New York Islanders
For the first time in a long time, the Islanders might have some margin for error heading into a season.
Garth Snow spent nearly $37 million on veteran free agent forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin on Wednesday and then went on WFAN with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday to talk about it.
After having a somewhat disappointing opening day of free agency, the Islanders bounced back on Day 2, reaching agreements with a pair of veteran forwards.
NHL free agency frenzy kicked off Tuesday, and there was enough money thrown around to end world hunger. But sometimes, general managers and owners act irresponsibly with their wallets.
It’s no secret the biggest problem the Islanders had during the 2013-14 season was goaltending. It shouldn’t be a problem anymore.
Free agency opens up on Tuesday and, with it, Garth Snow’s window to piece together a competitive roster. This is easily the most important summer of his tenure and, arguably, the most important one in the history of the Islanders.
Brad Richards playing on Long Island? It’s possible.
The Islanders tried, but it might end up being the Rangers who seal the deal.
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.
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.
Charles Wang either can’t make up his mind or is just content to take his sweet time. Regardless, Andrew Barroway is fully prepared to purchase a controlling interest in the New York 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.
The New York Islanders have promoted Doug Weight to assistant general manager and added Greg Cronin as an assistant to head coach Jack Capuano.
Brooklyn as a punchline? Forget about it. From real estate to job creation, New York’s most populous borough is hot and getting hotter. That means amazing opportunities, but also big challenges.
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.