Should Calgary Trade Up For Ekblad?

Follow me @IanEsplen for fun, Flames, rumours and NHL Draft coverage   I'm sure everyone has heard the rumour out there that the Florida Panthers are shopping the No. 1 pick. The word on the street is that they would like to take a forward again. My best guess for this rational is pretty simple - they want a more impactful player now, rather then three years from now....
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Surging New York Islanders defeat Boston Bruins, 5-3

Photo courtesy of The Boston Bruins looked to end 2013 on a winning note against the last-place New York Islanders. Coming into the game, the Isles were on the outside looking in, sporting a 12-21-7 mark to put them dead last in the Metropolitan Division. They had been playing better of late however tallying a 4-3-2 record in their last 10 games, and they came into...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Okposo paces Isles' rally from 3 down to top Wild

Kyle Okposo scored twice midway through the third period, and the New York Islanders overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Sunday night. John Tavares, Cal Clutterbuck and Thomas Hickey also scored for the Islanders, who won for the third time in eight games. Ryan Suter, Jonas Brodin, Nino Niederreiter and Justin Fontaine had goals for the Wild, who have...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild fall to Islanders, 5-4

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Kyle Okposo scored twice midway through the third period, and the New York Islanders overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-4 on Sunday night. John Tavares, Cal Clutterbuck and Thomas Hickey also scored for the Islanders, who won for the third time in eight games. Ryan Suter, Jonas Brodin, Nino Niederreiter and Justin Fontaine had goals...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Turnovers and sloppy play lead to disappointing loss to Islanders

Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images This was a rough game for the Rangers. They gave up a pair of short handed goals, they committed 16 turnovers (to the Islanders 5), and the goaltending didn’t bail them out as they dropped a disappointing game to the Islanders by a score of 5-3. Henrik Lundqvist really isn’t to blame for the way the goals were scored, but the fact of the matter...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Long Island Minute – 12/5/13

At the end of the day, when facing living legends like Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin, wins are hard to come by.  Unfortunately, the Islanders have succumbed to these juggernauts in their last two games. This has been to no fault of second year net minder Anders Nilsson, who has lost his only two starts of the year in overtime on goals by the league’s premier snipers. ...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Maybe Isles should trade for Michael Del Zotto

The Islanders are in trouble on defense -- bigger trouble now that Thomas Hickey, one of the few remaining reliable defensemen, is likely out. The Rangers need to make a change and want Michael Del Zotto to be the one moving out. Here is a not-so-modest, but sensible, proposal: A real trade between the Isles and Rangers. Garth Snow has been working the phones to find a defenseman...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders lose Hickey with lower-body injury

The New York Islanders lost defenseman Thomas Hickey to a lower-body injury in the second period of their game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. Hickey played three shifts in the second period before leaving with 15:30 remaining after blocking a shot and limping to the bench. He had played nine shifts totaling 6:47 in the first period.
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lecavalier hat trick lifts Flyers over Islanders

Thomas Hickey hooked him like a fish in Long Island sound. Vinny Lecavalier went down hard on the ice -- without a call from the official. “After I fell down, I didn’t see, but I got back up and G (Claude Giroux) made a great play back onto my stick,” Lecavalier said, describing what became his hat-trick goal that iced a 5-2 rout of the Isles at Nassau Coliseum. Giroux...
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October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Breaking Down the Defense and Goaltending

[caption id="attachment_189" align="alignleft" width="266"] image provided by[/caption] Unlike with the forwards over the summer, the defense did not undergo many changes for the New York Islanders. With five defensemen already under contract for 2013-2014, two restricted free agents, and a slew of high end prospects near NHL ready...
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September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders News and Notes (7/18)

[caption id="attachment_104" align="alignleft" width="300"] image provided by[/caption] - Earlier today, Arthur Staple of Newsday reported the Islanders came to terms with restricted free agent defenseman Thomas Hickey on a two-year deal worth $1.35 million Thomas Hickey agrees to 2-year deal with #Isles.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Hickey & Hockey & The Hub

Still no NHL schedule today and the natives are getting restless. News of the Isles signing 24-year-old Thomas Hickey to a 2-year, one-way contract hit this afternoon to little response. It's a decent contract for a developing hockey player. Nothing major, but it shows they have the confidence in his possibility for development to keep it on the NHL level. Newsday reported...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders, Hickey Agree to Terms On Two-year Deal by   Steven Ellis

The New York Islanders announced today that Thomas Hickey has agreed to terms on a two-year deal. Hickey was then drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round, 4th overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. On July 17, 2007, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Kings. Attending the Kings’ training camp, he was returned to the Thunderbirds on September 21, [...]
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Canadiens-Islanders Preview

The Montreal Canadiens have earned at least one point in 11 straight games, but they missed an opportunity to collect two in their most recent matchup with the New York Islanders. The Canadiens will try to avenge that overtime defeat in Tuesday night's rematch and improve to 2-0-0 on their longest road trip of the season. Montreal (14-4-4) is 8-0-3 in its last 11 games, including...
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March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Matthew Barry: 7 Million a Year Doughty? For What?

Hey Drew! Thomas Hickey has more goals. Visnovsky holds out most of the season has more goals! You plays defense? Great. There were 75 guys that could play defense for half the price (like Mitchell, Scuderi and Greene). What the hell are the Kings paying 7 million dollars for? -6? You make more than Kopitar. You make more than Carter. You make more than Richards...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Matthew Barry: The Grenade

Why didn't you warn me? I'm in New Orleans I drank something called "The Grenade" I hugged a Vancouver Canucks fan I laughed when someone told me Thomas Hickey has more game winning goals than Drew Doughty. There was a lot of street vomit. Where is my hotel again? Chicago is undefeated. How come Jamie Kompon couldn't do this for the Kings...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Thomas Hickey Debut in Winnepeg!

Finally! The news I've been waiting for! Thomas Hickey will skate for the Islanders tonight in Winnepeg against the Jets as he replaced Finley. Eric Boulton will sub for Casey Cizikas and Nabokov will be in goal. When asked why he chose Hickey over Martinek, he said he knows what Radek can do, but he needs to see Hickey in game situations. Good move Jack! Mark Streit...
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January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Matthew Barry: Matt Greene Out For Season!

In a major blow to the Kings repeating as champs. TSN is reporting Kings defenseman Matt Greene is out for the season with a back injury - This morning Darryl Sutter quipped to reporters it was a "mid body injury" Thomas Hickey has been recalled.... oh, wait.... Bodnarchuk has been recalled by the Kings. Look for the Bernier to ???? for D rumors to begin. Is...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jon Landry Excited to be at Islanders Camp; Claim Finely and Hickey off Waivers

By Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey) Getty Images SYOSSET, N.Y – It was pretty easy to see the excitement on Jon Landry’s face when he was talking being invited to the New York Islanders Training Camp. “It feels unbelievable,” he said beaming from ear to ear when asked about it. “It’s a dream come true to get to this level and hopefully I can earn a spot and prove to myself...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Matthew Barry: Hickey Claimed by Islanders - Clune claimed by Preds

Much to everyones surprise, Dean Lombardi selected Thomas Hickey with the 4th pick in the 2007 draft because at the time the Kings badly needed defensemen and Lombardi felt he was the best of the bunch. Better than Karl Alzner (drafted 5th) Better than Keaton Ellerby (drafted 10th) Better than Ryan McDonagh (drafted 12th) Better than Kevin Shattenkirk (drafted 14th) Lombardi...
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January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings sign Hickey, Legein, Meckler and Muzzin

LOS ANGELES The 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Thomas Hickey, forward Stefan Legein, forward David Meckler and defenseman Jake Muzzin to one-year contracts, Kings PresidentGeneral Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Hickey, 23, had 26 points (3-23=26), 36 penalty minutes and a plus-16 rating in 76 regular season games with the Manchester Monarchs...
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July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Matthew Barry: My Take on the Kings Selections

TANNER PEARSON - 1-30 Okay, so everyone says nice things about the kid. Two way player. Good hockey sense. But will he be Brayden Schenn or Colten Teubert? Drew Doughty or Thomas Hickey? Years from now there are gonna be a lot of Kings fans who are full of crap when they tell you, "This is the kid I wanted at #30!" NIKOLAY PROKHORKIN - 4-121 How can you trust a guy...
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June 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Matthew Barry: Rumors

Is the party over yet? Nah. Depending on who you talk to, Kings former #4 pick and RFA (with a 1.3 mil NHL cap hit) Thomas Hickey has asked to be traded. The Kings don't have 2nd or 3rd round picks this year and Lombardi and his staff have made a killing in the 2nd round (Toffoli, Clifford, Voynov, Moller, Simmonds), so look for Hickey to be moved soon for an early...
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June 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Kings recall 11 players

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings have announced the following player transactions. All players below are expected to join the Kings at practice Wednesday in Los Angeles. Recalled from Manchester (AHL): Andy Andreoff LW (jersey No. 64) Justin Azevedo C (jersey No. 62) Andrew Campbell D (jersey No. 81) Marc-Andre Cliche C (jersey No. 67) Richard Clune LW (jersey No. 56...
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April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

JAM, Wellman lead Whale to fifth in a row

Connecticut Whale 4, Manchester Monarchs 1 By Brian Ring Manchester, NH, February 11, 2012 – The Connecticut Whale defeated the Manchester Monarchs, 4-1, Saturday night at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester.  Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Casey Wellman both scored and added an assist for the Whale, who won their fifth straight game. The Whale scored three times in a key...
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February 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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