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Doug Weight | Center

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (47) / 1/21/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 196
Drafted: 1990 / Rd. 2 (34) / NYR
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The New York Islanders are expected to break ground on their new arena at some point in 2019 according to commissioner Gary Bettman.
The environmental review is expected to take 12-16 months and began last December. "Based on everything I know, based on everything I’ve been told, we expect that arena to be coming out of the ground sometime in the next nine months to a year," Bettman said Friday. Apr 22 - 8:05 AM

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We aren't likely to see any major changes to the Islanders' management this season.

At least, if there will be any changes, we haven't seen indications of that yet. Bench boss Doug Weight and GM Garth Snow are still slated to lead the exit interviews. They're also scheduled to address the media with co-owner Jon Ledecky on Monday. The Islanders have missed the playoffs for two straight years and their big task this summer will be trying to convince John Tavares to sign a long-term deal with the club.
Apr 9 - 5:17 AM

At this point, it would take an incredible run for the Islanders to make the playoffs.

Islanders coach Doug Weight thinks the Islanders would need to win at least 10 of their final 13 contests to advance. "We know we’ve got to go on a big run," Weight said. "It’s going to start with one game. We have to plan for Thursday like it’s April 8 and go from there." The Islanders got to this point by dropping eight straight contests, though they did at least get four consolation points over the course of that slump. We certainly wouldn't count on the Islanders making the playoffs at this point, but it will be interesting to see if they can finish the campaign on a strong note.
Mar 14 - 9:47 AM

The New York Islanders have lost their last eight contests.

The silver lining is that four of those defeats came in overtime or a shootout, so at least they've picked up some consolation points along the way. Even still, this stretch has all-but ended their playoff hopes. The Islanders are now seven points behind in the Wild Card race with just 14 games left on their schedule. They're only two points ahead of the Rangers and the Rangers are a team that opted to begin a major rebuild before the trade deadline.
Mar 9 - 7:59 AM

The much maligned goaltending tandem of Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak have really stepped up over the Islanders' last two games.

The Isles are coming off of two consecutive shutouts, one by Halak and the other by Greiss. In fact, the Isles are the first NHL team to win two games by shutouts on back-to-back nights in which the opposition had more than 40 shots on goal in each, and the first NHL team to have consecutive 45-plus save shutouts. Maybe Islanders' coach Doug Weight was right all along in trusting Halak and Greiss with his net.
Feb 17 - 10:49 AM

The Islanders are the worst team when it comes to shots allowed by a decent margin.

The Islanders are averaging 35.8 shots surrendered per game this season with the next worst team being Florida, which has allowed 34.7 shots per game. It's part of the reason why the Islanders are also last in the league with 3.67 goals allowed per game. The Islanders have managed to stay in the fight for a playoff spot thanks to their explosive offense, but it's hard for them to stay in that battle under these circumstances. At least they'll be playing against the Rangers on Thursday and that rivalry game might help motivate the Islanders following their back-to-back losses.
Feb 15 - 5:17 AM

The New York Islanders have officially announced that they will play 60 games at Nassau Coliseum over the next three seasons.

That 60 game total includes preseason contests. When it comes to the 2018-19 campaign, the Islanders will play 12 games at Nassau Coliseum with the remaining 29 home games being at Barclays Center. This is all a temporary arrangement as the Islanders wait for the construction of their new home at Belmont Park.
Jan 30 - 9:50 AM

The New York Islanders are expected to play 12 games at the Nassau Coliseum next season.

The announcement is to be made on Monday by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as the Islanders will play 29 games in Brooklyn and return to the rink they called home between 1972 and 2015. The number could increase to 20 or 21 until the Islanders move into their new home at Belmont which is expected to occur in 2021-22.
Jan 29 - 7:58 AM

Islanders coach Doug Weight has decided to no longer provide injury updates.

"I am no longer discussing any injuries," Weight said. "I try to do the best I can to update you, I know it’s your job to ask. I’m not going to update any more, it’s kind of tiring for me as far as stick-handling around upper body, lower body. Whoever’s in, I’ll give you the lineup and that’s that." That's obviously unfortunate for fantasy owners and just fans that like having that kind of information in general. Coaches tend to be increasingly reluctant to share injury information the closer we get to the playoffs and while we're not at the stretch run yet, the Islanders are one of the teams at the center of the Wild Card battle.
Jan 25 - 4:29 AM

The Islanders are reportedly closing in on an agreement that would allow them to play part of their upcoming campaigns in the renovated Nassau Coliseum.

Nassau Coliseum was the Islanders' home before they moved to Barclays Center in 2015. That move hasn't gone as hoped, but the Islanders will be getting a new home at Belmont Park. In the meantime, it looks like the Islanders will play 12 home games at Nassau Coliseum next season and half of their home schedule there in each subsequent campaign until their new home at Belmont Park is ready, which will likely be in 2021-22. Keep in mind that none of this is official yet, so the Islanders might not end up playing in Nassau Coliseum that much, but the report suggests that the agreement could be finalized in a matter of days.
Jan 24 - 10:50 AM

Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky is "confident" arrangements can be made for his team to play some games at the renovated Nassau Coliseum.

Nassau Coliseum is the former home of the Islanders, but they moved to Barclays Center in 2015. That move hasn't worked out well for the Islanders, but now they have gotten the green light to build a new stadium in Belmont Park. While the Islanders wait for that arena to be built, there is the possibility of the Islanders making a temporary return to Nassau Coliseum or to at least play the occasional game there. The fact that it underwent 18 months of renovations that were completed in March 2017 likely help, but Nassau Coliseum is still not seen as an ideal arena for the Islanders. "If you think about the Coliseum, it doesn’t have the amenities and the things that a third generation arena will have," Ledecky said. "For example, in that great preseason game, there were still unbelievably long lines for the bathrooms. Concessions are still an issue." At the same time, Ledecky acknowledged that there are Islanders fans that would like to see the team spend some t
Jan 11 - 9:02 AM

The Islanders ownership and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman visited the renovated Nassau Coliseum to determine if it might serve as a short-term home for the Islanders.

The Islanders left Nassau Coliseum in 2015 to go to Barclays Center, but that hasn't worked out. The Islanders have gotten the green light to build a new arena in Belmont Park so that will eventually be their home, but there are questions about what the Islanders should do in the meantime. The Islanders and Barclays Center are working towards opting out of their lease agreement with the 2018-19 campaign potentially being their last there. If returning to Nassau Coliseum is determined to be a viable option, the Islanders might start playing some games there as early as 2018-19. Nassau Coliseum, which originally opened in 1972, underwent 18 months of renovations that cost $165 million and were completed in March 2017.
Jan 10 - 7:05 AM

Doug Weight took a bench minor and was given a game misconduct for his profanity directed at the referee's on Sunday.

It happened at the 16:35 mark of the second as Weight was livid about a penalty call that led to a power play goal by Gabriel Landeskog that made it 4-0 Colorado. "He wanted to show some passion," associate coach Luke Richardson said. "Some of the frustration as a whole, our team got out-battled from one end to the other. Your leader’s got to show the passion if it wasn’t there, and Doug did that. Sometimes it’s extreme, but in a game like this, we have to be extreme." Look for the NHL to fine Weight for his indiscretion.
Jan 1 - 8:24 AM

The New York Islanders have secured a bid to build their new arena in Belmont Park.

That will bring the Islanders back to Long Island after they moved to Brooklyn in 2015. "The Islanders are called the Islanders for a reason.This is really where the team belongs," John Tavares said. "To have somewhere where it's written in stone that we're going to have a home that's going to be long and permanent and built for the Islanders on Long Island on a very historical place on Long Island I think is pretty special." Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky wants to begin the arena's development as soon as possible, but there isn't a set date for its completion yet.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 06:27:00 PM

Though Islanders coach Doug Weight didn't name names, it seems like there are some players on his team that he's pretty unhappy with.

"I’ll be frank. We’ve got some guys who are passengers right now. It’s just not good," Weight said. "Every time I’m trying to rely [on someone] or challenge, it’s in our net or it’s a penalty. It’s game 32, so there are some discussions to be had." He added that everything is on the table when it comes to those talks and that "we’ve got to get some guys to compete or we’ve got to make some decisions." The Islanders are 17-12-3 this season, but their on a 2-5-1 skid. On top of that, their goaltender and defense have been major issues as they've averaging 3.43 goals allowed per contest.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 06:57:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mathew Barzal
3Brock Nelson
4Casey Cizikas
5Chris Wagner
LW1Anders Lee
2Andrew Ladd
3Alan Quine
4Shane Prince
5Nikolay Kulemin
6Ross Johnston
RW1Josh Bailey
2Jordan Eberle
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Nick Leddy
2Johnny Boychuk
3Calvin de Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Brandon Davidson
7Scott Mayfield
8Adam Pelech
9Ryan Pulock
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss