July 15th, 2016 In Islanders Goaltending, Islanders Prospects, New York Islanders 0 comments

The New York Islanders have many prospects to get excited about. Mathew Barzal, Michael Dal Colle and 2016 1st round pick Kiefer Bellows give the Islanders a very bright future. However, the top prospect that is flying under the radar in New York's system is goaltender Ilya Sorokin. That is very intriguing considering Sorokin is the Islanders...

July 14th, 2016 In Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders 0 comments

Alan Quine’s new two-year, one-way deal could mean a lot for the Islanders, who continue to lock up their pending RFAs and plan for the upcoming 2016-17 season. Quine, who scored the game-winning goal in Game 5 of the Islanders' first round playoff series with the Florida Panthers, found success playing on the wing with John Tavares; but he...

July 13th, 2016 In Islanders Management, Long Read, New York Islanders 0 comments

Depending on who you ask the Islanders either got better, got worse or stayed the same at the opening of free agency two weeks ago. The team lost longtime staples Kyle Okposo to the Sabres, Frans Nielsen to the Red Wings and Matt Martin to the Leafs. They replaced them with Andrew Ladd, Jason Chimera and the return of P.A. Parenteau. You can...

July 12th, 2016 In Devils History, Islanders History 0 comments

TheHockeyWriters.com chats with Tom Chorske, who discusses his time with the Devils on their 1995 Stanley Cup championship team and his time with the Islanders. Chorske, who was the Montreal Canadiens' first-round selection in the 1985 draft and made his NHL debut four years later after playing for the US National Team and the University of...

July 11th, 2016 In Islanders History, Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders 0 comments

The Islanders won a playoff round this past season for the first time since 1993 and long-time fans have the same feeling they did 23 years ago – cautious optimism. Just like this offseason, the 1993 offseason was a wild one. The expansion draft took it’s toll on the Isles, losing a ton of character in Glenn Healy, Mark Fitzpatrick and...

July 9th, 2016 In Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders 0 comments

Garth Snow, the general manager of the New York Islanders, could have a big decision in the near future regarding which players he should protect in the expansion. While the NHL expansion draft is a year away, this could affect the Islanders' moves this summer and have a big impact on the franchise. Expansion Protection List Currently, the...

July 8th, 2016 In Islanders Prospects, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

When Garth Snow became the Islanders general manager in July 2006, the prospect pool was pretty bare. After the newly drafted Kyle Okposo, there were the likes of Robert Nilsson, Ryan O'Marra and Petteri Nokelainen. Ten years later, Snow has done a tremendous job replenishing the pool. Now it's time to part with some of them. The start of free...

July 7th, 2016 In Islanders Management, New York Islanders 0 comments

This season was a successful one for the New York Islanders; which was timely for Islanders general manager Garth Snow and head coach Jack Capuano. Reason being, Scott Malkin and Jonathan Ledecky have officially taken over as owners of the franchise. The Islanders ended their streak of 23 years without winning a playoff series. However, New...

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