Category Archives: New York Islanders
As one of the top NHL players set for free agency this summer, would Okposo, the St. Paul native and former Gopher, consider returning home to play for the Wild?
“That’s something so many people ask me about,” Okposo said.
Travis Hamonic: The sense I’m getting from teams that would like to trade for Hamonic is that New York Islander general manager Garth Snow would really rather prefer to put this whole thing off until the summer.
On how the mindset of Chiarelli would be that despite having a generational talent, along with other pieces, none of this will fall into place until the Oilers get a No. 1 defenseman:
“No, and that’s exactly what he’s thinking. Look, if it was as simple as moving a forward like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to the Islanders for Travis Hamonic, the deal would have been made a long time ago. But clearly Garth Snow doesn’t want that. He wants either a good young defenseman very similar in contract and whatnot in age to come back his way, or he wants the team that wants Travis Hamonic the most to find a defenseman as part of potentially a three-team trade before Travis Hamonic gets moved.
“But I still think the Oilers have a keen eye on what Garth Snow and the Islanders are up to.”
"Tavares is an exceptional thinker, and he needs someone who thinks the game the same. Eberle has that ability." Button on trade rumour.
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) January 29, 2016
What would it take to add Eric Staal to Tavares’ left side? What would it take for the Islanders to pry Dustin Byfuglien or Andrew Ladd out of Winnipeg, if not both? And is it not worth investigating whether Steven Stamkos would be available to play right wing for a few months with Tavares?
This in, some trade speculation from Dan Friedman, hockey columnist for WFAN/CBS New York, one of his ten bold predictions for 2016: “Travis Hamonic will be traded to the Edmonton Oilers on deadline day. Islanders GM Garth Snow would likely prefer to wait this out as long as he can until the best deal comes along, but if Johnny Boychuk recovers and the Oilers want to play ball, Snow will pull the trigger and put this situation behind him and his hockey team.”
Yeah, we’ll trade you. Maybe. If it works for us.
Patrick Marleau probably thought taking his feelings public would have him on a bus out of Silicon Valley very quickly. He’s still a Shark.
Dreger: "Seems quiet where Travis Hamonic of the New York Islanders is concerned" on trade front. #Isles
— Chris Nichols (@NicholsOnHockey) December 30, 2015
Should Wings look into trading for Islanders’ Okposo?
Visnovsky said he would like to stay with #Isles if possible, would have played against Rangers.
— Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) April 29, 2015
Three keys to the offseason for the New York Islanders
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Islanders’ Needs At Trade Deadline – By Katie Strang | ESPN.com – Pending unrestricted free agents Daniel Winnik (Toronto) and Erik Condra (Ottawa) are both versatile and cost-effective.
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TheFourthPeriod.com writes … The Islanders have been linked to the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins, as both teams look to shed salary and have defensemen up for grabs.