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Islanders Sell Minority Stake; Becomes Majority Stake in 2 Yrs; Barroway Suit

AUGUST 19, 2014 — The New York Islanders announced the sale of the franchise from existing owner Charles Wang to Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin.  The pair will assume a minority stake in the franchise for two years, then take the reigns completely after that point. The NHL’s Board of Governors meets in September, but will likely take on ...Full Article

SIGNING: Islanders Sign Mikhail Grabovski 4yrs/$20M ($5M Cap Hit)

JULY 2, 2014 — UNIONDALE – The New York Islanders announced today that Mikhail Grabovski has agreed to terms on a four-year National Hockey League contract. Grabovski, 30, scored 35 ...Full Article

SIGNING: Islanders Sign Nikolai Kulemin 4yrs/$16.75M

JULY 2, 2014 — UNIONDALE – The New York Islanders announced today that Nikolai Kulemin has agreed to terms on a four-year National Hockey League contract. Kulemin, 27, scored 20 ...Full Article

SIGNING: TJ Brennan Signs with Islanders

JULY 1, 2014 – UNIONDALE, NY – The New York Islanders announced today that T.J. Brennan has agreed to terms on a one-year, National Hockey League contract. Brennan, 25, played with ...Full Article

Islanders Acquire Dan Boyle

JUNE 5, 2014 — UNIONDALE, NY – The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Dan Boyle has been acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional ...Full Article

Islanders Sign Halak; Was Acquired May 1 from Caps

UNIONDALE, NY (May 22, 2014) – The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Jaroslav Halak has agreed to terms on a four-year contract. Halak, 28, split his eighth National ...Full Article

Islanders Acquire Jaroslav Halak

MAY 1, 2014 — UNIONDALE – The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Jaroslav Halak has been acquired from the Washington Capitals in exchange for the team’s fourth-round pick ...Full Article

Bobrovsky, Okposo, Niemi NHL 3 Stars

NEW YORK (March 17, 2014) – Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo and San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi have been named ...Full Article

Costly Olympics: John Tavares Lost for Season

FEBRUARY 20, 2014 — SOCHI RUSSIA — New York Islanders forward John Tavares will miss the remainder of the Olympics and NHL regular season after suffering a knee injury ...Full Article

Tavares, Hiller & Lundqvist NHL 3 Stars of the Week

JANUARY 13, 2014 — NEW YORK — New York Islanders center John Tavares, Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist have been named the ...Full Article

What’s Up with Yeo and Heatley? Plus: Stastny trade bait…Antti Rantta surges…Sabres ratings suffer

DECEMBER 11, 2013 — Let’s take a spin around the NHL on this chilly Wednesday AM: LOS ANGELES KINGS Aside from the emergence of Martin Jones, who arrives on ...Full Article

Big Trade: Sabres Send Thomas Vanek to Islanders for Matt Moulson, #1 ’14 and #2 ’15 Picks

OCTOBER 27, 2013 — Early Sunday evening, the Buffalo Sabres pulled off a blockbuster trade with the New York Islanders, sending forward Thomas Vanek to the Islanders in exchange for ...Full Article

NHL: Cody McLeod Suspended 5 Games; Isles Grabner Suspended 2 Games

OCTOBER 22, 2013 — NEW YORK — The NHL announced two suspensions today: MACLEOD SUSPENDED 5 GAMES FOR BOARDING KRONWALL Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod has been suspended for ...Full Article

Red Recaps July in the NHL

Good day, eh.  I hope your summer’s as hot as Paulina Gretzky in a bikini.  I love summer because we Canadians switch to ball hockey and that means the ...Full Article

Is It Possible For Tim Thomas To Have A Successful Comeback?

JULY 3, 2013 — Four time All-Star, two time Vezina Trophy Winner, two time Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award, 2011 Conn Smythe Winner, and 2011 Stanley Cup winner. With ...Full Article

Islanders Re-Sign D Hamonic to Long-Term Deal

JULY 5, 2013 — UNIONDALE — The New York Islanders announced today that Travis Hamonic has agreed to terms on a seven-year deal. Hamonic, 22, scored 10 points (three ...Full Article

Peter Regin Signs with Islanders

JULY 5, 2013 — UNIONDALE, NY -– The New York Islanders announced today that Peter Regin has agreed to terms on a one-year deal. Regin, 27, recorded three assists ...Full Article

Islanders Re-Sign Evgeni Nabokov 1yr./$3.25M

JULY 5, 2013 — ED NOTE: Looks like Tim Thomas and Evgeni Nabokov will form a veteran duo for the Isles. FROM NYI PR: UNIONDALE, NY — The New ...Full Article

Islanders Buy Out DiPietro Contract

Ed. Note: Rick DiPietro is still owed $36 million on the remainder of his $67.5 million deal that has an average annual value of $4.5 million. FROM THE ISLANDERS: JULY ...Full Article

Raffi Torres is Innocent

People are freakin weird.  Case in point is this guy on the Sharks named Raffi Torres.  Raffi bumped into Jarrett Stoll of the Kings and all of a sudden ...Full Article

Kane, Moulson & St. Louis Lady Byng Finalists

NEW YORK (May 16, 2013) – Right wing Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, left wing Matt Moulson of the New York Islanders and right wing Martin St. Louis ...Full Article

Choking the Duck

The other day I was sitting in the parking lot at my local rink watching the hockey moms as they dropped off their kids at practice.  A rather attractive ...Full Article

Crosby, Ovechkin, Tavares Hart Trophy Nominees

NEW YORK (May 10, 2013) – Center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, right wing Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals and center John Tavares of the New York ...Full Article

A Semi-Apology to the Islanders

The other day I went off on the New York Islanders and said I fully expected them to get their butts whipped in the playoffs.  I also made comparisons ...Full Article

Welcome Back Islanders

What’s more shocking?  Is it that the New York Islanders actually qualified for the post-season or is it that they got taken out behind the wood shed and had ...Full Article

This Ain’t No Disney Flick

The opinions expressed by Mr. Red Douchet are his own and not necessarily those of Hockeytalk. Seeing Jarome Iginla traded to Pittsburgh was about as surprising as an American ...Full Article

Bossy Named to Executive Post with Islanders

UNIONDALE, NY (March 20, 2013) — The New York Islanders announced today that Mike Bossy has been named the Vice President of Corporate Sponsorship & Partnership Marketing. Nearly three ...Full Article

Suicide Isn’t Funny

Yesterday I ranted about a goalie who never really had a prime, his backup goalie/GM and a team owner who sounds like a teenage girl.   Today we learned that ...Full Article

Rink Rant–Waive Goodbye to Rick Di Pietro

I’m pretty sure that everyone in the Northern Hemisphere saw this coming.  I know I did. Seven years ago when New York Islanders backup goalie turned GM Garth Snow ...Full Article

NHL Three Stars–Feb 17, 2013

  NEW YORK (February 18, 2013) — New York Islanders center John Tavares, Anaheim Ducks goaltender Viktor Fasth and Carolina Hurricanes center Jiri Tlusty have been named the NHL’s ...Full Article

Islanders Acquire G Tim Thomas, Reach Salary Cap Floor

Thomas has no intentions of returning to the League this year.  This is a salary-cap move, pure and simple, obviously — Ed. FEBRUARY 8, 2013 — BOSTON, MA – ...Full Article