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 […]


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 […]

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: The New York Islanders salute the fans following a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators at the Barclays Center on April 9, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Overtime on the Island: 2016-17 Islanders season wrap up

On this episode of Overtime on the Island, Mark Weiner and Nick Valastro wrap up the 2016-17 season. Will Garth Snow continue his role as GM? How do the Islanders entice John Tavares to stay on Long Island? What must change for this team to get back on track? The guys answer these questions and […]


From Brooklyn to Bridgeport: Sound Tigers getting some help for playoff push

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers will get some reinforcements as the Islanders’ AHL affiliate makes a push for the final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division. Josh Ho-Sang, Adam Pelech and Connor Jones were loaned to the Sound Tigers Monday morning, which was announced just as the Islanders were beginning their exit […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Cody Ceci #5 of the Ottawa Senators skates against Jason Chimera #25 of the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on December 18, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  The Senators defeated the Islanders 6-2.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders End Season Hosting Ottawa

There was hope when the Islanders finished their 4-2 win on Saturday that Sunday’s game may mean something, but a Toronto Maple Leafs win hours later ended the Islanders playoff chances and rendered the Isles season effectively over. New York will finish out a disappointing 2016-17 campaign at the Barclays Center against the Ottawa Senators. […]

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 08: The New York Islanders celebrate a goal by Anders Lee #27 (R) at 6:23 of the second period against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 8, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Down Devils 4-2, but Playoff Hopes End with Leafs Win Over Pens

NEWARK, N.J. — The Islanders did everything they needed to do on Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough to keep their postseason hopes alive. The Islanders were victorious in Newark, defeating the New Jersey Devls 4-2, but couldn’t get the needed help from the Pittsburgh Penguins. A 5-3 win by the Toronto Maple Leafs over the […]

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 18:  Jason Chimera #25 of the New York Islanders in action against the New Jersey Devils on February 18, 2017 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Islanders 3-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Islanders in Another Must-Win in New Jersey

For the second night in a row the Islanders will be waiting until after their game is over to know if their playoff hopes are still alive. But for the results of Toronto’s game against Pittsburgh to even matter, the Islanders will have to take care of business first against the New Jersey Devils. The […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23:  Kyle Okposo #21 of the Buffalo Sabres skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on December 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Sabres 5-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Okposo Released from Hospital

Update: Kyle Okposo has been released from Buffalo General Hospital, where he has spent the past five days in the neurosurgical intensive care unit, per a report from Tom Martin of WIVB in Buffalo. It is still unknown what illness plagued Okposo and forced him to go to the hospital. Original Report: Kyle Okposo is starting to […]

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Jay McClement #18 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against Thomas Hickey #14 of the New York Islanders during their game at the Barclays Center on March 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Islanders Need Win in Carolina to Keep Slim Playoff Chances Alive

(Editors Note: This story has been updated to reflect the Islanders’ lineup decisions ahead of Thursday night’s game.) There is hope – not much – but there is hope for the Islanders to make the postseason, but they’ll need to win Thursday in Carolina to keep it alive. The Islanders will battle the Hurricanes in […]

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 2: Kyle Okposo #21 of the Buffalo Sabres before the game against the Arizona Coyotes at the KeyBank Center on March 2, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. Sabres beat the Coyotes 6-3. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Kyle Okposo"n"n

Former Islanders’ Forward Kyle Okposo Hospitalized

Former Islanders forward Kyle Okposo is being hospitalized and in the intensive care unit for an unknown illness, according to multiple reports. Okposo is in the neuro surgical intensive care unit at Buffalo General Hospital, which was first reported by Paul Hamilton of WGR-AM 550 and later confirmed by the Buffalo News and the Associated Press. The […]

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

Mangano Still Believes Islanders Could Return to the Coliseum

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano still believes New York Islanders could return to the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum. During annual State of the County address, Mangano said that “he strongly believes there is a path for the Islanders to return” to the Coliseum. The comments came early in Mangano’s 76-minute State of the County address, […]


Islanders Recall Connor Jones from AHL

The Islanders called up forward Connor Jones, the team announced on Saturday. Jones is a third year pro and has 18 points (five goals, 13 assist) in 56 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Jones signed a one-year, two-way deal on February 22 with the Islanders for the remainder of the season. READ: Tavares Injury Darkens Islanders’ Already […]