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Tavares wants to spend career with Islanders, says don’t count …

Tavares wants to spend career with Islanders, says don’t count on him signing in Toronto

thehockeynews.com Updated Jul 27 (3 days ago)
Newly minted Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky has said he wants to make sure John Tavares doesn’t hit the free agent market, GM Garth Snow has said he’ll be talking contract extension with Tavares as soon as possible and now Tavares himself has said that …
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  • Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    thehockeynews.com Jul 26 (4 days ago)
    When the NHL announced last fall its seven-year partnership that will see adidas become its official outfitter starting next season, your trusty correspondent asked commissioner Gary Bettman whether the deal would be extended by a year if there were ano…
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  • Five NHL jerseys players should have refused to wear

    Five NHL jerseys players should have refused to wear

    thehockeynews.com Jul 25 (5 days ago)
    On Saturday, Chicago White Sox all-star pitcher Chris Sale was scratched from his start and sent home because he refused to wear the team’s throwback uniform. It went beyond that, of course. Sale reportedly went into the clubhouse and cut up his own jer…
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  • Report: Islanders potentially looking at move to Queens, playin…

    Report: Islanders potentially looking at move to Queens, playing near MLB’s Mets

    The New York Islanders’ first season at the Barclays Center was successful on the ice, but that hasn’t stopped rumors from swirling about the potential for the club to find a new home in the near future. Last week, the New York Daily News’ Peter Botte r…
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  • Jamie Benn’s contract sets the bar for John Tavares’ next deal …

    Jamie Benn’s contract sets the bar for John Tavares’ next deal with Islanders

    New York Islanders co-owner John Ledecky has already said GM Garth Snow is going to have no financial restrictions when it comes to making the team a Stanley Cup contender once again, and that seems especially true when it comes to locking up Islanders …
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  • New Islanders owner still trying to figure out Brooklyn

    New Islanders owner still trying to figure out Brooklyn

    yahoo.com Jul 15
    NHL New York Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky, who along with Scott Malkin formally took over the team at the beginning of July, says a lot of things you want to hear. Like how he physically reacts to reading complaints from players’ wives about Barclays …
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  • New Islanders owner says team will spend to “cap-max” in hunt f…

    New Islanders owner says team will spend to “cap-max” in hunt for Stanley Cup

    This past season saw the New York Islanders win their way to the second round of the post-season for the first time in 22 years, and new owner Jon Ledecky said there will not be any financial restraints in the way of the once-dynastic Islanders snapping…
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  • Why frontrunner George McPhee would be the best choice for Las …

    Why frontrunner George McPhee would be the best choice for Las Vegas

    The Las Vegas expansion franchise will name the first GM in its history Wednesday, and while it appears that owner Bill Foley has scanned the hockey world interviewing candidates, things keep circling back to two prominent hockey names – Montreal Canadi…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs still haven’t made decision on Lupul…

    Rumor Roundup: Maple Leafs still haven’t made decision on Lupul’s future

    The Toronto Sun’s Steve Simmons praises the ability of Maple Leafs management to ship out contracts considered untradeable. He observes they’ve shed over $23 million in salary-cap space in the last 18 months by dealing away Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf, Da…
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  • Veteran D Carkner retires after 15 seasons

    Veteran D Carkner retires after 15 seasons

    NHL.com Jul 7
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Defenceman Matt Carkner has retired after a 15-year career. Carkner, 35, appeared in 237 NHL games with the New York Islanders, Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks. He scored four goals, added 23 assists and compiled 556 pena...
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  • Berube agrees to one-year deal with Islanders

    Berube agrees to one-year deal with Islanders

    NHL.com Jul 5
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year deal with goaltender Jean-Francois Berube Berube, 24, made his NHL debut with the Islanders last season, posting a 3-2-1 record with a 2.71 goals-against average and .914 save ...
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  • Islanders sign RW Parenteau to 1-year deal

    Islanders sign RW Parenteau to 1-year deal

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Islanders agreed to a one-year deal with Pierre-Alexander Parenteau on Saturday, bringing the veteran right wing back for a second stint with the team. Parenteau had a career high-tying 20 goals and 21 assists fo...
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  • Islanders sign Ladd, Chimera; lose Nielsen, Okposo

    Islanders sign Ladd, Chimera; lose Nielsen, Okposo

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Islanders moved quickly at the start of NHL free agency, signing forwards Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera but losing longtime stars Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo. Ladd agreed to a seven-year contract Friday, and Ch...
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  • Former NHLer Bill Muckalt a rising star in the coaching game

    Former NHLer Bill Muckalt a rising star in the coaching game

    BY MURRAY PAM Fifteen years ago this week Bill Muckalt was on an emotional high. A piece in one of the most lopsided trades in NHL annals, Muckalt was dealt by the Islanders along with Zdeno Chara and the 2001 second-overall draft pick (Jason Spezza) to…
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  • Prolific junior scorer Alex DeBrincat lands with Chicago Blackh…

    Prolific junior scorer Alex DeBrincat lands with Chicago Blackhawks

    yahoo.com Jun 25
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – The 2016 NHL Draft featured only two 50-goal scorers from this past season. One was Kieffer Bellows, who was selected 19th overall by the New York Islanders. The other was one of the smallest players in the draft: 5’7, 165 lbs. Alex DeBr…
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  • Islanders reportedly working on long-term deal with Frans Niels…

    Islanders reportedly working on long-term deal with Frans Nielsen

    Frans Nielsen may not be the most offensively gifted unrestricted free agent about to hit the open market, but the 32-year-old pivot is among the few true two-way centers available to be had when free agency opens on July 1. That is, if Nielsen gets as …
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  • There’s ‘nothing new’ on the contract front for Islanders and f…

    There’s ‘nothing new’ on the contract front for Islanders and free agent-to-be Nielsen

    New York Islanders GM Garth Snow has a busy June ahead of him that will include some big decisions to make on the free agent front. All told, Snow has 21 free agents to decide whether or not to bring back or cut ties with, 12 of which are of the unrestr…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Could Evgeni Malkin hit the trade block?

    Rumor Roundup: Could Evgeni Malkin hit the trade block?

    Could the 2016 Stanley Cup final be the last time we see Evgeni Malkin in a Pittsburgh Penguins uniform? That’s the opinion of Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, who believes the Penguins could trade the 29-year-old center in the off-season. Kypreos and colleagu…
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  • Islanders ink ‘invaluable’ Cizikas to five-year, $16.75 million…

    Islanders ink ‘invaluable’ Cizikas to five-year, $16.75 million deal

    Casey Cizikas has cashed in on his career year by turning it into a long-term extension with the New York Islanders. The Islanders announced Thursday afternoon that Cizikas, 25, has signed a five-year deal to stay with the club. Newsday’s Arthur Staple …
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  • Greiss joins Islanders teammate Halak on Team Europe

    Greiss joins Islanders teammate Halak on Team Europe

    Thomas Greiss has been rewarded for his good first season with the New York Islanders. The German puck stopper was one of seven players added to Team Europe’s final roster for the World Cup of Hockey on Friday. Greiss, who joins fellow Isles’ goaltender…
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  • Video - Toews Leads Blackhawks Past Islanders 00:40

    Toews Leads Blackhawks Past Islanders

    Mar 17
    Jonathan Toews had two goals and two assists in Chicago's 4-1 win over New York.
  • Video - Habs Hand Isles Third Straight Loss 00:52

    Habs Hand Isles Third Straight Loss

    Mar 14
    Max Pacioretty scored his 34th goal of the season in Montreal's 3-1 win over New York.
  • Video - Rangers Edge Islanders 01:08

    Rangers Edge Islanders

    Mar 10
    Rick Nash's 39th goal of the season lifted the Rangers past the Islanders 2-1.
  • Video - Nash On Rangers' Win 01:04

    Nash On Rangers' Win

    Mar 10
    Rick Nash discusses the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Islanders.