17-12-2004 Team captain meets with Jeff Halpern
Team captain Kelly Buchberger called a short meeting with Jeff Halpern after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Jeff Halpern as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

15-12-2004 Roman Hamrlik speaks up.
Roman Hamrlik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 13 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Duchesne is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Kelly Buchberger is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Dino Ciccarelli is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Blaine Stoughton is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Gordie Howe is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Payne has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mike Knuble is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Roman Hamrlik has played 28 games without a goal. Jeff Halpern is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Rick DiPietro hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Yanick Lehoux has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Colby Armstrong has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-12-2004 Mike Knuble speaks up.
Mike Knuble is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-12-2004 Roman Hamrlik speaks up.
Roman Hamrlik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 13 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

8-12-2004 Team captain meets with Yanick Lehoux
Team captain Kelly Buchberger called a short meeting with Yanick Lehoux after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Yanick Lehoux as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

7-12-2004 Branislav Mezei resumes full training.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Branislav Mezei has resumed full training after his injury.

6-12-2004 Mike Knuble speaks up.
Mike Knuble is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-12-2004 Roman Hamrlik speaks up.
Roman Hamrlik is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 13 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-12-2004 Jason Allison reaches a milestone !
Jason Allison scored the 200th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a feed by Gordie Howe. You can't worry about the personal achievements - it's the W's that count, he commented during a post game radio interview.

A native of Canada, Jason Allison was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 663 NHL games during his career, notching 200 goals and adding 313 assists along with 290 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 25 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 11+10=21 with 0 PIM.


4-12-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Payne is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mark Parrish is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Darius Kasparaitis is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alexander Frolov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Knuble is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Roman Hamrlik has played 25 games without a goal. Jeff Halpern is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Dino Ciccarelli has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Rick Meagher has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Colby Armstrong has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-12-2004 Branislav Mezei resumes light training.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Branislav Mezei has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

30-11-2004 Jeff Halpern speaks up.
Jeff Halpern is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

29-11-2004 Colby Armstrong speaks up.
Colby Armstrong is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

28-11-2004 Colby Armstrong speaks up.
Colby Armstrong is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-11-2004 Colby Armstrong speaks up.
Colby Armstrong is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Payne is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Alexander Frolov is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Blaine Stoughton is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Gordie Howe is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Knuble has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Steve Duchesne has played 11 games without a goal. Roman Hamrlik has played 22 games without a goal. Jeff Halpern has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Dino Ciccarelli has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Colby Armstrong has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



23-11-2004 Justin Mapletoft resumes full training.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers center Justin Mapletoft has resumed full training after his injury.

22-11-2004 Dan Lacouture frustrated
New York Islanders left wing Dan Lacouture feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Dan Lacouture was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 214 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 21 assists along with 80 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the New York Islanders this season. He has played 12 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season, totalling 1+5=6 with 30 PIM.


20-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jason Allison is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marty Turco is playing well with 1 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals. Duncan Keith is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Steve Payne has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mike Knuble has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jiri Fischer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kelly Buchberger is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point. Roman Hamrlik has played 18 games without a goal. Jeff Halpern has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Rick DiPietro has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Rick Meagher has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Blaine Stoughton is down on his game pulling a 14 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-11-2004 Tyler Arnason resumes full training.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers center Tyler Arnason has resumed full training after his injury.

19-11-2004 Justin Mapletoft injured.
Justin Mapletoft of Bridgeport Sound Tigers suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Utah Grizzlies. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I'll just put some ice on it and it'll be as good as new. It will take more than this to slow me down, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

18-11-2004 Tyler Arnason injured.
Tyler Arnason of Bridgeport Sound Tigers suffered abdomen injury during tonights minorleague game against the Cleveland Barons. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Hockey is a physical game, it's not like we're playing chess out there, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

16-11-2004 New York Islanders trade
New York Islanders traded Eric Belanger to St. Louis Blues for Brian Boyle

A native of Russia, Brian Boyle was originally drafted to the NHL by the St. Louis Blues in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 18 year old center has not yet played for the St. Louis Blues this season.

A native of Canada, Eric Belanger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 327 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 44 assists along with 70 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 15 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 2 PIM.


13-11-2004 Rick DiPietro frustrated
New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a franchise player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Rick DiPietro was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 230 NHL games during his career, booking 17 career shutouts and allowing 487 goals. The 23 year old goaltender has not yet played for the New York Islanders this season.


13-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jason Allison is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mark Parrish is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alexander Frolov is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Mike Knuble has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jiri Fischer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kelly Buchberger is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Roman Hamrlik has played 15 games without a goal. Rick DiPietro hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Rick Meagher has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Blaine Stoughton is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

Jeff Halpern remains sidelined with groin injury.



13-11-2004 Jeff Halpern resumes light training.
New York Islanders center Jeff Halpern has resumed light training after his groin injury and is listed day to day.

12-11-2004 Jody Shelley frustrated
New York Islanders right wing Jody Shelley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jody Shelley, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 35 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 2 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the New York Islanders this season. He has played 15 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season, totalling 6+8=14 with 14 PIM.


11-11-2004 Mike Knuble speaks up.
Mike Knuble is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-11-2004 Dan Lacouture frustrated
New York Islanders left wing Dan Lacouture feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Dan Lacouture was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 214 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 21 assists along with 80 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the New York Islanders this season. He has played 7 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season, totalling 1+3=4 with 20 PIM.


10-11-2004 Arto Tukio resumes full training.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers defenseman Arto Tukio has resumed full training after his injury.

8-11-2004 Eric Belanger frustrated
New York Islanders center Eric Belanger feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Eric Belanger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 325 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 43 assists along with 70 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 13 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 2 PIM.


7-11-2004 Arto Tukio injured.
Arto Tukio of Bridgeport Sound Tigers suffered knee injury during tonights minorleague game against the Worcester Icecats. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I may be out of the line up for the next game just as a precaution, but I don't think it's anything serious, he said to the press.

6-11-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jason Allison is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Mike Knuble is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Steve Duchesne is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Roman Hamrlik is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Dino Ciccarelli is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Gordie Howe is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Jiri Fischer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kelly Buchberger has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Rick DiPietro hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Colby Armstrong has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Blaine Stoughton has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Duncan Keith has played 12 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Jeff Halpern remains sidelined with groin injury.



5-11-2004 Mike Knuble speaks up.
Mike Knuble is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

3-11-2004 Jason Allison reaches a milestone !
Jason Allison scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on a goal by Gordie Howe. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, he replied before ducking into the dressing room..

A native of Canada, Jason Allison was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 648 NHL games during his career, notching 192 goals and adding 308 assists along with 290 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 10 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 0 PIM.


2-11-2004 Team captain meets with Mike Knuble
Team captain Kelly Buchberger called a short meeting with Mike Knuble after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Mike Knuble as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

31-10-2004 Branislav Mezei injured.
Branislav Mezei of Bridgeport Sound Tigers suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Providence Bruins. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Looks like I'll be riding the bike for awhile, he said after the game in the dressing room.

30-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Dino Ciccarelli is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Gordie Howe is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Mike Knuble has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Marty Turco has been chilly and allowed 10 goals in 2 games. Jiri Fischer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kelly Buchberger has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Rick DiPietro hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

Jeff Halpern remains sidelined with groin injury. Blaine Stoughton remains sidelined with groin injury.



28-10-2004 Blaine Stoughton resumes light training.
New York Islanders right wing Blaine Stoughton has resumed light training after his groin injury and is listed day to day.

28-10-2004 Blaine Stoughton injured.
Blaine Stoughton (NYI) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with Zdeno Chara (OTT). He is expected to be sidelined for about a week. Doctors said that I should be back in a week or so, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

23-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Payne is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Marty Turco is playing well with 3 wins in his 3 starts last week and allowing 3 goals. Dino Ciccarelli is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Mike Knuble has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jiri Fischer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dan Lacouture has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kelly Buchberger has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Rick DiPietro hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Colby Armstrong has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Blaine Stoughton has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

Jeff Halpern remains sidelined with groin injury.



20-10-2004 Jody Shelley frustrated
New York Islanders right wing Jody Shelley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jody Shelley, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 35 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 2 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing has not yet played for the New York Islanders this season. He has played 5 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season, totalling 2+3=5 with 2 PIM.


16-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Dino Ciccarelli is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

Jeff Halpern remains sidelined with groin injury.



15-10-2004 Eric Belanger frustrated
New York Islanders center Eric Belanger feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Eric Belanger was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 315 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 42 assists along with 68 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 3 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 0 PIM.


14-10-2004 Jeff Halpern injured.
Jeff Halpern (NYI) suffered groin injury during the game in an incident with Brendan Witt (VAN). He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month. Sometimes Mr. Murphy just keeps on coming back for more, this time it was me who had to take the honors, he said after the game.

9-10-2004 Dan Lacouture frustrated
New York Islanders left wing Dan Lacouture feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Dan Lacouture was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 214 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 21 assists along with 80 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the New York Islanders this season.


9-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Payne is looking good with 3 points in 1 games last week. Mark Parrish is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Adrian Aucoin is looking good with 3 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-10-2004 Alex Hicks agrees on a contract.
Alex Hicks has signed a one year deal with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

5-10-2004 Jiri Fischer frustrated
New York Islanders defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 137 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 21 assists along with 126 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


4-10-2004 Jody Shelley frustrated
New York Islanders right wing Jody Shelley feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Jody Shelley, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 35 NHL games during his career, notching 2 goals and adding 2 assists along with 27 penalty minutes. The 28 year old right wing looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2004 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Ed BelfourAAA29Dallas Stars
Dominik Hasek AAA29St. Louis Blues
Patrick RoyA-A-A28Colorado Avalanche
Martin BrodeurA-BA-32New Jersey Devils
Curtis JosephA-A-A-27Toronto Maple Leafs
Tomas VokounA-A-A-28Dallas Stars
Billy SmithA-A-A-20Detroit Red Wings
Patrick LalimeBBB30Ottawa Senators
Marc-Andre FleuryBBB19Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Sebastien Giguere84848427Los Angeles Kings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Duncan KeithBAA-19New York Islanders
Brent BurnsBA-A-19St. Louis Blues
Derek MorrisBBA-26Calgary Flames
Dan BoyleBBA-28Vancouver Canucks
Brian CampbellB-AA-25Buffalo Sabres
Ryan SuterB-A-A-18Edmonton Oilers
Shea WeberB-AA-19Washington Capitals
Brent SeabrookB-AA-19Pittsburgh Penguins
Zdeno CharaBAB27Ottawa Senators
Chris ProngerB-AB29Chicago Blackhawks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Paul KariyaABA-29St. Louis Blues
Patrik EliasABA-28New Jersey Devils
Brett HullA-B-A-30Boston Bruins
Mark MessierBBB33Detroit Red Wings
Zach PariseBA-B19Phoenix Coyotes
Pavel BureACB33Florida Panthers
Jeff FriesenBB-B28San Jose Sharks
Mike KeaneB-A-B27St. Louis Blues
Ryan SmythB-B-B28Pittsburgh Penguins
Cliff RonningBB-B28Dallas Stars
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Mario LemieuxAA-A28Pittsburgh Penguins
Joe ThorntonA-BA-25Boston Bruins
Steve YzermanA-BA-29Detroit Red Wings
Joe SakicAB-A-35Colorado Avalanche
Gilbert PerreaultA-BA-20St. Louis Blues
Patrice BergeronBAA-18Dallas Stars
Ron FrancisBBA-31San Jose Sharks
Joe NieuwendykA-BA-28Montreal Canadiens
Sergei FedorovBB-A-34Phoenix Coyotes
Eric Staal89838719Los Angeles Kings
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrACA-32Washington Capitals
Luc RobitailleA-B-A-28Detroit Red Wings
Eric DazeA-BA-29Chicago Blackhawks
Ilya KovalchukAB-A-21Montreal Canadiens
Corey PerryA-BA-18Pittsburgh Penguins
Teemu SelanneACB34St. Louis Blues
Milan HejdukA-B-B28Colorado Avalanche
Martin St. LouisA-B-B29Columbus Blue Jackets
Steve SullivanBB-B30St. Louis Blues
Mark RecchiA-B-B29Philadelphia Flyers


25-9-2004 Team captain meets with Jeff Halpern
Following the team's recent 6-1 win against Buffalo Sabres on 23-9-2004, New York Islanders captain Kelly Buchberger and Jeff Halpern were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Kelly Buchberger

25-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jason Allison is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Roman Hamrlik is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Adrian Aucoin is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Dino Ciccarelli is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Duncan Keith is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Mike Knuble has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Marty Turco hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jiri Fischer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dan Lacouture has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kelly Buchberger has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Rick Meagher has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Alexander Frolov has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Colby Armstrong has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Andy Chiodo hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Blaine Stoughton has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



23-9-2004 Dan Lacouture frustrated
New York Islanders left wing Dan Lacouture feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Dan Lacouture was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 214 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 21 assists along with 80 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the New York Islanders this season.


22-9-2004 Chris Therien frustrated
New York Islanders defenseman Chris Therien feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of Canada, Chris Therien was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 3rd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 761 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 133 assists along with 461 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the New York Islanders this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


19-9-2004 Rick DiPietro uncertain about future
Rick DiPietro wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

18-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Gordie Howe is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Mike Knuble has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Marty Turco hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jiri Fischer has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dan Lacouture has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kelly Buchberger has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mark Parrish has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jeff Halpern has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Colby Armstrong has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Andy Chiodo hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Blaine Stoughton has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



12-9-2004 Dan Lacouture frustrated
New York Islanders left wing Dan Lacouture feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a regular player.

A native of USA, Dan Lacouture was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 2nd round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 214 NHL games during his career, notching 11 goals and adding 21 assists along with 80 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has not yet played for the New York Islanders this season.


11-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Payne is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Dino Ciccarelli is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alexander Frolov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Gordie Howe is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-9-2004 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-6-2004 Training camp preview
New York Islanders will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers:
- Steve Payne L
- Jason Allison C
- Shawn Bates L
- Mike Knuble R
- Marty Turco G
- Jiri Fischer D
- Steve Duchesne D
- Dan Lacouture L
- Eric Belanger C
- Kelly Buchberger L
- Mark Parrish R
- Roman Hamrlik D
- Chris Therien D
- Darius Kasparaitis D
- Alexander Kharitonov R
- Adrian Aucoin D
- Jeff Halpern C
- Dino Ciccarelli L
- Jody Shelley R
- Fernando Pisani L
- Juraj Kolnik R
- Jason Krog L
- Branislav Mezei D
- Rick DiPietro G
- Brad Englehart C
- Stephen Valiquette G
- Rick Meagher L
- Evgeny Korolev D
- Alexander Frolov C
- Justin Mapletoft C
- Mattias Weinhandl R
- Brian Collins C
- Johan Halvardsson D
- Colby Armstrong R
- Care Stillman C
- Andy Chiodo G
- Jan Holub D
- Juha-Pekka Ketola C
- Roman Khabibulin L
- Joe Dixon C
- Radek Martinek D
- Arto Tukio D
- Blaine Stoughton R
- Gordie Howe R
- Mike Bray R
- Lonnie Loach L
- Mike Thomas D
- Tyler Arnason C
- Vladimir Gorbunov R
- Chad Alban G
- Mike Vellinga D
- Duncan Keith D

Players reporting out of shape:
- Roman Hamrlik D
- Chris Therien D
- Branislav Mezei D
- Justin Mapletoft C
- Andy Chiodo G
- Jan Holub D
- Joe Dixon C
- Chad Alban G

Players reporting in good shape:
- Dan Lacouture L
- Dino Ciccarelli L
- Rick DiPietro G
- Stephen Valiquette G
- Evgeny Korolev D
- Roman Khabibulin L
- Radek Martinek D
- Mike Bray R
- Vladimir Gorbunov R


30-6-2004 Butch Goring leaves team
Butch Gorings contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Greg Cronin leaves team
Greg Cronins contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Nicolas Rivest leaves team
Nicolas Rivests contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2004 Branko Lind leaves team
Branko Linds contract has expired and he has left the team.

26-6-2004 Jeff Halpern rejects contract offer.
Jeff Halpern rejected the $1 500 000 per year, 4 year offer from New York Islanders

25-6-2004 Andy Chiodo returns
New York Islanders were delighted to hear that Andy Chiodo has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Jan Holub returns
New York Islanders were delighted to hear that Jan Holub has returned to the team.

25-6-2004 Chris Therien agrees on a contract.
Chris Therien has signed a $2 200 000 per year, 2 year deal with the New York Islanders. Detailed terms of the deal were not announced.

A native of Canada, Chris Therien was originally drafted to the NHL by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 3rd round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 755 NHL games during his career, notching 29 goals and adding 133 assists along with 461 penalty minutes. The 32 year old defenseman is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


24-6-2004 Butch Goring praises Jinrich Kron
New York Islanders head coach Butch Goring has praised young center Jinrich Kron in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.



24-6-2004 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Chris Therien (New York Islanders) UFA
-Jeff Halpern (New York Islanders) RFA
-Roman Khabibulin (Bridgeport Sound Tigers) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Lonnie Loach (Bridgeport Sound Tigers) UFA


23-6-2004 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Butch Goring(pro)
-Greg Cronin(pro)
-Nicolas Rivest(farm)
-Branko Lind(farm)


20-6-2004 Board decreases player budget for next season
The board of owners has decreased player budget for next season with $5 000 000 because of your poor financial record.

20-6-2004 Board loans money
The board of owners has loaned $10 815 586$ for the team to balance the team funds.

Eastside Hockey Manager