Tavares, Islanders could work out sign-and-trade

A “sign-and-trade” scenario, in which a player signs with his current team or another only for the purposes of being traded to a different team, is uncommon in the NHL. It most frequently seen in the NBA, where such deals often offer the teams making the deal some salary cap loophole or benefit. The straightforward NHL hard cap doesn’t require such moves very often; in fact no sign...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Day Comes and Goes With Little Excitement for Islanders

If you spent the day away from your phone or computer,  you didn’t miss much during this year’s trade deadline day as far as the Islanders are concerned. In what has become a yearly ritual, general manager Garth Snow kept things low key while several metropolitan teams bolstered their lineups in preparation for a final run at a playoff spot. The New Jersey Devils added forward Patrick...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders will not trade John Tavares

Despite remaining unsigned now into February, John Tavares will not be traded this season regardless of what happens for the New York Islanders. That’s what GM Garth Snow told Pierre LeBrun, who reported on TSN’s Insider Trading that they’ll use all the time they have before the end of the season to try and get Tavares signed long-term.The 27-year old will be the biggest story in...
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February 01, 2018  |  Discuss

Islanders hoping to add top-four defenseman

With the Islanders leading the league in goals allowed while being tied for 28th in team save percentage, some have speculated lately that the Islanders could be looking to improve their goaltending. Instead, it appears their focus may be on the back end. In an appearance on TSN 690, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reported (audio link) that if GM Garth Snow believes that they can...
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January 17, 2018  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/28: Cooperstown here we come

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.  Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while reminiscing about all the good times we've had watching the 2017 Hall of Fame class. (Well, except for one of you.) Happy birthday today to Zach Parise, Manu Ginobili, Garth Snow, Bruce Wilkerson and Bill Bradley....
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July 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Eight Reasons Garth Snow May Not Have Made a Move Yet

Eight Reasons Garth Snow May Not Have Made a Move Yet The New York Islanders are still in a good position as far as the Metropolitan Division standings are concerned, but the good times are slowly slipping away from this young club. The good news is, aside from the Pittsburgh Penguins, the closest Metro Division teams aren’t playing their best hockey either. In the Atlantic, Tampa...
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January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Snow, Islanders Are Winners At 2015 NHL Draft

It was supposed to be a quiet process at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft for the New York Islanders, who entered the weekend with five draft picks, none of them in the first two rounds. Instead, Islanders general manager Garth Snow proved, once again, that he had a few surprises up his sleeve and made the Islanders winners, once again, on draft day. Through the first-half of the first round...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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