New York Islanders
I don’t need to sit here and tell you about everything that’s gone wrong with the Islanders this season, but I will tell you this: By no means is this team completely lost.
The Islanders’ Anders Lee has played 11 games in the NHL. He has cracked the scoresheet in all but three, and has 12 points overall. He might very well be just what this transitioning franchise needs.
The popular fan website http://www.islesnation.net is organizing a protest of Islanders owner Charles Wang and general manager Garth Snow during the team’s home game against the Buffalo Sabres at Nassau Coliseum.
The New York Islanders’ big comeback over the Vancouver Canucks in a seven-goal third period even caught them by surprise.
It’s getting more and more difficult to convince anyone that perception of the Islanders is any different than their true reality.
For a franchise that’s had several low points over the past two decades, March 5, 2014, might’ve been the lowest from an emotional perspective.
The Islanders knew for some time they had to trade Thomas Vanek. On Wednesday they put a daring-yet-failed move behind them.
In exchange for the 27-year-old defenseman the Isles received a second round draft pick in 2015, a third rounder in 2014 and AHLer Matt Mangene.
With the NHL trade deadline coming on Wednesday at 3 p.m., the fates of the Islanders’ Thomas Vanek and Andrew MacDonald remain up in the air.
Scottie Upshall scored twice in the third period as part of a four-goal Panthers surge and Florida downed the New York Islanders 5-3 on Sunday.
Whether it’s the younger players fighting for roster spots or the role players looking to show some pride, I think this team will show a ton of heart the rest of the way.
Lubomir Visnovsky scored 1:55 into overtime as the New York Islanders outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs in a wild 5-4 contest Thursday night.
The Islanders’ franchise player will require eight to 12 weeks of rehab, but should be able to participate in offseason workouts leading up to training camp in September.
Garth Snow is angry, and understandably so. But the words that came out of his mouth on Thursday regarding the shocking injury that ended John Tavares’ Olympics and, more importantly, his season with the Islanders, were misguided.
“Are the IIHF or IOC going to reimburse our season-ticket holders now? It’s a joke,” Snow said. “They want all the benefits from NHL players playing in the Olympics and don’t want to pay when our best player gets hurt.”