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John Tavares skates during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta.
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Andy Graziano
May 16, 2018 - 3:54 pm
John Tavares and agent, Pat Brisson — co-head of the Hockey Division of Creative Artists Agency — did not want to talk contract negotiations with the New York Islanders once the 2017-18 season began. So, they didn’t.
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Marc-Andre Fleury makes a save against Mathew Barzal during the third period of play at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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Steve Lichtenstein
May 10, 2018 - 3:09 pm
Comparing how other expansion teams have fared with the Golden Knights’ experience isn’t exactly apples-to-apples. It’s more like apple fruit roll-up-to-apples, considering the changes in the expansion draft rules over the years.
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Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy plays the puck against the Washington Capitals on March 16, 2018, at the Barclays Center.
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Andy Graziano
May 10, 2018 - 9:38 am
It’s almost inconceivable to believe that 12 years after Garth Snow took over as general manager in a time of turmoil, the New York Islanders are still in turmoil, having now missed the playoffs the past two seasons while dropping in points over the past four, from 101 to 100 to 94 to 80. With one...
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Devils general manager Ray Shero
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Steve Lichtenstein
May 08, 2018 - 3:46 pm
When addressing how his club will use its ample (approximately $23 million, per spotrac.com) salary cap space this offseason, Devils general manager Ray Shero reminded the media that such an asset is easily squandered. “Once you lose it, you better be a good team that’s pushing to win a Cup or...
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Bill Torrey in 2010
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May 03, 2018 - 2:10 pm
Bill Torrey, the general manager who built the expansion New York Islanders into a dynasty, has died, the Islanders and NHL said Thursday. He was 83.
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Zach Aston-Reese of the Pittsburgh Penguins lies on the ice after getting hit by Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 1, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
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Steve Lichtenstein
May 03, 2018 - 12:01 pm
At the end of Devils coach John Hynes’ break-up day news conference last week, MSG Networks’ Stan Fischler asked why no Devil nailed Nikita Kucherov in retaliation for the Tampa Bay star wing’s high hit on top-pair defenseman Sami Vatanen late in the first period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference...
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Jaroslav Halak
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Andy Graziano
May 02, 2018 - 7:13 pm
We have covered the forwards and defense so far in our review of the 2017-18 New York Islanders after a disappointing season that saw them fail to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for a second consecutive season. We finish up by hitting on two of the most hotly discussed topics of the entire...
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Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton
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Sean Hartnett
May 01, 2018 - 9:19 am
Rangers fans knew that the Blueshirts only stood a marginal chance of capturing the top overall pick in the draft, but the finalized lottery seeding actually sent the Rangers down a peg to ninth overall. Here are five prospects that could be in the Rangers’ sights at number nine.
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New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid makes a save on New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider during the third period at Prudential Center on Apr 3, 2018.
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April 30, 2018 - 10:55 am
USA Hockey unveiled its initial roster ahead of the 2018 IIHF Men's World Championships. Three goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards have been selected to a 23-man roster in advance of the tournament, which will take place from May 4-20 in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark.
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Ryan Pulock iis congratulated by defenseman Thomas Hickey after scoring a first period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.
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Andy Graziano
April 26, 2018 - 8:55 am
The New York Islanders' defensemen struggled this season, allowing the most goals in the NHL at 293, far above the league average of 244.
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