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Oilers Rig Meet the Blogger: Greg Babinski

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Oilers Rig: Meet the Blogger   Hello Oil Country, nice to meet you! My name is Greg and this is…

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Dec 1, 2018; Uniondale, NY, USA; General view of the opening puck drop between the New York Islanders and the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A look back at the biggest moments of 2018 for the Islanders

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For a franchise that hasn’t seen much change in quite some time, 2018 was a year of massive upheaval for…

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Who will be the next head coach of the New York Islanders?

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With Lou Lamoriello deciding to clean house on Tuesday, the Islanders are now in need of a new head coach….

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Change is finally coming to Islanders under Lamoriello

The Islanders desperately needed a culture change, and the winds of change began to blow late last month when ownership…

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Islanders fire GM Garth Snow, head coach Doug Weight

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New president of hockey operations Lou Lamoriello made a big splash on Tuesday relieving longtime general manager Garth Snow and…

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Islanders head into offseason with little clarity on front office or Tavares situations

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — If you were expecting (or hoping) for some sort of clarity on the Islanders’ front office situation…

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Snow, Weight remain with Islanders, for now

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — There was frustration and disappointment from the front office of the New York Islanders, but not much change…

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Mar 5, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Islanders head coach Doug Weight on his bench against the Calgary Flames during the third period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Calgary Flames won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Weight: Only Tavares knows how special tonight will be

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Tonight’s game against the New York Rangers will be viewed through a microscope, with the specimen being…

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Spoiler Alert: Islanders hold off Flyers in 5-4 win

NEW YORK — The Islanders wanted to play spoilers on Tuesday night, and they did just that. Despite allowing a three-goal…

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No one wins in latest predicament between Islanders and Ho-Sang

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Doug Weight was well aware of the comments made by prospect Josh Ho-Sang by the time he…

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Mar 26, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) reacts as he skates off the ice after losing to the Florida Panthers at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders eliminated from postseason contention in shutout loss to Panthers

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NEW YORK — Mark it as another reason why John Tavares may or may not stay with the New York Islanders….

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Mar 22, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) shoots against New York Islanders goaltender Christopher Gibson (33) during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders battle back but fall to Lightning, 7-6

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NEW YORK — At least the Islanders can say they fought back against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Islanders and Lightning…

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Mar 20, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders celebrate the goal by New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders finally have some fun In 4-1 win over Penguins

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NEW YORK — The Islanders walked off the ice and went through their usual routine after a win on Tuesday. Each…

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Mar 18, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA;New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save on Carolina Hurricanes left wing Brock McGinn (23) during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Weight’s decision to move captain to wing interesting but understandable

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By Joe Barone NEW YORK — Prior to the latest New York Islanders 4-3 defeat to the hands of the Carolina…

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Mar 15, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie (77) scores a goal a against the New York Islanders during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Isles Insights: Capitals hand Islanders latest loss as season winds down

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NEW YORK —  What’s left to say… The Islanders suffered their ninth loss in their last 10 games on Thursday night…

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Mar 8, 2018; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; New York Islanders Head Coach Doug Weight is seen on the players bench as they played the Edmonton Oilers during the third period at Rogers Place. Oilers won in a shootout 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Walter Tychnowicz-USA TODAY Sports

What’s left for the Islanders in another lost season

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The Islanders will play their 70th game of the season on Thursday when they host the Washington Capitals at Barclays…

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Feb 22, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) talks to right wing Josh Bailey (12) against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Islanders 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

With Trade Deadline Behind them, Islanders Looking Towards Final Stretch Of Season

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — A certain weight has been lifted off the Islanders’ shoulders with the trade deadline having come and…

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Feb 19, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Minnesota Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek (14) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders with center Charlie Coyle (3) and left wing Tyler Ennis (63) during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Three-goal second period sinks the Islanders in 5-3 loss to Wild

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NEW YORK — The Islanders threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Minnesota Wild in the third period, but it…

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Feb 15, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders celebrates the shutout by goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) against the New York Rangers after the game at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Halak, Islanders shutout Rangers in crucial win at Barclays Center

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NEW YORK — The Islanders had hoped to get a spark from their matchup with the New York Rangers, and that…

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Feb 16, 2017; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) plays the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey (14) during the third period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders Pregame: Islanders hope rivalry game can spark team

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at Barclays Center — Brooklyn, N.Y. TV: MSG Plus Radio: WFAN, WRHU 88.7 FM     The Least You Should Know…

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Feb 13, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save on a wrap around shot by Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson (77) during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Isles Insights: Another high volume of shots given up in Isles’ latest loss

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NEW YORK — The Islanders surrendered four unanswered goals in the second and third periods and dropped an important game to…

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Feb 11, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) celebrates his game winning goal against New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41) during the third period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Early momentum disappears in Islanders’ 3-2 loss to Flames

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NEW YORK — It was another night of the same old story with the Islanders on Sunday. Two points squandered away…

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Nov 19, 2017; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Islanders forward Andrew Ladd (16) looks on from the players bench against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New York Islanders 4-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders prepared to make do with whatever happens at trade deadline

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — What the Islanders will do at the trade deadline remains a mystery, but whatever it may be…

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Jan 30, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (42) hits Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau (11) as they fight for the puck during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mayfield becomes latest Islanders’ defender to suffer injury

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Stop me if this story sounds familiar. An Islanders defenseman leaves a game early and doesn’t return,…

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Feb 5, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak (41) makes a save and Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) and New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) fight over the loose puck during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

High volume of shots against continue to plague Islanders

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Islanders head coach Doug Weight was real clear about how he felt about the high volume of shots his team…

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Jan 16, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Miles Wood (44) and New York Islanders defenseman Sebastian Aho (28) collide at the boards during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders winning streak ends with 4-1 loss to Devils

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NEW YORK — The Islanders good fortunes came to an end on Tuesday. A day after the Islanders stole two points in…

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Sep 29, 2017; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey (12) against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Bailey to skate again on Wednesday as he works towards return

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NEW YORK — Josh Bailey will be back on the ice on Wednesday when the Islanders practice on Long Island, head…

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Sep 27, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Adam Clendening (4) and New York Islanders left wing Michael Dal Colle (71) come together at the boards during the second period during a preseason hockey game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Dal Colle quiet but good in NHL debut

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NEW YORK — All the attention on Saturday was on Anthony Beauvillier and Michael Dal Colle following the Islanders 7-2 drubbing…

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Isles Insights: Islanders snap losing streak in shootout win over Devils

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NEW YORK — The Islanders picked up their most important win to date on Sunday, snapping a five-game losing streak with a…

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