John Tavares Says He Staying……..Again

January 10, 2017

From Steve Marcus of Newsday: “I think for myself, I’ve always shown and talked about my commitment here,’’ “Wanting to have success here and keep building on some of the good things we’ve done. Obviously, this [low] point’s been disappointing.’’ “For myself, I know that I have not been to the level that I expect of myself and the standard that I want to be at,’’ he said. “[I] keep…

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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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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 Will Keep Pick

The New York Islanders announced they will be keeping the 2014 first round (5th overall) pick. That means the Buffalo Sabres will receive the Islanders first round pick in 2015 to complete the Thomas Vanek deal. My take: Well, looks like I’ll be doing a longer Islanders Draft Preview this year! The Islanders can go multiple routes with this pick. If they do decide to draft this year, it will…

May 22, 2014
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