Friday, July 1, 2016


As we do every year, you can find the latest rumors and moves below for the next few hours.  Any credible Islander rooms will be italicized.  Meanwhile, Islander signings will be in bold.

3:35 - Matt Martin signs 4 year deal with Toronto worth 2.5 per season

2:42 - Colorado signs Fedor Tyutin to a one year deal worth 2 million

2:33 - Colorado signs Joe Colborne to a 2 year deal worth 2.5 per season

2:28 - Colorado signs Patrick Wiercioch to a 1 year deal worth 800k

2:27 - Brett Connolly signs 1 year deal with Washington worth 850k

2:20 - Lee Stempniak signs a 2 year deal with Carolina worth 2.5 per season

2:06 - Rangers sign Nathan Gerbe to a 1 year deal worth 600k

2:03 - Rangers sign Michael Grabner to 2 year deal worth 1.65 per season

1:46 - Dallas signs Dan Hamhuis to a 2 year deal worth 3.75 per season

1:45 - Montreal signs Alex Radulov to a 1 year deal worth 5.75 million

1:37 - Shawn Matthias signs 2 year deal with the Jets worth 2.125 per season

1:27 - Montreal signs Al Montoya to a 1 year deal worth 950k

1:16 - Viktor Stalberg signs 1 year deal with Carolina worth 1.5 million

1:02 - Dale Weise signs 4 year deal with the Flyers worth 2.35 per

12:56 - David Schlemko signs 4 year deal worth 2.1 per with San Jose

12:43 - Jamie McGinn signs 3 year deal with Arizona worth 10 million

12:36 - Ben Lovejoy signs a 3 year deal with the Devils

12:35 - Calgary signs Chad Johnson to a 1 year deal worth 1.7

12:29 - Jason Chimera signs a 2 year deal with Islanders worth 2.25 per

12:25 - Minnesota gives Eric Staal 3 years 3.5 per season

12:22 - Troy Brower signs 4 year deal worth 4.5 per season with the Flames

12:17 - Kyle Okposo signs 7 year deal with Buffalo worth 6 per

12:16 - Blackhawks sign Brian Campbell to 1 year deal

12:14 - Bruins sign David Backes to a 5 year deal worth 6 million per season

12:10 - Red Wings sign Frans Nielsen to 6 year deal worth 5.25 per season

12:07 - David Perron signs 2 year deal worth 7.75 total

12:03 - James Reimer signs 5 year deal with Panthers worth 3.4 per year

12:02 - Milan Lucic signs with Edmonton

12:02 - Andrew Ladd signs 7 year deal with Islanders worth 5.5 per season.

12:02 - Loui Eriksson signed a 6 year deal with Vancouver

11:56 - Alexander Radulov signing with Montreal

11:52 - James Reimer getting 5 years from an Eastern Conference team.

11:50 - Sounds like Frans Nielsen will be the Red Wings replacement for Steven Stamkos

11:49 - Andrew Ladd reportedly gets 7 years from the Islanders

11:45 - Kyle Okposo is expected to sign with Buffalo rejoining Matt Moulson

11:00am - Arthur Staple confirming the Islanders and Frans Nielsen are parting way.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Barclays Center Striking Out Yet Again With Isles Fans

To say it hasn't been easy for Barclays Center officials to welcome the Islanders and their fans to Brooklyn would be quite the understatement.  Sure, growing pains were expected, but since they had years to prepare for this it seems like a lot of time was wasted.  The latest cases came from an interview Brett Yormark gave recently with Sports Illustrated.  That was followed up by an exclusive report earlier today from nyislesblog about how Barclays Center pretty much lied to season ticket holders.

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, the topic of the obstructed seats at Barclays Center was brought up.  In response, Mr. Yormark suggested Islander fans actually stream the game on their phones or simply watch on the big screen.  So fans should buy tickets, take the 45 min + train ride to the arena to watch the game on their phones?  The amount of sense this lacks is astonishing especially coming from someone in the position of Mr. Yormark.  Sell the arena and experience all you want and as you should, but don't insult our intelligence!

Following that fiasco, came today when nyislesblog dropped their exclusive report that some season ticket holders in the obstructed sections will see a ticket increase of 66% next season.  This isn't in the premium seats, these are the obstructed seats where in some spots you can't see as much as half the zone right in front of you.  This increase is coming roughly a month after Barclays Center told the same season ticket holders that as a perk for renewing their season tickets they would not pay a price increase for next season.  For more details check out the report here.

In order for the Islanders to grow in Brooklyn like we all hoped and expected, Brett Yormark needs leave the Isles to someone who can handle them because although he had gotten better the last month or so he obviously is in over his head..