Found January 09, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
As we get ready for this shortened season, I’ve heard repeatedly how important it will be for teams to come out of the gate strong. There is no time for slow starts or extended slumps. Every game will be worth the equivalent of four points instead of two and that coaching will be crucial. I wanted to ask head coach Jack Capuano how he feels about this shortened season but knew I couldn’t ge...

Isles Notebook: Nelson & Hamonic Skate; Visnovsky Update

Photo courtesy of Jae C. Hong / AP By Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey) Wednesday was a busy day in the NHL. The league’s board of governors meeting in New York and the Toronto Maple Leafs firing general manager Brian Burke. But on the Isles front, there was some news as well. To start, Brock Nelson and Travis Hamonic took part in full contact drills with the rest of their Sound...

Lubomir Visnovsky refuses to report to Islanders, opts to stay in the KHL

With the lockout ending, players are traveling from all over the globe back to their teams ahead of training camp. One player that has opted not to report is New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky. Visnovsky has been playing for Slovan Bratislava of the Kontinental Hockey League during the work stoppage and announced today that he would be staying with them for the...

Trading days

Mitchell Theoret (Niagara IceDogs) Hard work does have it's rewards as New York Islander 2011 7th round pick Mitchell Theoret found himself traded to the OHL Eastern Conference leaders, the Barrie Colts. The Niagara IceDogs made the move in part because they expect to lose fellow Islander prospect Ryan Strome as well as possibly 2 more key players from the IceDog lineup because...

Shaking up things

Shane McColgan (Saskatoon Blades) It was a super active trade deadline day in the CHL but only one New York Islander prospect moved but one New York Ranger prospect saw his team make big moves. The CHL had thought about changing their trade deadline day because of the NHL opening their own trading camps as soon as this weekend. Not knowing put teams into tough choices but the...

Bobby Heenan & The Islanders Steal The British Bulldogs’ Mascot Matilda

Dee Karl: BST Loss in OT & KHL Agreement

The question was asked early yesterday, would Nino Niederreiter still be in the Bridgeport line-up for last night's game against the Hershey Bears or would he be on Long island for informal skates with his NHL team. Nino was in the line-up and his presence was immediately felt at the 3:39 mark of the first period as his pass was deflected by Sundstrom for the Sound Tigers...
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