Pro Hockey Talk "After spending the 2013-14 season away from the game, defenseman Keith Seabrook is returning to hockey signing a one-year, two-way (AHL/ECHL) contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday. He is the younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks defenseman, and two-time Stanley Cup champion, Brent..." August 23
ESPN New York "Charles Wang has an agreement in place to eventually transfer ownership of the New York Islanders to a group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky, it was announced Tuesday. Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin reached a deal to purchase a "substantial minority..." August 19
New York Post "This could make for an uncomfortable family reunion. An adviser working for the hedge-fund manager who sued the New York Islanders for reneging on a deal to sell him the team is NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s half-brother, The Post has learned. Andrew Barroway hired Jeffrey Pollack several..." August 15
New York Daily News "Islanders owner Charles Wang is being sued for reneging on the sale of his NHL franchise and accused of allowing “greed” motivated by an “unrelated,” more lucrative bid for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers to compromise the deal. Wang was whacked on Monday with a $10 million lawsuit from..." August 12
Pro Hockey Talk "After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking..." July 24
NHL.com "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..." July 24
#Isles have placed F Kirill Kabanov on unconditional waivers.
#Isles have signed Casey Cizikas to 2-year, $2-million contract and Calvin de Haan to 3-year, $5.9 million contract.
Snow, on Josh Ho-Sang: "Probably has the most talent of anyone in that entire draft." #Isles
Islanders Point Blank "The Islanders have signed forwards Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski to four-year contracts. (Arthur Staple) Kulemin gets $16.75 million over four years. His cap hit is $4.1875 Grabovski gets $20 million over four-years. His cap hit will be $5 million. They were teammates in Toronto" July 03
Harry Zolnierczyk signs with Isles. 2 way deal. 600/300
Isles add more goaltending depth, agreeing to terms with G David Leggio, client of @BBarts and Steve Bartlett, on 1 yr, 2-way deal
#Isles have also signed F Jack Skille to 2-way deal. Played for CLB last season, Panthers/Hawks prior. More roster depth.
#Isles sign G Chad Johnson.
New York Post "As usual with the Islanders, it couldn’t just be about the personnel move, in this case the decision to trade up in the draft on Friday to select risk/reward fledgling center Josh Ho-Sang 28th overall. No, it couldn’t be just about that. Instead, as is commonplace with this shipwreck franchise..." June 29
PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28
Newsday "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..." June 22
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.
Isles GM Garth Snow says he's now shopping Dan Boyle's rights, having been unable to sign the pending UFA defenseman...
George Bazos, Dan Boyle's agent, says Boyle will let #Isles know by end of this week whether he's interested in starting contract talks.
NHL.com "The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Dan Boyle has been acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft. The exchanged pick becomes a fourth-round selection if Boyle signs with the Islanders. Boyle, 37,..." June 05
NHL.com "The New York Islanders announced today that Jesse Graham has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract. Graham, 20, scored 54 points (11 goals, 43 assists) in 66 games last season in the Ontario Hockey League. The Oshawa, Ontario, native served as team captain of the Niagara..." June 01
NHL.com "The New York Islanders announced today that Ville Pokka has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract. Pokka, 19, scored 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) in 54 games with Karpat during his third full season in the Liiga (Finland). The Tornio, Finland, native was named one of three..." May 28
Pro Hockey Talk "Shortly after announcing he was keeping the fifth overall pick at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Isles GM Garth Snow said he’d be willing to part with it. From the New York Post: When asked if he is willing to deal the pick, Snow hardly let his questioner finish before saying, “Absolutely. We’re..." May 23
TSN.ca "The New York Islanders and goaltender Jaroslav Halak have agreed to terms on a four-year contract. Halak, 28, split his eighth NHL seasons between the St. Louis Blues, Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals, compiling a 29-13-7 record in 52 games. The Bratislava, Slovakia, native was dealt from..." May 23
NHL.com "The New York Islanders announced today that they will retain their first round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft and transfer their first round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft to the Buffalo Sabres. The selection was packaged in the team’s deal for Thomas Vanek on October 27, 2013." May 23
Edmonton Journal "Griffin Reinhart was feeling the love on Twitter on Tuesday night. And by ‘love,’ I don’t mean unrelenting support and encouragement from adoring Oil Kings fans temporarily heartbroken following the club’s 4-3 double overtime loss to the Val-d’Or Foreurs at the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup..." May 22
Lighthouse Hockey "Rumblings about the proposed sale of the New York Islanders have increased over the past week, with reported bidder Andrew Barroway getting closer to arranging the financing and partners needed to meet Islanders owner Charles Wang's roughly $400 million asking price. According to the Sports..." May 16
Pro Hockey Talk "Some good news regarding the health of Islanders captain John Tavares — his recovery from a torn MCL and meniscus in his left knee is going along swimmingly. “Everything’s pretty much back to normal,” Tavares said, per Buffalo’s WGR550 radio. “I was cleared last week to resume full activity, so..." May 15
Capitals Today "The Washington Capitals have acquired a fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from the New York Islanders in exchange for the rights to goaltender Jaroslav Halak, assistant general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. The fourth-round selection was acquired by New York from..." May 01
Pro Hockey Talk "Charles Wang is offering to sell 75 percent of the New York Islanders, according to a report in SportsBusiness Journal. Wang has apparently placed a $370 million value on the team, so any buyer will need to come up with $277.5 million to grab three quarters. There’s also a “five-year option on..." April 26
CBSSports.com "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23
Newsday "The Islanders will select fifth in the 2014 NHL draft after the league's draft lottery was conducted Tuesday night -- unless general manager Garth Snow decides to send that pick to the Sabres to complete the Thomas Vanek trade. The Florida Panthers, who had the second-best percentage to win..." April 19
Sports Business Daily "Philadelphia attorney and hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway is no longer alone in his pursuit of the Islanders. According to a financial industry source, Islanders Owner Charles Wang has received interest in his team from at least two other potential buyers. "The Islanders are a year away..." April 18
This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16
Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16
Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15
NHL.com "Jack Capuano will return as coach of the New York Islanders next season, general manager Garth Snow said Monday according to Newsday. The Islanders ended the season winning three straight and going 8-2-2 over their last 12, but finished 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 34-37-11 record one..." April 14
Buffalo News "The Buffalo Sabres’ season is over. Try not to cry. Aside from the scoreboard crashing to the ice again or the team having to forfeit for lack of players, there was no more fitting end to the Sabres’ miserable season than goal-less Ville Leino losing the puck and failing to score in a shootout..." April 14
New York Post "Once Martin Brodeur and the Devils got to the shootout against the Islanders, they were doomed. That is the way this season has gone, and it didn’t matter that Brodeur was looking for a win in what might have been his final start after 20 seasons with the Devils. The Devils lost their 13th..." April 12
Lighthouse Hockey "These things sometimes happen: A playoff-bound team has a kinda-need-but-don't-really-need-to-win game against a non-playoff team with lots of young job-chasers who have nothing to lose. Playoff team comes out flat, gets worse during the second period, suffers a break that puts them behind and..." April 11
#Isles Injury Update: Johan Sundstrom will not return. Taken to hospital for further observation.
Ottawa Sun "The Senators’ playoff hopes are no longer on life support. The plug was pulled Tuesday night. The two points and the goals by captain Jason Spezza in a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders at the Nassau County Coliseum turned out to be meaningless as Ottawa was officially..." April 09
Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets needed a game like this, even beyond the two points they earned for the 4-0 victory over the New York Islanders before 15,667 at Nationwide Arena last night. Two goals in each of the first two periods and another perfect outing by goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (31 saves) allowed..." April 07
Washington Post "After Braden Holtby made a third and final stop in a shootout Saturday night to snap the Washington Capitals’ five-game losing streak, the netminder pumped his blocker hand and received a group hug from teammates. But that’s all the celebration there would be. The Capitals filed off the ice at..." April 06
Newsday "The Islanders are 5-0-1 in their last six games, and although most observers would agree it is too little, too late, at least the alternative scenario for a team out of the playoffs seems to have been avoided. "Certainly, packing it in wasn't an option," Josh Bailey said. "We weren't going to..." April 05
New York Post "The Islanders are enjoying their role as spoilers. The Isles made Ottawa’s drive toward the postseason harder on Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory. Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist for the second straight night, and the Islanders won their third in a row and for the fifth time in six..." April 03