Barclays Center Will Cut Financial Ties With Islanders

From Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who owns the building and the Nets, has since November been seeking an investor to take a stake in both. As of earlier this month, a financial projection shared with potential investors showed the Islanders won’t contribute any revenue after the 2018-19 season — a clear signal that the team won’t play there, the people said. In July, Bloomberg News reported…

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Blog: Islanders Long-Term Benefit Of A Calder Cup Run

There’s something to be said about going deep into the AHL playoffs. It’s another level of development that the Islanders as an organization have not been able to do since the first year of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Why is this? Welcome to the reality of building through the draft and rushing players into the NHL. There was always this need to bring up the young players because free agency…

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Isles Inch Closer

With All-Star weekend officially starting for the New York Islanders, it’s clear that they have made some significant progress in trying to get back into a playoff spot. Just a couple of ice chips for everyone to soak in: 1. The Isles are on pace for 89 points. Around the time the Isles had completed their 30th game, I was still convinced they could reach somewhere between 90-95 points. 2….

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Blog: The Real Test Begins For Islanders

This is going to be a brief, but impactful piece as I’ll just show a few stats so I can mentally prepare you for the rest of the month. Was last nights overtime loss to the Flyers a tough one? Of course. Another blown lead, the Flyers looked like they dominated the Islanders for most of the game, the Islanders couldn’t get out of their own defensive zone and you…

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Blog: Crawford Should Be Next Coach Of The Islanders

With the recent firing of former New York Islanders head coach, Jack Capuano, all eyes will be on the current coach and assistant general manager, Doug Weight to see if the Islanders can show any kind of glimpses of the previous two seasons. Whether or not he can right the ship, a coaching change for the long-term is needed for this organization. The Islanders have an opportunity to become more…

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Blog: Capuano Fired; Players Need To Respond

#Isles News: Jack Capuano has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. Assistant GM Doug Weight will serve as interim Head Coach. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 17, 2017 Well the timing is certainly odd, but Islanders fans got what they wanted as news yesterday came out with the firing of head coach, Jack Capuano. Capuano leaves as the second winningest coach in Islanders history and has set…

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Blog: Isles Damned If They Win, Damned If They Lose

So the Islanders have finally come to the halfway mark of their season and it’s just not pretty. There are games where you just don’t know which team will show up. And when you look at the standings, it’s either a head scratcher or you’re at the point where banging your head against the wall feels better. Fan reaction is nothing short or bipolar. When the team wins, the general…

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Pelech In For Hamonic

From Art Staple of Newsday: “He went down and played a game (in Bridgeport) last week, he’s had a lot of conditioning and a few good practices,” Jack Capuano said of Pelech, who was injured on Nov. 28 and hasn’t played for the Isles since. “He’s played with Leds before so we’ll put him in there. I liked his game a lot before he got hurt.” Jack Capuano My Take:…

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John Tavares Says He Staying……..Again

From Steve Marcus of Newsday: “I think for myself, I’ve always shown and talked about my commitment here,’’ “Wanting to have success here and keep building on some of the good things we’ve done. Obviously, this [low] point’s been disappointing.’’ “For myself, I know that I have not been to the level that I expect of myself and the standard that I want to be at,’’ he said. “[I] keep…

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Islanders Prospects Getting Extra Experience

Generals trade Mitchell Vande Sompel to London Knights- Read more here https://t.co/qpKeockWOs pic.twitter.com/syrWFwwlyv — Oshawa Generals (@Oshawa_Generals) January 9, 2017 For Vande Sompel, this is more of a home-coming as it is some extra playoff experience as the London Knights are looking to win the OHL once again. The soon to be 20-year-old has had some impressive numbers and should be called upon to be in Bridgeport’s lineup next year….

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