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New York Islanders recruiting former NFL star to play goalie?

Photo: AP I think it is fair to say that the New York Islanders are the least relevant team in the New York area. They haven’t been a contender for a championship in a while, and lack the superstar power to really fill the seats. The team will be moving to Brooklyn in 2015-2016 in the hopes of drawing some new fans at the Barclays Center. In the mean time, the team may be looking...
Via New York Sports-Kings
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Poulin, Islanders agree to two-year contract: report

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with goaltender Kevin Poulin on a two-year contract, Tim Wharnsby of CBC.ca reported. The signing would avoid a salary arbitration hearing. It is a two-way contract worth $650,000 in the NHL and $175,000 in the minors, Wharnsby reported. Poulin went 11-16-1 with an .891 save percentage and a 3.29 goals-average against in 28 games for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Islanders’ Free Agency

We’re 2 weeks into July so it’s time to stop fantasizing about a blockbuster trade for Dion Phaneuf and take a hard look at the work Garth Snow has done thus far this off season. Where did he succeed? Where did he fail? Where can they still improve? Will I ever stop asking rhetorical questions? Okay, onto the grades.Goalies#468752355 / gettyimages.comJaroslav HalakThough this...
Via TopSportsReport
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grabovski Fires Shot At Jeremy Roenick

Way to go islanders!!!! Making a 40pt guy a 5 million dollar player!!! Grabovski?? 5 million??? I’m going back to the gym!! Good god — Jeremy Roenick (@Jeremy_Roenick) July 2, 2014 When the New York Islanders signed Mikhail Grabovski, Jeremy Roenick was not happy about it. Grabovski didn’t get bothered by it though and instead […] The post Mikhail Grabovski Fires Shot At...
Via Diehardsport
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s the Odd Man Out for the New York Islanders?

#468403375 / gettyimages.comAfter the surprise signings of Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin last week, the New York Islanders are left with an abundance of forwards but still lacking on defense. This leaves fans asking the question, who might Garth Snow trade to get that top 4 d-man they desperately need?First, the untouchables. John Tavares goes without saying, as does Kyle...
Via TopSportsReport
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin ‘upset’ at Grabovski departure, happy with defensive signings

When Mikhail Grabovski signed with the New York Islanders, you had to wonder how Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin took the news. Turns out it wasn’t a happy moment for him. In an interview with ITAR-TASS in Russia (translated by Russian Machine Never Breaks), Ovechkin gives his thoughts on Grabovski’s departure as well as the Capitals signing Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Islanders Snag Two From The UFA Pool

from Arthur Staple of Newsday, The Islanders waited until Day 2 of free agency to make their splash. It was a double cannonball. After missing out on some top targets on Tuesday, GM Garth Snow landed two quality forwards at once Wednesday afternoon, signing former Leafs wing Nikolai Kulemin to a four-year, $16.75-million deal and center Mikhail Grabovski, late of the Capitals...
Via Kukla's Korner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Sign G Chad Johnson

#482434583 / gettyimages.com #Isles have signed G Chad Johnson. — Daniel Friedman (@DFriedmanOnNYI) July 1, 2014 The New York Islanders made the move to go out and get a solid backup goalie, signing former Bruins G Chad Johnson. This gives the Islanders a great 1-2 combination in net, with Jaroslav Halak as the starter. This has the potential to be one of the league’s best goalie...
Via TopSportsReport
29 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Draft Twice in First Round

The New York Islanders were one of few teams to make a trade on the floor during the first day of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Islanders had the fifth overall selection and used it to obtain Michael Dal Colle from the Oshawa Generals (OHL). This was the logical choice for GM Garth Snow as Dal Colle was ranked fifth in TSN’s final draft rankings...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders GM Garth Snow looking to trade

The Islanders have the fifth pick in Friday's draft and, rather than going into draft weekend looking to add to their prospect pool as in years past, Islanders general manager Garth Snow is looking to trade that pick for NHL-ready talent after an unsuccessful season. "We're open to trading the pick for someone we think can come in and help us right away," Snow...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Rumors: LI, Evgeni Nabokov to part ways

The reluctant marriage has finally ended as the New York Islanders and Evgeni Nabokov has come to an end.By Gloss via Wikimedia CommonsPer Arthur Staple:With 2 weeks until free agency, #Isles and G Evgeni Nabokov are not close on a deal. Team needs a backup (or 2) for Jaro Halak.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) June 18, 2014In 162 regular season starts over three seasons, Nabby...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Latest On The Sale Of The New York Islanders

I RT'd this earlier but I know many KK readers don't use Twitter at all or on a daily basis... from Christopher Botta of SportsBusiness Daily, In the five weeks since The Shift reported that the sale of the New York Islanders to Andrew Barroway is in the hands of Charles Wang, the Islanders’ current owner, Wang has not moved to complete a deal. However, specifics...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Islanders can’t agtee terms with Dan Boyle, will shop his rights

Robert Stanton-USA TODAY Sports Dan Boyle will not be joining the New York Islanders afeter the two parties failed to agree terms, and Isles eneral manager Garth Snow will now attempt to shop his rights..  Boyle is an unrestricted free agent Isles GM Garth Snow says he’s now shopping Dan Boyle’s rights, having been unable to sign the pending UFA defenseman… — Pierre LeBrun...
Via New York Sports-Kings
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Islanders’ Alexei Yashin nightmare finally ends after 2014-15

The Islanders are guaranteed to have at least one thing to celebrate at the end of the 2014-15 season. No, that doesn’t mean they’ll win the Cup or even make the playoffs. That statement refers to the fact Alexei Yashin finally comes off the books at the end of the season after what seems like an eternity for the Islanders. Yashin last skated in the NHL back in 2006-07, but the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders: Top 5 free agents to target

Garth Snow already made a huge splash this offseason. Yes, I know, Jaroslav Halak is the only player that has been added to the team since the end of their abysmal season. Yesterday was a sign that Snow is nowhere near done retooling this team, though. Trading a conditional 5th round pick for an aging 38-year Dan Boyle seems silly. Not as absurd as you may think. Below are my top...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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