Tag: 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…

Montreal Canadiens: George Parros suffers second concussion this season

We all remember the first concussion of George Parros‘s season – an opening night face plant in a fight gone wrong against the Toronto Maple Leafs that left the fighter laying bloody and motionless on the cold hard Bell Centre…

Toronto Maple Leafs: Jake Gardiner drawing interest from Islanders, Flames and Hurricanes

Jake Gardiner, Toronto Maple Leafs

During TSN‘s nationally broadcast Sunday night game between the Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings, Insider Darren Dreger revealed that NHL teams are calling the Toronto Maple Leafs with interest in acquiring puck-moving defenceman Jake Gardiner. According to Dreger –…

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,…

5 For Thought: Rangers finally home, Leafs sell high, realignment so far, Ruff’s return, and more.

Rick Nash, New York Rangers.

1. Vanek excited to join young, fast Islanders. Thomas Vanek has spent the entire first eight seasons of his NHL career with the Buffalo Sabres. His early days were blessed with team success, including a Presidents’ trophy and some promising…

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.…

Islanders Try To Avoid One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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2012-13 was a season of declaration for the New York Islanders. They proved to the league that they are a playoff team, with its better days ahead. Captain, and franchise player John Tavares took a huge step forward, getting nominated…

7 NHL Franchises Try To Break 30+ Year Stanley Cup Droughts In 2014

Toronto Maple Leafs Stanley Cup Team 67'

For seven NHL franchises it’s been a long wait to win the Stanley Cup. The Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs and New York Islanders have suffered through thirty or more years without reclaiming the most notorious trophy in professional sports.…