Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Throwback Thursday (7/30/15)

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Throwback Thursday   This wasn’t originally intended to be a throwback Thursday post. I had something else written and then I found the second link listed below about the 1993 Playoff Series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. I skipped down to game six and watched as an unlikely group of players forced a Pittsburgh Penguins team to a game seven. This...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Thomas Hickey

Thomas Hickey Season: 81 GP – 2 G – 20 A – 22 PTS — 26 PIM — -12 Career: 202 GP – 7 G – 41 A – 48 PTS — 68 PIM — +2 Contract: $2.2 MM cap hit through 2017-18 (UFA) Thomas Hickey completed his third season with the New York Islanders in 2014-15. He led all team defenders with 81 games played and has played in 202 of a possible 212 games during his tenure with...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15 The dust has settled and we now have a pretty good idea of what the Islanders roster will look like heading into training camp. The Islanders have not made a ‘big move’ this offseason trusting that some of their young players will take the next step in their careers however there is still some work to be done on the backend in my estimation...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Waiting Game 7/16/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Waiting Game 7/16/15 On the surface, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow has two items left on his check list, though those who are familiar with his tactics know Snow is always up to something. After signing free agent goaltender Thomas Griess and resigning Thomas Hickey and Anders Lee, all that’s left is goaltender Kevin Poulin and, perhaps more...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Intermission: 7|7|15

Free agency signings appear to be finished for the Islanders, who remained perfectly calm as a weak crop of UFA’s was presented on July 1. The team upgraded their backup goaltending situation with Thomas Greiss, re-signed free agents Thomas Hickey and Anders Lee to solid contracts, and brought longly-anticipated forward Kirill Petrov over to New York. While nothing major happened...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Making a List, Checking it Twice: 7/3/15

The New York Islanders offseason checklist is getting smaller two days after the start of free agency. Personally, this speaks to General Manager Garth Snow‘s ability not to sign players quickly, but to limit the amount of offseason moves he needs to make. This allows for coaches to get familiar with the roster (which will be mostly the same) and for the players to be comfortable...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Slow and Steady: 7/2/15

The New York Islanders flew virtually under the radar yesterday, methodically making the necessary moves, ones most could have expected. Just after 12 P.M., Arthur Staple announced two signings: backup goaltender Thomas Greiss (from the Pittsburgh Penguins) and returning Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey. #Isles sign Thomas Greiss to 2-year, $3 million deal. New backup G to Jaro...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders agree to deals with Hickey, Greiss, Petrov

NEW YORK -- The New York Islanders have signed defenseman Thomas Hickey, goaltender Thomas Greiss and forward Kirill Petrov. The Islanders announced the moves on Wednesday, the opening day of free agency in the NHL. Hickey got a three-year deal in re-signing with the Islanders. Greiss was given a two-year contract after playing 20 games with the Penguins last season. Petrov, a third...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders sign 3 players, Hickey, Greiss, Petrov

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Islanders have signed defenseman Thomas Hickey, goaltender Thomas Greiss and forward Kirill Petrov. The Islanders announced the moves on Wednesday, the opening day of free agency in the NHL. Hickey got a three-year deal in re-signing with the Islanders. Greiss was given a two-year contract after playing 20 games with the Penguins last season. Petrov, a...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: All is Quiet For Now: 7/1/15

As free agency looms, starting at 12 P.M. ET, the collective hockey world will be avoiding work at all costs, flipping through Twitter and hoping their team can make a splash. For Islander fans, the mood will be more relaxed. This is not to say they won’t be avoiding work to hear news from around the NHL, but, for the first time in years, fans aren’t crossing their fingers that...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Before the Frenzy: 6/30/15

The beginning of July often brings up a lot of feelings for hockey fans and writers. It means the true start of summer, Fourth of July weekend (or Canada Day…eh?), and, of course, the start of free agency. As if watching 82 games of your team not shooting the puck on the powerplay and throwing your remote at the T.V. followed by the Stanley Cup playoffs wasn’t enough, fans from...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: NHL Draft Hangover Edition (6/29/15)

The New York Islanders head into the free agent frenzy, which starts Wednesday, having had a successful draft weekend according to our own Chris Triantafilis. General Manager Garth Snow did what he needed to do to get into the first round by trading away the once coveted prospected Griffin Reinhart, but Insight’s Andy Graziano says it’s time to look forward as the team (and...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Now What Do We Do? 6/28/15

Now that the NHL draft has concluded with the New York Islanders and general manager Garth Snow scoring high marks all across the league, what’s next? What else is going on as we sit here on a gloomy Sunday morning waiting for the clouds to lift so summer can resume? 1 - In House Cleaning: Snow has to get Anders Lee, Brock Nelson and Thomas Hickey, all restricted free agents, under...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Changes Abound As Islanders Announce Home Opener

The New York Islanders today announced that they will open the 2015-16 season at their new home, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, on Friday, October 9 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Typically Saturday was the day of choice when the team hosted opponents at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum but times are changing. With the venue switch comes a new day, a new opponent and more importantly...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 6/19/15

I miss hockey. Anyways, the 10 things I think I think heading into the weekend… 1) Seeing the current asking prices in this trade market, I’m thinking the Islanders have a relatively quiet summer. I’m not going to say they’re going to do nothing, but I’m not convinced they make any huge splashes, as they did last October. I guess we shall see. I’m probably wrong. 2) Phil...
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June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 6|17|15

What’s in the news? Well, apparently the New York Islanders are nearing a new deal with restricted free agent Thomas Hickey. According to Islanders beat writer Arthur Staple, the two sides are are close, while there is nothing new to report out of the camps of fellow RFAs Brock Nelson and Anders Lee. Heard today that #Isles and RFA D Thomas Hickey getting closer on a new contract...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 4|29|15

With the season now over for the New York Islanders, news on the injury front was released. It came as no surprise that Travis Hamonic had a torn MCL that doctors thought could have had him sidelined for eight weeks. However, the defenseman has been rehabbing, and according to Arthur Staple of Newsday, is feeling great. Hamonic was even hopeful to appear in the second round of the...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Time To Reflect On What Will Always Be Home

The routine is always the same. Get up, grab a hot cup of coffee made out one of the most simple yet ingenious inventions, the Keurig coffee maker and head to the laptop after wiping the sleep out of my eyes and making a quick stop to the restroom. It’s there where a day of hockey journalism gets underway. Top Shelf, a column that we repeat daily to keep Islanders fans in the know...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Ice Penguins, Reach 100 Points

The New York Islanders skated tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins having already clinched a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. However, with two games remaining on the schedule, the Islanders still were playing for second place in the Metropolitan Division and the possibility of home ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins, in contrast...
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April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux has a Night to Remember in Flyers Win

New York Islanders’ Thomas Hickey, left, and Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux watch the puck bounce away in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek) The Philadelphia Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux has had trouble scoring during even strength play this season. Despite playing alongside Jakub Voracek, one of the...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

After the Contract Extension, Mats Zuccarello is Back to Business as Usual

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers handles the puck under pressure from Cal Clutterbuck #15 and Thomas Hickey #14 of the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Mats Zuccarello is here to stay. After a haze of contract offers and back and forth negotiations, general manager, Glen Sathers will not be trading the 5...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|12|15

With the news that New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy will miss the next two weeks with an upper-body injury, you know what I’d like to see? I would love to see the Islanders give either Griffin Reinhart or Ryan Pulock a call to the NHL. It’s not really urgent. The Islanders only play four games over their next 12 days, so Leddy isn’t going to miss all that much hockey...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Ice Islanders In Regular Season Rivalry Finale

Tonight’s Recap The Islanders needed this one. Sitting just three points up on their cross-town rivals, the Islanders needed a win to get some breathing room. This wasn’t just any old game, this was an Islanders/Rangers game that could shift the balance of power in the Metro. A win would give the Isles an enormous two points. Unfortunately, it was not to be, as the Rangers hold...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames At New York Islanders: Pregame Report

Calgary Flames at New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Friday, February 27, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial ColiseumTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The Islanders (40-20-2, 82 points) finally had a couple of days rest, after six games in nine days. They are coming off of a dominating 5-1 defeat...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Colin Wilson is a Force to be Reckoned With

Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson #33 skates against New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen #51 and New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey #14 during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) There are a number of players to be eyed on this Central Division leading Nashville Predators team. Filip Forsberg is lighting the...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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