AM. 13 comments

Gary Bettman says Islanders coming back to Nassau Coliseum

https://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/islanders-nhl-nassau-coliseum-bettman-1.16035867

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman toured the renovated Nassau Coliseum Tuesday to assess the improvements needed for the arena to host Islanders games while the teamís new home at Belmont Park is being built.
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Boychuk on IR

Posted by Acards (Members) at Dec 28 2017, 01:04 PM. 10 comments


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Islanders Injury Update: Johnny Boychuk has been placed on IR (lower body, week to week). Sebastian Aho has been recalled from loan (Bridgeport). #Isles #NHL

Kulimen out 6 months

Posted by rifleman22 (Members) at Nov 14 2017, 09:37 AM. 7 comments

Kulimen underwent shoulder surgery and is out 6 months. Means he probably played his last game as an Islander.

Mixed feelings on this one. It gives young guys the opportunity to play, including JHS. It hurts our penalty kill to a degree. It clears some cap space after this season.

Look, he was okay, not great. Scored 15 in 2015. Didn't do much else.

Was brutal this year IMO and as I have stated, I don't wish injury on anyone.

So, mixed feelings, wish him the best.

The season ahead...

Posted by rifleman22 (Members) at Oct 5 2017, 11:58 AM. 12 comments

So, here we go into "uncharted" waters. Things are certainly different, and some things are certainly concerning. My take follows, be interested to see if others feel the same.

First, my greatest concern is the obvious, John Tavares. And his future hinges on a number of issues which we all know. The arena, specifically, is on his list and understandably so. Eberle, who should provide stability for him on the wing. But my concern is twofold. First, IF this team struggles, has a long losing streak, is at or near the bottom of the league, I absolutely think that effects his decision. Plus, Toronto looks like the real deal. I know writers from everywhere but Toronto say no way, but if a guy is looking to win now, Toronto HAS to be on your list. So, how we play and how they play definitely concern me.

Different? Doug Weight. he ran a camp the right way, had players playing together from day one and ran a tough camp as well.

Some differences from year's past?

Crappy would've had Bernier and Gionta on the team. Beauvy and Barzal would be at the Bridge. Not Weight, the kids are here and will play. BIG difference.

The mindset. Different. Win now. From the first shift of game 1. That killer instinct has been missing for some time.

Pelech, Puloch and Mayfield will play. Seidenberg will not be asked for 20 minutes a night. Boychuk will get some games off. If Hickey struggles, he'll sit. This is a big change as Crappy wanted only vets, Weight plays the kids. And Pulock is on the first PP unit to boot.

Goaltending. No more three headed monster. Halak and Greiss will fight for time. And I truly believe that Halak will be moved during the season for a key piece. But that is a wait and see thing.

So, those are some of my thoughts. Here we go, anything can happen but I will say I feel better about our approach, our roster and our coach than I have in a long time. Means nothing, really, until the puck drops and we see how this goes.

Agree? Disagree? Don't care?


Rifle

Connor Jones Agrees to One-Year, Two-Way Deal

Posted by LEDZEP (Members) at Jul 29 2017, 09:46 AM. One comment

https://www.nhl.com/islanders/news/connor-j...eal/c-290522010

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with forward Connor Jones on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal.

Jones, 26, made his National Hockey League debut with the Islanders last season, appearing in four of the final five games of the season. He also played 58 games with the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, recording 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) and 89 penalty minutes.


A native of Trail, BC, Jones has collected 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 155 career AHL games with the Sound Tigers and Oklahoma City Barons. He also scored 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 27 games with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL during his first professional season in 2014-15.

Jones spent four seasons at Quinnipiac University, recording 129 points (49 goals, 80 assists) and 151 penalty minutes in 153 games with the Bobcats. He served as an alternate captain during his junior and senior seasons.


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