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Andrew MacDonald of the New York Islanders controls the puck in the first period against the New York Rangers during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 29, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ AMac Is A Nice Player, But Not Worth What He’s Asking

Apparently, teams will be lining up during free agency this summer to pay Andrew MacDonald $5 million per season. I say be my guest. The Islanders are very smart for not doing so.

02/07/2014

Peter Regin (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and Pierre-Marc Bouchard (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Trade Peter Regin, Pierre-Marc Bouchard To Blackhawks For 4th-Round Pick

The 29-year-old Bouchard was a disappointment with four goals and five assists in 28 games for the Islanders. On Dec. 10, he was sent to Bridgeport of the AHL where he had six goals and 11 assists.

02/07/2014

Mikael Backlund #11 of the Calgary Flames and Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders battle for the puck during the third period at Nassau Coliseum on February 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Flames defeated the Islanders 4-2. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Flames Score Tiebreaking Goal In 3rd, Go On To Beat Isles 4-2

Matt Stajan scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period and rookie Reto Berra made 28 saves as the Calgary Flames beat the New York Islanders 4-2 Thursday night.

02/07/2014

New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald moves the puck up ice against the New Jersey Devils on Oct. 4, 2013, in Newark. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: MacDonald Rejects 4-Year, $16 Million Offer From Islanders

Andrew MacDonald is going to shoot for a contract that pays him in the neighborhood of $5 million per season during the offseason. He just isn’t going to get it from his current team, the New York Islanders.

02/06/2014

Matt Donovan #46 of the New York Islanders collides with teammate goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 against the Washington Capitals during the first period at the Verizon Center on February 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Shutout For Nabokov As Islanders Top Capitals 1-0

Andrew McDonald scored early in the third period, Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for his 57th career shutout and the New York Islanders broke a five-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals.

02/05/2014

Islanders GM Garth Snow

Capellini: Vanek Failure Should Not Stop Islanders From Taking Necessary Risks

The Islanders traded for Thomas Vanek because of one simple reason: They are not the Rangers. They cannot sit back and let name recognition sell the franchise. They need to roll the dice to take the next step.

02/04/2014

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Friedman: GM Snow Deserves Big Blame For Unnecessary Vanek Fiasco

For weeks, the hockey world was kept on edge about 30-year-old winger’ Thomas Vanek’s fate. He has made his decision, and the aftershocks are being felt all across Long Island.

02/03/2014

Islanders forward Thomas Vanek. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Report: Vanek Rejects Islanders’ Big Offer, Likely To Be Traded By Deadline

Thomas Vanek has rejected a substantial offer from the Islanders and could soon be traded. The team is now fielding offers for the 30-year-old forward, according to a report.

02/03/2014

New York Islanders v New York Rangers

Back Indoors, Rangers Top Islanders 4-1

Derick Brassard scored the go-ahead goal with 7:46 left in the third period and the New York Rangers used late offense to beat the New York Islanders for the second straight game, 4-1 on Friday night.

01/31/2014

Benoit Pouliot #67 of the New York Rangers and Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders vie for the puck in the third period during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 29, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Carcillo’s Goal Gives Rangers Win Over Isles At Yankee Stadium

Daniel Carcillo scored the tiebreaking goal 4:36 into the third period, and the New York Rangers completed a two-game sweep of the outdoor series with a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders at frigid Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night.

01/30/2014

Fans react to the first goal of the game by Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils against the New York Rangers during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 26, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Friedman: Isles Look To Regroup For Stadium Showdown With Rangers

On Wednesday, New York’s Islanders and Rangers will be at Yankee Stadium to partake in what has become the NHL’s modern marvel — the outdoor hockey game.

01/29/2014

Derek Stepan, left, Chris Kreider and the rest of the Rangers will be looking for a Yankee Stadium sweep when they take on the Islanders on Jan. 29, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Finale At Yankee Stadium Promises To Be Nastier Than The Opener

The only thing missing from Sunday’s outdoor NHL game at Yankee Stadium was true animosity on the ice. That shouldn’t be a problem on Wednesday night when the Islanders get their crack at the Rangers.

01/28/2014

A view inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome where the hockey will take place in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Park. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

NHL Could Rethink Sending Players To Sochi Olympics

With the league set to push pause on its season for next month’s Winter Games, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly is allowing for the possibility of a security issue that could keep the players from traveling to Russia at all.

01/28/2014

Goalie Kevin Poulin #60 of the New York Islanders stops a shot by David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Bruins Pull Away, Beat Islanders 6-3

The line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith combined for three goals and six assists to lead the Boston Bruins to a seesaw 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.

01/27/2014

Paul Cartier at Yankee Stadium (L) and at Nassau Coliseum (Credit: Paul Cartier)

Schwartz: One Islander In Particular Will Feel Right At Home

Paul Cartier’s worlds are about to collide. He is the organist for both the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum and the Yankees, so it’s only fitting that he will play the organ on Wednesday night when the Islanders host the Rangers.

01/27/2014

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The lines and insignia are on the ice for the NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium, as seen from Chopper 880, Jan. 23, 2014. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

NHL Stadium Series Preps

Yankee Stadium to host games Jan. 26 and Jan. 29.

New York Islanders v Tampa Bay Lightning

New York Islanders Photos Of The Week: Jan. 13 — Jan. 19

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New York Islanders Photos Of The Week: Jan. 6 — Jan. 12

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