NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Doug Weight of the New York Islanders handles his first game as head coach against the Dallas Stars at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Weight Beginning to Put Stamp on Islanders Coaching Staff

The hiring of Luke Richardson on Thursday was Doug Weight’s first move towards putting his stamp on the Islanders coaching staff. And it appears more changes could be coming behind the bench. The staff will likely be a significantly different from the one that has been there for the past three seasons. Already gone is […]

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Luke Richardson Named Islanders’ Assistant Coach

The New York Islanders have officially announced the addition of Luke Richardson to Head Coach Doug Weight‘s staff. Richardson played 1417 NHL games with the Maple Leafs (twice), Oilers, Flyers, Blue Jackets, Lightning and Sens. He became an assistant coach with Ottawa before becoming head coach of their AHL affiliate in Binghamton (2012-2016). Richardson led […]

COLOGNE, GERMANY - MAY 08:  Thomas Greiss of Germany looks dejected during the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship game between Germany and Russia at Lanxess Arena on May 8, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

In Age of Social Media, Thomas Greiss Learns Lesson

When you’re a celebrity of any sort, people are going to watch every thing you do. I believe The Police said it best. “Every breath you take,  every move you make, every bond you break, every step you take, I’ll be watching you.” Thomas Greiss learned that the hard way this week. The Islanders’ top […]

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 05: Goaltender Linus Soderstrom #30 of Sweden deflects the puck on a shot from Slovakia during the Bronze medal game of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship on January 05, 2015 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

Linus Soderstrom Signs Entry-Level Deal With Islanders

Goaltender Linus Soderstrom inked a three-year entry level deal with the Islanders, the team announced Thursday afternoon. Soderstrom helped lead HV71 to the Swedish Hockey League Championship this season and started all 16 playoff games for the club. The Islanders’ prospect posted a 12-4 record, while having a 2.11 goals-against average and .922 save percentage. During […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 28:  John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders speaks to the media during 2017 NHL All-Star Media Day as part of the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend at the JW Marriott on January 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

All Remains Quiet on John Tavares Front

CAA Sports agent Pat Brisson had nothing new to report about a contract extension for John Tavares when joined NHL Network Radio on Wednesday morning. Brisson, who represents Tavares and a slew of other high profile hockey players, was on NHL Game Day with Steve Kouleas discussing a numbef of different topics when Tavares’ contract […]

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Could Ilya Kovalchuk Be a Fit For the Islanders?

Ilya Kovalchuk, owner of 417 goals and 399 assists in 816 games over parts of 12 NHL seasons, has told his agent to inform the New Jersey Devils, who own his rights, that he plans on returning to the NHL. The Islanders are likely to be one of the teams the SKA St. Petersburg winger […]

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders skates against the Boston Bruins at the Barclays Center on March 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Bruins defeated the Islanders 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders’ Tavares Underwent Surgery on His Right Hand

Islanders captain John Tavares underwent surgery on his right hand last month but will be fully healthy for next season, according to a report from Newsday. Tavares had the procedure done a week after the Islanders season came to an end in early April and Tavares’ hand is still in a cast, according to the […]

COLOGNE, GERMANY - MAY 07:  Anders Lee #27 of USA challenges Oliver Lauridsen of Denmark for the puck during the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship game between USA and Denmark at Lanxess Arena on May 7, 2017 in Cologne, Germany.  (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Isles against the world: Lee scores twice in USA victory

It was a big afternoon for Anders Lee and the United States in their second game of the IIHF World Champions. Lee scored twice, Brock Nelson found the back of the net and the US defeated Denmark 7-2. Lee appears to be picking up where he left off when the Islanders season came to an […]

TORONTO - APRIL 13: Deputy Commissioner of the NHL Bill Daly announces  the fifth pick to go to the New York Islanders during the NHL Draft Lottery Drawing at the TSN Studio April 13, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages / Getty Images for NHL)

All Quiet on the Islanders’ Front For Now

All is quiet in Isles land for now. We will be doing some research on draft prospects, and come up with a short piece sometime soon. The 15th pick isn’t exactly bowl me over in a trade for a great player exciting, but it could have some value if they decide to deal it. The […]

TORONTO - APRIL 13: Deputy Commissioner of the NHL Bill Daly announces  the fifth pick to go to the New York Islanders during the NHL Draft Lottery Drawing at the TSN Studio April 13, 2010 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages / Getty Images for NHL)

NHL Draft Lottery: Miracle Unlikely for the Islanders

If you’re hopping for a drafty lottery miracle on Saturday, I wouldn’t hold my breath. The Islanders hold the worst odds of winning the coveted number one overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. With a 0.9 percent chance of their lottery ball coming, the Islanders will likely remain at the number 15 slot for […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24:  John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game winning goal at 10:41 of the second overtime against the Florida Panthers and is joined by Thomas Hickey #14 in Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 24, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders win the series 4 games to 2 to move on to the next round.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

One Year Later, Islanders Have Many Questions To Answer

April 24, 2016. It’s a day that will stick in the minds of Islanders’ fans forever. That is the day the 23-year drought was quenched, and the Islanders moved onto the second-round of the playoffs for the first time since 1993. No matter how many times you watch it, it still gives you chills. The […]

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06:  The field leaves the starting gate at the beginning of the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Report: Bettman Says Islanders Will Bid to Develop Belmont Site

The New York Islanders are planning to submit a bid to develop a hockey arena at Belmont Park, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said according to a Newsday report. It was the first public statement confirming the Islanders plans to try to build a hockey arena on the state land next to Belmont Racetrack. The Islanders […]

Similar to the Barclays Center, the new Nassau Coliseum features an open atrium that spectators can see the whole arena bowl from.

Islanders Must Say No to Coliseum Return

Just because something sounds like a good idea, doesn’t mean it is. Just look at the Brooklyn debacle. The Islanders and BSE (Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment), the owners of Barclays Center, have 30 days after the end of the season to renegotiate the supposed “iron-clad” 25-year agreement the Islanders signed when they moved to Brooklyn […]

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Snow Firmly In Control of Islanders, For Now, After Weight Hiring

By the end of Wednesday’s conference call with Doug Weight and general manager Garth Snow one thing became very apparent, Snow remained fully in control of the Islanders. Speculation swirled over the past few months that new owners Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin were looking to bring in a new president of hockey operations to […]

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Players participate in the 2015 New York Islanders Blue & White Rookie Scrimmage & Skills Competition at the Barclays Center on July 8, 2015 in Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Barclays Center planning to pitch Islanders on Coliseum return

Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, operator of the Barclays Center and the renovated Nassau Coliseum, is planning to make a pitch to bring the Islanders back to Long Island, according to a Newsday report. BS&E will add seats and other adjustments to the Coliseum to help facilitate a return as well as ease any potential concerns […]

The outside of the renovated Nassau Coliseum on March 31, 2017.

Are the Islanders Close to A Decision on a New Home?

It’s the off-season, time once again for the Islanders’ annual where will they play next ritual. Today, the rumors are brought to you by TSN’s Bob McKenzie. I would also expect some clarity in coming days/weeks on NYI long-term arena/home issue. All signs pointing towards the Belmont, NY, site. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie)

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Doug Weight of the New York Islanders handles his first game as head coach against the Dallas Stars at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Doug Weight staying on as Islanders head coach

Doug Weight only came to the final decision to take the Islanders head-coaching job on permanent basis during the two days after the team’s season came to an end. After talking with friends, family and members of the organization he came to the decision to remain on as head coach. The announcement was made Wednesday […]

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