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Rumor Roundup: Defensemen at a premium in trade market

Rumor Roundup: Defensemen at a premium in trade market

thehockeynews.com Updated 27 minutes ago
SI.com columnist Allan Muir observes it was around this time a year ago the first significant trades of 2013-14 took place, most notably the Buffalo Sabres shipping Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders for Matt Moulson and two draft picks. Muir, Sarah…
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  • Thomas Vanek Paid Off $230,000 Gambling Debt With Islanders Pay…

    Thomas Vanek Paid Off $230,000 Gambling Debt With Islanders Paycheck

    This summer, Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek found himself caught up in a federal case against three men accused of running a gambling ring out of an Upstate New York bar. Vanek, who played nearby in both Rochester and Buffalo, served as a witness, b…
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  • Beware: Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon just busted his slump

    Beware: Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon just busted his slump

    thehockeynews.com Oct 31 (yesterday)
    What do advanced stats folks say about small sample sizes? Through 10 games, Colorado Avalanche center and 2014 Calder Trophy winner Nathan MacKinnon was still without his first goal of the season, but last night against the New York Islanders he potted…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Stars may be aligning for Martin Brodeur

    Rumor Roundup: Stars may be aligning for Martin Brodeur

    thehockeynews.com Oct 30 (yesterday)
    It appears the Boston Bruins could look elsewhere for help at right wing. While they reportedly had interest in Buffalo Sabres winger Chris Stewart, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman claims it doesn’t appear a deal can be made at this time. Friedman claims …
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  • QMJHL Roundup: McDonald leads as Islanders hand Mooseheads thir…

    QMJHL Roundup: McDonald leads as Islanders hand Mooseheads third straight loss

    NHL.com Oct 29 (2 days ago)
    HALIFAX - Mason McDonald kicked out 36-of-37 shots as the Charlottetown Islanders toppled the host Halifax Mooseheads 4-1 on Wednesday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play. Guillaume Rioux-Legault had a goal and an assist for the Island...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Isles have prospects to help land supplementary …

    Rumor Roundup: Isles have prospects to help land supplementary talent

    thehockeynews.com Oct 28 (4 days ago)
    The New York Islanders are off to a terrific start this season. Entering this week, the Isles had a record of 6-2-0, putting them atop the Metropolitan Division and second overall in the Eastern Conference. ESPN.com’s Craig Custance fielded a question f…
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  • Carter, Scrivens and Nielsen named 'Three Stars'

    Carter, Scrivens and Nielsen named 'Three Stars'

    NHL.com Oct 27 (5 days ago)
    NEW YORK – Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens and New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 26. FIRST STAR – JEFF CARTER, C, LOS ANGELES K...
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  • NHL Three Stars: Nielsen leads Islanders rally; Jagr, Larsson w…

    NHL Three Stars: Nielsen leads Islanders rally; Jagr, Larsson win in OT

    yahoo.com NHL.com Oct 26 (6 days ago)
    No. 1 Star: Frans Nielsen, New York Islanders Nielsen’s three third-period goals surged the Islanders past the Dallas Stars in a wild 7-5 game. The center scored the first two goals of the period to give New York the lead, and closed out the scoring wit…
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  • Jersey Fouls: Islanders’ license to ill; Alec Martinez tribute

    Jersey Fouls: Islanders’ license to ill; Alec Martinez tribute

    yahoo.com Oct 24
    Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition. If you spot what you think may be a foul in your arena, email a photo to us at for inclusion in future installment. Sometimes you get th…
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  • Around the League notebook for Thursday, Oct. 23

    Around the League notebook for Thursday, Oct. 23

    NHL.com Oct 24
    THURSDAY’S RESULTS Home Team in Caps NY Islanders 3, BOSTON 2 DETROIT 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT) Vancouver 4, ST. LOUIS 1 NASHVILLE 3, Chicago 2 MINNESOTA 2, Arizona 0 CALGARY 5, CAROLINA 0 LOS ANGELES 2, Buffalo 0 Columbus 5, SAN JOSE 4 QUI...
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  • Zdeno Chara suffers knee injury, out 4-to-6 weeks (Update)

    Zdeno Chara suffers knee injury, out 4-to-6 weeks (Update)

    Boston Bruins star defenseman Zdeno Chara left their 3-2 loss vs. the New York Islanders during the first period with an injury, and the news isn't good. Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston and TSN's Aaron Ward report that Chara will miss 4-to-6 weeks with liga…
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  • Johnson makes 30 saves; Islanders beat Bruins 3-2 after Chara l…

    Johnson makes 30 saves; Islanders beat Bruins 3-2 after Chara leaves with injury

    NHL.com Oct 23
    BOSTON - Former Bruins backup Chad Johnson stopped 30 shots, and Kyle Okposo scored the go-ahead goal in the second period to help the New York Islanders snap a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. ...
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  • On Johnny Boychuk’s Boston homecoming, Bruins GM under fire

    On Johnny Boychuk’s Boston homecoming, Bruins GM under fire

    yahoo.com Oct 23
    Last season, Garth Snow got aggressive for the New York Islanders, and it was a mistake. Acquiring Thomas Vanek was a redundant move. It was clearly a rental, as everyone and their mom knew he was going to Minnesota, or at the very least not staying on …
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  • New Islanders owners, Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin, speak …

    New Islanders owners, Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin, speak of bright future for team

    NHL.com Oct 22
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The new owners of the New York Islanders have a bold goal for the fallen franchise. "Fifth ring," Jonathan Ledecky said. Ledecky and Scott Malkin were introduced at a news conference Wednesday afternoon at Nassau Coliseum...
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  • Journeyman defenceman T.J. Brennan looking for chance to stick …

    Journeyman defenceman T.J. Brennan looking for chance to stick with NHL team

    NHL.com Oct 22
    TORONTO - Defenceman T.J. Brennan was preparing for life in the New York Islanders system when he received an all too familiar phone call. The Islanders were trading Brennan to the Chicago Blackhawks as part of a four-player deal. Brennan was...
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  • Islanders forward McDonald placed on waivers

    Islanders forward McDonald placed on waivers

    NHL.com Oct 22
    The New York Islanders on Wednesday announced forward Mikhail Grabovski has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 16, and forward Colin McDonald has been placed on waivers. Grabovski sustained a concussion in a victory against th...
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  • Video - Ladd Leads Jets Past Islanders 00:43

    Ladd Leads Jets Past Islanders

    Oct 28
    Andrew Ladd scored twice in the Jets' 4-3 win over the Islanders.
  • Video - Islanders Win In Boychuk's Return To Boston 00:39

    Islanders Win In Boychuk's Return To Boston

    Oct 23
    In his first game back in Boston since being traded, Johnny Boychuk and the Islanders beat the Bruins 3-2.
  • Video - Can Islanders Keep Up Surprising Start? 03:23

    Can Islanders Keep Up Surprising Start?

    Oct 21
    The Islanders are the biggest surprise of the Eastern Conference so far, but can they keep it up and return to the playoffs?
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 13:03

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Oct 21
    Jim Basquil, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside look at the NHL's suspension of Slava Voynov, the Islanders' surprising start and the Avalanche's early slide that has fans asking if it's time to panic in Colorado.

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