Poulin, Islanders agree to two-year contract: report

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with goaltender Kevin Poulin on a two-year contract, Tim Wharnsby of reported. The signing would avoid a salary arbitration hearing. It is a two-way contract worth $650,000 in the NHL and $175,000 in the minors, Wharnsby reported. Poulin went 11-16-1 with an .891 save percentage and a 3.29 goals-average against in 28 games for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grabovski Responds Perfectly to Jeremy Roenick’s Roast of His $5M Salary

Rebuttals are meant to occur immediately in order to achieve maximum roasting power. However, if one can produce a perfect response one week later, said rebuttal achieves same success. Former Capitals, Maple Leafs, and Canadiens 30-year-old center Mikhail Grabovski signed a 4-year/$20 million contact with the Islanders this offseason, a deal that surprised many, including Jeremy...
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grabovski strikes back at Jeremy Roenick

Jeremy Roenick dishes it. But will he be able to take it? Grabovski Instagrammed a response to Roenick’s harsh criticism of his new contract with the Islanders. Here is the screen grab, via i.imgur: Roenick is no stranger to feuds, but very rarely do we see someone strike back at him. Grabovski’s poke at Roenick wasn’t as good as Patrick Roy, who once destroyed Roenick, but...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikhail Grabovski Fires Shot At Jeremy Roenick

Way to go islanders!!!! Making a 40pt guy a 5 million dollar player!!! Grabovski?? 5 million??? I’m going back to the gym!! Good god — Jeremy Roenick (@Jeremy_Roenick) July 2, 2014 When the New York Islanders signed Mikhail Grabovski, Jeremy Roenick was not happy about it. Grabovski didn’t get bothered by it though and instead […] The post Mikhail Grabovski Fires Shot At...
Via Diehardsport
18 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin ‘upset’ at Grabovski departure, happy with defensive signings

When Mikhail Grabovski signed with the New York Islanders, you had to wonder how Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin took the news. Turns out it wasn’t a happy moment for him. In an interview with ITAR-TASS in Russia (translated by Russian Machine Never Breaks), Ovechkin gives his thoughts on Grabovski’s departure as well as the Capitals signing Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gretzky trying to bring NHL team to Seattle

Could NHL hockey be coming to Seattle? Seattle has long been considered one of the premier locations for an NHL team to relocate to…or possible expand into. Now, NHL legend Wayne Gretzky is part of a group actively trying to bring North America’s top hockey league to the Emerald City. According to the New York Post, Gretzky has joined a group of investors who are trying to get...
Via Around The Rink
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New York Islanders Offered Jarome Iginla Four-Year Contract

Jarome Iginla was given a three-year deal just hours after NHL free agency began, a step up from two-year contract he reportedly sought upon hitting the market. It turns out that Iginla also had a four-year offer on the table. Newsday’s Arthur Staple reported on Tuesday that sources said the New York Islanders made a four-year contract offer to Iginla. Unfortunately for the...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Islanders Snag Two From The UFA Pool

from Arthur Staple of Newsday, The Islanders waited until Day 2 of free agency to make their splash. It was a double cannonball. After missing out on some top targets on Tuesday, GM Garth Snow landed two quality forwards at once Wednesday afternoon, signing former Leafs wing Nikolai Kulemin to a four-year, $16.75-million deal and center Mikhail Grabovski, late of the Capitals...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nabokov excited about joining Lightning

Veteran goaltender Evgeni Nabokov said he had a few options during free agency, but once the Lightning called, it became his No. 1 focus. "It pretty much starts from the top, with Steve Yzerman, the coach, and the depth of the team is going to get better," Nabokov said. "I like the direction of the team is going, with a lot of young guys. There's a lot of talent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Islanders Tried To Make A Splash

from Brett Cyrgolis of the New York Post, According to sources, the dominos began to fall when free-agent defenseman Dan Boyle shunned the Islanders’ two separate contract offers — one of two years at $5.5 million per season, the other of three years at $5 million per — to take a two-year deal with the Rangers at $4.5 million per. Snow had traded a fifth-round pick...
Via Kukla's Korner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nabokov Adds Veteran Presence To Young Tampa Goalie Core by   Steven Ellis

Evgeni Nabokov has signed a one-year, $1.55 million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Last season, Nabokov posted a record of 15-14-8 with a GAA of 2.74 and a Save Percentage of .905 while playing for the New York Islanders. During the 2012-13 season, Nabokov went 23-11-7 in 41 games while helping the Islanders sneak into the playoffs before an eventual [...]
Via The Hockey House
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kael Mouillierat Joins Islanders, Likely Going Back To Bridgeport by   Steven Ellis

The New York Islanders have signed Kael Mouillierat to a one year, two way deal. While sitting as the St. John’s IceCaps’ leading scorer, Mouillierat is done for the season suffered an injury that took him out for the final two months of the regular season and the entire playoff run. “The Rat”, as he is known, will be returning to the Islanders organization [...]
Via The Hockey House
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Address Defense With Signings of Dan Boyle, Mike Kostka

The New York Rangers have seemingly replaced Anton Stralman with the signing of Dan Boyle, as first reported by the New York Post’s Larry Brooks. Post has learned Rangers have signed Dan Boyle to two year deal worth $9M — Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) July 1, 2014   Told that Boyle left a significant amount of $ on table to sign with Rangers. Always encouraging sign. — Larry...
Via NY Rangers Blog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Brennan To Islanders, Brad Malone To Hurricanes by   Steven Ellis

The New York Islanders have signed defenseman T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal. A talented AHL defenseman, Brennan recorded 72 points in 76 games with the Toronto Marlies last season. Only 25, Brennan has been throughout the league since being drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the second round, 31st overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Additionally, the Carolina Hurricanes...
Via The Hockey House
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Boyle, Kostka To New York Rangers by   Steven Ellis

The New York Rangers have signed prized UFA Dan Boyle to a two year deal worth $4.5M per. Boyle recorded 12 goals and 36 points in 75 games this past season. The veteran defenseman was traded from San Jose to the New York Islanders for a conditional 2015 fifth-round draft pick last month, but chose to not re-up with the club. This is [...]
Via The Hockey House
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Boyle To The Rangers

Post has learned Rangers have signed Dan Boyle to two year deal worth $9M — Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) July 1, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Sign G Chad Johnson

#482434583 / #Isles have signed G Chad Johnson. — Daniel Friedman (@DFriedmanOnNYI) July 1, 2014 The New York Islanders made the move to go out and get a solid backup goalie, signing former Bruins G Chad Johnson. This gives the Islanders a great 1-2 combination in net, with Jaroslav Halak as the starter. This has the potential to be one of the league’s best goalie...
Via TopSportsReport
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Wings are apparently going to offer Dan Boyle a nice contract

The Red Wings are apparently going to offer Dan Boyle a hefty contract as he prepares to hit free agency. The deal is believed to be worth $11 million over two years. Boyle is coming off of a six-year, $40 million deal with the San Jose Sharks and most recently had his rights traded to the New York Islanders. Boyle reportedly isn’t interested in the Islanders and thus teams like...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dan Boyle Will Have Multiple Multi-Year Offers When Free Agency Opens

Dan Boyle will draw plenty of interest when NHL free agency begins at noon ET on Tuesday, and that will reportedly include multiple multi-year contract offers. TSN’s Darren Dreger provided a list of potential destinations via Twitter: Dan Boyle will have multiple offers tomorrow on a 2 yr deal. TB, Tor, Det, NYR and Mtl believed to be his top 5. #TSN— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers in Dan Boyle’s Top Five

Dan Boyle will have multiple offers tomorrow on a 2 yr deal. TB, Tor, Det, NYR and Mtl believed to be his top 5. #TSN — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 30, 2014 Most reports state that Boyle is looking for $5 million per on that two-year deal. According to Larry Brooks at the New York Post, the Rangers would rather give the 37-year old Boyle a one-year, over 35 contract loaded...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Draft Twice in First Round

The New York Islanders were one of few teams to make a trade on the floor during the first day of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Islanders had the fifth overall selection and used it to obtain Michael Dal Colle from the Oshawa Generals (OHL). This was the logical choice for GM Garth Snow as Dal Colle was ranked fifth in TSN’s final draft rankings...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agent Dan Boyle Is Dumping His Posh San Jose Estate – $5.988 Million

  They just fly right under the radar going about their business and living in insane houses. I’m talking about NHL veterans. These…
Via Busted Coverage
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Boyle and the Maple Leafs

According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the Toronto Maple Leafs are among several teams interested in pending unrestricted free agent defenceman Dan Boyle. The Maple Leafs interest are said to be “serious.”     Leafs and Rangers among several teams interested in UFA Dan Boyle. Toronto’s interest said to be “serious.” — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June […]
Via The Hockey Report
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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