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Original Islander Bill Torrey's Long Island Legacy

Original Islander Bill Torrey's Long Island Legacy

May 15th, 2018 When Bill Torrey sat down for what was supposed to be a five-minute interview, it didn't go as scripted. You see, Mr. Torrey always had stories to tell, ranging from his time with his first team, the Oakland Seals, or his last and longest-tenured team, the Florida Panthers. But, the best stories -...
Islanders Need Missing Fourth-Line Link

Islanders Need Missing Fourth-Line Link

April 21st, 2018 In order to find success next season, the New York Islanders must see added contributions from all facets of their lineup. Perhaps none more so, as proven by the 2014-15 season, will be more important than those from Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck. Following a disappointing campaign from both...

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February 26th, 2018
Trade Deadline

The New York Islanders announced they have traded forward Jason Chimera to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for heavy-hitting forward Chris Wagner on Monday, according to the team. Chimera is a grizzled veteran who comes with a ton of experience for the Ducks who currently hold onto the second wildcard spot in the Western Conference. At 38, Chimera has 11 points in 58 games this season with the Islanders and resided on the team’s fourth line. While it’s not the kind of production that he would want to see - especially being just two years removed from a 40-point campaign with the Washington Capitals in 2015-16 - he does recognize his role in the NHL now and has embraced it. He’s averaging just over 11 minutes a game this season and 1.85 hits per game - totalling 107 through his 58 games. That said, he can still produce given the opportunity. He has 413 points in 1,091 career games and can be a force when it comes...
February 22nd, 2018

The New York Islanders announced that they have signed forward Josh Bailey to a multi-year contract extension. The deal is reportedly worth $30-million over six years and will carry an annual average value (AAV) of $5 million. Bailey will remain with the club through the 2023-24 season. Bailey is in the midst of having a career year with the Islanders - scoring 15 goals and adding 47 assists for 62 points in just 57 games so far. While he’s already hit career highs in assists and points, he sits just one goal shy of tying his career high (16) set back in 2009-10 as a 20-year-old. Bailey Due for the Big Raise Now 28, Bailey was late in reaching his NHL potential - seeing a jump of nearly 0.7 points per game over the last two seasons. While he has struggled in possession numbers this season - with a 46.2 Corsi For Percentage (CF%) and 44.6 Fenwick For Percentage (both at even strength) - he has been a catalyst for the...
February 16th, 2018
New York Islanders

A lot of New York Islanders fans have finally reached their breaking point with general manager Garth Snow. Things reached a boiling point as fans loudly and raucously chanted “Snow Must Go” during the Isles 4-1 lopsided loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday night. They surrendered a whopping 51 shots on goal. It was another frustrating game for the Isles faithful -- the team's fourth loss in the last five games and the sixth in the last eight games. At the time, they sat three points out of a wild card spot in the NHL's Eastern Conference. Instead of wearing paper bags on their heads to show his displeasure with Garth Snow, one person made the decision to put that message on a billboard. That’s right, a 10-foot, 6 inch by 22-feet, 9-inch strategically-placed billboard at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and 6th Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. It's about a half mile from the Barclays Center, where the team plays. An Idea is Born The idea for a billboard was born Wednesday...
February 13th, 2018
San Jose Sharks

As San Jose Sharks fans keep a close eye on the insane race for playoff spots in the Western Conference, there are probably a few also keeping an eye on what is happening on the other side of the country. The Sharks management certainly is, with the Feb. 26 trade deadline quickly approaching. For the Sharks, one player stands out. This player plays for the New York Islanders, whose general manager is Garth Snow. The Isles sit in seventh place in the Metropolitan Division, and their lead over their in-town rival New York Rangers is essentially non-existent once one takes into account the game-in-hand the Rangers have. More importantly, the Isles sit tenth in the Eastern Conference. The playoff race only accommodates eight when it ends in early April. The Rangers are not the only team which can catch the Islanders in the Eastern Conference standings. The Florida Panthers are also sneakily close, trailing by six points but with four games in-hand. To make the playoffs,...

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Top 10 Worst Mike Milbury Moves

With the trade deadline and expansion draft almost upon us and the rumors and discussions about who should be moved and who should be protected heating up, we wanted to share another one of the many great trade-related articles from The Hockey Writers Archives. Written by former THW... February 18th, 2017