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The Islanders are moving to Brooklyn.
React to Wednesday's big news in our live chat with Islanders beat writer Arthur Staple at 1 p.m.
How do you think the move will affect the team? The fanbase? Nassau county?
Get your questions answered and comments heard here....Read more »
The Islanders had an average home attendance of more than 14,000 fans in 15 of their first 31 seasons, but they haven’t reached that number at the 16,234-seat Nassau Coliseum since the 2002-03 campaign.
The franchise’s average attendance the last nine seasons:
2003-04: 13,693 2004-05: Lockout 2005-06: 12,609 2006-07: 12,886 2007-08: 13,640 2008-09: 13,773 2009-10: 12,735 2010-11: 11,059...Read more »
With the Islanders soon calling Brooklyn's new Barclays Center home, how do you feel about the team's big move? Weigh in with our polls and see where you stand compared to other fans....Read more »
Isles' 2009 first-round pick Calvin de Haan will have season-ending surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, yet another setback for the defenseman prospect.
De Haan was injured in Bridgeport's 3-2 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last weekend, suffering a dislocated shoulder and torn ligament. The only bit of good news, if there could be any for the 21-year-old, is that this is a different ligament...Read more »
Lockout or not, Nino Niederreiter's first games this season were most likely going to be with Bridgeport. The 20-year-old winger had one of the uglier rookie seasons in recent NHL history, with one goal, no assists and a minus-29 rating in 55 games, most of them spent as a fourth-line wing.
So the feeling in the Islanders organization was, unless Niederreiter had a tremendous training camp,...Read more »
An NHL lockout is not a big benefit to NHL players, who either play overseas in leagues with less talent or spend a few weeks trying to stay in shape by skating with a handful of players in an informal setting.
It seems to be especially tough for goalies, who need to get in a rhythm to be good -- witness Evgeni Nabokov coming off a year of not playing last season and then injuring his groin...Read more »
Not exactly the camp opening hockey fans on Long Island were hoping for this month, but this is all you've got for now.
Today's opening session, from 10-11:30 at IceWorks, is open to the public; next Saturday's session is open to season-ticket holders.
Bridgeport has 27 players in camp, all of whom are under contract; the few players who don't make the team will be scattered around the...Read more »
The Islanders assigned 19 players to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
The Islanders also assigned two players to their junior teams.
The players assigned to Bridgeport include Marc Cantin, Casey Cizikas, Jason Clark, Calvin de Haan, Brandon Defazio, Matt Donovan, Mike Halmo, Travis Hamonic, Kirill Kabanov, Jon Landry, Brock Nelson, Aaron Ness, Nino...Read more »
Highlights from Gary Bettman addressing the media Thursday to discuss the NHL labor dispute which threatens to cause a lockout as Saturday turns to Sunday. addCustomPlayer('nma9r5epkep51h8ly3kqi1wpj', '891cec8dca9044e3bc366526539c43bc', 'rznwmweoigr01kd6dexrjeck6', 480, 420, 'perfnma9r5epkep51h8ly3kqi1wpj-rznwmweoigr01kd6dexrjeck6', 'eplayer4');...Read more »
Here are the highlights from Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr addressing the media Wednesday, Aug. 15, about the state of negotiations between the NHL and the players on a new collective bargaining agreement. addCustomPlayer('1w3m68ya5zyk91lchcwlbcqgpz', '891cec8dca9044e3bc366526539c43bc', 'ucta6csta79t147lp9klmxdfa', 300, 360, 'perf1w3m68ya5zyk91lchcwlbcqgpz-ucta6csta79t147lp9klmxdfa', 'eplayer2');...Read more »