Found April 04, 2013 on Taking Bad Schotz:
With less than a month left in the NHL season, the New York Islanders will try to sneak into the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-07 season. The Isles, who seem to always be in a rebuilding mode, are making a late season run at the Stanley Cup playoffs and have won five out of their last six games. Currently the Isles have nine players on their active roster that they’ve drafted since that year. The most notable is John Tavares. Tavares has exploded for 23 goals in 37 games, good enough for 2nd in the league. Photo Credit: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton The Islanders have always been a dreaded destination for veteran players but recently the tide has turned. Evgeni Nabokov, who was claimed off waivers back in January 2011, has become a key piece in the Islanders’ success. Nabokov, who did not want to report to Uniondale after the waiver claim, has since said that he enjoys Long Island and wants to sign a contract extension. The 37-year-old goaltender has 17 wins in 31 games t...

Still No Contract For Mark Streit

#Isles Streit seeking multi-year deal w/ an AAV north of what Visnovsky received last wk ($4.75) from Isles. Two sides couldn't close gap — Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) April 3, 2013   #Isles As of yesterday, Isles had informed Streit that, despite contract stalemate, he will not be dealt — Katie Strang (@KatieStrangESPN) April 3, 2013

Looking At The Islander’s Playoffs Chances

Founded in 1972, The New York islanders have not seen much playoff action since the 80’s. Islanders fans reminisce fondly of a time when the team was a menacing force to be reckon with. Between 1980 and 1984, the Islanders won 19 successive playoff series and four successive Stanley Cups (1980-83), cementing an unequaled status for the team in professional sports. However, the...

Dee Karl: Isles: Trade Day Should be Quiet

The New York Islanders will not be sellers this year, and we as fans should be happy with that. It will make for a very quiet day, but the fact that there is no fire-sale in Uniondale is great. Art Staple has just tweeted that additional talks with Evgeni Nabokov's agent about an extension are ongoing, but nothing final as of yet. I do not have trade rumor sources. I...

Dee Karl: Isles in Washington

The New York Islanders visit the Washington Capitals tonight and it seems Anders Lee will be watching the game from the press box. According to Newsday's Art Staple, it looks like Jesse Joensuu may make his debut tonight, or it could be Reasoner in for Anders. Either way, it seems he won't have a chance for a second goal just yet. Radek Martinek will be in for Carkner...

Richard Cloutier: Oilers Capanomics 101 - Should Hemsky be in Play?

By now, everyone is sitting there going "why haven't the Oilers made a major trade deadline move yet?" Relax friends; a real move or two is coming. There's economics involved here. Mark Streit is the obvious trade target for the Oilers. I'd go so far as to suggest Streit and the Oilers have talked money already. They won't deal for him if his contract...

These Two Dmen Would Draw Interest

Derek Morris generating interest from other teams. Has a limited NTC in which he submitted list of 8 teams before season he would go to — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) April 2, 2013   Mark Streit is unlikely to agree to extension with NYI.Isles may keep him for playoff race, but unless there's change, Streit will be a UFA. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 2, 2013

Trade Deadline Eve

Following some of the names that have been moved these past few days, trade deadline day could shape up to be a day with a lot of little deals. However, names like Miikka Kiprusoff, Roberto Luongo, Mark Streit, and Jason Pominville could make the day interesting. Here is an update on the most notable names that have changed teams so far with the likely fantasy implications. Of course...
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