Brooklyn Islanders?

The Islanders have a press conference at 1:00 PM at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.  Here is the media release from the Islanders. NEW YORK ISLANDERS & BARCLAYS CENTER TO MAKE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT WHAT: Press Conference WHO: New York Islanders Owner Charles B. Wang, Barclays Center Majority Owner and Developer Bruce Ratner, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow, and…

October 24, 2012
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Developing Prospects Key For Isles Future

With the NHL now cancelling games up until October 24th, I think now is a good time to write why I believe a short lockout is beneficial, if not crucial to the Islanders as an organization. Don’t get me wrong, I want the NHL back in the worst way.  I’m just not in any hurry to see prospects like Nino Niederreiter and yes Travis Hamonic back in the NHL just…

October 4, 2012
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Looks like Grabs is going home

With some of the players are staying on Long Island during the lockout to be with their families, one of those guys is leaving on a jet plane. It seems that Michael Grabner is leaving for his home in Austria to play for his home town team.  The following is a tweet from him. Michael Grabner‏@grabs40 Gona miss the island but excited to get some games in with @ecvsv ..gotta…

October 4, 2012
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Could The Prodigal Son Come Home?

An interesting question, to say the least. According to an article in the New York Post, former Islander great Pat LaFontaine has been contacted by some European investors about purchasing the Islanders from Charles Wang. Wang has said that he would not allow his team to play at the Nassau Coliseum after the 2014-2015 season, has said that he could sell this team, if the price is right. According to…

October 1, 2012
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Hockey from the Blind Side, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Yeah, perhaps a bad reference to the song, but here we are with the lockout now a very say reality. It is reminding me far too much of 2004, and I must confess that I don’t like it at all. What is troubling me the most is that we have NHL players heading off to Europe to play hockey. This, as far as I am concerned, is not a good…

September 30, 2012
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JT – Going on a Swiss Holiday

Well – at least he knows someone there. John Tavares, according to reports from AP, has signed with the same Swiss club in Bern, that Islanders Captain Mark Streit plays for. The number one draft pick in 2009, and first time All-Star last season, is now among almost 100 players that are now in action in leagues all over the European continent. Tavares is now the fourth Islander to be…

September 28, 2012
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Another Team Leaves Brooklyn

And it is not the Dodgers. Here is the press release from the New York Islanders: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NHL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF REMAINING PRESEASON SCHEDULE Islanders Home Preseason Games At Barclays Center & Nassau Coliseum Cancelled UNIONDALE, NY (September 27, 2012) – The National Hockey League announced today the cancellation of the remaining preseason schedule. The League had previously cancelled all preseason games scheduled during the month of September….

September 27, 2012
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Hammer and Nino to Bridgeport

As explained in the press release this morning, the Islanders announced the assignment of 21 players to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. The release is shown below. The New York Islanders announced today that 19 players have been assigned to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. The club also assigned two players to their respective junior teams. The players assigned to the…

September 14, 2012
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