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Pulock knows competition stiff on defense

NHL.com (bcompton@nhl.com) — No more junior hockey for Ryan Pulock. The offensive-minded defenseman is ready for his next challenge, which he hopes will be NHL competition as a member of the New York Islanders.Pulock finished...
  • 4 days ago
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For Islanders' Ryan Strome, nothing is a given

$Newsday Ryan Strome turned 21 on Friday, right in the middle of the Islanders' prospect camp. So age-wise, he certainly was not out of place among the draft picks younger than him or the college free...
  • 5 days ago
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Isles agree to deals with Casey Cizikas, Calvin de Haan

$Newsday Casey Cizikas agreed to a two-year, $2 million deal and Calvin de Haan to a three-year, $5.9 million deal on Tuesday, the last of the Isles’ restricted free agents to agree to terms.
  • 7 days ago
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Islanders Agree to Terms with de Haan

NHL.com The New York Islanders announced today that Calvin de Haan has agreed to terms on a three-year National Hockey League contract.de Haan, 23, scored 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) in 51 games...
  • 7 days ago
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Islanders Agree to Terms with Cizikas

NHL.com The New York Islanders announced today that Casey Cizikas has agreed to terms on a two-year National Hockey League contract.Cizikas, 23, scored 16 points (six goals, 10 assists) in 80 games this...
  • 7 days ago
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Isles waive Kirill Kabanov

$Newsday The Islanders on Tuesday placed Kirill Kabanov, their 2010 third-round pick, on unconditional waivers, meaning he’ll be released once he clears Wednesday.
  • 7 days ago
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Reinhart looks to make Islanders out of training camp

NHL.com (bcompton@nhl.com) — UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Griffin Reinhart was 19 years old when he arrived at training camp with the New York Islanders last September, but he made a strong case to stay with them rather than be sent...
  • 7 days ago
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Islanders prospects Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang shine in scrimmage

$Newsday Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang may not get many chances to garner attention in the Islanders' main training camp in September. The two first-round picks from the June 27 draft got their...
  • 11 days ago
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Islanders prospect watch: Breaking down defensemen

$Newsday Here’s a bit more on some of the defense prospects I wrote about in Tuesday’s paper:
  • 13 days ago
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Getting to Know: Michael Dal Colle, Kyle Burroughs

NHL.com Getting to know: Michael Dal Colle was drafted fifth-overall by the Islanders at the NHL Draft last month. Fans know the 6’3, 184-pound winger as a skilled playmaker on the ice, but what you may...
  • 13 days ago
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Ho-Sang not surprised Islanders picked him at draft

NHL.com (bcompton@nhl.com) — UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Joshua Ho-Sang met with several teams prior to the 2014 NHL Draft, but he was taken aback following his sit-down with the New York Islanders. That's why he wasn't too surprised...
  • 13 days ago
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Islanders have big pack of young defenseman looking for a shot

$Newsday The Islanders' two first-round picks from the NHL draft two weeks ago, Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang, stepped onto the Nassau Coliseum ice for the first time Tuesday for the team's...
  • 13 days ago
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Islanders Mini Camp: Day 1

NHL.com The Islanders mini camp opened on Tuesday, as draft picks, prospects and local invitees descended on Nassau Coliseum. The day started with 7 am headshots and physicals, followed by an off-ice...
  • 14 days ago
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Isles Announce Affiliation Agreement with ECHL Stockton Thunder

NHL.com The New York Islanders announced today that they have renewed their affiliation agreement with the Stockton Thunder of the ECHL for the 2014-15 season. Along with the American Hockey League’s...
  • 14 days ago
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Center of Attention

NHL.com For Mikhail Grabovski, the decision to sign with the Islanders was easy. He signed the same day as his friend and former teammate Nikolai Kulemin, he had personal ties to the organization via...
  • 15 days ago
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Q and A With Nikolai Kulemin

NHL.com The New York Islanders announced a big free agent signing Wednesday, inking physical winger Nikolai Kulemin to a four-year contract. The 27-year-old Russian spent his entire six-year NHL career...
  • 19 days ago
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Grabovski, Kulemin Bring Hustle & Skill

NHL.com The Islanders added some firepower Wednesday, signing skilled forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to a pair of four-year deals. The close friends played together for five seasons with...
  • 19 days ago
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The Skinny: Grabovski and Kulemin

NHL.com The Isles made a big splash on Day Two of the Free Agent Frenzy, signing forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to nearly-matching 4 year contracts. Here's some Skinny on the two newest...
  • 19 days ago
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Islanders splash $36 million on a pair of goal scorers

NY Post (John DeMarzo) — The Islanders have turned to a pair of former Maple Leafs in an effort to boost their offense. Mikhail Grabovski signed a four-year, $20 million deal and Nikolai Kulemin came...
  • 20 days ago
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Islanders sign forwards Kulemin, Grabovski

$Newsday The Islanders waited until the second day of free agency to make their splash. It was a double cannonball.
  • 20 days ago
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Blog Articles

Stars re-sign Roussel; Tim Peel’s day on Twitter; Lundqvist selling penthouse (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • This is a...
  • New: 4 hr 27 min ago

Winners, losers in NBC Sports 2014-15 NHL TV schedule (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — You've got to feel for the San Jose Sharks. Not only did they see a good season wasted with yet another early-season exit, but this one may have been the most heart-breaking of all, with the team...
  • New: 6 hr 5 min ago

Wild’s Vanek helping federal probe in New York (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek says he's cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in Rochester. Local media report that Vanek was at the federal courthouse in...
  • New: 9 hr 43 min ago
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Former Islander Thomas Vanek connected to gambling investigation

NYI Point Blank (Gabby Lucivero) — Former Islander forward Thomas Vanek is reportedly connected to a federal gambling investigation in Rochester as a witness (Post, July 22). An NBC affiliate reported Monday that Vanek was seen...
  • New: 10 hr 19 min ago
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[Bits] Always Bet on Vanek, Fancy Fighting Stats, O'Reilly Off the Rails, Logo No-No?

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — The wiring is completely substandard for our power needs and the neighborhood is like a demilitarized zone. Islanders links Before retreating to whatever rustic lake town all the hockey...
  • 12 hr 7 min ago
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Friedman's Super-Sized Thoughts: Islanders in on Iginla, Brock on Top, Cappy in on Fancy Stats

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — NHL Insider of Insiders Elliotte Friedman shares some tidbits and tales of the Islanders before his much deserved vacation. From a remote cabin deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Hockey...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago
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GMs should learn to shop smarter (What We Learned) (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — ( Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago
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[Bits] NHL's cap ceiling teams claim they're just fine, thanks

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Those darned cap teams won't play ball...yet "Steal a gem from a cap-stressed team!" goes the cry in various corners of the Islanders fan universe. I've made the points that it's not quite...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago
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Grabovski and Kulemin: GMs like depth, coaches like options, players like continuity

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Player management is a constant balance of what's good for an organization and what's good for the players who are delivering an organization's best current results. I recently used an online...
  • 2 days ago
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On Sports Ownership and the New York Islanders: Or, life after Charles Wang

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — SELL THE TEAM! Er, wait, I mean: SELL TO A DIFFERENT BILLIONAIRE WHO MEETS MY PARTICULAR BUT POORLY INFORMED PRE-APPROVAL! Our Keith Quinn asked a question of the Twitterverse recently, and both...
  • 3 days ago
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Could the 2014-15 Islanders Be Spelled Without Anders?

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Chris McNally) — A bevy of free agent signings by the Islanders could mean another season in a Sound Tigers uniform for young Anders Lee. You can't spell Islanders without "Anders." Or can you? Despite scoring 9...
  • 4 days ago
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Pulock looking for a challenge

NYI Point Blank (Gabby Lucivero) — Ryan Pulock is looking for his next challenge — hopefully as a member of the New York Islanders (NHL.com, July 18). The 19-year-old defenseman finished last season as the all-time leading...
  • 4 days ago
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[Bits] Kabanov off their rocker, Coyote cage, Brodeur Boys and other off-season tales

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Everything and nothing happening at once. Islanders stuff Dom examined what makes a modern NHL defense and whether the Islanders might have one. Garik thinks the Islanders (and...
  • 4 days ago
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2014-15 Preview – Part 1 (Rotoworld)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Dadoun takes a look at Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Florida, and Montreal.
  • 5 days ago
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Fantasy Hockey: The fantasy spin on this summer’s free agent signings (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — With the first two-plus weeks of free agency officially in the rearview mirror, we can compare and contrast the dozens of UFA deals to get a true feel for which teams should be patting themselves...
  • 5 days ago
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Got physicality? Or is the Islanders' internal competition, puck-transition blueline enough?

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Looking at the Islanders through the lens of another GM's philosophy. As many longtime readers know, through an accident of birth or poor parenting I follow two NHL teams closely. One side effect...
  • 5 days ago
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Islanders News: Ryan Strome's goal, Garth Snow's summer, and teams with center surplus

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Teams deep at center, and ideas on how to leverage it. Not a lot of news on this railroaded Thursday, but that's never stopped us from talking hockey before: Islanders Topics Ryan Strome ...
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Retro Game Thread: Islanders Vs Canucks Game 4 1982

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Mark D) — Come tune in and enjoy a classic, when men were men and John Tonelli was the biggest badass on the entire continent. (No pressure, Anders Lee.) Following last weeks series clinching win against...
  • 5 days ago
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Islanders News: RFAs signed and sealed, Kabanov waived and clubbed

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — It's time for some hot hockery. Lots of activity that had nothing to do with Derek Jeter yesterday, on what you might expect to have been a sleepy Tuesday in July: As tipped by CapGeek, Matt...
  • 6 days ago
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