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The Best of the Islanders Draft Classes

The Best of the Islanders Draft Classes

November 14th, 2018 The New York Islanders draft class history has been an interesting one to say the least. Today we look back at their top draft classes in history. 1972 New York Islanders Draft Class The Islanders, along with the Atlanta Flames, became the 13th and 14th teams in the NHL. The expansion draft was...
Islanders Beat Canucks - Kuhnhackl Contributes Two

Islanders Beat Canucks - Kuhnhackl Contributes Two

November 13th, 2018 NEW YORK — Tom Kuhnhackl scored two unusual goals to lead the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist and Josh Bailey also scored to help the Islanders end a three-game ski...

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November 1st, 2018
NHL Rumors

In today's rumor rundown, one NHL insider suggests a couple of landing options for netminder Sergei Bobrovsky, Josh Ho-Sang thinks he's being buried in the Islanders' system and Henrik Lundqvist has no interest in leaving the Rangers. Meanwhile, the Kings won't head outside the organization despite their goaltending troubles and the Hurricanes might be close to a long-term deal with one of their stars. Two Teams Looking at Bobrovsky? Pierre LeBrun was on TSN 690 and discussed possible destinations for Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky if he’s made available. Since the start of the season, rumors have persisted that Bobrovsky will move on either during or after the season.  LeBrun first figured the New York Islanders would be a fit. “Well, it’s hard for me not to think Lou Lamoriello wouldn’t look into it,” noted LeBrun. That said, LeBrun figured it adding Bobrovsky might be something the Islanders look at in free agency versus in trade during the...
October 31st, 2018
Ottawa Senators

In today's News & Notes, Roberto Luongo is set to return to action soon, Robin Lehner missed practice and the Ottawa Senators have placed Mike Condon on waivers. Related: NHL News & Notes: Borowiecki, Thornton & More Luongo to Return Next Week After being out of action since Oct. t with a knee injury, it would appear that Luongo is finally ready to return to the Florida Panthers lineup. Though he'll be making the trip with the team to Finland for their two-game series against the Winnipeg Jets, he's unlikely to get any game action in those contests. Instead, head coach Bob Boughner told media that Luongo is expected to return next week. "I think the plan is for him to … unless there's a complete surprise that I haven't heard yet, but the plan is for him to probably try and play next week when we get home," Boughner said Wednesday. "This is more of a rehab week," "He does look good. I know his knee feels good. So hopefully we'll hear something in the next few...
October 28th, 2018
New York Islanders

Saturday afternoon, Brock Nelson scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season in the New York Islanders' dominant 6-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. Through nine games this season, the 27-year-old has five goals and six points. Brock-tober In the National Hockey Leauge, we've seen players dominate against certain teams, in certain venues, or in certain situations. But have you ever seen a player thrive in a specific month? That's the case for Nelson who, historically speaking, plays his best hockey in October. Not only does he play his best in October, but his production throughout the opening month of the season is far superior compared to the other six months that the NHL regular-season plays through. In 58 career October contests, Nelson has scored 22 goals and 43 points accompanied by a plus-11 rating. To put that into perspective, Nelson's second best month is March where he has played 13 more games (71) but has scored 11 fewer points (30). And although...
October 22nd, 2018
New York Islanders

New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield was a healthy scratch in the team's first two games of the season. Coming into the lineup for Luca Sbisa, Mayfield was given a chance in Game No. 3, and has since run away with the opportunity as he leads the Islanders' blue line with five points (one goal, four points) in as many games. Mayfield's Offensive Outburst On a team with Nick Leddy, Ryan Pulock, and others, it's pretty crazy to think that Mayfield leads the Islanders' defense in scoring. Even more surprising is that Mayfield has two more points than the other six defensemen to dress for the Islanders this season combined. He has also tied for fourth on the team in scoring, two points back of Mathew Barzal's seven points for the team lead. And while others like Leddy, Pulock, and Johnny Boychuk get ice-time on the man-advantage, Mayfield has played a total of 10 seconds on the power play this season. Mayfield made his season debut on Oct. 8 against the San Jose...