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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 […]

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 […]

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)

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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