Blog: Two Questions To Be Answered

July 12, 2017

Since the NHL expansion draft, the New York Islanders have made some moves over the last few weeks to slightly show many fans that the time to go further than just the first round is now and that the salary cap is a key factor heading into this season. There were some moves that I was expecting and then their were some surprises. So since we’re now into the middle…

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Blog: Let’s Play Catch Up & Speculate

April 27, 2017

Since there hasn’t been much news on the Islanders front, I’m taking multiple stories from the last few weeks and putting it all on one piece. I’ll also add an interesting twist to the expansion draft for Islanders fans. Berube Not Returning This really isn’t a shock to me, but I did have higher hopes for him. He basically pulled a Kevin Poulin and failed to take the reins while…

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Seidenberg Signs With Islanders

September 29, 2016

From the New York Islanders The New York Islanders announced today that Dennis Seidenberg has agreed to terms on a one-year deal. Seidenberg, 35, scored 12 points (one goal, 11 assists) in 61 games with the Boston Bruins last season. It was the Schwenningen, Germany, native’s thirteenth National Hockey League season and seventh with the Bruins. Seidenberg won a Stanley Cup Championship with Boston in 2011. My Take: Depth, depth…

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Ryan Strome Signs With Islanders

September 20, 2016

From the New York Islanders: The New York Islanders announced today that Ryan Strome has agreed to terms on a two-year deal. Strome, 23, scored 28 points (eight goals, 20 assists) in 71 games last season with the Islanders. The Mississauga, ON, native added four points (one goal, three assists) in eight Stanley Cup Playoff games. My Take: The plus side to this is that he’s signed. According to Art…

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Blog: When Will Ryan Strome Sign?

September 16, 2016

With the New York Islanders training camp approaching, the biggest cause for concern is unsigned, restricted free agent center Ryan Strome. There has been a team policy in place for over a decade that if restricted free agent players are not signed by the start of training camp, they will not be playing the season for the Islanders. This has happened to three notable players: Brad Isbister, Zdeno Chara, and…

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My Thoughts On Mayfield Extension

July 13, 2016

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…

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Garth Gets Sirius On XM

July 8, 2016

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…

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Berube Signs One Year Deal

July 5, 2016

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…

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Isles Ink Parenteau For One Year

July 3, 2016

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…

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