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Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Thomas Vanek Era Begins, Islanders Can’t Stand Pat

If you want to be the kind of team that Thomas Vanek will want to continue playing for, then you need to plug up the holes. That means trading for a top-four shutdown defenseman.

10/30/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Newest Islander Thomas Vanek Saw ‘The Writing On The Wall’ In Buffalo

Vanek saw the writing on the wall with the Sabres, who dealt Jason Pominville last season, changed coaches, and also could trade away veteran goalie Ryan Miller this season. He’s happy to be an Islander.

10/29/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Capellini: Trade For Sniper Vanek Shows Islanders Finally Mean Business

Islanders fans may struggle for a while accepting the fact that one of the most popular players in franchise history is gone, but the truth is Thomas Vanek is a world-class player. Matt Moulson is not.

10/28/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images), Matt Moulson (Photo by Vincent Pugliese/ Getty Images)

Thomas Vanek ‘Excited’ To Join Islanders; Moulson Says Goodbye

The Islanders acquired forward Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night for forward Matt Moulson, a first-round pick in 2014, and a second-round pick in 2015.

10/28/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Islanders Land Thomas Vanek From Sabres In Megatrade

The Islanders have reportedly pulled off a megatrade that sends scoring ace Thomas Vanek from Buffalo to Long Island.

10/27/2013

Martin Biron (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Goaltender Martin Biron Announces His Retirement

Less than a week after being placed on waivers, 36-year old goaltender, Martin Biron has announced his retirement.

10/20/2013

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Devils Trade Tallinder To Sabres In Exchange For Boychuk

Tallinder spent the last three years with the Devils after spending parts of eight seasons with the Sabres.

07/07/2013

Head coach Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup on June 12, 2009, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: If Fired By Penguins, Bylsma Should Become Top Candidate For Rangers

Dan Bylsma’s accomplishments as a whole are hugely impressive for a 42-year-old coach. The Penguins would be foolish to fire Bylsma. He would be welcomed by the Rangers’ organization with open arms.

06/11/2013

Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Reports: List Of Candidates Grows As Sather Searches For Next Rangers Coach

The list of candidates to become next Rangers coach has grown to Alain Vigneault, Mark Messier, Lindy Ruff, Wayne Gretzky and Dallas Eakins.

06/01/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Islanders Fall To Sabres In Shootout In Season Finale

The Islanders closed out their regular season by losing to the Sabres in a shootout.

04/26/2013

Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and the Rangers’ Taylor Pyatt keep an eye on a loose puck during the first period at First Niagara Center on April 19, 2013 in Buffalo, N.Y. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Richards Emerges From Hiding, Powers Rangers To Rout Of Sabres

The New York Rangers scored five times in a span of less than 3 minutes and Brad Richards notched his first NHL hat trick in an 8-4 rout of the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.

04/19/2013

Projections of the Boston Marathon memorial ribbon are seen on the ice during a pre-game tribute to the Boston Marathon bombing victims before a game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on April 17, 2013. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Bruins Fans Sing National Anthem During Emotional Pregame In Boston

A win for the Bruins would have been an uplifting end to the city’s emotional return to major sports after the Boston Marathon bombing. Simply playing the game — and singing the national anthem — was good enough.

04/18/2013

Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Without Kovalchuk, Devils Throwing Away Crucial Points In Playoff Chase

In the majority of losses during this stretch, the Devils have outworked their opponents. What they’re missing is Kovalchuk’s magic touch.

04/08/2013

Buffalo Sabres v New Jersey Devils

Devils Fall To Buffalo 3-2, Extend Losing Streak To 7

The New Jersey Devils’ losing streak now stands at seven games, after the Buffalo Sabres scored the only goal in a shootout Sunday night and beat the Devils 3-2.

04/07/2013

Lou Lamoriello (credit: Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils Can’t Stand Pat At Trade Deadline, Must Focus On Adding Veteran Scorer

With Ilya Kovalchuk on the mend and stars slumping, it’s imperative Devils GM Lou Lamoriello acquires a veteran scorer before the April 3 trade deadline.

04/02/2013

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