Friedman: It Should Be An Offseason Of Opportunity For Snow, IslandersFor 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.
Capellini: Vanek Failure Should Not Stop Islanders From Taking Necessary RisksThe Islanders traded for Thomas Vanek because of one simple reason: They are not the Rangers. They cannot sit back and let name recognition sell the franchise. They need to roll the dice to take the next step.
Capellini: Vanek's Indecision On His Future Puts Massive Pressure On IslandersSooner or later, Garth Snow is going to have to make a decision, which likely will be the only decision he can make if things don't change. Thomas Vanek is the only person who can alter that decision.
Sabres Edge Devils 2-1 Matt Moulson and Matt D'Agostini scored power-play goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres past the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Saturday night.
Friedman: Thomas Vanek Era Begins, Islanders Can't Stand PatIf 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.
Newest Islander Thomas Vanek Saw 'The Writing On The Wall' In BuffaloVanek 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.
Capellini: Trade For Sniper Vanek Shows Islanders Finally Mean BusinessIslanders 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.
Thomas Vanek 'Excited' To Join Islanders; Moulson Says GoodbyeThe 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.
Islanders Land Thomas Vanek From Sabres In MegatradeThe Islanders have reportedly pulled off a megatrade that sends scoring ace Thomas Vanek from Buffalo to Long Island.
Dominated For 2 Periods, Islanders Roar Back In 3rd, Stun PenguinsJosh Bailey's goal with 1:40 left capped the Islanders' furious third-period rally, and New York edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.
Friedman: Islanders Keeping Pace Despite Plethora Of ProblemsIt’s hard to believe that, after all that’s transpired over the past six days, the New York Islanders (3-2-2) haven’t lost any ground in the Metropolitan Division standings.
Schwei: Brunner Makes Noise, Looking For 1st Win And More Devils NotesThe New Jersey Devils began the season with just one point in their first two games, a 3-0 loss in Pittsburgh and a 4-3 shootout defeat at home against the Islanders.