Last Build Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 21:43:00 -0400Copyright: ©2009, Newsday.com
Wed, 22 Jul 2009 21:43:00 -0400The honeymoon isn't over for Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro. In fact, he's enjoying his wedding trip now after getting married last Saturday.
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:53:00 -0400Longtime Islanders radio analyst Chris King and play-by-play partner Steve Mears were fired last week by team president Chris Dey, who informed them that their contracts won't be renewed for next season.
Sun, 19 Jul 2009 22:13:00 -0400Islanders coach Scott Gordon is expected to complete his coaching staff Mondayby announcing the hiring of AHL assistant Scott Allen.
Sat, 18 Jul 2009 23:43:00 -0400Just by adding the name "John Tavares" to their roster, the Islanders have taken a major step toward respectability.
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 22:03:00 -0400The marketing of Islanders No. 1 overall pick John Tavares begins with the season opener against defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Oct. 3 at Nassau Coliseum. It will mark the first time Tavares faces Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, and it will mark the return of former captain Bill Guerin for the first time since his trade to the Penguins on March 4.
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 21:43:00 -0400John Tavares Wednesday answered the pundit in Toronto who suggested that the pride of Ontario should reject the Islanders if they drafted him No. 1 overall. He put his " John Hancock" on the bottom line of a three-year entry-level contract worth $900,000 per season in salary and guaranteed signing bonus plus other attainable bonuses that bring the total annual value to $3.75 million.
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 20:23:00 -0400Players with the size and toughness of power forward prospect Matt Martin are in short supply in the Islanders' organization. But Martin's desire to play in Bridgeport next season and the Isles' need for his talents might not matter if a dispute over his entry-level contract isn't resolved by the end of training camp in September.
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 21:53:00 -0400After two more practice sessions at the Islanders' rookie minicamp, you would think No. 1 draft pick John Tavares might be looking forward to relaxing. But you would be wrong.
Sun, 12 Jul 2009 22:55:00 -0400During some one-on-one battles in a scrimmage Sunday, Josh Bailey's experience helped him get the best of rookie John Tavares.
Wed, 8 Jul 2009 22:23:00 -0400John Tavares said all the right things during his introductory public news conference yesterday at Nassau Coliseum.