Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: On The Move Again?

According to Bloomberg Business, “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.” Whether the rumor is true or not, one would suspect this means the new Islanders management is not 100 percent sold on Barclays Center moving […]

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12:  New York Mets fans gather outside of the stadium prior to game three of the National League Division Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets at Citi Field on October 12, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Could The Islanders Be On The Move To A New Borough?

Let’s preface this with “it’s just a report,” but here we go again. A report on Bloomberg.com today suggests the Islanders could be looking to head a little further east to Queens. In what can only be described as a dream scenario, the Islanders are reportedly in talks with the Mets about a move to […]

Questions on offense, Anders Lee's Clothing Line, the Conscience of a Prince

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Questions, Clothing, Conscience

Questions: As Lighthouse Hockey wrote, there’s a big questions surrounding forward Mikhail Grabovski. This isn’t anything new, but the concerns for 84’s health and readiness for the 2016-17 season have started to pick up more steam. On July 20th, Newsday’s Arthur Staple played 30-questions on Twitter and, of course, it didn’t take long for someone […]

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 22:  New York Islanders partners Scott Malkin (L) and Jon Ledecky (R) pose for a photo opportunity during a press conference at Nassau Coliseum on October 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Overtime On The Island: Episode 2

On the second episode of “Overtime on the Island,” Nick Valastro and Mark Weiner discuss the town hall meeting held by Jon Ledecky at Barclays Center last week. The co-hosts share their opinions on the new owner’s vision. Later on, the Editor-in-Chief of Islanders Insight, Scott Charles joins the guys to continue the discussion on the […]

Alan Quin celebrates his first NHL goal

Versatility Makes Quine a Sleeper for Next Season

Through all the transactions that have transpired so far this summer, the New York Islanders might have made one of this off-season’s most underrated move last week. Newsday’s Arthur Staple announced Alan Quine and the Islanders have agreed on a two-year deal worth $1.225 million. The most telling thing about this deal is that it’s a one-way […]


Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Gearing Up For Expansion?

Could general manager Garth Snow be gearing up for next summer’s expansion draft? Next year, the Islanders will lose one of their players to the future Las Vegas (unnamed) hockey team. While he hasn’t made many moves this off-season, some of the ones he has made seem to have an eye on next summer. Over […]

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 17: P.A. Parenteau #15 of the New York Islanders scores at 41 seconds of the second period against the Montreal Canadiens and is hugged by John Tavares #91 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 17, 2011 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Parenteau Brings Stability To Islanders

P.A. Parenteau is a player who has previously scored more than 60 points in an Islanders sweater before. He could turn out to be the biggest bargain move of the offseason for New York with an annual average value of a shade over $1 million for the upcoming season. He may not have the cups […]

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 22:  New York Islanders partners Scott Malkin (L) and Jon Ledecky (R) pose for a photo opportunity during a press conference at Nassau Coliseum on October 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: No Excuses Attitude

The New York Islanders enter the 2016-2017 season with the highest expectations in a quarter of a century. Jon Ledecky, one-of-two new majority owners for the club, impressed the media on Wednesday with his ‘no excuses’ attitude. Piggybacking off last year’s success, those are the words every Islanders fan wants to hear. Ledecky mentioned that […]

Ledecky Excited as New Islanders Era Begins

Ledecky Excited as New Islanders Era Begins

In his first official meeting with the media as co-majority owner, he set the standard pretty high. “It’s been 33 years since we lifted a cup,” Mr. Ledecky said at a lunch with approximately 25 media members on Wednesday afternoon. “That’s 33 years too long for me. That has to be our goal every year” Things appear […]


Scott Mayfield Agrees To Two-Year Deal

The logjam on the Islanders’ blue line seems to have become more jammed. The New York Islanders announced they have signed restricted free agent Scott Mayfield to a a two-year, one-way contract. Newsday’s Arthur Staple reported that the contract is worth an annual average value of $625,000. The most important thing Islanders fans should take […]

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25:  Darren Helm #43 of the Detroit Red Wings misses a first period attempt against Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on January 25, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 7/10/16

Teams around the league have been locking up franchise names in recent days, but the Islanders have remained quiet. They have little to do other than resign their restricted free agents, whom they sent qualifying offers to weeks ago. The roster will likely remain as is for the majority of the offseason that remains, but perhaps […]


Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 7/9/16

The dog days of summer are upon us. A week after the free-agent signing window opened, almost all of the big names that were available have since signed with new teams, or re-signed with their current ones. Now, with the free-agent market dwindling, and the Entry Draft squarely in the rear-view mirror, not much news […]

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 24:  Jason Chimera #25 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring a goal against the Montreal Canadiens during the second period at Verizon Center on February 24, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Chimera Looks to Bring Offense to Islanders Fourth Line

Jack Capuano often made changes to his lines throughout last season. However one line was rarely touched, the trio of Matt Martin, Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck. With Martin signing a four-year deal in Toronto, the “best fourth line in hockey” will presumably have a new member this season with the addition of Jason Chimera. […]


Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 7/8/16

The New York Islanders were eliminated from the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs exactly two months ago. Since that time, a lot has changed. Three life-long Islanders will play elsewhere in 2016-2017. Fortunately general manager Garth Snow locked up three forwards to replace Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen, and Matt Martin during free agency, one of whom […]

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 28:  Andrew Ladd #16 of the Chicago Blackhawks particiaptes in warm-ups before a game against the Washington Capitals at the United Center on February 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Overtime on the Island: Show 1

In the first edition of “Overtime on the Island,” Mark Weiner and Nick Valastro discuss a very busy first week of free agency for the New York Islanders. The guys breakdown if New York is better off now then they were when the season ended. Later in the show the guys talk to Chris King, […]

Free Agency could make or break the Islanders season in 2016-17

An Early Look: The Islanders’ Forwards

John Tavares, [26 years old] Captain The face of the Islanders organization since he was drafted in 2009, Tavares is the cornerstone of the Islanders rebuild and the key to any of their success. This offseason Tavares’ long-time linemate, Kyle Okposo, was not re-signed, but the Islanders added a veteran who can play with him […]