New York Islanders
With a loss to Slovenia on Tuesday, his Austrian squad was eliminated from the Olympic tournament. But by all accounts, Michael Grabner had a phenomenal run.
John Tavares knows a thing or two about playing on the international stage. The 23-year-old native of Mississauga, Ontario has represented Canada in seven tournaments since 2006 and has put together an impressive portfolio.
Apparently, teams will be lining up during free agency this summer to pay Andrew MacDonald $5 million per season. I say be my guest. The Islanders are very smart for not doing so.
The 29-year-old Bouchard was a disappointment with four goals and five assists in 28 games for the Islanders. On Dec. 10, he was sent to Bridgeport of the AHL where he had six goals and 11 assists.
Andrew MacDonald is going to shoot for a contract that pays him in the neighborhood of $5 million per season during the offseason. He just isn’t going to get it from his current team, the New York Islanders.
The 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.
For weeks, the hockey world was kept on edge about 30-year-old winger’ Thomas Vanek’s fate. He has made his decision, and the aftershocks are being felt all across Long Island.
Thomas Vanek has rejected a substantial offer from the Islanders and could soon be traded. The team is now fielding offers for the 30-year-old forward, according to a report.
On Wednesday, New York’s Islanders and Rangers will be at Yankee Stadium to partake in what has become the NHL’s modern marvel — the outdoor hockey game.
The only thing missing from Sunday’s outdoor NHL game at Yankee Stadium was true animosity on the ice. That shouldn’t be a problem on Wednesday night when the Islanders get their crack at the Rangers.
Paul Cartier’s worlds are about to collide. He is the organist for both the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum and the Yankees, so it’s only fitting that he will play the organ on Wednesday night when the Islanders host the Rangers.
Kevin Shattenkirk and Alexander Steen scored shootout goals to lift the St. Louis Blues to 4-3 win over the New York Islanders following a puzzling goal reversal call in overtime.
Sooner 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.
There will be no escape from Nassau County after this season. The Islanders will reportedly play next season, the final season of their lease, in the place they have called home since 1972.
It might be snowing and freezing outside, but the atmosphere will almost certainly be heated Tuesday night inside Madison Square Garden.