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Leading up to the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, there was an ongoing debate as to whether the New York Islanders should take John Tavares or Matt Duchene at No. 1 overall. Obviously, the Islanders went with Tavares, and Colorado selected Duchene third. Two and a half years later, did the Isles make the right choice? Alexander and I discuss…John TavaresBy Alexander MonaghanThe New York Islanders used their first overall pick in 2009 to select John Tavares of the London Knights. Back then they knew what they would get – a player with great hand-eye coordination and a nose for the net. At that point, he was the best player in the Ontario Hockey League and a pick that was relatively easy to make. Two years later, the Isles can only be pleased with their selection. His points increased in each of his two seasons as he looks to finally break the 30-goal plateau this year. By comparison, his counterpart Matt Duchene was leading the competition by a point heading into the season, but has since f...
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Now Orpik was hurt, came back with stiches above the nose area, but I don’t think the damage was done by Hamonic.
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Colorado Avalanche center Kevin Porter has been suspended four games for kneeing Vancouver Canucks left wing David Booth.
Porter was assessed a major penalty and a game misconduct for the play. Booth sprained his right MCL on the hit and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.
"This is not a full body check during which there was some knee-to-knee contact," NHL...
Isles forward Matt Martin is set to play in his 100th career game tonight when the Islanders take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Coliseum. For any player in their young career, hi...
Scott Parker has praised the current Tottenham side and believes it is the best squad he has ever played with, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Parker has cemented his place in the starting line-up at White Hart Lane thanks to some sterling performances in midfield. The England international provides the perfect anchor for the free-flowing Spurs side and Parker is more than happy to...
Uniondale, NY -- The Islanders six game point streak came to an end last night with a sobering 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins James Neal tied the game twice before his team wrestled control of the game away from the Islanders. They were also assisted by a controversial penalty called against Travis Hamonic; a five-minute major elbowing and a game misconduct.
Colorado Avalanche forward Kevin Porter has been suspended four games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for kneeing Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth.David Booth will miss four to six weeks as a result of this very dirty play. In my opinion the suspension could have been even heavier than what was handed down. The NHL should look into handing out suspensions for the length...
I ask everyone to head over to NHL Hot Stove and check out my latest piece on the Islanders recent resurgence. The story includes quotes from Isles head coach Jack Capuano, PA Parenteau and Steve Staios. To read the story click here.
EDMONTON — Avalanche center Brad Malone played 10:12 and registered one shot in his NHL debut Friday night at Rexall Place. It went pretty well after a mid-ice collision on his first shift gave him a swollen face below his right eye. He centered a fourth line with Chuck Kobasew and Cody McLeod in the Avs’ humbling 4-1 loss.
“It was a pretty fun last 24 hours here,” said...
It was kind of weird playing the same Eastern Conference opponent twice in 7 days. This time, the Hawks traveled to New York to face off against the Islanders. Entering the contest, a couple of things stood out. Toews was on top of the leader board in the NHL in goals. Kane, who recently rejoined the Hawks Captain on the first line, was in the top spot in assists. (Again, I like...
The Islanders held an optional morning skate. Here are pics of the guys who took the option...
Islanders coach Jack Capuano said that the Islanders won't make any lineup changes and that Al Montoya ...
EDMONTON — Semyon Varlamov will start in goal for the Avalanche, which will have 21 players in the pregame warmup. Rookie center Brad Malone is in the tentative lineup, but he won’t necessarily make his NHL debut. Defenseman Matt Hunwick will also skate in warmups and could also be scratched. Last night in Calgary, Hunwick played sparingly as a fourth-line center.
Team Record: 9-11-6
Last Game: 3-2 OTL vs. CHI
Season Series: 0-2-1 of 6
Team Record: 16-9-4
Last Game: 3-2 L @ PHI
Season Series: 3-0-0 of 6
2011-12 Game 30
Pittsburgh Penguins (16-9-4, 36 points) at New York Islanders (9-11-6, 24 points)
Why does it matter?
The Isles will get a taste of the Pens without Sid, after they were thoroughly trounced when he returned. It shouldn't matter - the Pens have dominated the Isles in recent history, and their power play has been a big reason why - it...
A few weeks ago, we detailed a bag skate administered to the Avs by coach Joe Sacco. That was nothing compared to today’s nearly 30-minute bag skate. The other one was from blue line to blue line. This was end line to end line.
A couple of things: Sacco stood there and watched everyone pretty closely it seemed like. The guys who lagged behind probably didn’t help...
I don’t know why the Penguins think they can play 20-30 minutes a night and beat good teams. But that’s what they tried to do against the Flyers, and they failed. Enough about the Broad St. Bastards though. Who: Pittsburgh Penguins (16-9-4) vs. New York Islanders (9-11-6) Where: Nassau Colliseum When: 7:00 PM EST Channel: [...]