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Video- Petr Mrazek Now A Bad Goal Of The Night Candidate

Right on his stick...

 

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Islanders & Rangers Square Off in Cheapest Barclays Center Meeting Yet

By Tim Dolan,

Being a part of the playoff push in Brooklyn won’t be taxing on the wallet this Thursday. The Islanders set to take on the crosstown Rangers in the second and final meeting in Brooklyn this season, and it will be the cheapest matchup at the Barclays Center yet.

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Video- You’re The Ref, Penalty Shot?

Yes it was.

 

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Report- A Contract Extension For Alain Vigneault

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

You know that five-year contract Alain Vigneault signed to coach the Rangers in July of 2013 meant to keep him on the job through the end of next season?

Well, not any longer … or to be more precise, it is now for longer than that, with The Post learning exclusively that the Blueshirts have extended Vigneault’s contract by two years through 2019-20 with a bump on the coach’s annual $2 million income.

So no prospective lame duck behind the New York bench at the Garden on Tuesday, when the Blueshirts face the Blue Jackets and John Tortorella, Vigneault’s predecessor on Broadway. And no offseason questions about the club’s direction behind the bench.

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The Latest Black Mark For The New York Islanders

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Even when landlocked, the Islanders remain the NHL’s — and our — shipwrecked franchise.

For here they are again, on the verge of being orphaned, looking for someplace they can truly call home with the folks at Barclays Center reaching the conclusion the team will no longer be welcome in their Brooklyn arena after 2018-19, as per a mutual escape clause in the lease.

Here they are again, but where are they are going to go now? Where is the new Scott Malkin-Jon Ledecky ownership group going to take this team while maintaining a five-boroughs zip code that was always a significant part of the very point of purchasing the once-dynastic franchise?

And for how long will this latest game of musical chairs last before the Islanders are left without one and the song playing is, “Aloutte,” performed in French by a chorus from Quebec City?

There has been no cry for ransom by this ownership group that has made it clear from the beginning a return to a remodeled (and subpar by NHL standards as applies to capacity and number of suites) Coliseum is not part of the plan.

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A Three-Year Deal For Thomas Greiss

from the New York Islanders,

The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Thomas Greiss has agreed to terms on a three-year contract.

Greiss, 31, has a 14-7-3 record with a 2.25 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage this season. His save percentage ranks fith in the National Hockey League amongst goaltenders who've played at least 10 games.

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Report- The New York Islanders Will Need To Find A New Home

from Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg,

After two years and countless complaints, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center has concluded it’s no longer worth it to host the New York Islanders.

The arena, which is already home to the NBA’s Nets and one of the world’s top-grossing concert venues, would make more money without the National Hockey League team, according to people familiar with the facility’s financials.

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who owns the building and the Nets, has since November been seeking an investor to take a stake in both. As of earlier this month, a financial projection shared with potential investors showed the Islanders won’t contribute any revenue after the 2018-19 season -- a clear signal that the team won’t play there, the people said.

Barclays Center wouldn’t speak to the future of the Islanders. Tim Leiweke, co-founder of Oak View Group, which has been advising the hockey team in talks with the arena, declined to comment, as did a spokesman for Islanders owners Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin.

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John Tavares Excited With The Direction Of The New York Islanders

from Jonas Sigel of the CP at Sportsnet,

Even a rocky season, which led to the recent firing of long-time head coach Jack Capuano, seemingly hasn’t changed the long-term outlook or commitment of the club’s captain, who can become a first-time unrestricted free agent following the 2017-18 season.

Tavares said Saturday that he was even willing to start talks on a new contract this summer when he’s first eligible to sign an extension on July 1.

"I’ve always stated how much I enjoy playing on Long Island and the organization, how well they’ve supported me," Tavares said during the media day portion of NHL all-star weekend. "Obviously we’ve had some new ownership (come aboard recently) and they’ve brought some real commitment and shown their vision for the future so I’m excited about where the Islanders are headed and hopefully we can work something out."

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Doug Weight In Charge

from Allan Kreda of the New York Times,

“Here we go,” he said while approaching the waiting throng of television cameras and reporters.

The pressure is instantly on Weight, 45, a Stanley Cup winner with Carolina in 2006 who started his career with the Rangers and finished it with the Islanders in 2011. Since then, Weight had been an assistant under Capuano, who led the team to the playoffs in three of the past four seasons.

But with the squad enduring an inconsistent first half, squandering leads and losing games late, General Manager Garth Snow made the coaching switch, putting Weight in charge on an interim basis.

“When it comes down to it, we have to play better,” said Weight, a native of Warren, Mich., who served as the captain of the Islanders and the Edmonton Oilers during his 19-year playing career. “I’ll just be standing a little more to the right on the bench. Guys have to play better, and I’m going to let them know when they’re not.”

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Morning Line- Mark Hermann On The New York Islanders

The Islanders need an updated blueprint and a broader vision. They missed their chance to build on having finally won a playoff series for the first time in 23 years. It is hard to keep thinking of them as a team of the future, what with John Tavares in his eighth season and the wave of young players behind him never having flourished.

-Mark Hermann of Newsday where you can read more on the Islanders.

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