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Islanders’ move to Brooklyn leads to unique business partnershi…

Islanders’ move to Brooklyn leads to unique business partnership with Barclays Center

thehockeynews.com Updated Jul 19
The Islanders’ move from suburban Nassau County to Brooklyn, New York City’s largest borough, means more than a new venue in a new town for the up-and-coming club. It also has serious implications for the team’s existing Long Island fan base and present…
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  • Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    Why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    We’ve seen plenty of turnover on NHL rosters so far this summer, setting up what appears to be even crazier parity than normal in each division. The Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks made major moves in the Pacific. The Washington Capi…
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  • Josh Ho-Sang had a much more productive summer than you

    Josh Ho-Sang had a much more productive summer than you

    What have you been doing this summer? Perfecting your rib sauce for barbecue season? Laying the groundwork for perhaps building a deck at some point? I haven’t done anything more productive than catch up on my Netflix queue and that may not change. New …
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  • Blackhawks invite Japanese winger Yushiroh Hirano to prospect c…

    Blackhawks invite Japanese winger Yushiroh Hirano to prospect camp

    The Chicago Blackhawks announced their prospect camp roster Thursday, and among names like recently acquired Marko Dano and defenseman Stephen Johns was Japan’s Yushiroh Hirano, a winger who spent last season Tingsryds AIF in Sweden’s top junior league.…
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  • How Long Island changed John Tavares

    How Long Island changed John Tavares

    It’s a Tuesday morning in downtown Toronto and New York Islanders captain John Tavares is putting his star power to good use. A son of the city’s suburbs, Tavares is promoting the Canadian Suit Drive, a charity initiative spearheaded by Moores, which ai…
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  • Edmonton Oilers acquire G Anders Nilsson in trade with Chicago …

    Edmonton Oilers acquire G Anders Nilsson in trade with Chicago Blackhawks

    NHL.com Jul 6
    EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. The 25-year-old Nilsson has a 9-9 record and a 3.05 goals-against average in 23 career NHL games with the New York Islanders. He pl...
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  • James Wright, Joe Whitney among 6 players Islanders sign to 2-w…

    James Wright, Joe Whitney among 6 players Islanders sign to 2-way, 1-year contracts

    NHL.com Jul 2
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Islanders have signed Joe Whitney, James Wright and four other forwards to one-year, two-way contracts. The team announced the signings Thursday. Justin Florek, Ben Holmstrom, Bracken Kearns and Justin Vaive also...
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  • Islanders sign Greiss, Hickey, Petrov to contracts

    Islanders sign Greiss, Hickey, Petrov to contracts

    NHL.com Jul 1
    The New York Islanders on Wednesday signed goaltender Thomas Greiss to a two-year contract and re-signed defenseman Thomas Hickey to a three-year contract. Greiss' contract is worth $3 million and Hickey's is worth $6.6 million, according to Ne...
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  • First Chinese player to be drafted chosen by Islanders

    First Chinese player to be drafted chosen by Islanders

    SUNRISE, Fla. -- Andong Song became the first Chinese-born player to be selected in the NHL Draft when the New York Islanders chose him Saturday in the sixth round (No. 172). The 6-foot, 161-pound defenseman, who plays at the Lawrenceville Scho...
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  • Andong Song chosen by New York Islanders, becomes 1st Chinese p…

    Andong Song chosen by New York Islanders, becomes 1st Chinese player selected in NHL draft

    NHL.com Jun 27
    SUNRISE, Fla. - For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL Draft. Andong Song was selected by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft on Saturday. The defenceman started playing hockey on tiny rinks in...
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  • Trades completed during Day 1 of 2015 NHL Draft

    Trades completed during Day 1 of 2015 NHL Draft

    NHL.com Jun 27
    Ottawa traded G Robin Lehner and C David Legwand to Buffalo for NY Islanders' 1st-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft (previously acquired, 21st overall). Boston traded D Dougie Hamilton to Calgary for Calgary's 1st-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draf...
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  • Oilers move on to improving defence, trade picks to Islanders f…

    Oilers move on to improving defence, trade picks to Islanders for Reinhart

    NHL.com Jun 26
    SUNRISE, Fla. - The Edmonton Oilers made another step to try to win now by acquiring defenceman Griffin Reinhart from the New York Islanders on Friday night. Reinhart cost the Oilers the 16th and 33rd picks in the draft. The 21-year-old, w...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Lucic trade talk heating up

    Rumor Roundup: Lucic trade talk heating up

    Considering the increased trade speculation entering the 2015 draft, it’s only fitting Boston Bruins left winger Milan Lucic and defenseman Dougie Hamilton should resurface in the rumor mill. The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch claims the Bruins are listeni…
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  • 2015 Draft Preview – Diligence paying off for New York Islander…

    2015 Draft Preview – Diligence paying off for New York Islanders

    The Islanders put a lot of stock in the draft and, in particular, the draft combine. The franchise has been infamous in the past for making the kids they interview fill out a lengthy personality test, but clearly it serves a purpose: noted free spirit J…
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  • Canada’s world junior camp roster shows a wide-open competition

    Canada’s world junior camp roster shows a wide-open competition

    Heading into the 2015 world juniors in Toronto, there were many Canadian players we could basically check off as guarantees long before the roster was decided. Connor McDavid, Max Domi, Anthony Duclair, Sam Reinhart, Zach Fucale, Darnell Nurse, Josh Mor…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Would the Capitals, Penguins or Islanders trade …

    Rumor Roundup: Would the Capitals, Penguins or Islanders trade for Patrick Sharp?

    While the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate their latest Stanley Cup championship, GM Stan Bowman will begin the difficult task of determining which of his players become salary-cap casualties. The Blackhawks have more than $64 million invested in cap payrol…
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  • Islanders' Okposo could be on trading block: report

    Islanders' Okposo could be on trading block: report

    NHL.com Jun 20
    New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo may be a trade chip for general manager Garth Snow at the 2015 NHL Draft in Sunrise, Fla., next week, Newsday reported Saturday. Okposo, who is entering the final season of his five-year, $14 million co...
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  • Ex-Islanders 'owner' John Spano sentenced to prison for grand t…

    Ex-Islanders 'owner' John Spano sentenced to prison for grand theft and forgery

    yahoo.com Jun 18
    John Spano, the man who tried to fraudulently own the New York Islanders in the late 90s was sentenced to 10 years in jail Thursday Last month, Spano pleaded guilty to one count of grand theft and 44 counts of forgery in Lake County, Ohio. This would be…
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  • Top 5 NHL stars-turned-coaches

    Top 5 NHL stars-turned-coaches

    Members of the NHL’s coaching community come from a wide variety of backgrounds – some, like Canucks coach Willie Desjardins, have degrees in social work; others, like Dallas’ Lindy Ruff, are hockey lifers with a background as a worker bee NHLer – but, …
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  • Alexei Yashin is finally not an Islander anymore

    Alexei Yashin is finally not an Islander anymore

    There was a time when Alexei Yashin was one of the most dangerous players in hockey. Not recently, mind you, but there was a time. But as any Rangers or Devils fan can probably remind you, the New York Islanders were still paying the Russian center, des…
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  • Not to worry, Lightning fans – this team will be back in the Cu…

    Not to worry, Lightning fans – this team will be back in the Cup final soon

    You could see it in the dejection splashed across the face of Steven Stamkos, and hear it in the considered whisper of Jon Cooper: the Tampa Bay Lightning were spent, physically and emotionally, and at a loss for appropriate words in the wake of losing …
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  • Islanders announce ECHL affiliation with Missouri

    Islanders announce ECHL affiliation with Missouri

    NHL.com Jun 11
    The New York Islanders announced today that they have reached an affiliation agreement with the Missouri Mavericks of the ECHL for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons. Missouri joins the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League as the Isl...
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  • Victor Hedman taking over the Stanley Cup final

    Victor Hedman taking over the Stanley Cup final

    TAMPA – Let’s get one thing straight. The New York Islanders absolutely made the right call with they took John Tavares first overall in the 2009 entry draft. Now, let’s get another thing straight. Victor Hedman, who was taken right after Tavares, is ta…
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  • Video - Toews Leads Blackhawks Past Islanders 00:40

    Toews Leads Blackhawks Past Islanders

    Mar 17
    Jonathan Toews had two goals and two assists in Chicago's 4-1 win over New York.
  • Video - Habs Hand Isles Third Straight Loss 00:52

    Habs Hand Isles Third Straight Loss

    Mar 14
    Max Pacioretty scored his 34th goal of the season in Montreal's 3-1 win over New York.
  • Video - Rangers Edge Islanders 01:08

    Rangers Edge Islanders

    Mar 10
    Rick Nash's 39th goal of the season lifted the Rangers past the Islanders 2-1.
  • Video - Nash On Rangers' Win 01:04

    Nash On Rangers' Win

    Mar 10
    Rick Nash discusses the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Islanders.

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