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Early surprises add intrigue to first quarter of 2014-15 NHL season

We just passed over the quarter mark in this 2014-15 NHL campaign, and it was a section of the year that brought about a number of questions about which teams we should take seriously as potential contenders, and which are clearly pretenders that are the beneficiaries of a hot start. These questions are present for both conferences, but are particularly prevalent in the Western Conference...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Look To Make Another Statement

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s November and that the New York Islanders should be in the midst of some sort of record-setting losing streak. Well thanks to the additions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy on October fourth, plus the recently stellar play of goaltender Jaroslav Halak and secondary scoring that has been there all season, the Islanders are playing like...
Via The Sports Bank
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor van Riemsdyk: very pleasant surprise for Blackhawks

Trevor van Riemsdyk surprised many by making the Chicago Blackhawks roster out of training camp. His addition led to the subtraction of Nick Leddy. Leddy was going to eventually command more money and it has been well-documented that the Hawks are against the salary cap. The move was widely panned, but what fans and critics of the trade can agree upon is that van Riemsdyk has been...
Via The Sports Bank
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 NHL Hot Starts

Jason Whitney The beginning of the hockey season has been quite interesting with a couple of teams getting off to some hot starts. Let’s see what has happened to date: ∙ The New York Islanders have been the biggest surprise starting very strong out of the gate. With new defensemen Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy, they have been scoring goals in bunches while getting timely goaltending...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders dismantle Avalanche on Long Island

The Colorado Avalanche failed to show up for their last ever game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and they were throttled 6-0 by the New York Islanders on Veterans Day. The Islanders (10-5-0) will be moving out of the historic arena and into the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn next season. The Avalanche (4-8-5) season is quickly spiraling out of control with just one win...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Leddy, Lee help Islanders cruise past Avalanche

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Nick Leddy and Anders Lee scored early and Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots for his second straight shutout as the New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-0 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Travis Hamonic, Nikolay Kulemin, Casey Cizikas and Ryan Strome also scored to help the Islanders get their first home win since Oct. 28. New York extended...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Early goals stand up as Islanders cruise past Avalanche

  Nick Leddy and Anders Lee scored early and Jaroslav Halak stopped 20 shots for his second straight shutout as the New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche 6-0 Tuesday night for their fourth straight win. Travis Hamonic, Nikolay Kulemin, Casey Cizikas and Ryan Strome also scored to help the Islanders get their first home win since Oct. 28. New York extended its shutout streak...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Practice Notes: ‘Highly Skilled’ Islanders Good Challenge For Boston

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins won back-to-back games for the first time this season with a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night, and their schedule doesn’t get any easier with the New York Islanders visiting TD Garden on Thursday night. The Islanders have been one of the surprise teams over the first two weeks of the season. The additions of defensemen Johnny...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey Recap: Studs, Duds And Waiver Wire Pickups

Editor’s Note: This feature will run every Sunday on NESN.com throughout the regular season. It will recap the past week in fantasy hockey. The first week-and-a-half of the 2014-15 NHL season is in the books, and there have been plenty of surprises for fantasy hockey owners. Teams such as the New York Islanders are exceeding expectations, which is forcing owners to rush to the...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the New York Islanders For Real?

#457334874 / gettyimages.com The start to the New York Islanders season has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped.  The Islanders have started the season 4-0-0 and have been one of the most talked about teams since before the season began.  Many are now considering the Islanders as a playoff team because of their successful start. Optimism hit Long Island late this preseason...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 4: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins

New York Islanders (4-0-0) at Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-0) 7:00 PM - ROOT Sports Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Pens lost a tough one Thursday night against Dallas.  They’ll look to bounce back tonight against an Islanders team that is undefeated thanks in part to playing Carolina twice.  Games like Thursday night just happen.  You can pick it apart and look...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders-Penguins Preview

Stemming from the acquisitions of Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk, as well as the return of John Tavares, the New York Islanders entered the season with unusually lofty expectations. Through four games, they've lived up to the hype. Seeking the best start in franchise history, the Islanders test their newfound success against a traditional Eastern Conference powerhouse Saturday night...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Best and worst from the first week of 2014-15

The first week of the NHL season is in the books. Here is the best and worst from the first week. Best of the week New York Islanders The Islanders are 3-0 to start the season.  They beat Carolina in their first two games but beating the Rangers 6-3 at MSG was a notice to every team in the East.  Brock Nelson has 4 goals in 3 games to start the season. Picking up Johnny Boychuk...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Best and worst from the first week of 2014-15

The first week of the NHL season is in the books. Here is the best and worst from the first week. Best of the week New York Islanders The Islanders are 3-0 to start the season.  They beat Carolina in their first two games but beating the Rangers 6-3 at MSG was a notice to every team in the East.  Brock Nelson has 4 goals in 3 games to start the season. Picking up Johnny Boychuk...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Finally Set Roster and Head Towards the Regular Season

#456612774 / gettyimages.com It was just a matter of time before Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman made a trade to become salary cap compliant. Along with the trade of defenseman Nick Leddy, there were other interesting moves made just days before the Blackhawks kick off the regular season. Chicago’s roster will start out a bit different this season and will be an interesting...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Burning Questions Heading into the 2014-2015 Chicago Blackhawks Season

Rejoice Blackhawks fans! The regular seasons begins in a few days as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the revamped Dallas Stars. There are a few questions entering this season that every fan wants answered. 1. Will Brad Richards make an impact as the 2nd line center? Stan Bowman is not known for making big moves during free agency, but instead stockpiling draft picks and developing...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins and Isles: The Rivalry Deepens by @ChicksDigHockey

When deciding which Pens game to go to, I used to look ahead to see which games I felt the Penguins had the best chance of winning (Don't judge me). I have to admit, I checked the dates they were playing the Islanders at home first. With an all-time record of 70-46-14 against the Isles at home, it was usually a good bet.   That may not be true in the 2014-15 season Garth...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Shake Up Lines; Set D Depth

The Blackhawks season (finally) starts on Thursday and with that right around the corner fans are starting to get a peek into coach Q’s train of thought with regards to the lines and the defensemen depth. New Look Lines Multiple reports from the Blackhawks practice on Sunday said that Brad Richards is now centering the third line between Bickell and Versteeg. With Richards going...
Via Sports Mockery
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Blackhawks Blue Line Conundrum

In the wake of the Nick Leddy trade, many fans are concerned about the condition of the Blackhawks’ blue line. Coach Joel Quenneville has indicated the team plans to open the regular season with eight defensemen on the roster, but … Continue reading → The post The Blackhawks Blue Line Conundrum appeared first on Committed Indians.
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Blackhawks powerplay be any different?

Over the summer, the Blackhawks certainly had needs that needed addressing: finding a bonafide 2nd line center,  adding defensive depth, and shedding salary cap. And, in those regards, the Blackhawks have certainly succeeded. Brad Richards could be a fine signing for the time being, as the Blackhawks try to buy time for prospect, Teuvo Teravainen. In terms of defensive depth, the...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Are The Blackhawks Done Trading?

When Stan Bowman completed the trade sending Nick Leddy to the Islanders, many Chicago Blackhawks fans thought the team was done moving players. According to the salary cap numbers that might not be the case. NHL Salary Cap NHL teams must be cap compliant by October 7th or need to make extremely difficult decisions on contracts to buyout. When the Blackhawks dealt Nick Leddy it...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the New Chicago Blackhawks

Earlier today, the Blackhawks finally made a move to get under the salary cap, and it required trading away defenseman Nick Leddy and Goaltender Kent Simpson in which they received three players from the New York Islanders in return. Who are the players the Blackhawks received? Anders Nilsson – Goalie   Assets: Massive guy that fills up most of the net when he is in his butterfly...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NY Islanders legitimize themselves with additions on defense

The New York Islanders failed to build off of a 2012-13 run to the playoffs by failing to improve their defense and replace their aging goaltender. The 2013-14 season was frustrating for the Islanders organization as the team fell right back into a lottery draft selection. And they did so even after trading for star winger Thomas Vanek, and wasting what will be a 2015 first round...
Via The Sports Bank
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Trade: Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy Sent Eastward

The New York Islanders improved their defense dramatically on Saturday when they acquired Johnny Boychuk from Boston, and Nick Leddy from Chicago in separate deals. #477815915 / gettyimages.com The Islanders paid a hefty price overall to acquire Boychuk and Leddy.According to John Kreiser of NHL.com the package heading back to the Bruins includes a second round pick in both...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders acquire Leddy, Boychuk, Simpson

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) The New York Islanders acquired defenseman Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk and goalie prospect Kent Simpson in trades Saturday. The Islanders got Leddy and Simpson from Chicago for defensemen T.J. Brennan and Ville Pokka and the rights to restricted free-agent goalie Anders Nilsson. New York acquired Boychuk from Boston for 2015 and 2016 second-round draft picks...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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