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Ryan O'Reilly and RFA/Arbitration Threats: Or, anxiety averted by John Tavares
When the Colorado Avalanche and Ryan O'Reilly finally came to an agreement and avoided arbitration this month, I thought of the anxiety the New York Islanders have been fortunate to avoid with their best player, and I was reminded of a familiar threat from a familiar agency... "I said to Joe, 'If you win, you also lose,' and that everybody would ... (more)
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Friedman: Enough Excuses - Isles Must Return To Playoffs This Season
Every team strives to make the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup. Delusional or not, that's always the goal.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Pension Plan Puppets
Lightning Star Issues "Come And Get Me" Plea To Maple Leafs
The actions of the Tampa Bay Lightning's wantaway star Steven Stamkos suggest that he is plotting an escape to his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Grabovski and Kulemin: GMs like depth, coaches like options, players like continuity
Player management is a constant balance of what's good for an organization and what's good for the players who are delivering an organization's best current results.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
The Rat Trick
Morning Links: 2009 Draft, Mark Recchi, Dmitry Kulikov
Feb 8, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares controls the puck in front of Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon during the second period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
For Islanders' Ryan Strome, nothing is a given
Ryan Strome turned 21 on Friday, right in the middle of the Islanders' prospect camp.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Isles' nice offseason continues with Calvin de Haan deal
So, the New York Islanders made a wise move with their 23-year-old defenseman: They bought three years of restricted free agency for a little less than $6 million and guaranteed that he'd cost less than $2 million against the cap through 2016-17.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Capellini: Islanders Need 1-2 More Impact Moves To Have Legit Expectations
For the first time in a long time, the Islanders might have some margin for error heading into a season.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Islanders GM Snow Talks Free Agency, Defends Moulson Trade On WFAN
The embattled general manager of the New York Islanders has been the subject of much criticism of late, specifically in the aftermath of the now-infamous interview he did with TSN during the NHL draft.
Numbers Game: Sabres bring back Moulson
The Buffalo Sabres liked Matt Moulson so much, after he played 44 games for them last season, that they brought him back as a prize free agent this summer.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Islanders sign Grabovski, Kulemin to four-year contracts
The New York Islanders made a big splash on the second day of free agency, signing centre Mikhail Grabovski and former Toronto Maple Leafs teammate Nikolai Kulemin .
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Former Bolt Cory Conacher goes to Long Island
Once again, left wing Cory Conacher will have an opportunity to prove himself in both a promising and challenging situation as he signs a 1 year deal with the New York Islanders .
Matt Moulson to Sabres: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction
Although he enjoyed some good moments as he ultimately posted 23 goals and 51 points overall, he was unable to enjoy the same success in Buffalo and Minnesota that he did on Long Island.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Islanders have needs, but are looking for good fits as free agency begins
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, cannot stop a goal during the third period of a game on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Newark, N.J. The Islanders have needs as free agency begins Tuesday, but that does not make general manager Garth Snow feel desperate.
NHL Free Agency 2014: Top Five Free Agent Forwards
Mar 11, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Moulson against the Edmonton Oilers at Xcel Energy Center.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Garth Snow defends move up to draft Joshua Ho-Sang
It was the ultimate Islanders moment: The defiant team that does things its own way, led by the defiant general manager who quietly does things his own way, selecting the outsized talent who, sometimes to his detriment, does things his own way.