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All That Has Transpired: New York Islanders

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the New York Islanders  By: Annie Shean (@JustPuckIt) 2013 Season: 34-37-11  79pts – (8th Metropolitan Division; 14th Eastern Conference) Free Agents Signed: Cory Conchar, Buffalo (LW/RW) Jaroslav Halak, Washington Capitals...
Via The PensNation
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs at a glance

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS LAST SEASON: 38-6-8, 84 points, finished 12th in the East and missed the playoffs. COACH: Randy Carlyle, fifth season with the Leafs, 343-244-77. ADDED: RW Matt Frattin, C Leo Komarov, D Roman Polak, D Stephane Robidas, C Mike Santorelli. LOST: C Dave Bolland, D Tim Gleason, D Carl Gunnerson, C Jay McClement, RW Nikolai Kulemin, LW Mason Raymond. PLAYER TO WATCH...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders set to start final season on Long Island

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) There is nothing new about the New York Islanders heading into a new season trying to improve on the one before. Yet, this one has a different feel even though last season ended again without a trip to the playoffs. The Islanders are facing major changes, both on and off the ice. The ones away from the rink are already much more dramatic especially because they...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders season capsule

NEW YORK ISLANDERS LAST SEASON: 34-37-11, 79 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing eighth in Metropolitan Division and 14th in Eastern Conference. COACH: Jack Capuano, fifth season with Islanders (118-120-39). ADDED: G Jaroslav Halak, G Chad Johnson, C Cory Conacher, RW Jack Skille, LW Harry Zolnierczyk, C Mikhail Grabovski, LW Nikolai Kulemin. LOST: G Evgeni Nabokov, D Radek...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Checking in on the New York Islanders

Last year: 34-37-11, eighth in the Metro Division. Missed the postseason by 14 points. Key additions: Jaroslav Halak, Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin, Cory Conacher, Chad Johnson, T.J. Brennan Key subtractions: Evgeni Nabokov, Radek Martinek (likely) Franchise direction: The Islanders’ rebuild has been very slow, but it really does look like things are starting to change. The...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Grabovski, Kulemin post hilarious #ALSIceBucketChallenge vid

As you may or may not have heard, the #ALSIceBucketChallenge is all the rage on the internet these days. It involves someone posting a video of themselves dousing themselves with (you guessed it) a bucket of ice water, then nominating other people to do the same. It’s all for a good cause- again, as you may have guessed, to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka...
Via Around The Rink
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grabovski Challenges Former Coach, GM To Ice Bucket Challenge

New York Islanders forwards Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski might still hold a grudge against their old team. The pair of forwards played together with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2008 through the end of the 2013 season. Grabovski had his playing time cut by coach Randy Carlyle toward the end of  the 2013 campaign, and general manager Dave Nonis bought out the remainder...
Via NESN.com
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Islanders’ Free Agency

We’re 2 weeks into July so it’s time to stop fantasizing about a blockbuster trade for Dion Phaneuf and take a hard look at the work Garth Snow has done thus far this off season. Where did he succeed? Where did he fail? Where can they still improve? Will I ever stop asking rhetorical questions? Okay, onto the grades.Goalies#468752355 / gettyimages.comJaroslav HalakThough this...
Via TopSportsReport
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Five Metro Division Signings

The July 1 NHL “Free Agent Frenzy” has come and gone and there are few high-talent players who remain unclaimed.  Every team in the Metropolitan Division has been active this summer, either re-signing their own free-agents or acquiring new players.  Many of these free-agents will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact on their new team.  However, a GM also needs...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Who’s the Odd Man Out for the New York Islanders?

#468403375 / gettyimages.comAfter the surprise signings of Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin last week, the New York Islanders are left with an abundance of forwards but still lacking on defense. This leaves fans asking the question, who might Garth Snow trade to get that top 4 d-man they desperately need?First, the untouchables. John Tavares goes without saying, as does Kyle...
Via TopSportsReport
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders News: BFF's Mikhail Grabovski, Nikolai Kulemin team up

They're no LeBron and Bosh, but Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin teaming up to join John Tavares, or Dwyane Wade in this analogy, on Long Island makes them a formidable foe in the Atlantic.via sulekha.comAs Michael Traikos details it, "They’re always talking about, 'Wouldn’t it be great to play on the same team together,'" Gary Greenstin, their agent, said. "They're best...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Grabovski & Kulemin, will most definitely not suck

The Islanders have signed corsi-animal Mikhail Grabovski and his buddy Nikolai Kulemin to four year contracts. Grabovski and Kulemin will have AAV’s of $5 million and $4.18 million, respectively. I’ve maintained that once the Charles Wang starts spending money on the Islanders, they’ll be a dangerous hockey team. One year before the team departs The Mausoleum for the shinier...
Via Save By Richter
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to Free Agency

Welcome to free agency 2014. A few rumors surrounding the Pens: The Pens are very interested in Nikolai Kulemin They’re also interested in Benoit Pouliot They are among teams that have shown interest in Martin Brodeur Rutherford has said he wants to plug “three or four” holes in the lineup with free agents As for the free agents that were on the Penguins: The team has extended...
Via The Pensblog
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Players The Pens Should Target That Shouldn’t Break The Bank

With the NHL Salary Cap set at $69 million, the Pittsburgh Penguins have just a shade over $14.5 million in cap space per Cap Geek, and have only 14 players under contract for next season. Earlier in the week, the Penguins sent qualifying offers to Brandon Sutter, Simon Despres, Jayson Megna, Phillip Samuelsson and newly acquired Nick Spaling. So that 14.5 million will likely be...
Via The PensNation
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pens Reportedly Want Kulemin, and That’s a Good Thing

Via the Score: “The Pittsburgh Penguins have their sights set on a winger that can play with Evgeni Malkin. That winger is unrestricted free-agent Nikolai Kulemin. … Yohe reports Kulemin and Malkin are best friends and the move seems imminent.” And, from Yohe, via the Trib: “One of the players on the Penguins’ radar is forward Nikolai Kulemin. The 27-year-old winger is...
Via The Pensblog
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs Rumors: Nikolai Kulemin could test free agent market

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin doesn't look to be playing in Toronto next year as the Maple Leafs look to rebuild after last season and have a stronger team next season according to Sportsnet.Michael Miller - Common WikimediaKulemin has played with the Leafs his whole career and it looks now that he may be moving on from Toronto. The Leafs are likely wanting to get rid...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Grabovski and Kulemin in a packaged UFA Deal?

A packaged deal in pro sports is somewhat of a rare thing, but this summer Washington Capitals forward Mikhail Grabovski and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin may become available as a package, according to Michael Traikos of the National Post. Until Grabovski was bought out of his contract last summer, both him and Kulemin […]
Via The Hockey Report
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers fight to force OT, but lose to Maple Leafs

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II The Rangers showed some guts last night, scoring a pair of third period short handed goals to force overtime in a game where they definitely came out a little flat following the Ryan Callahan trade. The pair of non-penalty shot goals given up were due to blown coverages though, and those are things the Rangers have avoided during their January/February...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Russia's lines

s/t to RMNB Puck Daddy's Dmitry Chesnokov reported the lines.Forwards:Alex Ovechkin – Evgeni Malkin – Alexander Semin Vladimir Tarasenko – Artem Anisimov – Nikolai Kulemin Alexander Radulov – Aleksandr Svitov – Ilya Kovalchuk Alexander Popov – Alexei Tereschenko – Viktor TikhonovDefensive pairings:Anton Belov – Nikita Nikitin Alexei Emelin – Evgeni Medvedev Andrei...
Via Goon's World
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Nikolai Kulemin to Pittsburgh Penguins

The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to move Nikolai Kulemin before the 2014 NHL trade deadline. GM Dave Nonis said that his 27 year old right winger is available for trade.  Kulemin is a good checker and penalty killer who can put up points when with the right line mates. He is coming off a $2.8 million annual cap hit contract and is seeking a new contract worth $4 million a season. David
Via NHL Trade Rumors
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Russia hockey preview: Defending their turf

Canada would have been torn to shreds if it lost to the U.S. in the gold medal game. If Team Russia hockey loses to anyone in the gold medal game, the ridicule would be insurmountable. The Russians are looking to return to the medal stand for the first time since 2002 when they took home bronze. The Big Red Machine has looked more like a band of misfits than one of the deepest and...
Via The Sports Bank
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Early goals not enough for Panthers against Maple Leafs

TORONTO (AP) -- Nazem Kadri had three assists, including his 100th career point, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 6-3 on Thursday night for their fifth consecutive home victory. James van Riemsdyk set a career high with his 22nd goal for Toronto, which scored five straight goals after falling behind 2-0 in the first. Joffrey Lupul, Nikolai Kulemin and Tyler Bozak...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Jets Preview

With their respective winning streaks now in the past, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets look to get back on track against each other Saturday night in Manitoba. Toronto (27-21-5) held a 25-15 goal advantage during a season-high six-game run, but that ended in ugly fashion with a 7-1 loss at Dallas on Thursday. Nikolai Kulemin tied the game in the first period but the Maple...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin among 15 NHL players picked for Russian Olympic team

Washington Capitals center Alex Ovechkin will lead Russia's hockey team at the Sochi Olympics, as the host country looks to avoid a repeat of its poor performance at the 2010 Vancouver Games. Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings, Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nikolai Kulemin of the Toronto Maple Leafs were among 15 NHL players named Tuesday to Russia's 25-man roster...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kessel scores 2, leads Maple Leafs over Hurricanes

Phil Kessel scored twice, reaching the 20-goal plateau for the sixth straight season, to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Sunday night. The speedy Leafs forward could have had more, but he failed to score on two breakaways. Nikolai Kulemin, Paul Ranger and Dion Phaneuf, with an empty-net goal with 8 seconds remaining, also scored for Toronto. Nathan...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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