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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Okie Dokie Edition: 7/4/15

It’s Independence Day in the United States, where we celebrate with barbecues, family, friends and fireworks. Some even partake in an alcoholic beverage or two – or four and five. However you choose to mark this historic date in United States history, be safe and enjoy it with the people that matter the most in your […]

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Islanders Showing Faith In Roster During Free Agency

When free agency began on Wednesday, July 1st, the New York Islanders weren’t expected to make any drastic moves, in spite of a first round defeat at the hands of the Washington Capitals in last season’s opening playoff round. The Isles amassed over 100 points for the first time in over 30 years and placed fourth […]

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 29:  The New York Islanders celebrate their 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 29, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Making a List, Checking it Twice: 7/3/15

The New York Islanders offseason checklist is getting smaller two days after the start of free agency. Personally, this speaks to General Manager Garth Snow‘s ability not to sign players quickly, but to limit the amount of offseason moves he needs to make. This allows for coaches to get familiar with the roster (which will […]

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 28: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders skates before a game against the New Jersey Devils at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 28, 2013 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Summer Report Card: Matt Martin

Matt Martin Season: 78 GP — 8 G — 6 A — 14 PTS — 114 PIM — -4 Career: 358 GP — 32 G — 37 A — 69 PTS — 561 PIM Contract: 1mm cap hit through 2015-16 season (UFA) 2014-15 season recap Islanders forward Matt Martin is somewhat of a fan favorite […]

on April 7, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New York Islanders 5-4.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Slow and Steady: 7/2/15

The New York Islanders flew virtually under the radar yesterday, methodically making the necessary moves, ones most could have expected. Just after 12 P.M., Arthur Staple announced two signings: backup goaltender Thomas Greiss (from the Pittsburgh Penguins) and returning Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey.

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 15:  Thomas Greiss #1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up prior to playing the Tampa Bay Lightning at Consol Energy Center on December 15, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Daniel Kubus/Getty Images)

New York Islanders Sign Goaltender Thomas Greiss

The New York Islanders departed from their usual sit and wait philosophy on the first day of free agency. GM Garth Snow pounced on free agent goaltender Thomas Greiss almost immediately after 12PM on Wednesday, signing him to a two-year, $3M deal. Greiss, 29, will join his fourth NHL team in a backup role. He […]

UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 11:  John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders takes a penalty shot against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 11, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. This is the last regular season game to be played in the building as it stands now. The team will relocate to the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City starting in the 2015-16 season.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: All is Quiet For Now: 7/1/15

As free agency looms, starting at 12 P.M. ET, the collective hockey world will be avoiding work at all costs, flipping through Twitter and hoping their team can make a splash. For Islander fans, the mood will be more relaxed. This is not to say they won’t be avoiding work to hear news from around […]

on April 7, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Islanders Summer Report Card: Kyle Okposo

Kyle Okposo Season: 60 GP – 18 G – 33 A – 51 PTS – 12 PIM – -8 Career: 450 GP – 117 G – 188 A – 305 PTS – 259 PIM Contract: 2.8mm cap hit through 2015-16 2014-2015 Season Recap: When I saw that I was assigned to analyze Kyle Okposo’s season, I immediately […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 07:  Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders looks on before a face off against the Philadelphia Flyers on April 7, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the New York Islanders 5-4.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Islanders, Anders Lee Agree To New Deal

Check one item off of the New York Islanders’ to-do list this summer, as the organization announced today that forward Anders Lee has agreed to terms on a four-year, $15 million contract. Per the Islanders’ press release: “Anders has proven to be an effective goal scorer over his two seasons with the club,” Islanders General […]

at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 11, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. This is the last regular season game to be played in the building as it stands now. The team will relocate to the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City starting in the 2015-16 season.

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Before the Frenzy: 6/30/15

The beginning of July often brings up a lot of feelings for hockey fans and writers. It means the true start of summer, Fourth of July weekend (or Canada Day…eh?), and, of course, the start of free agency. As if watching 82 games of your team not shooting the puck on the powerplay and throwing […]

in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Islanders Summer Report Card: Josh Bailey

Josh Bailey Season: 70 GP – 15 G – 26 A – 41 PTS – 12 PIM – +3 Career: 476 GP – 81 G – 137 A – 218 PTS – 147 PIM Contract: 3.3mm cap hit through 2017-18 – UFA 2014-15 Season Recap It is no secret that Josh Bailey is not on the list of […]

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Islanders Announce Rookie Camp Rosters

The New York Islanders and Barclays Center are getting set to host the team’s annual summer event, the Blue-White scrimmage game and skills competition on Wednesday, July 8. This will be the first official team activity taking place – not counting NHL mandated exhibition games – at their new home on Atlantic Avenue. Tickets are […]

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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: NHL Draft Hangover Edition (6/29/15)

The New York Islanders head into the July 1 free-agent frenzy having had a successful draft weekend, according to our own Chris Triantafilis. General Manager Garth Snow did what he needed to do to get into the first round by trading away the once-coveted prospect Griffin Reinhart, but Insight’s Andy Graziano says it’s time to look forward as the […]

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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Now What Do We Do? 6/28/15

Now that the NHL draft has concluded with the New York Islanders and general manager Garth Snow scoring high marks all across the league, what’s next? What else is going on as we sit here on a gloomy Sunday morning waiting for the clouds to lift so summer can resume? 1 – In House Cleaning: […]

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