Recently-acquired Isles forward Cal Clutterbuck signed a four-year deal.
Niederreiter’s value had diminished and, under those circumstances, this was the best return GM Garth Snow was going to get in a trade for him. Truth be told, it’s not a bad one, either.
For the Isles, it’s all about the next move — and I don’t mean the one to Brooklyn, though that will help, too.
So here we are, in the midst of a very short training camp, one whole week for teams to get ready for a 48-game sprint to the playoffs. It’s crazy if you think about it. It’s even crazier if you play for the Islanders.
With the NHL season finally set to start, the Islanders appear ready to give a potential phenom a shot. But while doing so, they may have to move forward without a key acquisition.
Developing players seems to vary depending on the recipe, but there is no doubt that the Islanders need theirs to be more than just a dash of project and a sprinkle of hope.
Jonathan Toews netted the only goal in the shootout, after posting a short-handed goal and assist in regulation, and the Chicago Blackhawks outlasted the New York Islanders 5-4 on Friday night.
A week ago the Islanders season was pretty much finished. They were already over 10 points out of a playoff spot and there was nothing this team was showing you that made you think they had anything left. I thought they were cooked. I was wrong.
Mike Carver believes the last-place Islanders must makes changes now before their November slide turns into an avalanche.
Nino Niederreiter, chosen with the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, was given the news Thursday that he will be returning to the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are getting anxious about when they’ll pick up their first win in their new arena. Facing a team they beat eight consecutive times in their old one should provide an excellent opportunity.
Nicklas Backstrom deflected in Alex Ovechkin’s drive from the point on a power play with 3:39 left, lifting the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.