Islanders GM On Draft Pick: "He'll Fit Right In; They Shit On Me, Too"

The New York Islanders traded back into the first round and selected Josh Ho-Sang with the 28th pick in the NHL draft Friday night. Islanders GM Garth Snow apparently saw something of a kindred spirit in the much-discussed 18-year-old out of the Ontario Hockey League because now he thinks he's got someone new for the… » 6/28/14 11:12am 6/28/14 11:12am

Justin Johnson Fights The Much Larger John Scott, And Wins

I went to a couple of Manchester Monarchs games while Justin Johnson was on the AHL squad. He was proficient at pummeling dudes, racking up 11 points and 392 penalty minutes in 103 games with Manchester. The Islanders called him up from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season, presumably to do similar tasks for them. » 4/14/14 12:50am 4/14/14 12:50am

There's No Meltdown Quite Like A Canucks Meltdown

I know it's hard to conceive of, but there will come a point when you actually feel sorry for Canucks fans. Yesterday's debacle, losing 7-4 to the Islanders after conceding seven goals in the third period, just hours after GM Mike Gillis wrote a letter to season-ticket holders stating the organization's commitment to… » 3/11/14 11:19am 3/11/14 11:19am

Thomas Vanek Claims League Bias On Game-Winning Goal Reversal

The Islanders and Blues were tied 3-3 in overtime when Thomas Vanek scored what appeared to be the game-winner. It looked like it hit his skate but the red lamp lit, the referee pointed at the net and Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak skated off the ice without incident. Replay eventually reversed the call, though, and… » 1/25/14 5:50pm 1/25/14 5:50pm

After A Career Of Eating Headshots, Gino Odjick Is Not Doing Well

Newspapers in Canada this week have been reporting that Gino Odjick — the former left-winger for the Canucks, Islanders, Flyers and Canadiens — spent the past several days in the psychiatric unit of a hospital in Quebec. He's apparently well enough to retweet well-wishers' regards ("Sending love to The Chief") but… » 12/04/13 11:25pm 12/04/13 11:25pm

If You Weren't Picturing Mike Milbury Having Group Sex, You Are Now

Last night's "30 for 30" was Big Shot, a look at John Spano, the con man who briefly purchased the Islanders before the NHL realized he didn't have any money. (A similar scenario would play out in Nashville just 11 years later.) The most prurient part was then-GM Mike Milbury recounting how Spano offered to have "the… » 10/23/13 1:24pm 10/23/13 1:24pm

John Tavares Hit In Face With Puck, Pulls Out Own Tooth

Well this is disgusting. Early in the second period in Chicago Friday night, Islanders captain John Tavares got hit in the face trying to dig out a puck along the boards and must have knocked a tooth loose. When he eventually made his way to the bench, he just yanked that sucker out. You can actually see it tumble… » 10/12/13 4:30pm 10/12/13 4:30pm

Islanders Player Too Modest To Let Bird Flap In The Wind

This poor guy. A teammate in the back of this John Tavares interview poked his head around the wall of the showers and saw nothing but cameras rolling. Apparently in the nude and unwilling to strut his stuff for all the viewers tuning in for Islanders pre-season post-game coverage, he popped back behind the wall and… » 9/23/13 9:40pm 9/23/13 9:40pm

The Nassau Coliseum Was Not A Dump: What The Isles Are Leaving Behind

In October 2012, a month into the NHL lockout, with the schedule already beginning to crumble, the New York Islanders made a big announcement: Upon expiration of their lease in 2015, the Isles would be leaving the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, their publicly owned home of 40 years, for Brooklyn's Barclays Center.… » 5/10/13 3:35pm 5/10/13 3:35pm

Penguins Fan Gets Kicked Out Of Nassau Coliseum For Being Shithoused

"Sandstorm" plays in the background as a security guard escorts this super drunk Pittsburgh Penguins fan out of his seat. Islanders fans in his section console him by chanting "ASSHOLE" as he gets booted. Jarome Iginla's number one fan has his playoff hockey experience cut short on account of being faded as fuck. » 5/05/13 4:40pm 5/05/13 4:40pm

The New York Islanders May Be Rebranding, Because Brooklyn

The Islanders will soon be calling Brooklyn's Barclays Center their home, and the geographical change may also be accompanied by an aesthetic one. Sources tell the New York Post that the team's sports marketing team is weighing the adoption of a new color scheme, and that they are already showing prospective designs… » 4/30/13 1:58pm 4/30/13 1:58pm