Nail Yakupov shook off an early mid-ice collision and scored a game-winning power-play goal in the second period to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.
Perhaps a package of Girardi, Miller, a minor-league forward and a combination of draft picks could be enough to sway MacTavish into parting with Yakupov.
The NHL’s return will bring fierce competition for playoff spots, faces in new places and two legends going for one last glory.
The Rangers missed out on free agent defenseman Justin Schultz who is set to join the Edmonton Oilers.
Friday night marks one of the best events of the NHL offseason. It’s the first chance for teams to start their offseason. Aside from the draft picks, there is a good chance a handful of big trades go down as well.
In the final installment of a five-part series previewing the NHL Draft, B.D. Gallof spoke with Mark Edwards of HockeyProspect.com, who looked at the Islanders’ situation in a different light.
If you are looking for some of the most reliable NHL Draft rankings around, look no further than International Scouting Services. During a recent interview, ISS’s Dennis MacInnis shed some light on who the Islanders could draft.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie is considered hockey royalty in Canada. His words tend to be viewed as gospel, especially around draft time. McKenzie recently explained his philosophy to WFAN and touched on who the Islanders might pick.
The NHL Draft is less than two weeks away and rumors continue to swirl over what the Islanders will do with their first-round selection. Some say take a forward, while others are demanding a defenseman.