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Who’s the Odd Man Out for the New York Islanders?

#468403375 / gettyimages.comAfter the surprise signings of Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin last week, the New York Islanders are left with an abundance of forwards but still lacking on defense. This leaves fans asking the question, who might Garth Snow trade to get that top 4 d-man they desperately need?First, the untouchables. John Tavares goes without saying, as does Kyle...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin ‘upset’ at Grabovski departure, happy with defensive signings

When Mikhail Grabovski signed with the New York Islanders, you had to wonder how Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin took the news. Turns out it wasn’t a happy moment for him. In an interview with ITAR-TASS in Russia (translated by Russian Machine Never Breaks), Ovechkin gives his thoughts on Grabovski’s departure as well as the Capitals signing Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Islanders Snag Two From The UFA Pool

from Arthur Staple of Newsday, The Islanders waited until Day 2 of free agency to make their splash. It was a double cannonball. After missing out on some top targets on Tuesday, GM Garth Snow landed two quality forwards at once Wednesday afternoon, signing former Leafs wing Nikolai Kulemin to a four-year, $16.75-million deal and center Mikhail Grabovski, late of the Capitals...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nabokov excited about joining Lightning

Veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov said he had a few options during free agency, but once the Lightning called, it became his No. 1 focus. "It pretty much starts from the top, with Steve Yzerman, the coach, and the depth of the team is going to get better," Nabokov said. "I like the direction of the team is going, with a lot of young guys. There's a lot of talent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Islanders Tried To Make A Splash

from Brett Cyrgolis of the New York Post, According to sources, the dominos began to fall when free-agent defenseman Dan Boyle shunned the Islanders’ two separate contract offers — one of two years at $5.5 million per season, the other of three years at $5 million per — to take a two-year deal with the Rangers at $4.5 million per. Snow had traded a fifth-round pick...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kael Mouillierat Joins Islanders, Likely Going Back To Bridgeport by   Steven Ellis

The New York Islanders have signed Kael Mouillierat to a one year, two way deal. While sitting as the St. John’s IceCaps’ leading scorer, Mouillierat is done for the season suffered an injury that took him out for the final two months of the regular season and the entire playoff run. “The Rat”, as he is known, will be returning to the Islanders organization [...]
Via The Hockey House
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Sign G Chad Johnson

#482434583 / gettyimages.com #Isles have signed G Chad Johnson. — Daniel Friedman (@DFriedmanOnNYI) July 1, 2014 The New York Islanders made the move to go out and get a solid backup goalie, signing former Bruins G Chad Johnson. This gives the Islanders a great 1-2 combination in net, with Jaroslav Halak as the starter. This has the potential to be one of the league’s best goalie...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dan Boyle Will Have Multiple Multi-Year Offers When Free Agency Opens

Dan Boyle will draw plenty of interest when NHL free agency begins at noon ET on Tuesday, and that will reportedly include multiple multi-year contract offers. TSN’s Darren Dreger provided a list of potential destinations via Twitter: Dan Boyle will have multiple offers tomorrow on a 2 yr deal. TB, Tor, Det, NYR and Mtl believed to be his top 5. #TSN— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers in Dan Boyle’s Top Five

Dan Boyle will have multiple offers tomorrow on a 2 yr deal. TB, Tor, Det, NYR and Mtl believed to be his top 5. #TSN — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 30, 2014 Most reports state that Boyle is looking for $5 million per on that two-year deal. According to Larry Brooks at the New York Post, the Rangers would rather give the 37-year old Boyle a one-year, over 35 contract loaded...
Via NY Rangers Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Draft Twice in First Round

The New York Islanders were one of few teams to make a trade on the floor during the first day of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Islanders had the fifth overall selection and used it to obtain Michael Dal Colle from the Oshawa Generals (OHL). This was the logical choice for GM Garth Snow as Dal Colle was ranked fifth in TSN’s final draft rankings...
Via Beyond The Benches
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders GM Garth Snow looking to trade

The Islanders have the fifth pick in Friday's draft and, rather than going into draft weekend looking to add to their prospect pool as in years past, Islanders general manager Garth Snow is looking to trade that pick for NHL-ready talent after an unsuccessful season. "We're open to trading the pick for someone we think can come in and help us right away," Snow...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Rumors: LI, Evgeni Nabokov to part ways

The reluctant marriage has finally ended as the New York Islanders and Evgeni Nabokov has come to an end.By Gloss via Wikimedia CommonsPer Arthur Staple:With 2 weeks until free agency, #Isles and G Evgeni Nabokov are not close on a deal. Team needs a backup (or 2) for Jaro Halak.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) June 18, 2014In 162 regular season starts over three seasons, Nabby...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest On The Sale Of The New York Islanders

I RT'd this earlier but I know many KK readers don't use Twitter at all or on a daily basis... from Christopher Botta of SportsBusiness Daily, In the five weeks since The Shift reported that the sale of the New York Islanders to Andrew Barroway is in the hands of Charles Wang, the Islanders’ current owner, Wang has not moved to complete a deal. However, specifics...
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders’ Alexei Yashin nightmare finally ends after 2014-15

The Islanders are guaranteed to have at least one thing to celebrate at the end of the 2014-15 season. No, that doesn’t mean they’ll win the Cup or even make the playoffs. That statement refers to the fact Alexei Yashin finally comes off the books at the end of the season after what seems like an eternity for the Islanders. Yashin last skated in the NHL back in 2006-07, but the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders: Top 5 free agents to target

Garth Snow already made a huge splash this offseason. Yes, I know, Jaroslav Halak is the only player that has been added to the team since the end of their abysmal season. Yesterday was a sign that Snow is nowhere near done retooling this team, though. Trading a conditional 5th round pick for an aging 38-year Dan Boyle seems silly. Not as absurd as you may think. Below are my top...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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