May 13, 2010
Scoring for his dad Chicago's series- clinching victory over Vancouver in Game 6 on Tuesday had special meaning for one of the Blackhawks. Troy Brouwer, in the lineup after being a healthy scratch the last three games, drilled a shot by Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo in the second period. The goal was Chicago's first and paved the way for a 5-1 win that sent the team into the Western finals. "I was struggling mentally, and I can't let those things get to me but I was," Brouwer said.
May 26, 2010 |
Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman is the Tampa Bay Lightning's new general manager, taking on the task to rebuilding a franchise that's fallen on hard times since winning its only Stanley Cup championship 6 years ago. The former Red Wings captain and executive was introduced yesterday as Brian Lawton's replacement. Lawton and coach Rick Tocchet were fired April 12 after the team went 34-36-12. "This is a long-term project for me. I believe building a Stanley Cup caliber team takes time," Yzerman said.
December 5, 2003 |
New York Islanders co-owner Charles Wang withdrew his $265 million bid for the New Jersey Nets, according to Bloomberg News, leaving three suitors for the money-losing team. "Right now, the bid for the Nets was tabled," Paul Lancey, senior vice president of the Islanders, said in a telephone interview. "In order for us to present a first-class NBA property we had some deadlines in place. Right now it doesn't look like their house is in order as to what or when they want to sell.
May 23, 2001 |
Peter Laviolette will be the New York Islanders' next coach, a team source said last night. Laviolette, an assistant coach with the Boston Bruins, will be introduced at a news conference today, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity. Laviolette inherits a club that had the NHL's worst record and missed the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. He will replace Lorne Henning, who was named interim coach when Butch Goring was fired March 4. Laviolette, 36, did not immediately return calls to his home from the Associated Press.
August 2, 2011 |
VOTERS IN Uniondale, N.Y., a Long Island community already paying some of the highest property taxes in the country, overwhelmingly rejected a referendum yesterday to borrow $400 million for the construction of a new hockey arena and ballpark. With about 71 percent of the vote counted, no votes outstripped yes votes by a 57-42 percent vote, according to unofficial returns from the Nassau County Board of Elections. Supporters of the referendum called it a last-ditch effort to keep the New York Islanders playing in the Nassau Coliseum.
December 18, 2007 |
Chris Simon took a paid leave from the New York Islanders yesterday, agreeing with the team that he needed time away from hockey following his latest penalty for attempting to injure an opponent. Simon missed the first five games of this season while completing a 25-game ban - his sixth NHL suspension - meted out in March. He could be in line for another long penalty after he took down and stepped on Pittsburgh's Jarkko Ruutu last weekend. "The actions of Chris Simon on Saturday do not reflect what the New York Islanders stand for," team owner Charles Wang said in a statement.
January 13, 2006 |
Not only do the New York Islanders have a new coach, they're going to get a new general manager, too. A shake-up in the making finally occurred yesterday when assistant Brad Shaw replaced fired coach Steve Stirling, and GM Mike Milbury said he'll step aside after helping owner Charles Wang pick a successor. "It is clear that changes need to be made with the Islanders and I am taking the responsibility of delivering the message firsthand," Wang said at a news conference at Nassau Coliseum.
June 23, 2011 |
Sheila Reid , the Villanova cross country and track standout, was named a finalist for the Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year award, along with Penn State volleyball player Blair Brown and Connecticut basketball star Maya Moore . They were chosen from among the 12 winners of the Honda Awards for excellence in academics and sports. Reid was the NCAA outdoor champ at 1,500 and 5,000 meters, becoming the first woman to win both events in the same year. Brown helped the Nittany Lions win their fourth straight NCAA title, registering 18 kills in the championship game.
December 4, 2001 |
These aren't those 1990-91 New York Islanders, the ones who lost 45 games and finished 19th in a 21-team NHL. These aren't the ones who had Pat LaFontaine and little else, and gave up 290 goals that season. No, these Islanders started the season at 9-1-1 and are duking it out with the New York Rangers and the Toronto Maple Leafs for the overall lead in the Eastern Conference. These Islanders have three legitimate centers in Michael Peca, Alexei Yashin and Claude Lapointe.