March 17, 2013

Quick Hits: New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens

There are nine games and 17 days until the NHL’s trade deadline, so plenty can change for the New York Islanders between now and then. But it doesn’t appear the Islanders’ plans for Mark Streit, Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov, three veterans who are on expiring contracts, will change between now and April 3. The Islanders and Streit began preliminary extension talks last […]

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March 16, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, Mark Streit, Detroit Red Wings, Ian White

John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports that Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier isn’t in ‘a blow-it-up mindset’, despite his team having the second worst record in the NHL. “Organizationally we have to find a way, in order to win a championship, to acquire more top players.” Regier said. He also informed the media that there […]

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March 9, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: St. Louis Blues, Top 20 Players With Expiring Contracts, New York Islanders, Ian White

The Chicago Blackhawks finally left the ice without a point. The Blackhawks were stunned 6-2 by the struggling Colorado Avalanche on Friday night. It was their first loss in regulation and ended a remarkable run in which they earned at least one point in their first 24 games, an NHL record. Below are NHL Trade Rumors […]

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March 3, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: Mike Komisarek Gives Toronto Maple Leafs 12 Teams He’d Accept A Trade To

There are rumblings the Toronto Maple Leafs may be close to trading Mike Komisarek.’s Andy Strickland reports the defenseman is willing to waive his no-movement clause for the chance to compete again. “Mike Komisarek gave #Leafs a list of 12 teams he’d accept a trade to but I’m told he’d pretty much accept a trade anywhere. Wants to play.” […]

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February 24, 2013

Rick DiPietro May Be Close To Parting Ways With New York Islanders

Clearing waivers and on his way to Bridgeport, Rick DiPietro may be close to parting ways with the New York Islanders organization. According to’s Katie Strang, a buyout of the ‘old school’ variety, $1.5 million until 2029 as per could be in the cards for the struggling netminder. “The Islanders could choose to exercise a transition buyout on the […]

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February 22, 2013

New York Islanders Place Rick DiPietro On Waivers

The New York Islanders placed Rick DiPietro on waivers Friday, the team announced on its website. Katie Strang reports DiPietro is expected to report to the team’s AHL affiliate in Bridgeport assuming he clears waivers. Young goaltender Kevin Poulin will likely be recalled to back up veteran Evgeni Nabokov in net for the Islanders. DiPietro started the season with a […]

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February 22, 2013

New York Islanders ‘Chatting’ With Mark Streit About Contract Extension

Update: According to a Swiss news outlet, as relayed by Islanders Point Blank, Mark Streit is looking to sign a three-year, $10-million extension with the New York Islanders. The 35-year-old defenseman is in the final year of a five-year, $20.5 million deal. February 17th: Newsday’s Arthur Staple reports the New York Islanders and Mark Streit‘s reps have been chatting about him signing an extension before […]

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February 17, 2013

Quick Hits: Ryan O’Reilly, New York Islanders

Some Quick Hits from around the league from over the weekend. The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to be very interested in Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent center Ryan O’Reilly, according to multiple sources. The Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets are also believed to be interested in O’Reilly, who is […]

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February 12, 2013

NHL Signing: Boston Bruins Sign Jay Pandolfo

Update:  Jay Pandolfo has signed a one-year deal with the Boston Bruins. The 38-year-old will earn $600,000 in the NHL and $350,000 in the minors. Pandolfo was placed on waivers by the Bruins on Tuesday, and must clear before he can be added to the squad. 12:59 PM: The Boston Bruins appear ready to pull the trigger on veteran […]

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February 7, 2013

NHL Trade: Boston Bruins Trade Tim Thomas To New York Islanders

The Boston Bruins have traded suspended goaltender Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders for future considerations, Arthur Staple of Newsday confirmed Thursday. The Islanders will send a conditional second-round pick in 2014 or 2015 to the Bruins. Thomas, 38, is a two-time Vezina Trophy winner and won the Conn Smythe Trophy in 2011 when the Bruins claimed the Stanley Cup. […]

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