Category: New York Islanders

New York Islanders: Thomas Vanek rejects contract offer

Thomas Vanek, New York Islanders.

They wanted him to stick around; to become a mainstay on John Tavares’ wing for years to come with the new and improved New York Islanders, moving to a new barn in Brooklyn. The future was bright, and maybe still is. But…

New York Islanders: Why the Thomas Vanek trade may have been a mistake

Thomas Vanek, New York Islanders.

On October 27th, the New York Islanders acquired scoring winger Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Matt Moulson, a 1st round pick in 2014, and a 2nd rounder in 2015. At face value, the trade seems fair,…

Isles trade Matt Moulson to Sabres for Thomas Vanek

Matt Moulson with the New York Islanders. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Hockey trades are rare in today’s NHL, but that didn’t stop the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres from swapping scoring wingers Sunday night. In the midst of a massive rebuild, the Sabres acquired Matt Moulson, a 1st round draft…

John Tavares & Sidney Crosby – two of Canada’s best at centre

John Tavares

This evening’s contest between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins features two of Canada’s best centremen going head-to-head. John Tavares of the Isles and Sidney Crosby of the Penguins have many things in common that make them so great.…

10 Memorable Moments From The NHL’s First 12 Days

Alex Steen, St. Louis Blues

The first twelve days of the 2013-14 NHL season have been exciting, controversial, and filled with a whole lot of Patrick Roy. Here is a look at the ten best moments: 10. Grabovski hat trick almost spoils Blackhawks’ banner raiser…

30 Teams 30 Dreams: NHL Regular Season Team Rankings

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1. Chicago Blackhawks It’s hard to argue against the dominant performance the Blackhawks displayed in 2012-13. Until proven otherwise, they are the best team in the National Hockey League. 2. Boston Bruins Aside from the fact the Bruins have played…