Found March 17, 2013 on
Puck Drunk Love:
Despite the fact the New York Islanders are hovering near a playoff spot, fans and analysts have continually pointed at the club as a potential seller near the trade deadline. Mark Streit (pictured above), Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov (pictured above) are names that have surfaced as potential players that might be dealt to a contender looking for an additional veteran with an expiring contract.
Not so fast. According to Newsday, the Islanders are talking - or are preparing to talk - to Streit, Visnovsky and Nabokov about new contracts.
The three men mentioned above are all ideal trade candidates. Streit, 35, is in the final year of a five-year, $20.5 million contract. Visnovsky, 36, is in the final year of a five-year, $28 million contract. Nabokov, 37, is completing a one-year, $2.75 million contract. All three have veteran experience and could serve as a rental player at the deadline for a team looking to add a complementary piece.
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from Arthur Staple of Newsday,
There are nine games and 17 days until the NHL's trade deadline, so plenty can change for the Islanders between now and then.
But it doesn't appear the Islanders' plans for Mark Streit, Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov, three veterans who are on expiring contracts, will change between now and April 3.
Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton Oil Kings)
Friday night was about players stepping up for their teams as the prospects of the New York Ranger and New York Islanders make pushes to help their teams with their playoff hopes. No position had a bigger impact than the defense corps and it should not be a surprise that more defensemen are also captains on their team.
First Star Griffin...
Casey Cizikas broke a third-period tie, and the New York Islanders held on to beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead in the final frame Saturday night.
Cizikas took a pass from Colin McDonald from behind the net and got it past goalie Scott Clemmensen from the left of the crease at 12:55.
Kyle Okposo, Radek Martinek and Brad Boyes also scored, and Evgeni...
Peter Ceresnak (OHL Images)
St. Patrick's Day was not very lucky for the one New York Ranger and one New York Islander prospect who saw their season come to an unhappy ending. Not every prospect has a happy ending to their season or their dream of an NHL career.
Peter Ceresnak (NYR 11 6th) and his Peterborough Petes came up 1 win, 1 point short of making the OHL Eastern Conference...
If not for Casey Cizikas and the grinding line is on, this game would have been another Isles loss.
It was going so well. it was it was a three to zippo lead and the Panthers were given two minutes to score three goals. I don't even know how that happened. But it looked like a typical islander defensive breakdown.
Sadly Matt Moulson looked like he was skating with lead...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Islanders nearly paid for relaxing too early against the Florida Panthers.
Nursing a three-goal lead in the third period, the Islanders got quite a jolt when the Panthers rallied to tie it with three goals in less than two minutes.
But Casey Cizikas broke that tie, and the Islanders held on to beat the Panthers 4-3 on Saturday night.