TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 25: Dennis Seidenberg #44 of Team Europe passes the puck up the ice at the semifinal game against Team Sweden during the World Cup of Hockey tournament at the Air Canada Centre on September 25, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images)

Islanders Sign Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg

The Islanders signed versatile defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a one-year/$1M contract today, according to a report from Newsday’s Arthur Staple. For one year and $1M, it’s most definitely worth a shot to see what he has left. Seidenberg is a veteran of 758 NHL games who played the last seven seasons with the Bruins. His […]

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Takeaways From Last Night’s Islanders Exhibition Defeats

Last night the New York Islanders played split-squad games in Philadelphia and Madison Square Garden. In the process of losing both, they were outscored 2-9, including a 4-0 shutout courtesy of the Flyers. So after both squads were thoroughly dominated, how worried should fans be about the strength of their favorite team? Not one bit. It’s […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: History, Preseason, World Cup Tilt

Today in Islanders History, 1972 (via NHL.com): “The NHL comes to Long Island when 11,053 fans turn out at Nassau Coliseum to see the expansion New York Islanders lose 6-4 to the Rangers in a preseason game. The regular season wasn’t any better for the Islanders, who set League records for fewest wins (12) and points […]

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Overtime On The Island: Strome, Rangers, Capitals, Pens Preview

This week on Overtime on the Island, Mark Weiner and Nick Valastro discuss Ryan Strome‘s new contract. Will Strome have a bounce back season after just 28 regular season points last year? The guys give you their take. Finally, Mark and Nick finish the Metro division previews. They break down the Rangers, Capitals and Penguins […]

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Concussions Likely Take Another Career

On Friday the New York Islanders announced that forward Mikhail Grabovski failed his physical, and will now miss training camp.  The news didn’t come as a shock to many Islanders fans, and could signal the premature end to his once-blossoming career. Concussions have always been an unfortunate part of sports, and will likely remain so. […]

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 09: Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the New York Islanders skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 9, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Islanders defeated the Devils 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: The Isles Head To Camp

The NHL is back. On Thursday, the New York Islanders reconvened to report for physicals and get back in front of the cameras before they hit the ice to open training camp on Friday. Sans John Tavares, Jaroslav Halak, and Thomas Greiss, Isles prospects, familiar faces, and new additions will begin preparations for the 2016-17 […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Halak, Tavares Battle at World Cup

Last night, Team Canada and Team Europe took to the ice in the World Cup of Hockey. With four minutes remaining in the second, Europe had less then 10 shots on goal…in the game. Despite that, though, they were only down 3-1 to that point. In the end, Canada won 4-1, limiting Europe to less than 20 […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Tavares’ Birthday Smoke & Kessel’s Quote

The USA vs Canada World Cup of Hockey Game had a lot going on, both on and off the ice. Islanders’ Captain John Tavares absolutely embarrassed USA/Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (video below). In a recent article, I mentioned how I thought the World Cup of Hockey, despite the risk involved in regards to players becoming […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Strome Signs, Halak Shines

Islanders forward Ryan Strome and management have finally agreed on a new contract for the youngster. According to Newsday, “The former first-round pick has agreed to terms on a two-year contract to stay with the Islanders, the team announced Tuesday. The deal is worth $5 million, a source told Newsday’s Arthur Staple.” Jaroslav Halak seems […]

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2016 World Cup of Hockey Underway, Can Provide Spark for Islanders Season

Some of the game’s greatest players will putting the pedal to the metal beginning this afternoon for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Preliminary games ended on Wednesday, September 14th giving teams and players time to finalize lines, power-plays, and penalty kills among a host of other tweaks.  For the Islanders, John Tavares, Jaroslav Halak, Thomas […]

BOSTON - OCTOBER 10:  Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders topples Dennis Wideman #6 of the Boston Bruins on October 10, 2009 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: How Important Is Training Camp This Year?

Hockey season is right around the corner. Well, sort of. As we reach the second half of September, training camp is finally here. Due to the resurgence of the World Cup of Hockey, many training camps—the Islanders’ included—will look a little different. Despite it being a foregone conclusion that John Tavares, Thomas Greiss, Jaroslav Halak, […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Halak Gathers Steam in Pre-Tournament Play

Jaroslav Halak, who went down with a groin injury at the tail end of the Islanders’ 2015-2016 season, has looked good in pre-tournament play as the World Cup gets set to officially begin this weekend. His first performance wasn’t very good on paper, a 4-0 loss to North America. The good news was he played […]

LANDOVER, MD - APRIL, 1985:  Goalie Kelly Hrudey #30 of the New York Islanders makes the glove save during the 1985 Eastern Division Semi Finals against the Washington Capitals in April, 1985 at the Capital Centre in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

Insight’s Countdown to Opening Night: Who Wore #31/30 Best?

There are just 30 days left before opening night. Help us get closer to opening night with Insight’s Who Wore It Best Countdown! Over the coming weeks we will explore each number that has been worn by an Islander that corresponds to days left before opening night, and decide who wore each one best. The […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: The Other Gionta, Strome Deal, Tavares Ready

The New York Islanders announced yesterday that Stephen Gionta has agreed to a professional tryout (PTO). Around the same time last year, the Islanders signed another former Devils forward, Steve Bernier, who would eventually make the team, though he spent a majority of his time in a suit. It’s anyone’s guess if Gionta has a shot, […]

NEW YORK, NY - 1995:  Benoit Hogue #33 of the New York Islanders skates on the ice during an NHL game against the New York Rangers circa 1995 at the Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.  (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

Insight’s Countdown to Opening Night: #33 Who Wore It Best?

There are just 33 days left before opening night. Help us get closer to opening night with Insight’s Who Wore It Best Countdown! Over the coming weeks we will explore each number that has been worn by an Islander that corresponds to days left before opening night, and decide who wore each one best. The […]

UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 28:  Vladimir Malakhov #23 and teammate Glenn Healy #35 of the New York Islanders start celebrating after Game 6 of the Division Semi-Finals against the Washington Capitals on April 28, 1993 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  The Islanders defeated the Capitals 5-3 to win the game and the series.  (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

Insight’s Countdown To Opening Night: #35/34 Who Wore It Best?

There are just 34 days left before opening night. Help us get closer to opening night with Insight’s Who Wore It Best Countdown! Over the coming weeks we will explore each number that has been worn by an Islander that corresponds to days left before opening night, and decide who wore each one best. The […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Signings That Didn’t Pan Out

Tim Tebow will likely never step up to the plate in an MLB jersey. That didn’t stop the former Heisman winner from chasing his dream of becoming an MLB player, as the Mets offered the converted athlete a minor-league deal yesterday. The Mets’ general manager, Sandy Alderson, claims the move was strictly a baseball move […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Hockey on TV!

Unless you keep up with the KHL, you haven’t seen a whole lot of hockey on TV since June aside from the occasional rerun of an Islanders, Rangers, or Devils game on MSG at 3am. But today, it’s back as the World Cup begins its pre-tournament games today. Here’s a list of the games, who’s […]

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Insight’s Countdown To Opening Night: #36 Who Wore It Best?

There are just 36 days left before opening night. Help us get closer to opening night with Insight’s Who Wore It Best Countdown! Over the coming weeks we will explore each number that has been worn by an Islander that corresponds to days left before opening night, and decide who wore each one best. The […]

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