July 3rd, 2016 In Islanders Management, Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders 0 comments

These past few days has been a roller coaster ride for New York Islanders fans. They saw the Islanders just miss out on a huge potential trade with the Edmonton Oilers for Taylor Hall, and they said good-bye to three long time core players. However, Isles fans also saw general manager Garth Snow be very aggressive on July 1st in NHL free agency....

July 3rd, 2016 In Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders 0 comments

After four seasons away as a member of the Avalanche, Canadiens and Maple Leafs, PA Parenteau has returned to the Islanders on a one-year, $1.25 million deal, the team announced Saturday. Although it’s the type of deal that many who aren’t familiar with the Isles would consider a huge one, especially with the minuscule price tag Parenteau...

July 2nd, 2016 In Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders 0 comments

From a sheer numbers point of view, on the first day of free agency, the New York Islanders came up short in their quest to move on from the losses of Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin. Last season, Nielsen, Okposo and Martin combined for 52 goals, 83 assists, 135 points and 490 hits, while new acquisitions Andrew Ladd and Jason...

July 2nd, 2016 In New York Islanders, Video Games 0 comments

With the losses of Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin on Friday, the Islanders went out and got leadership and character, signing forwards Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera. While the jury is out on how these signings will affect the Islanders during the regular season, in EA Sports' “NHL 16” at least, it’s apparent the Islanders need...

July 1st, 2016 In Free Agents, New York Islanders, News, Top Stories 0 comments

Andrew Ladd has come to terms with the New York Islanders on a seven-year deal that will see the left winger be paid $5.5 million per season. Ladd brings veteran experience and a championship pedigree to an Islanders team looking to take the next step. Winning the Stanley Cup twice, with Carolina in 2006 and Chicago in 2010, the 30-year-old left...

June 24th, 2016 In New York Islanders, News, NHL Entry Draft 0 comments

With the nineteenth pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the New York Islanders have selected forward Kieffer Bellows from the U.S. Under-18 National Team About Kieffer Bellows The son of former NHLer Brian Bellows, the 18-year-old scored 50 goals in 62 games this season. Bellows was the eighth American selected in the first round and the first by the...

June 24th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Islanders History, New York Islanders 0 comments

With the 2016 NHL Draft just hours away, TheHockeyWriters.com takes a look at ten of the worst Islanders first round picks of all-time. 10: Alex McKendry: Although Pat Price is considered by many as the Islanders' first real top pick bust, Price, after his legendary confrontation with Islanders coach Al Arbour, had a few solid seasons with the...

June 24th, 2016 In Islanders Goaltending, Islanders Management, New York Islanders 0 comments

The Islanders and their fans know how important this offseason is for the team. No one knows this more than GM Garth Snow. Snow has a tall order on his plate heading into this weekends NHL Draft and into free agency in two weeks. He needs to fix the offensive holes on the Islanders roster, find at least one top-line winger for John Tavares and...

June 24th, 2016 In Islanders History, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

The New York Islanders draft history has been an interesting one to say the least. On the eve of the 2016 NHL Draft, we look back at their top draft classes in history. 1972 The Islanders, along with the Atlanta Flames, became the 13th and 14th teams in the NHL. The expansion draft was held prior to the entry draft. Among their selections were...

June 23rd, 2016 In Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders, Video Games 0 comments

After advancing to the second round of the NHL playoffs for the first time since 1993, the New York Islanders face a difficult offseason, as they have to find a way to replace the contributions of potential unrestricted free agents Kyle Okposo, Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen. Although there are rumors that Nielsen’s agent and the Islanders are...

June 20th, 2016 In Free Agents, Islanders Management, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

We covered the potential, and almost assured loss, of Kyle Okposo last week and now we start this week by taking a look at the second of the Islanders' big three free agents heading into this offseason, Frans Nielsen. Nielsen, the much loved and longest-tenured Islander forward, is coming off a ridiculously team-friendly four-year, $11 million...

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