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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: NHL Draft Hangover Edition (6/29/15)

The New York Islanders head into the free agent frenzy, which starts Wednesday, having had a successful draft weekend according to our own Chris Triantafilis. General Manager Garth Snow did what he needed to do to get into the first round by trading away the once coveted prospected Griffin Reinhart, but Insight’s Andy Graziano says it’s time to look forward as the team (and...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Now What Do We Do? 6/28/15

Now that the NHL draft has concluded with the New York Islanders and general manager Garth Snow scoring high marks all across the league, what’s next? What else is going on as we sit here on a gloomy Sunday morning waiting for the clouds to lift so summer can resume? 1 - In House Cleaning: Snow has to get Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Thomas Hickey, all restricted free agents, under...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andong Song becomes first Chinese player ever taken in NHL Draft

For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL draft, although, by way of New Jersey. Andong Song made history after he was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft Saturday. The baby-faced (even by NHL rookie standards) 6-foot, 160-pound defenseman, who goes by the name "Misha," started playing hockey on a tiny rink in Beijing...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Snow, Islanders Are Winners At 2015 NHL Draft

It was supposed to be a quiet process at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft for the New York Islanders, who entered the weekend with five draft picks, none of them in the first two rounds. Instead, Islanders general manager Garth Snow proved, once again, that he had a few surprises up his sleeve and made the Islanders winners, once again, on draft day. Through the first-half of the first...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Take Andong Song, First Chinese Player Drafted into NHL

The New York Islanders made history on Saturday, drafting defenseman Andong (Misha) Song, the first ever Chinese player to ever get picked, in the sixth round of the NHL Draft. Very little is known about Song, who was born in Beijing, China. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Song moved to Oakville, Ontario at the age of 10. A member of China’s U18 World Junior team, Song...
Via The Hockey House
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Man who tried scam to buy Islanders gets 10 years for forgery

PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- A man who once tried to pull off an audacious scam to buy the National Hockey League's New York Islanders has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for another fraud case in northeast Ohio. Fifty-year-old John Spano Jr. was sentenced Thursday in Painesville, 30 miles east of Cleveland, after pleading guilty last month to 16 counts of forgery. Spano was accused...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders are finally done paying Alexei Yashin

The story has become infamous. The New York Islanders acquired star forward Alexei Yashin in 2001 at an amazingly high cost, trading future Norris Trophy winner Zdeno Chara, the 2011 second overall pick (which turned out to be Jason Spezza) and Bill Muckalt for the Russian forward. If dealing those youngsters wasn’t enough, New York general manager Mike Milbury inked Yashin to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC New York breaks news of possible Game 8 in Capitals-Islanders series

The Islanders and Capitals will play Game 7 of their first round series tonight.  After winning Game 6 at the Nassau Coliseum to force the decisive game, NBC4 in New York ran this bizarre report with not one, but two snafus.  The most alarming of which is reporting that a possible Game 8 will be played in the series if the Isles can win Game 7 in Washington.  That Game 8 would...
Via Awful Announcing
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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