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Incoming Islanders owners to continue Wang's vision

Incoming Islanders owners to continue Wang's vision

NHL.com Updated 2 hours ago
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky will spend the next two years getting a hands-on course on how to run the New York Islanders. Their teacher: current owner Charles Wang. Malkin and Ledecky were introduced Wednesday as the incomi...
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  • Journeyman defenceman T.J. Brennan looking for chance to stick …

    Journeyman defenceman T.J. Brennan looking for chance to stick with NHL team

    NHL.com 6 hours ago
    TORONTO - Defenceman T.J. Brennan was preparing for life in the New York Islanders system when he received an all too familiar phone call. The Islanders were trading Brennan to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a four-player deal. Brennan was...
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  • Islanders forward McDonald placed on waivers

    Islanders forward McDonald placed on waivers

    NHL.com 7 hours ago
    The New York Islanders on Wednesday announced forward Mikhail Grabovski has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 16, and forward Colin McDonald has been placed on waivers. Grabovski sustained a concussion in a victory against th...
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  • Kessel's two goals lifts Maple Leafs to 5-2 win over Islanders

    Kessel's two goals lifts Maple Leafs to 5-2 win over Islanders

    NHL.com 21 hours ago
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Phil Kessel scored two goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-2 rout over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Nine Maple Leafs finished with at least one point, led by Kessel's three. James van Riemsdyk and Mike S...
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  • Josh Ho-Sang finally gets a chance to impress Team Canada

    Josh Ho-Sang finally gets a chance to impress Team Canada

    thehockeynews.com Oct 21 (yesterday)
    He has been one of the most talented players in his age group for years, yet Josh Ho-Sang has never been given the chance to shine on a big stage…until now. The New York Islanders first-rounder will represent the Ontario League in November when the annu…
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  • QMJHL Roundup: Nicholas Blanchard scores winner as Titan edge I…

    QMJHL Roundup: Nicholas Blanchard scores winner as Titan edge Islanders 4-3

    NHL.com Oct 19 (3 days ago)
    BATHURST, N.B. - Nicholas Blanchard scored the go-ahead goal at 9:58 of the third period and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan held on for a 4-3 win over the Charlottetown Islanders in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Sunday. Raphael Corri...
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  • Five fresh faces making an impact with their new teams

    Five fresh faces making an impact with their new teams

    thehockeynews.com Oct 19 (3 days ago)
    It’s still early in the season, but fans are starting to get a feel for which free agent pick-ups and off-season trades have worked in their favor. For some, it was a blockbuster deal that could change the future of the franchise. For others, it was a s…
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  • Around the League notebook for Saturday, Oct. 18

    Around the League notebook for Saturday, Oct. 18

    NHL.com Oct 19 (4 days ago)
    SATURDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps Boston 4, BUFFALO 0 MONTREAL 3, Colorado 2 OTTAWA 3, Columbus 2 DETROIT 1, Toronto 0 (OT) San Jose 4, NEW JERSEY 2 PITTSBURGH 3, NY Islanders 1 WASHINGTON 2, Florida 1 (SO) Philadelphia 6, DALLAS 5 (OT...
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  • Saturday's NHL Capsules

    Saturday's NHL Capsules

    NHL.com Oct 18 (4 days ago)
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist scored power-play goals 55 seconds apart in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins gave the New York Islanders their first loss of the season, 3-1 on Saturday night. The Islanders (...
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  • Top 5 early season surprises

    Top 5 early season surprises

    thehockeynews.com Oct 17 (5 days ago)
    The year has just begun, but already we’ve seen more than our fair share of surprises. Here’s your top-five before we enter the second Saturday of the season: 5. Gustav Nyquist continues to shoot out the lights After the summer of Advanced Statistics, i…
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  • Milan Lucic feeling the heat after appearing to make lewd gestu…

    Milan Lucic feeling the heat after appearing to make lewd gesture at Canadiens fans

    thehockeynews.com Oct 16 (6 days ago)
    Milan Lucic is no stranger to controversy. In fact, the two are fairly familiar with one another at this point. And the Boston Bruins left winger was back in hot water Thursday after appearing to make a lewd gesture and taunt Canadiens fans with a mimed…
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  • John Scott demolishes Mikhail Grabovski; Was the hit clean? You…

    John Scott demolishes Mikhail Grabovski; Was the hit clean? You decide

    thehockeynews.com Oct 16 (6 days ago)
    John Scott’s brief career as a member of the San Jose Sharks has already led to headlines both good and not-so-good. In his first game with the organization Tuesday, the enforcer scored (after scoring just twice in 236 career NHL games before that) – bu…
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  • Brock Nelson, Islanders enjoy proving people wrong

    Brock Nelson, Islanders enjoy proving people wrong

    yahoo.com Oct 15
    NEW YORK – Brock Nelson wears a bracelet on his left wrist. Sort of a Livestrong knockoff, themed for breast cancer awareness, as his aunt battled the disease. It reads, in vibrant pink letters: “PROVE PEOPLE WRONG.” “It’s kind of a good slogan to carry…
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  • NHL Capsules: NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kyle Okposo scored his 100th NHL…

    NHL Capsules: NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kyle Okposo scored his 100th NHL…

    NHL.com Oct 15
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kyle Okposo scored his 100th NHL goal to snap a tie 48 seconds into the third period, and the undefeated New York Islanders netted four goals on seven shots in the final frame to beat the sliding New York Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday ...
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  • Are the Isles for real? Also: for real, Rangers?

    Are the Isles for real? Also: for real, Rangers?

    Try getting this to make sense in your head: the defending Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers have lost three of their first four games and their superstar goalie has surrendered 12 goals in his two most recent games – and their cross-town cou…
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  • Undefeated Islanders score 4 goals in 3rd period, top reeling R…

    Undefeated Islanders score 4 goals in 3rd period, top reeling Rangers 6-3

    NHL.com Oct 14
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kyle Okposo scored his 100th NHL goal to snap a tie 48 seconds into the third period, and the undefeated New York Islanders netted four goals on seven shots in the final frame to beat the sliding New York Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday ...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Will Bruins seek an upgrade over Eriksson?

    Rumor Roundup: Will Bruins seek an upgrade over Eriksson?

    The Boston Bruins resolved their cap issues and blueline logjam with their recent trade of defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders, but there’s another roster problem to be addressed. CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty believes Loui Eriksson is a thir…
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  • AHL drops 12-game suspension on Trevor Gillies; is it enough?

    AHL drops 12-game suspension on Trevor Gillies; is it enough?

    The American Hockey League came down hard on Adirondack Flames forward Trevor Gillies Monday, suspending him 12 games for viciously assaulting Rochester forward William Carrier Friday. But some would argue they didn’t come down hard enough, and that hoc…
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  • Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon earns praise from peers as NHL's f…

    Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon earns praise from peers as NHL's fastest skater

    NHL.com Oct 13
    Ask players around the league who's the fastest skater in the NHL and the same names come up: Taylor Hall, Michael Grabner, Blake Wheeler, Andrew Cogliano and Carl Hagelin. Edmonton's Hall likes the speed of New York Islanders' Grabner, but h...
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  • Getting To Know: Rich Pilon

    Getting To Know: Rich Pilon

    Status: NHL defenceman from 1988-2001 for New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers. DOB: April 30, 1968 In: Saskatoon, Sask. First Hockey Memory: “My first hockey memory was when I was about eight years old and I got my first new pair of…
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  • QMJHL Roundup: Mooseheads hold off third period rally to beat I…

    QMJHL Roundup: Mooseheads hold off third period rally to beat Islanders

    NHL.com Oct 10
    HALIFAX - The Halifax Mooseheads held off a third period rally by the Charlottetown Islanders en route to a 3-2 win in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action on Friday night. Halifax (3-4-2) got on the scoreboard late in the first period wi...
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  • NHL Three Stars: Nelson records four points as Isles down Canes

    NHL Three Stars: Nelson records four points as Isles down Canes

    No. 1 Star: Brock Nelson, New York Islanders Nelson wasted no time joining the NHL's scoring leaders with a four-point night during a 5-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Nelson's second came on the power play and gave New York a 3-0 lead. His firs…
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  • Hurricanes goalie Ward to start season opener

    Hurricanes goalie Ward to start season opener

    NHL.com Oct 9
    Goalie Cam Ward will start for the Carolina Hurricanes in their season opener Friday against the New York Islanders, coach Bill Peters told the Hurricanes website Thursday. Ward, 30, went 10-12-6 with a 3.06 goals-against average and .898 save...
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  • Mike Milbury says fighting should go, so we should keep it

    Mike Milbury says fighting should go, so we should keep it

    Mike Milbury has made a career out of being controversial, from beating a fan with his own shoe during his playing days, to lamenting about the “pansification” of hockey as a broadcaster. And in between, he traded some of the best players in the NHL awa…
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  • Video - Can Islanders Keep Up Surprising Start? 03:23

    Can Islanders Keep Up Surprising Start?

    Oct 21
    The Islanders are the biggest surprise of the Eastern Conference so far, but can they keep it up and return to the playoffs?
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 13:03

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Oct 21
    Jim Basquil, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside look at the NHL's suspension of Slava Voynov, the Islanders' surprising start and the Avalanche's early slide that has fans asking if it's time to panic in Colorado.
  • Video - Kessel Leads Maple Leafs Past Islanders 00:45

    Kessel Leads Maple Leafs Past Islanders

    Oct 21
    Phil Kessel scored twice in the Maple Leafs' 5-2 win over the Islanders.
  • Video - Penguins Deal Islanders First Loss 00:54

    Penguins Deal Islanders First Loss

    Oct 18
    The Penguins defeated the Islanders 3-1 to deny New York its first 5-0 start in team history.

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