For the first time in a long time, the Islanders might have some margin for error heading into a season.
Newly signed Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle isn’t feeling the pressure ahead of the latest — and perhaps greatest — challenge of his impressive career.
Garth Snow spent nearly $37 million on veteran free agent forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin on Wednesday and then went on WFAN with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday to talk about it.
After having a somewhat disappointing opening day of free agency, the Islanders bounced back on Day 2, reaching agreements with a pair of veteran forwards.
NHL free agency frenzy kicked off Tuesday, and there was enough money thrown around to end world hunger. But sometimes, general managers and owners act irresponsibly with their wallets.
Bourque has two career goals and eight points in 51 NHL games over parts of four seasons with Boston, Pittsburgh and Washington.
Even considering his age and slower stride, Boyle is still a rare commodity in this league given his excellence on the power play.
It’s no secret the biggest problem the Islanders had during the 2013-14 season was goaltending. It shouldn’t be a problem anymore.
Defenseman Dan Boyle agreed to terms with the Rangers on Tuesday just after the start of NHL free agency. According to the New York Post, the contract is for $9 million over two years.
One of the best free agent forwards available is now a Devil.
Rangers fans are dreading what free agency has in store. Things changed quickly for the Blueshirts on Friday when the NHL announced that the 2014-15 salary cap maximum will be $69 million.
Free agency opens up on Tuesday and, with it, Garth Snow’s window to piece together a competitive roster. This is easily the most important summer of his tenure and, arguably, the most important one in the history of the Islanders.
The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association say the salary cap for the 2014-15 season is going up to $69 million after a year of record revenues.
The Islanders held onto the No. 5 pick in the NHL draft, and came away with forward Michael Dal Colle on Friday night.
The Rangers now have five picks in the draft: one in the second round (59th overall), two in the third round (85th and 89th), one in the fourth round (119th), and one in the fifth round (122nd).
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