September 28th, 2016 In Long Read, New York Islanders, Previews and Predictions, Top Stories 0 comments

The New York Islanders certainly had a memorable first season at the Barclays Center. They advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1993. Despite the majority of the team having sub-par seasons, they somehow managed to reach 100 points for the second-straight year. New York's team in Brooklyn now looks to take the...

September 21st, 2016 In Islanders Goaltending, New York Islanders 0 comments

Reports of Jaroslav Halak's demise have been greatly exaggerated. The Islanders goaltender, who has not played an NHL game since suffering a groin injury on March 8 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, has looked sharp for Team Europe in the World Cup of Hockey. The Slovakian-born netminder has led the potpourri of Europeans into the Semifinals and...

September 21st, 2016 In Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders 0 comments

Signed to a two-year deal worth $5 million on Tuesday, Ryan Strome is back with the New York Islanders. But what can they expect from the former first-round pick? #Isles sign Ryan Strome to a two-year, $5 million deal. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) September 20, 2016 Will they get the dynamic playmaker they had in 2014-15, or the...

September 15th, 2016 In Islanders Prospects, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

The New York Islanders had an eventful Summer. It started with the transfer of ownership from Charles Wang to Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin, the signing of forwards Andrew Ladd, Jason Chimera, P.A. Parenteau, and ending with the news that the team can opt-out of it's "iron-clad" 25-year lease with Barclays Center after three seasons. All...

September 14th, 2016 In New York Islanders, News, Top Stories 0 comments

Free agent forward Stephen Gionta has agreed to a professional tryout (PTO) with the New York Islanders, the team announced on Monday. Gionta skated with the Islanders for the first time during an informal skate at Islanders Iceworks in Syosset, New York on Tuesday, and is looking forward to when training camp opens on Sept. 22. “I’m...

September 13th, 2016 In New York Islanders 0 comments

Thanks to a penchant for big hits and overtime goals, Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey made the most of a 2015-16 season that at times looked doomed. Missing 20 games with an assortment of injuries, Hickey still scored a career-high six goals and was a +9 rating in 62 games. It’s fair to say that if he was healthy the entire season, Hickey...

September 9th, 2016 In Free Agents, New York Islanders, News 0 comments

Free agent forward Stephen Gionta is in discussions with the New York Islanders to attend training camp on a professional tryout (PTO), according to Newsday's Arthur Staple. Gionta, 32, has played his entire six-year NHL career with the New Jersey Devils but became an unrestricted free agent earlier this summer. In 270 games with the...

September 3rd, 2016 In Islanders History, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

TheHockeyWriters.com’s Patrick Hickey Jr. chats with former New York Islanders defenseman Rich Pilon, who discusses his career and the impact he left on the game. http://gty.im/53131423 A 15-year NHL veteran, Pilon was known as a tough as nails, stay at home defenseman who wasn’t scared to mix it up with anyone. Amassing 1,745 penalty...

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