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By Christian Arnold (CA_NYHockey)
The Islanders need defense and they got it. General manager Garth Snow went all in with defensemen in this year’s NHL Draft, selecting one in each of the seven rounds, as well as trading for veteran defensemen Lubomir Visnovsky from the Anaheim Ducks.
The Islanders blue line has been an area of concern and was in need of an upgrade this offseason. Plus their defensive corps already lost Steve Staios, who joined the Toronto Maple Leafs organization as a scout, and the team will most likely not be bringing back Mark Eaton or Milan Jurcina.
Acquiring the 35-year old Visnovsky bolsters the Isles defense by adding a top-four defensemen who can take pressure off Mark Streit, Andrew MacDonald and Travis Hamonic. Streit struggled for most of the year forcing Travis Hamonic and Andrew MacDonald to carry a bulk of the load on defense.
Visnovsky has been one of the most productive offensive defensemen in the NHL and since 2005 he ranked third among al...
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Two months after the end of another disappointing season, the New York Islanders got busy in the opening hour of the NHL draft as they try to rebuild the franchise.
Shortly before the Edmonton Oilers selected forward Nail Yakupov from Sarnia of the Ontario Hockey League with the No. 1 overall pick on Friday night, the Islanders acquired defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Anaheim...
from Kevin Schultz of Islanders Point Blank, Friday night at the Coliseum draft party, Islanders radio man Chris King interviewed the newly acquired Lubomir Visnovsky via phone from Europe. Visnovsky was at home in Slovakia and there’s now a chance that he may stay in Slovakia to play or even head to the KHL in Russia. The slovak website hokejportal.net snagged an interview with...
via Arthur Staples tweet, #Isles have acquired D Lubomir Visnovsky from the Ducks for a 2013 2nd-round pick.
UNIONDALE, NY (June 22, 2012) – The New York Islanders announced today that they have acquired Lubomir Visnovsky from the Anaheim Ducks, in exchange for the team’s second round selection in the 2013 National Hockey League Draft.
Visnovsky has played the...
On draft day, the New York Islanders were the first ones to make an impact as almost immediately following the drafting of Nail Yakupov as the first overall pick, it was announced that the Islanders had traded their 2013 second round pick to the Anaheim Ducks for veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky.
The following day, an article started making the rounds in which Visnovsky, in...
The Anaheim Ducks have selected Swedish defenseman Hampus Lindholm with the sixth pick in the NHL draft, taking a big risk to land a player who could provide a major reward.
The Ducks picked Lindholm on Friday night, bypassing several higher-rated defense prospects to land a fast-rising prospect.
Anaheim's eventful evening began with the departure of high-scoring defenseman...
It's Draft Day. It could also be called Trade Day.In keeping with that tradition, the Ducks traded away defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky to the New York Islanders. Anaheim in return will receive a second-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.Visnovsky, 35, did not have a great season last year, with six goals and 27 points in 68 games. This was a poor follow up for the 2010-11 season...
Thanks to always on the job, Art Staple of Newsday for finally getting a story regarding Visnovsky's pending defection to the KHL that I can TRUST!
Since late last night I have been trying to get a few answers of my own but failed dismally. But just now the Twitter message I have been waiting for has come from Art Staple.
"Just got off the phone w/#Isles D Lubomir...
The Anaheim Ducks wasted no time in reshaping their organization early on in the first round of the NHL Draft on Friday, trading top-pairing defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky to the New York Islanders for a second round pick in 2013 and selecting late-rising defenseman Hampus Lindholm with the sixth overall selection at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
In an ominous backdrop to...
The Anaheim Ducks haven't even made a pick yet and they are already making noise at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
Just moments after the Edmonton Oilers made Nail Yakupov the No. 1 overall selection, they made a splash by trading defensemen Lubomir Visnovsky to the New York Islanders for a 2nd round pick in this years draft.
The Ducks were lucky to get such a high pick for...
After taking forwards with their top-10 picks in each of the previous four NHL drafts, the Islanders fortified their defense with both a trade and the addition of Griffin Reinhart with the fourth overall selection. "He's got excellent size, good hockey sense and he comes from a winning program," GM Garth Snow told Newsday when asked about Reinhart, the son of...
The Ducks' Bob Murray knew that having rival general managers call and make offers for his star winger could make it an interesting first day at the NHL draft. Murray didn't count on his winger lashing out and hoping that recent trade rumors would come true. It was an eventful first round as the Ducks pulled a surprise with the No. 6 pick by taking fast-rising Swedish...
Well last night sure was interesting. Several players changed teams (Mike Ribeiro, Sergei Bobrovsky, Lubomir Visnovsky), with Pittsburgh making two separate blockbuster (Jordan Staal, Zbynek Michalek). Full details of Round One can be found here.
As for the Rangers, they stayed quiet on the trade front. Well, that is if you don’t include that the Rangers were in on the discussions...