The Jets are under new management, and they’ve got their work cut out for them.
The fact is that 99 percent of teams in the Isles’ position would’ve been active at the deadline, and as such, general manager Garth Snow did what he needed to do – he made subtle, yet significant deals to bolster his squad.
Let’s take a look at the 10 biggest deals handed out by the local hockey teams over the last five years.
The Kyle Okposo injury? No problem. Tough loss to the Rangers at home? It’s forgotten about the very next game. There is no quit in this hockey club.
The Islanders find themselves atop the Metropolitan Division and right on the periphery of the Eastern Conference stratosphere.
While the Islanders are all but assured of a postseason berth, they’ve got quite a bit of holes to plug up. Their penalty kill and backup goalie situation are a mess — and that’s putting it nicely.
On Tuesday night, the Islanders (sort of) brought back their infamous “Fisherman” jerseys for pregame warmups. Yet those threads aren’t the worst ever.
Marty produced countless memorable moments during his illustrious career, but we’ve narrowed it all down to a list of his seven best with the Devils.
As always, there are some pretty notable snubs who will not be attending the festivities. Here are three from the local teams, as well as four others from outside the area.
As has been the case since the fall, the Islanders and the Rangers have been really the only reasons for New York City-area sports fans to feel pride. And they seem to be getting better as the season progresses.
Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.