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Garth Snow, GM for the New York Islanders phoned in to Sportsnet's Hockey Central @ Noon show.
Snow discussed the trade of Vanek to Montreal and also thought the Islanders had a chance to sign him.
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from Katie Strang of ESPN New York,
Snow sent Vanek, a two-time 40-goal scorer and perhaps the most coveted forward on the rental market plus a conditional fifth-round pick, to Montreal for what appears to be a pretty meager return.
The Islanders acquired a conditional second-round pick in 2014 and Swedish prospect Sebastian Collberg in the deal, which pales in comparison...
The New York Islanders are definitely not a hockey organization known for making the best trades to improve their team.
In fact, the team’s trade history probably reads like a horror story to its fans.
From the organization’s most recent blunder with Thomas Vanek, to infamous, big-money deals that didn’t work out, the Islanders would probably lose if they played a game against...
Source: Eye on HockeyIt came down to the wire but the New York Islanders found a new home for Thomas Vanek. The high-scoring winger is now a member of the Montreal Canadiens.The Islanders have been working on dealing Vanek for a while but the market was reportedly only going down as the deadline approached. How low did it go? The Canadiens only gave up prospect Sebastien Collberg...
The New York Islanders shipped out veteran forward Thomas Vanek on March 5 as they sent him to the Montreal Canadiens on the NHL’s trade deadline day. In return, the Islanders received a prospect named Sebastian Collberg as well as a second-round draft choice. Vanek is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Islanders offered the 30-year-old native of Vienna...
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On March 5, 1985, New York Islanders’ right winger, Mike Bossy became the first player in the National Hockey League to score at least 50 goals in eight consecutive seasons.
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Forward Thomas Vanek has been moved to the Montreal Canadiens. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
For Islanders general manager Garth Snow, moving Thomas Vanek and getting some sort of return was the top priority on trade deadline day. While the deal did not surface until after the 3 p.m. deadline, Snow was able to make a trade, sending Vanek to the Montreal Canadiens.
In return for Vanek...
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Laughing stock, joke, league doormat, pathetic, worst organization in North American sports. New York Islanders fans have heard these words spewed at them for nearly twenty years. Some of it true, some of it not, but mostly pretty close. But the way the Thomas Vanek saga played itself out today or even the last 4 months, reassured Islanders...
First, do no harm.
On deadline day in the NHL, Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish’s modest moves adhered to that fundamental principal (Primum non nocere) physicians the world over are meant to live by.
That’s actually a good thing, and by no means a back-handed compliment aimed at the fashion in which the MacTavish is operating.
You don’t think so? Hey, take...
The Montreal Canadiens made the biggest splash at the deadline, sending a second round pick and prospect Sebastian Collberg for superstar winger Thomas Vanek. Vanek, who has 77 goals in the past three years, was acquired by the Islanders in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres earlier this season. He curretly has 21 goals and 32 assists for 51 points in 60 [...]