Thomas Vanek

Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Surging Islanders Have More Reason For Optimism As Visnovsky Starts Skating

According to a report, Lubomir Visnovsky, who has missed all but eight games this season due to a concussion, has been skating on Long Island while the Islanders have been on their current six-game road trip.

01/14/2014

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Failure To Sign Vanek Will Crush Remaining Faith Isles Fans Have In Snow

The sports-centric saying “it’s getting late early” is a mantra the Islanders operate under, mostly because they always seem to put themselves in perilous situations early in seasons. That applies to the Thomas Vanek situation as well.

01/10/2014

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images); Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers, Islanders And Devils Send Total Of 15 Players To Sochi Olympics

In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.

01/07/2014

The Islanders' Kyle Okposo scores the game-winning goal against Chicago on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Islanders Edge Chicago, 3-2, In Overtime

Kyle Okposo scored 58 seconds into overtime, and the New York Islanders beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 after blowing a two-goal lead on Thursday night.

01/03/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, moves across to stop a shot by the Islanders’ John Tavares during the second period of the teams’ meeting at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 20, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Grabner Emerges From The Darkness, Leads Islanders Over Rangers

Thomas Vanek snapped a tie with a power-play goal early in the third period, and the Islanders earned their first regulation victory in over a month by beating the slumping Rangers 5-3 on Friday night.

12/20/2013

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Have No Plans To Fire Capuano — For Now

Fresh off their first playoff appearance in six years, the Islanders have won just nine of their first 32 games. Logic suggests a substantial change should be coming, right?

12/11/2013

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, center, scores in overtime against Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson, left, at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 3, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ 2013-14 Season Was In Peril Long Before It Started

The Islanders are where they are right now for one simple reason — and it has little to do with injuries. As far as success this season was concerned, the front office mismanaged this thing from the start.

12/05/2013

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Islanders Fall Asleep Late In 3rd, Give 2 Points To Penguins

Sidney Crosby scored with 1:16 remaining to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.

11/22/2013

Michael Grabner (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Name Struggling Grabner A Healthy Scratch Up In Toronto

He has all the skill in the world, but for whatever reason can’t score. Now, Michael Grabner is going to sit for a while and think about it.

11/19/2013

Kevin Poulin and Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders lie in the net.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Inexplicably, Islanders In Throes Of Another November To Forget

Since the start of the 2010-11 season, the Islanders are an amazingly bad 7-18-5 in November.

11/11/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Canadiens Send Islanders To 4-2 Defeat At Bell Center

Montreal defeated the Islanders 4-2 on Sunday. The Isles played their second game in less than 24 hours and were without recently acquired forward Thomas Vanek.

11/11/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Vanek, Tavares Lead Isles In 3-1 Win Over Boston

John Tavares, Andrew MacDonald and Thomas Vanek scored second-period goals, and Kevin Poulin made 26 saves for his first win of the season as the New York Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Saturday night.

11/02/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Thomas Vanek Era Begins, Islanders Can’t Stand Pat

If you want to be the kind of team that Thomas Vanek will want to continue playing for, then you need to plug up the holes. That means trading for a top-four shutdown defenseman.

10/30/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Newest Islander Thomas Vanek Saw ‘The Writing On The Wall’ In Buffalo

Vanek saw the writing on the wall with the Sabres, who dealt Jason Pominville last season, changed coaches, and also could trade away veteran goalie Ryan Miller this season. He’s happy to be an Islander.

10/29/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Capellini: Trade For Sniper Vanek Shows Islanders Finally Mean Business

Islanders fans may struggle for a while accepting the fact that one of the most popular players in franchise history is gone, but the truth is Thomas Vanek is a world-class player. Matt Moulson is not.

10/28/2013

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