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Islanders, Simon Holmstrom agree to entry-level contract

Newsday Holmstrom, 18, was the 23rd overall pick after a season in which he scored 20 points in 21 games for the HV 71 team in Sweden's U20 league.
  • 2 days ago

Islanders ink surprising draft pick Simon Holmstrom to three-year deal

NY Post (Mollie Walker) — The New York Islanders’ surprising first-round pick is officially under contract. The team announced on Monday that Simon Holmstrom has agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal. Holmstrom...
  • 2 days ago

NHL spotlight is on revamped Rangers, Islanders and Devils

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — It has been a tumultuous summer in the NHL, and so much of the action has centered around the New York area. The Devils and Rangers picked Nos. 1 and 2 in the draft, respectively, and by all...
  • 3 days ago
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It’s time for the Islanders to meet their raised expectations

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — Think about this: Since the Islanders’ new owners took control just over three years ago, they have amicably parted ways with an embedded, complacent and unsuccessful front office; filled the void...
  • 4 days ago

Where does Jakub Skarek fit into Islanders' goalie picture?

Newsday The Islanders selected the 6-3, 196-pound 19-year-old in the third round of the 2018 NHL Draft.
  • 6 days ago
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Islanders arena project at Belmont Park now includes new LIRR station

Newsday The project's developers have agreed to pay $97 million of the $105 million to build the new Elmont station.
  • 9 days ago

Islanders' Belmont arena project adopted by ESD board, moves into final stages

Newsday Homeowners, officials and Islanders fans voted to adopt a new report detailing its impact on the community.
  • 9 days ago

Cuomo promises new railroad station at Belmont Park

NY Post (Bernadette Hogan, Rich Calder) — A controversial plan to bring a new $1.2 billion arena and entertainment venue to state-owned Belmont Park will now include a $105 million full-service stop on the Long Island Railroad, Gov. Cuomo...
  • 9 days ago
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Clock is ticking on Taylor Hall and the Devils

NY Post (Larry Brooks) — So the Devils appear flush with cap space for 2020-21 even after assuming P.K. Subban’s full $9 million hit, which is a good thing because they are going to need it in order to keep Taylor Hall in...
  • 11 days ago
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Islanders prospect Otto Koivula hopes to contend for center spot

Newsday General manager Lou Lamoriello has said the Islanders need a fourth center behind Mathew Barzal, Brock Nelson and Casey Cizikas after the departure of Valtteri Filppula through free agency.
  • 13 days ago

Sources: Andrew Cuomo expected to unveil plans for new Belmont LIRR station

Newsday The station will cost about $100 million, with developers of a proposed Belmont arena funding a majority of it, sources said.
  • 14 days ago

Islanders were quiet in free agent market, but have work to do 

Newsday "We certainly will look to try and improve our center ice, if it's possible," said Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello, noting Mathew Barzal, Brock Nelson and Casey Cizikas comprise the...
  • 15 days ago

NHL free agency winners and losers: The signings shaking up the East

NY Post (Justin Tasch) — Some of these moves were easy to predict long in advance. Others went down to the wire. There could be some big risers in the NHL next season after the wave of signings made Monday, particularly...
  • 15 days ago
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Islanders reach seven-year deal with Anders Lee, but Robin Lehner signs with Blackhawks

Newsday Isles agree to terms with former Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov on a four-year deal.
  • 16 days ago

Robin Lehner wanted to stay with Islanders, but he said team walked away

Newsday "I never walked away from anything," Lehner said. "It not working out on Long Island had nothing to do with me."
  • 16 days ago

Islanders add Semyon Varlamov to replace Robin Lehner

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — The Islanders finally have their goalie — and it’s not Robin Lehner. With the Vezina candidate heading to Chicago on a reported one-year, $5 million deal, the Islanders signed Semyon...
  • 16 days ago
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Islanders bringing Anders Lee back on seven-year deal

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — Anders Lee is back. After early free agency swings and misses — notably losing out on Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky — the Islanders are bringing back their captain on a...
  • 16 days ago
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Rangers sign Artemi Panarin as Islanders come up empty

NY Post (Post Sports Desk) — The Rangers-Islanders rivalry extended to NHL free agency this year, and the Rangers won out. The Blueshirts signed star winger Artemi Panarin to a seven-year deal worth $11.6 million per season,...
  • 16 days ago
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This will decide Rangers and Islanders’ Artemi Panarin fate

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — The hockey world waits with bated breath as Artemi Panarin weighs his opinions, with Monday at noon signifying the opening of free agency. The talented 27-year-old Russian winger is thought to be...
  • 17 days ago
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How Islanders' pursuit of Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky affects other plans

Newsday While Lou Lamoriello has been aggressive in trying to lure Blue Jackets star winger and goalie, the price of his effort could be the losses of Anders Lee and Robin Lehner.
  • 17 days ago
Blog Articles

New York Islanders Johnny Boychuk Will Be Tradeable in 2020-21

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — The New York Islanders might need to make some cap space to sign some high prized RFAs. Johnny Boychuk and his $6 million cap hit could be moved. With all the attention being paid to the...
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New York Islanders: Eyes on Isles Podcast Ep 100 Preview

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — The Eyes on Isles Podcast returns for episode number 100 as Matt and Mitch will discuss all things New York Islanders on and off the ice. For the 100th straight week, Mitch and I will be talking...
  • 21 hr 17 min ago

New York Islanders: The Fisherman Jersey Debate

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — A great debate was started on Twitter yesterday. Should the New York Islanders bring back the fisherman jersey? One of the more lightning rod New York Islanders topics has nothing to do with...
  • 1 day ago

Islanders News: The last NHL dynasty, Barzal highlights and Fisherman clickbait

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — The next wave, 1980s style. | Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Getty Images Studios/Getty Images Dynasties aren’t easy, nor common. If you’re of a certain fan orientation (like me), you...
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New York Islanders How Performance Bonuses Work for ELC Contracts

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — How do performance bonuses work for ELC contracts? New York Islanders 2019 first-round Simon Holmstrom didn’t get some on his ELC. What should we know about performance bonuses? With his new...
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New York Islanders: 3 Players Likely To Regress In 2019-2020

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — The New York Islanders had a surprise season in 2018-2019, with some individuals having some outlier seasons. Who is likely to regress in 2019-2020? Before the season started last year, the...
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New York Islanders: Andrew Ladd’s Fishing Event Back For Year Three

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — It’s been a really rough start for Andrew Ladd’s New York Islanders career. One thing that’s been a mainstay is his charitable work. Andrew Ladd is heading into year four of his...
  • 2 days ago

Islanders News: Simon says sign here

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Also: Beauvillier knows his turn to sign will come. It was ELC signing day for much of the 2019 1st-round class, and the Islanders did not miss out on the party. Islanders News The...
  • 2 days ago

New York Islanders Simon Holmstrom Signed to Three Year ELC

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — The New York Islanders have signed their 2019 first-round pick, and 23rd overall pick Simon Holmstrom to a three-year entry-level contract. On Monday, the New York Islanders signed their...
  • 2 days ago

Simon Holmstrom, New York Islanders Ink Entry Level Contract

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Three years for the HV71 winger from Tranas, Sweden The New York Islanders announced that first-round pick Simon Holmstrom has agreed to terms on his Entry Level Contract . Holmström was the...
  • 2 days ago

New York Islanders Should Be Done With UFA Drama

Eyes On Isles (Christopher Lizza) — The New York Islanders and their fans have dealt with a lot of stress and angst the last couple of off-seasons. Well, the Isles should be rid of free agency drama over the next couple of years....
  • 2 days ago

New York Islanders: Simon Holmstrom Takeaways From Camp

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — The New York Islanders first-round selection, Simon Holmstrom, tried to take away as much as possible from the Islanders developmental camp. When the New York Islanders selected Simon Holmstrom...
  • 2 days ago

[Bits] Belmont deals; Raised expectations for Lou and Isles

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Steven E. Smith) — Belmont is a lesson in compromise and coming together. We’re halfway through July. Only two and a half months, -ish, until the first puck drops on the 2019-20 season. That’s nothing, right? Like...
  • 3 days ago

New York Islanders Anthony Beauvillier and Agent Talk Contract

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — New York Islanders RFA Anthony Beauvillier and his agent Phillipe Lecavalier talked to LNH.com about the possibility of a short-term deal with Isles. Hopefully, a short-term deal can motivate Beau...
  • 3 days ago

New York Islanders Devon Toews Ready To Take The Next Step

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — In his first stint in the NHL, Devon Toews was extremely impressive for the New York Islanders. Here’s why he can be even better next year. 2018-2019 was a season filled with bright sports...
  • 3 days ago

New York Islanders Three Internal Options for Right Wing

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — The New York Islanders have a weakness at right-wing going into the 2019-20 NHL season. If GM Lou Lamoriello had to fill that gap from within the Islanders system, who are his three best options?...
  • 4 days ago

[Bits] Belmont, Marner updates; The college prospect report

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Steven E. Smith) — Also, Ryan Dzingel has found a home in Carolina. It’s been steamy around Long Island the last couple of days, and the weekend figures to continue that trend. How are we beating the heat at LHH...
  • 5 days ago
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New York Islanders No Obvious Plan B Leads to Frustration

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — The New York Islanders missed out on plan A after Artemi Panarin signed with the New York Rangers. So what’s plan B? Ryan Dzingel was the last attractive player available on the unrestricted...
  • 5 days ago
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Isles Summer Shopping Tips

Islesblogger (John Palmieri) — As the free agent frenzy slows down I just wanted to take a look at what the Islanders need to contend. Do they really need as much as they think. Where Are We It’s July 12th and things have...
  • 5 days ago
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New York Islanders Miss Out On Affordable Ryan Dzingel

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — Ryan Dzingel finally signed today on a two-year $6.75 million deal. The New York Islanders should’ve been all over this. It’s now been a week and a half since free agency has begun. On...
  • 5 days ago
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