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Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Have Made Lucrative Offer To Impending Free Agent Boychuk

One day after locking up their best young defenseman for years, the Islanders were reportedly working toward signing their best veteran defenseman long term.

02/25/2015

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk skates against the Washington Capitals on Dec. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Blow Game Open With Big 3rd Period, Rout Coyotes

Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night.

02/25/2015

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders skates against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Jan. 9, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Solidify Blue Line For Years, Agree To Multi-Year Extension With Leddy

Leddy, who is just 23 but was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at season’s end, will reportedly receive $38.5 million over the next seven years, for an average annual value of $5.5 million.

02/24/2015

If you are expecting the Islanders to make a bold move at the trade deadline, perhaps for someone like Toronto's Phil Kessel, seen here on the right talking to Matt Martin during a recent game, you may end up being disappointed. A report suggests the Isles have no intention of being buyers at the deadline. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Prepared To Stand Pat At The Trade Deadline

If you are expecting the Islanders to add some pieces for a run at the Stanley Cup you may end up being disappointed.

02/23/2015

David Clarkson, left, of the Toronto Maple Leafs is pushed into Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, center, by Thomas Hickey during the first period at Nassau Coliseum on Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sportsnet’s Marek: Snow Owes It To Islanders To Be Aggressive At Trade Deadline

The Islanders find themselves atop the Metropolitan Division and right on the periphery of the Eastern Conference stratosphere.

02/13/2015

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

For The First Time In A Long Time, Islanders-Rangers Is Loaded With Juice

When the Rangers and the Islanders take the ice Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden for their second meeting of the season, the rivalry will be back front and center in the minds of New Yorkers for the first time in a long while.

01/12/2015

A puck gets past Islanders goalie Chad Johnson during the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 23, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Excellent Record Hides Some Flaws That Must Be Fixed

How 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.

12/31/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 29: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save against Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Blow Big Lead, But Manage to Edge Capitals In OT 4-3

Johnny Boychuk’s power-play goal 2:53 into in overtime lifted the Islanders over the Washington Capitals 4-3 after New York blew another three-goal lead on Monday night.

12/29/2014

Nick Leddy (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Special Teams Misfires At The Root Of Islanders’ Current Problems

After jumping out to their best start in franchise history, the New York Islanders have hit a bit of a snag.

12/12/2014

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Red-Hot Islanders To Have Depth Tested, Place Boychuk, Visnovsky On IR

Boychuk, on the list retroactive to Nov. 27, has already missed three games because of a lower-body injury. Visnovsky’s move is retroactive to Nov. 28 due to an upper-body injury that has kept him out of two games.

12/03/2014

Nate Schmidt #88 of the Washington Capitals works the puck past Johnny Boychuk #55 and Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders during the first period at Verizon Center on November 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capitals Beat Streaking Islanders 5-2

The Islanders will try for their first six-game winning streak in seven seasons when they take on the Capitals in Washington on Friday in the back end of a home-and-home set.

11/28/2014

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: No Longer Upstarts, Islanders Ready To Kick In The Door

The Islanders sent a loud-and-clear message to one of the NHL’s top glamour teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins: “We can play any game you want, and we can beat you. Keep trying, but we are not going away.”

11/26/2014

Goaltender Jaroslav Halak and other members of the Islanders celebrate their victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 22, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sit At Your Table Thursday And Be Thankful For The Islanders

This is a completely different hockey team than we’ve seen in years past. The Isles have tons of offensive firepower, defensive depth and quality goaltending.

11/26/2014

Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy, left, celebrates his third-period goal with center John Tavares on Oct. 14, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders May Be On The Cusp Of Something Special

At this point, it would be reckless to say the Islanders will challenge for the top seed in the East, but a 3-0 start that includes a 6-3 win over the Rangers is absolutely delicious for this affection- and attention-starved franchise.

10/15/2014

Rangers forward Rick Nash. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: New Father Nash Looks To Continue Hot Start When Rangers Play Isles

Rick Nash’s early season resurgence on the ice has coincided with joy off the ice. On Monday, his wife, Jessica, delivered a healthy baby boy named McLaren.

10/14/2014

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