3 hrs ago
[Bits] Shrimps on the barbie, beers in the cooler, hockey in the air
The Oilers re-signed defenseman Justin Schultz to a new one-year, $4-plus million deal on Friday.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
That Time Brad Isbister and Brad Ference Engaged in a Water Bottle Fight
This came up in comments a few weeks ago, and after asking around a bit I didn't get any better info or memories on the circumstances.
Eye On Isles
Why Frans Nielsen Should Not Be Traded
Oct 25, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen is congratulated by goalie Kevin Poulin after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center.
Added motivation as Islanders get ready for last season in Nassau Coliseum
In less than a month the New York Islanders will not only start another season in the Nassau Coliseum, but they will be playing their last season in the Coliseum before moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the 2015-2016 season.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Too Many Men On The Site
NHL News and Links - Quick Shifts: August 30th Edition
Apr 13, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Brock Nelson looks to make a pass during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Arizona Coyotes 2014-2015 Season Preview: The New York Islanders
Oct 8, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares plays the puck between Phoenix Coyotes left wing Lauri Korpikoski and Phoenix Coyotes right wing Shane Doan during the second period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
The 2014-15 LHH Meetup and Road Trip Thread
To the extent we've tried it, we at Lighthouse Hockey have had decent success meeting up with other community members for games, putting real faces and "real" names to online personas.
Dallas Morning News
Greatest Hits: Veteran sportswriter preaches patience to angry fans and might have been rightfor once
Because the Pulitzer committee didn't accept my request to open a category for "Observations," we'll try to honor some of the "great work" of the past here.
Too Many Men On The Site
2014-15 NHL season preview: New York Islanders
With a .500 or better record in just 7 seasons of their last 25 seasons, it's really hard to put a positive spin on the New York Islanders outside of a select few bright spots.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Eye On Isles
Matt Martin: The Most Expendable Islander?
Jan 21, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin celebrates a goal against the New York Rangers during the first period at Madison Square Garden.
Excerpt from Soccer book "The Numbers Game" about measuring defense.
"Non-occurances of events appear generally less salient, memorable or informative than occurrences.... As a result, people discount causes that are absent and augment the importance of causes that are present .
Source: NHL to have two teams in each state by 2042
The world's premier hockey league will expand to over 100 member clubs in the new two decades, says NHL insider.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
The Toronto Star
Maple Leafs: Carlyle accepts Challenge as team braces for change
Leafs forward Nazem Kadri dumps a bucket of icy Gatorade on coach Randy Carlyle as part of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday at the MasterCard Centre.
Ottawa Senators sign goaltender Craig Anderson to a 3-year extension
Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators makes the third period stop against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 8, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.
NYI 4-year charts for Corsi, etc.
I am working on charts of NYI vs. each Metro team's top-9 forwards, using data of 4-year average, but while I do that, here are a couple charts looking at Isles' top-9 options heading into the 2014-15 season.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
New York Islanders 2014-15: An 'Abstract' Preview
It's been an odd summer for New York Islanders fans in that outside observers, to say nothing of the fans themselves, are predicting good things for the team in 2014-15.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
[Bits] Islanders Party, Culture Shock, Summer Grabs, Kids Tournament
Hockey News contributor and blogger Lyle Richardson wondered on Friday if the Islanders new owners can erase the "culture of losing" surrounding the team.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Fanspeak: Bossy voted greatest Islander in franchise history
This summer, NBC Sports' social media team is conducting the #NHLGreatest initiative, designed for fans to choose the best player in each franchise's history.
Under Pressure: Garth Snow
With new ownership in the process of taking over and the Islanders set to move into a new home for 2015-16 , one has to wonder what Mr. Snow is thinking.
Looking to make the leap: Griffin Reinhart
Reinhart, 20, had 21 points in 45 WHL games this past season while adding 13 points in 21 playoff games captaining the Oil Kings to a Memorial Cup victory in London, Ontario.