Garth Snow

The Islanders’ Josh Bailey, left, celebrates his shorthanded goal against the Devils with Kyle Okposo at the Prudential Center on Sept. 19, 2013 in Newark. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders May Be Shopping Enigmatic Forward Josh Bailey

The Islanders generally don’t give up on young talent. But that doesn’t mean at this point they won’t move a player in the right deal.

06/24/2014

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Friedman: An Expert’s Take On What Islanders Must Do This Offseason

The Islanders are at a crossroads and have a lot of questions to answer this offseason. I figured I’d sit down with Pro Hockey Talk’s James O’Brien and ask him a few of those questions.

06/23/2014

Right: Thomas Vanek (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images); Matt Moulson (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Friedman: It Should Be An Offseason Of Opportunity For Snow, Islanders

For most teams, the offseason begins when the Stanley Cup Final ends. The New York Islanders, however, are not like most teams. For better or for worse, their situation is unique, something general manager Garth Snow is fully aware of.

06/17/2014

Former Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle plays against the Vancouver Canucks at SAP Center on Oct. 3, 2013 in San Jose, Calif. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Trader Garth At It Again: Islanders Acquire Rights To Veteran Defenseman Boyle

Islanders general manager Garth Snow continued his proactive approach to the offseason on Thursday, sending a conditional fifth round pick in the 2015 draft to the San Jose Sharks for the rights to veteran defenseman Dan Boyle.

06/05/2014

The Islanders agreed to terms with goaltender Jaroslav Halak on a four-year, $18 million contract on May 22, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Fans Pray Halak Is Just Opening Act Of Islanders’ Summer Of Garth

Someone had to be the pioneer. Regardless if Jaroslav Halak knows it or not, his signing with the Islanders on Thursday was a really big deal.

05/23/2014

Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Islanders Take A Chance, Acquire Rights To Goaltender Jaroslav Halak

Desperate to upgrade in net, the Islanders attempted a low-risk, high-reward move on Thursday, acquiring the rights to impending unrestricted free agent goaltender Jaroslav Halak from the Washington Capitals.

05/01/2014

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Capuano Spared Means Snow Knows He Failed The Islanders

Don’t look so down, Jack. You get to keep your job. You have basically been cleared of wrongdoing. Garth has rightly jumped on the grenade.

04/16/2014

Head coach Jack Capuano of the New York Islanders gestures from the bench as he speaks in front of Josh Bailey #12 in third-period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on March 4, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Garth Snow: Isles Will Retain Jack Capuano As Head Coach

“Cappy will be back,” Snow said. “If we have an opportunity to add to our staff, the way we’d look to add a player, then we’ll do that. But I don’t expect to change the current staff.”

04/14/2014

An exterior view of Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Better Get It Right For Fans Before Bolting Coliseum

It’s almost astounding how quickly the tides turned; how fast chants of “We Want Playoffs!” were replaced with “Fire Cappy!” and “Sell Wang Sell!” and how suddenly everything went wrong.

04/10/2014

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Friedman: A Realistic Guide To Fixing The Islanders

I don’t need to sit here and tell you about everything that’s gone wrong with the Islanders this season, but I will tell you this: By no means is this team completely lost.

03/20/2014

Charles Wang and Garth Snow of the New York Islanders watch the draft board during day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fed Up Islanders Fans Set To Lodge Protest Against Front Office Saturday

The popular fan website http://www.islesnation.net is organizing a protest of Islanders owner Charles Wang and general manager Garth Snow during the team’s home game against the Buffalo Sabres at Nassau Coliseum.

03/11/2014

Charles Wang and Garth Snow of the New York Islanders watch the draft board during day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Are Creeping Up On A Point Of No Return With Their Fans

It’s getting more and more difficult to convince anyone that perception of the Islanders is any different than their true reality.

03/06/2014

Islanders GM Garth Snow

Friedman: How And Why The Islanders Failed On Trade Deadline Day

For a franchise that’s had several low points over the past two decades, March 5, 2014, might’ve been the lowest from an emotional perspective.

03/06/2014

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Islanders Trade Vanek To Canadiens For Conditional Draft Pick And Prospect

The Islanders knew for some time they had to trade Thomas Vanek. On Wednesday they put a daring-yet-failed move behind them.

03/05/2014

Islanders center John Tavares, second from left, celebrates with teammates Jonathan Toews, left, Sidney Crosby and Matt Duchene, right, following Canada’s win over Sweden in the gold-medal match at the Sochi Olympics on Feb. 23, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Islanders Catch A Huge Break: Tavares Will Not Require Surgery On Left Knee

The Islanders’ franchise player will require eight to 12 weeks of rehab, but should be able to participate in offseason workouts leading up to training camp in September.

02/25/2014

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