After just one day of the NHL’s annual spending spree, the natural impulse for Islanders fans is to roll their eyes and mutter to their friends that, as usual, there’s nothing to see here. Well, they’d be wrong.
The Rangers are at a critical point at the start of free agency. If they do nothing and stick with their roster as currently constituted, they figure to have another solid year that will get them to the second or third round of the playoffs.
The Islanders have had a cap floor budget for almost a year now. WFAN’s B.D. Gallof has learned that the bridles of that budget might be less restrictive for some free agency targets.
The Rangers are not in need of a dramatic shake-up. But when free agency comes around, you never know how things will unfold.
As you continue to watch the playoffs, you might want to take a look at a team that was once in the same boat as the Islanders — the Florida Panthers. It will give you some perspective on why certain things play out the way they do.
For Islanders fans, you are once again on the outside looking in, but, despite all of the franchise’s problems, the on-ice product is a lot closer to being a serious force than many would have you believe.
Matt Moulson scored a power-play goal with just over six minutes remaining, and the New York Islanders beat Toronto 5-2 on Tuesday night, handing the Maple Leafs their eighth straight home loss.
Marek Zidlicky and David Clarkson scored 14 seconds apart in the final two minutes of the third period to rally the New Jersey Devils past the New York Islanders
Neil Keefe is joined by Brian Monzo, Chris LoPresti and Mike Carver to talk about what happened at the NHL trade deadline, why Rick Nash wasn’t moved and what to expect from the Rangers down the stretch.
Craig Anderson, made 28 saves as the Ottawa Senators beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Sunday.
Matt Moulson netted the winner in a shootout as the New York Islanders outlasted the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.
As the Monday NHL trade deadline approaches, it’s starting to become clear what to expect from the Islanders on the trade front.
Not much of anything.
For Islanders fans, the trade deadline is annually almost as frustrating as summer free agency. Fans seem to hold onto the dream that there is some magic pill to be swallowed here that will somehow solve all the team’s problems.
Before Toronto’s win last night in Edmonton, the Isles were 6 points out for the first time in two months. It’s quite a feat for them considering how miserable they were from mid October to late November. What led the charge back into contention?
P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period and Evgeni Nabokov made 37 saves and the New York Islanders defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Tuesday.
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