The initial critical deadline the Islanders face in their quest to get state approval for construction of their projected state of the arena at Belmont Park is a little over four months away. That is when the NHL trade deadline hits, on Feb. 26, and nobody I can find is confident that the state approval
First Period: Sonny Milano Assists: Oliver Bjorkstrand, Nick Foligno Cam Atkinson Assists: Artemi Panarin Second Period: Ryan Murray Assists: Artemi Panarin, Alexander Wennberg Zach Werenski (Power Play) Assists: Alexander Wennberg, Artemi Panarin Pierre-Luc Dubois Assists: Seth Jones Third Period: Islanders penalties: Mathrew Barzal: Slashing (2:00) Cal Clutterbuck: Roughing (2:00) John Tavares: Hooking (2:00) Johnny Boychuk: Fighting (5:00) One game doesn't make a season but tonight was a dumpster […]
Islanders Point Blank founder and former SNY contributor Chris Botta will be back with us this season, posting multiple columns each week. When we last left off about five years ago, the New York Islanders were a franchise without a long-term home — a team entering each season merely yearning to grab one of the […]
The ongoing contract saga between John Tavares and the New York Islanders seems to be farther from a resolution than ever before. Last week, it was reported that the two sides had yet to even discuss financial details of a new deal, and this week, Tavares himself fanned the flames of speculation. "Things are a […]
John Tavares keeps saying all the right things about his future with the New York Islanders. But that doesn’t change the fact he still doesn’t have a contract extension in place. Tavares, who can become an unrestricted free agent next summer, spoke
One of the Isles’ feel-good stories from last season wrote a new chapter on Thursday. Connor Jones, the undrafted 26-year-old that made his NHL debut in April, has signed a one-year, two-way extension, the club announced. Jones certainly earned his way to the show. He spent four years at Quinnipiac before catching on with the […]
The Nassau and Suffolk legislatures will host a bicounty news conference Friday to urge the Islanders to return to Nassau Coliseum, according to Newsday's Robert Brodsky and Jim Baumbach. Nassau legislature wrote to Islanders' owners Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin saying "give the idea of returning the team to its true home every consideration possible." […]
Back in January, John Tavares said he’d be open this summer to signing a contract extension with the New York Islanders. Tavares became eligible to sign one July 1. Isles GM Garth Snow has been a busy man, and massive contracts typically take time to negotiate.
It’s been rumored for days that Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic might be on the move. Per Sportsnet, the Isles have dealt Hamonic to Calgary. It’s the second significant move of the draft weekend from GM Garth Snow who, on Thursday, acquired Jordan Eberle from Edmonton in exchange for Ryan Strome.
Everyone knew this was going to be a massive offseason for Islanders GM Garth Snow. Per TSN, the Isles are on the verge of acquiring Jordan Eberle from Edmonton. Update: Ryan Strome headed to Edmonton in exchange, per TSN’s Darren Dreger.
The New York Islanders offered a surprise Sunday, when the publicly released available/protected expansion draft lists revealed they had protected five defensemen. The Islanders have a deal in place to send their first-round pick to Vegas to steer the expansion franchise toward selecting a designated player off the Isles’ unprotected list, two NHL sources confirmed […]
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