August 30th, 2016 In New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

Josh Bailey is not going to win any “most popular Islander” awards, ever. With middling and often uninspired play over the course of his career, it’s hard to find a fan that would ardently stick up for him. Although on the Isles at the same time as other players the likes of John Tavares, Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Travis Hamonic,...

August 29th, 2016 In New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

The New York Islanders had a strange 2015-16 season. They did advance in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 1993 but it seemed like everyone not named Thomas Greiss had a down year. The young core of forwards (Brock Nelson, Anders Lee and Ryan Strome) all struggled at some point last season. Strome had an all-around disastrous...

August 25th, 2016 In Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

Brock Nelson’s career with the New York Islanders can be summed up in two songs by the epic rock band Foreigner -- “Hot-Blooded” and “Cold as Ice.” At times appearing ready to become the 30-goal scorer the team envisioned he’d be when they drafted him in the first round of the 2010 entry draft, Nelson has sometimes mystified with a...

August 24th, 2016 In Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders 0 comments

If you’ve ever watched a New York Islanders game in the past, Matt Martin’s presence on the team was virtually priceless. Leading the league in hits for the past five seasons and being one of the team's leaders in the locker room, the loss of Martin was not an easy one to replace. Coming off a 20-goal season at 37, the Islanders signed...

August 23rd, 2016 In Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

Although they didn’t land the mega sniper they were looking for to flank captain John Tavares this offseason, the New York Islanders acquisition of Andrew Ladd gives them a dependable winger who will add leadership and physicality, all the while scoring at a clip similar to the departed Kyle Okposo. Signed to a seven-year deal worth $38.5...

August 22nd, 2016 In Islanders Transactions, New York Islanders 0 comments

The New York Islanders lost core veterans Kyle Okposo, Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen this offseason and while they didn’t land Steven Stamkos or even Jimmy Vesey to replace the lost leadership or star power, they picked up three capable veteran hands in Jason Chimera, Andrew Ladd, and former Islander PA Parenteau. While the Chimera deal had...

August 17th, 2016 In New York Islanders, News, Top Stories 0 comments

The pitches to sell free agent Jimmy Vesey are in full swing and teams are pulling out the big guns. The New York Islanders have brought captain John Tavares to Boston to help with their recruitment pitch to Vesey, according to James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail. Their meeting with Vesey may have occurred Tuesday, as the free agent cycles through...

August 15th, 2016 In Islanders Goaltending, New York Islanders, News 0 comments

The New York Islanders announced Monday that they have come to terms on a one-year contract extension for goaltender Christopher Gibson. Contract details were not disclosed, though The Hockey News' Ryan Kennedy reports that it's a two-way deal. The 23-year-old was a restricted free agent and still will be once this contract expires. He was one...

August 13th, 2016 In Islanders Management, New York Islanders 0 comments

The New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow has had a busy off-season. He signed unrestricted free agents Andrew Ladd, Jason Chimera, and P.A. Parenteau. In addition, he inked restricted free agents Casey Cizikas, Shane Prince, Alan Quine, Scott Mayfield, and J.F. Berube. Everyone is signed except Ryan Strome. So what’s going on between...

August 11th, 2016 In Fantasy, Keeper Leagues, New York Islanders, Top Stories 0 comments

As we get into the dog days of summer and things are relatively quiet on the hockey news front, let's take this time to delve into fantasy outlooks for teams heading into the season. By now most teams will have finished their offseason shopping list and are beginning to focus on training camp and looking into rookies who could potentially crack...

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