My Thoughts On Mayfield Extension

My Thoughts On Mayfield Extension

From the New York Islanders: BROOKLYN (July 12, 2016) – The New York Islanders announced today that Scott Mayfield has agreed to terms on a two-year deal. Mayfield, 23, appeared in six games with the Islanders last season, compiling 11 penalty minutes and scoring his first NHL goal. The St. Louis, MO, native spend the majority of the season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, scoring 12 points (five goals, seven assists) with 80 penalty minutes in 54 games. The Islanders selected Mayfield in the second…

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Garth Gets Sirius On XM

Garth Gets Sirius On XM

New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow joined Steve Kouleas and Scott Laughlin from Sirius XM on Thursday afternoon. You can listen to it here: My Take: Garth is going to promote all the kids at this point. He has to. Whether they had a great camp or not, Snow must now promote his young professionals like Dal Colle and Ho-Sang. I’m very intrigued to see what Barzal can do in training camp and maybe get a 9 game tryout to start the season. This is just a “what if”…

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Sound Tigers Add Depth

Sound Tigers Add Depth

From Soundtigers.com Bridgeport, Conn. (July 5, 2016) – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers announced today that forwards Kellen Jones, Josh Winquist and Aaron Berisha, as well as defenseman Luke Juha have agreed to terms on one-year American Hockey League contracts. My Take: Just some decent depth signings by Snow and just another sign that he’s busy with both clubs and not just the Islanders. Make no mistake, this year is going to be mostly about Michael Dal Colle and Josh Ho-Sang and it would not shock me if all four players…

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Berube Signs One Year Deal

Berube Signs One Year Deal

Islanders Transaction: JF Berube has agreed to terms on a one-year contract. #isles — Shannon Hogan (@Shannon_Hogan) July 5, 2016 My take: If we’re not sending Pelech down to the minors, the remaining cap space is roughly $4,896,024 with Strome, Mayfield, Quine and Gibson left to sign. If the Isles elect to send him down, then we’re looking a little over 5.7 million in space. There are also three goalies on this team with one-way contracts. This may further speculation that Jaroslav Halak may indeed be traded before the season…

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Blog: What To Do With Mikhail Grabovski

Blog: What To Do With Mikhail Grabovski

As the New York Islanders offseason continues, fans have seen changes on the roster with the possibility of more moves to come. With the Islanders projected cap hit of $67,428,976 and the NHL cap ceiling at 73 million, the Islanders are left with roughly 5.5 million dollars. There are still a few restricted free agents that need to be resigned and that will decrease the cap space even more. Can anyone remember the last time the Islanders were this close to the ceiling? Nope. That’s because Islanders fans are used…

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Blog: Take The Day Off

Blog: Take The Day Off

From Gary, John, Paige and my self to everyone of you, have a happy and safe 4th of July. Take the day off from Islanders country, spend it with your other family, loved ones and don’t stress about what the next trade or signing or firing for one day. If you’re compelled to go to an Isles “tail gate” then we won’t stop that, but we’ll be annoyed at you because we didn’t get invited. Kick back, enjoy the day, and we’ll do this tomorrow. PK (@Netminder39)

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Isles Ink Parenteau For One Year

Isles Ink Parenteau For One Year

The #Isles have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with forward PA Parenteau. Details: https://t.co/1iGkU8E5GQ pic.twitter.com/OiBJWVjBve — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) July 2, 2016 My Take: Let’s reshuffle the lines from my previous post: Ladd-Tavares-Parenteau Lee-Nelson-Bailey Kulemin-Strome-Prince Chimera-Cizikas-Clutterbuck Quine Again, it’s better than it was just a day ago, but I think the Islanders are not yet done with this lineup. It may take until the early fall to see what happens. In the meantime, Garth Snow has replaced the goals lost from Okposo, Martin, and Nielsen…..at least on…

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Blog: Goodbye To The Old & Embrace The New

Blog: Goodbye To The Old & Embrace The New

Well yesterday was quite the emotional roller coaster for many Islanders fans as they said goodbye to home-grown players Kyle Okposo, Matt Martin and Frans Nielsen while welcoming veterans Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera to New York. Now many people have been analyzing if the Islanders have gotten equal value back by saying, for example, the Islanders made lateral moves, meaning the goals lost by the previous three may be closely made up by the newest two members. To further that point, many believe the Islanders neither improved and maybe…

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Blue and White Scrimmage

Blue and White Scrimmage

Even though it’s not hockey season, it doesn’t stop dozens of hopeful hockey prospects to play the game.  Hockey players from all over try to make a good impression on Snow as they show off their skills. During the first few minutes of the first game, the Blue and White team which consisted of Florian Baltram, Connor Graham, Joshua Ho-Sang, Keeghan Howdeshell, Mitch Hults, Zack Jordan, Maximilian Kastner,Colin Markinson, Kyle Schempp, Kyle Burroughs, Matthew Finn, Luck Jimmy Schuldt, Andon Song and Ryan Obuchowski, and Ilya Sorokin in goal. The white…

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