Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Dennis Seidenberg, Ryan Strome & Jaro Halak

February 3, 2017

From Scott Burnside of ESPN Scott Burnside: It hasn’t exactly been a banner season for veteran goalie Jaroslav Halak, who was forced to endure a cockamamie three-goaltender system with the New York Islanders before being waived and dumped to the minors a month ago. Yet the 31-year-old, who was so good for Team Europe at the World Cup of Hockey, has been excellent in the AHL, going 6-1-1 with a…

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Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Matt Duchene & Gabriel Landeskog

January 3, 2017

From the Score.com New York Islanders For the sake of his job and any hopes the New York Islanders might have of making the playoffs, Garth Snow should be inquiring about Duchene or Landeskog. The club currently sits with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference, a year after reaching the second round of the playoffs. This past year the Islanders watched as last season’s second- and third-highest scorers –…

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Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Isles & Bruins In Talks About Spooner; Kulemin

December 5, 2016

From Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com The 23-year-old Spooner was mentioned casually a few months ago as possible fodder in a Jacob Trouba deal with the Winnipeg Jets, but that deal never really materialized prior to the Jets signing their young, frontline D-man to a two-year deal. The Carolina Hurricanes, New York Islanders and San Jose Sharks have all expressed interest in Spooner, per one hockey source, as it appears that…

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Isles Talk Rumor Roundup: Duchene, Landeskog, Duclair, Yakupov

December 3, 2016

Since it’s a slow night, I’d figure I take a look around the internet to see any possible trade rumors involving the Islanders. There really isn’t anything concrete or anything of substance, but I’ll just have some fun and this is strictly for entertainment, I have no confirmation on anything here, pure speculation. From Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: There are rumblings Colorado would trade captain/left-winger Gabriel Landeskog for a…

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Blog: What Would You Do If You Were Isles GM?

June 23, 2016

I’ve, talked about the graduates, the professionals and the drafted prospects of the New York Islanders all week long and I’ve given my five players who could be taken at number 19 should the Islanders draft at that spot. Now this is my once-a-year treat where I play arm-chair GM and I try to improve the team while still trying to stick to what Garth Snow could do, meaning keeping…

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Trading Hamonic Now Is Good For Isles

November 20, 2015

When news of the trade request by Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic broke a few days ago, I’m usually one for writing a rumor piece strictly because I love the entertainment value of talking about where certain players may go and for whom. This time however, I refrained from it because of the peculiar circumstances and who requested the trade. Travis Hamonic is a player very dear to the fans on…

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Isles Talk 2015 Draft Preview: Stephen Desrocher

June 25, 2015

Okay folks, it’s a new scenario: Garth Snow cannot make a trade to move up in the draft and he has to pick at number 72. For me, this is like trying to hit my target riding a horse backwards and blindfolded. No clue. But since I’ve been covering the draft since 2008, I’m usually pretty good at picking the right player in the correct round. For example, some players…

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How Much Does Garth Get For Vanek?

March 5, 2014

  Yesterday, Garth Snow dealt Andrew MacDonald to Philly for a 3rd (2014) and 2nd (2014) along with Long Island native Matt Mangene (who will report to Bridgeport). I saw so many people going crazy with the move.  No matter what he would have obtained for him, Garth Snow was going to be a big target of criticism. GET OVER IT PEOPLE! It is my opinion that Garth got the…

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