Found October 26, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
It sounds like Rick DiPietro will make his triumphant (?) return to professional hockey. According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, DiPietro has signed a professional tryout contract with the Charlotte Checkers, American Hockey League affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes.

Rick DiPietro To Continue Career In The AHL by   Steven Ellis

The legendary saga of Rick DiPietro has continued. He has signed a PTO with AHL’s Charlotte Checkers. Yes, he can’t even get a standard player contract. No one could have predicted that DiPietro would spend more time on the IR than on the ice, but he has been limited to 47 games since 2008. His injuries troubles began in March 2007 when he [...]

DiPietro Signs PTO With Huricanes AHL Affiliate

Rick DiPietro, subject of tomorrow's Slapshots, has signed PTO with Carolina AHL affiliate Charlotte, Post has learned. — Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) October 26, 2013 Remember Cam Ward is out 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury.

Spano’s Deception: The 1996 Sale of the New York Islanders

For a long the New York Islanders have been a mediocre franchise. Instead of keeping their young talent they like to trade it in order to acquire big names. For example they have traded Zdeno Chara, Roberto Luongo, and others and in return; no megastars. Although these questionable moves were made nothing even remotely matches […]

Dan Petriw: Isles Battle Pens Tonight

The Islanders will head into to Pittsburgh to battle the division leading Penguins tonight at 7pm. The Isles will start goalie Evgeni Nabokov in net as they try and tackle two points away from the high flying Penguins. I would expect Islander backup goalie Kevin Poulin to start tomorrow night in Philadelphia. The only scratch for tonight is Eric Boulton so Brock Nelson will...

Dan Petriw: Are you not Entertained?? Isles defeat Pens 4-3

If we have learned nothing over the past year and a half the New York Islanders are always entertaining. The game isn't always perfect, or pretty or executed properly yet the Isles find a way to stick around and the next thing you know they find a way to steal a point or two. Last night in Pittsburgh the Islanders hung around; killed off many Pittsburgh power plays and...

Eklund: Vanek Traded to Islanders for Matt Moulson a #1, and a #2 Miller Next?

hearing the Sabres are also working a deal for Ryan Miller stay tuned

Thomas Vanek is Heading to Long Island

As the New York Islanders try to take the next step towards being a contender, they made a shocking trade tonight. In an effort to shake things up and to give franchise centerpiece John Tavares a worthy line mate, the Islanders acquired Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres. This certainly was not a trade that anyone expected. Per this report from ESPN, Vanek was acquired for forward...

New York Islanders trade for Thomas Vanek

The Buffalo Sabres have dealt Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders in exchange for Matt Moulson, a first round pick in 2014 and a second round pick in 2015. The move comes as the Sabres are sputtering in the Atlantic Division and amidst persisting trade rumors surrounding several players on the Buffalo roster.  The trade, as confirmed by Newsday, is a fascinating development...

Thomas Vanek Traded To The Islanders For Matt Moulson And More

BREAKING: #Isles have traded Matt Moulson, their 2014 1st-round pick and a 2015 2nd-round pick to Buffalo for Thomas Vanek. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) October 28, 2013

Islanders acquire Thomas Vanek from Sabres for Matt Moulson, picks

The New York Islanders have acquired forward Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Matt Moulson, a first round draft pick in 2014 and a 2015 second round pick. more to come

Sabres Trade Star Vanek To Islanders For Moulson, Picks by   Steven Ellis

The New York Islanders have reportedly acquired Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres in return for Matt Moulson, a first-round pick in 2014 and a second-rounder in 2015. Whoa. Acting as Buffalo’s co-captain this season, Vanek managed to pot four goals and five assists in 13 games this season to go along with 597 total points in 598 career games. Moulson, on the other hand...

John Tavares & Sidney Crosby – two of Canada’s best at centre

This evening’s contest between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins features two of Canada’s best centremen going head-to-head. John Tavares of the Isles and Sidney Crosby of the Penguins have many things in common that make them so great.…Read more →The post John Tavares & Sidney Crosby – two of Canada’s best at centre appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

RECAP: Game 10. Pens lose 4-3.

  Don't be surprised if this game starts a big-time run for the Islanders. Even though they got outshot, a stat that was aided by five fruitless Penguins power plays, the Islanders are starting to become a really tough team again. Don't get us wrong; their defense is still Swiss cheese, and no one has any idea which Evgeni Nabokov is going to show up on any given night...

Pick The Winner (10/25)

Undaunted from last night, we play over/under again tonight. 2 UNIT = New York Islanders @ Pittsburgh Penguins - OVER 5.5 GOALS (-125) (Note: I am risking 2.00 units to win 1.60) The 3-3-3 Islanders will head to Pittsburgh to take on the 7-2 Penguins. New York has lost 5 of their last 6 games, but they've been scoring goals. New York has 3 or more goals in 4 straight...
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