Found September 20, 2012 on NY Rangers Blog:
Notable players lost: PA Parenteau (COL), Micheal Haley (NYR) Notable players obtained: Lubomir Visnovsky (ANA), Brad Boyes (STL), Matt Carkner (OTT) Drafted: Griffin Reinhart- 1st round, 4th overall There are many things we can call the Islanders. The term I'll use for them is 'puzzling' since the Islanders used all 7 of their draft picks on defensive prospects in June's draft. Forget about the fact that the Islanders have no minor league depth at goaltender besides Anders Nilsson who is the starting goaltender for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Islanders AHL affiliate. Too bad Nilsson will probably rot away behind oft-injured Rick Dipietro, who still has 9 years remaining on his contract and has played just 51 games at any level since the 2008-09 season. The Islanders did make a few moves, first sending a second round pick in 2013 to Anaheim for defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky. Visnovsky, in turn filed a grievance with the NHLPA citing he had a no-trade clause i...

A Fresh Start for Rick DiPietro?

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The return of the Predator

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Dee Karl: Trottier, Weight & Donovan at the ICF Golf Event

It was a beautiful day to be at Bethpage Park, especially on the golf course. This was the fifth annual New York Islanders Golf outing and the weather decided to cooperate this year. Of course, due to the situation with the NHL lockout, the cast of characters changed a little, but there were plenty of hockey celebrities and future stars to go around with the links. There were...

Knocking Out Fighting

(Canadian Hockey League) It is the night before the start of the 2012-2013 Canadian Hockey League regular season and New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects will be facing some new rule changes regarding fighting. The OHL and WHL both unveiled rules designed rid their leagues of some of the fighting. The WHL starts by addressing the "staged" fights; you know...

Weber, Streit to play in Switzerland

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Yannick Weber and New York Islanders captain Mark Streit plan to play in Switzerland during the NHL lockout. Bern announced it has signed Streit, and Geneva-Servette says it has added Weber, according to TSN. Streit had seven goals and 40 assists last season, and Weber had four goals and 14 assists.
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