3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York SportsIt's time to take a look at the latest best and worst stories on the NY/NJ sports landscape.
Islanders, Nelson Agree To 3-Year ContractA game of chicken had been going on for some time. It finally ended Wednesday night.
Islanders Sign Top Pick Barzal To 3-Year DealBarzal, a 6-foot, 182-pound forward, had 12 goals and 45 assists in 44 games last season with the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League.
Friedman: Islanders Need To Ditch Absurd RFA Policy, Get With The ProgramWith training camp just over a week away, there’s been a lot of talk about Brock Nelson’s contract situation, and the looming deadline for him to sign with the Islanders.
Capellini: Islanders' Lack Of Impact Moves So Far This Offseason Is A Troubling SignThe Isles bowed out in the first round of last season's playoffs following a 101-point season in which they limped to the finish line. Their solution so far this offseason has been to do basically nothing.
Friedman: Islanders Don't Need To Make A Big Move To Be A Force Next SeasonThe Islanders haven’t exactly made the biggest waves so far this offseason. Still, the first day of NHL free agency was a productive one for general manager Garth Snow.
U.S., Canada Roll Into Semifinals Of Ice Hockey World ChampionshipBen Smith and Charlie Coyle scored 57 seconds apart as the United States rallied for a 3-1 victory over Switzerland on Thursday, and awaited either defending champion Russia or Sweden.
Grabovski Returns, Reinhart Steps In For Injured Visnovsky As Islanders Ready For Game 5The Islanders have mostly carried the play through the first four games of their opening-round playoff matchup with the Washington Capitals, but the series is tied nonetheless.
Capellini: With An Effort Most Didn't Expect, Islanders Grew Up In A Hurry In Game 1The Islanders were simply a different team in Game 1 than the one that went just 6-8-5 over the season's final quarter. They imposed their will against the Capitals.
First-Place Islanders Hand Predators 5th Straight LossBrock Nelson scored with 6:08 left, helping the New York Islanders rally after blowing a two-goal lead in the third period with a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Islanders, Rangers Fighting Through Injuries And Individual Scoring SlumpsOdds are good the Islanders and the Rangers will make the playoffs, but what shape each will be in when they get there is anyone's guess.
Capellini: Islanders' Excellent Record Hides Some Flaws That Must Be FixedHow good are the Islanders? We're going to find out as they are set to begin a brutal seven-game road trip through Western Canada and points elsewhere.