Newsday "Ryan Strome and Anders Lee came up from Bridgeport together on Feb. 25. They're rooming together on this Canadian road trip. And their on-ice fortunes have seemed to rise and fall together in the five games since they arrived. Lee, who had a goal and assist in his two-game sniff of NHL life at..." March 08
Calgary Herald "Joe … Who? On this night, Joe Colborne. That’s who. “I had chills that entire ceremony,” said Colborne about Joe Nieuwendyk, who was honoured Friday night. “You forget how good he was. The points and stuff. Then they kind of walk you through his career and that was really cool for me. I..." March 08
Edmonton Sun "The Edmonton Oilers showed once again why Rexall Place has become a goalie graveyard this year. In a building that has already claimed Devan Dubnyk, Jason LaBarbera, Richard Bachman and Ilya Bryzgalov, the Oilers spent most of Thursday’s game against the New York Islanders digging a hole for..." March 07
PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. It's already been busy and I expect nothing less on Wednesday. March 06
BREAKING: Thomas Vanek lands with #habs.
The #habs give up prospect Sebastien Collberg and a conditional second-round pick for Tomas Vanek.
New York Post "The Islanders executed the first major step of their trade-deadline plan Tuesday afternoon when they sent defenseman Andrew MacDonald to the Flyers in exchange for a 2015 second-round pick, a 2014 third-round pick, and forward prospect Matt Mangene. After the deal was finalized, Michael Grabner..." March 05
#Isles get 2014 3rd rounder and a 2015 2nd rounder for MacDonald from the Flyers.
CBSSports.com "Thomas Vanek remains one of the biggest names on the trading block and any team looking to boost scoring has to be thinking about making a deal with the New York Islanders to acquire the productive veteran. According to Chris Botta of Sports Business Journal and a former Islanders employee, the..." March 04
Islanders: Vanek said if team was in "top echelon" he might stay. "I can tell you that winning does make a big difference."
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Venerable Nassau Coliseum may seem as ancient and run down as the Roman Coliseum, so perhaps that's why an angry, frustrated group of Panthers seem to take on a gladiator mentality in a chippy clash between two teams heading to the golf course in mid-April instead of the playoffs. Panthers..." March 03
#Isles Frans Nielsen has been activated off Injured Reserve. Mike Halmo returned to Bridgeport
New York Times "Jaromir Jagr was an opposing star for the Pittsburgh Penguins when Wayne Gretzky played his last game, for the Rangers in 1999. Jagr, a 42-year-old Czech, and Gretzky, the N.H.L.’s career scoring leader, now share another milestone: career goal No. 700 at Nassau Coliseum against the..." March 02
Travis Hamonic is automatically suspended for one (1) game per Rule 46.22
New York Post "Turns out the NHL wasn’t allowing its players to participate in the Olympics without at least the smallest bit of protection. According to multiple sources, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) had taken out insurance for the possibility..." February 28
Lighthouse Hockey "In the New York Islanders' first game of a fourth quarter without John Tavares, Michael Grabner (shorthanded) and Anders Lee each scored two goals, while Lubomir Visnovsky scored in overtime to finish a typically chaotic night between the Isles and Toronto Maple Leafs. Visnovsky's goal came..." February 28
CSN New England "With the NHL trade deadline exactly a week away, it’s become the funny season for rumors, whispers, innuendo and the “word on the street” to fuel potential deals between hockey clubs. Big names like Ryan Miller, Ryan Callahan and Matt Moulson are the names most often coming up in conversation, but..." February 26
Capuano says after #Isles practice that Martin (lower body) won't play Thurs, possible for Sat/Sun. Halmo will make his NHL debut vs. Leafs.
Tavares says it's a partial MCL tear, says he will NOT need surgery #Isles
NHL.com "The New York Islanders on Monday placed top-line center John Tavares on injured reserve. Tavares will miss the remainder of the season with a torn medial collateral ligament and meniscus tear in his left knee sustained during Canada's quarterfinal game against Latvia at the 2014 Sochi..." February 25
New York Post "Thomas Vanek certainly enjoyed his time in Sochi, just as he is enjoying his time with the Islanders — and both situations will be short-lived. It’s inevitable that by the March 5 trade deadline, general manager Garth Snow will trade Vanek, now even more so in the wake of star center John..." February 24
Newsday "ohn Tavares' season-ending knee injury suffered in the Olympics is cause for plenty of emotional reactions: Sadness, disgust, resignation. Islanders fans are right to cry, "Us? Again?" One reaction that this blow does not warrant, though, is panic. The 2013-14 Islanders' season already..." February 23
CBSSports.com "John Tavares is done for the remainder of the season and Islanders GM Garth Snow is none too happy about it. The reaction from the Islanders brass was all-too predictable, they wouldn't be pleased. What wasn't predictable was Snow coming out and barking about it, bemoaning the fact that his..." February 21
Seattle Times "A group of Seattle sports, business and political leaders will make a cross-border pilgrimage next week to learn more about the National Hockey League. The overnight trip to Vancouver, to attend a reception at B.C. Place with sports and tourism officials from that city and then watch a Canucks..." February 20
Toronto Sun "New York Islanders captain John Tavares will miss the rest of the NHL season after suffering a knee injury during Team Canada’s quarterfinal win over Latvia on Wednesday. According to Newsday’s Arthur Staple, a post-game MRI revealed the 23-year-old suffered a torn MCL and torn meniscus after..." February 20
Source says Tavares has a knee injury, done for Olympics. No word beyond that as of yet. #Isles
Newsday "Islanders captain John Tavares suffered a knee injury in Wednesday's Olympic quarterfinal win by Canada in Sochi, and he is done for the remainder of the Games, Team Canada coach Mike Babcock said. Tavares tried to squeeze past Latvia's Arturs Kulda in the second period and it appeared that..." February 19
Pro Hockey Talk "It took a while, but Russia finally solved the riddle that was Jan Laco. The Russians beat Slovakia 1-0 in a shootout on Sunday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome, thanks to successful attempts from Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk. With the win, Russia clinched second place in Group A and will now..." February 16
CSN Washington "It’s hard to have a conversation about Olympic hockey without the issue rink size coming into play. Will the Europeans have an advantage over the North Americans when the men’s hockey tournament begins in Sochi? First, let’s go over the dimensions. Most NHL rinks are 200 feet long and 85..." February 12
Pro Hockey Talk "We know that Team USA will start Jonathan Quick on Wednesday. American coach Dan Bylsma hasn’t revealed his starter for Saturday’s marquee game against Russia, but whoever it is will have his work cutout for him whenever the United States takes a penalty. Russia revealed it’s top power-play..." February 12
NHL.com "New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen sustained a broken hand on a slash by Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson during their game Saturday, according to a report by Arthur Staple of Newsday. Johnson received a two-game suspension Tuesday from the NHL Department of Player Safety." February 11
So Nielsen may be able to play 2/27. More likely he'll miss the first week of #Isles games after Olympic break.
Pro Hockey Talk "When New York Islanders GM Garth Snow made the decision not to let defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky play in the Olympics despite the fact that he returned from a concussion on Jan. 27, it raised some eyebrows. After all, Visnovsky is 37 years old and was poised to represent Slovakia for a fifth and..." February 10
Denver Post "In the Avalanche dressing room after the team's 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night, players walked around happily, giving man-hugs to one another and munching on pizza. Loud music played, barely above the decibel level of players' happy voices. This was not just another..." February 09
New York Post "Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic was activated off injured reserve on Friday and likely will be in the lineup for the first time since Jan. 12 when his team faces the Avalanche on Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders’ last game before the two-week Olympic break. Hamonic has..." February 08
Toronto Sun "You can add Otto Sykora to the list of people looking for an explanation from New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow. Sykora is the general manager of the Slovakian men’s hockey team and wants to know why Snow is not letting Islanders defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky play for Slovakia in the..." February 08
NHL.com "The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired forwards Peter Regin (REE-gihn) and Pierre-Marc Bouchard (BOO-shahrd) from the New York Islanders in exchange for a fourth-round selection in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Regin will join the Blackhawks, while Bouchard..." February 07
Islanders Point Blank "Travis Hamonic was activated off injured reserve by the Islanders. Hamonic is expected to play on Saturday. Hamonic has been working to come back from a concussion. He participated in a full-contact practice on Wednesday." February 07
Calgary Sun "For a while, there were suspicions that Reto Berra was billing extra for overtime. On this night, the Calgary Flames netminder got the job done in regulation. Berra, who made NHL history by earning the first seven victories of his career in overtime or shootout situations, kicked aside 28..." February 07
New York Post "If the Islanders trade Andrew MacDonald, it’s because of money. A month a half ago, the Islanders defenseman turned down a four-year, $16 million offer, The Post has learned. MacDonald and his agent had previously asked for a four- or five-year deal at $5 million per, and even got the..." February 06
New York Post "There is a sincerity to the way Thomas Vanek talks about wanting to reach free agency for the first time in his career, and that same sincerity when he speaks about eschewing a huge financial opportunity the Islanders presented him only for him to push it aside. “I like it here in the..." February 06
ESPN.com "The New York Islanders have fielded a number of calls on Thomas Vanek in the past day or so and it's possible the star winger could be dealt by Friday's Olympic roster freeze. Far from certain, but possible, a source close to the situation told ESPN.com Tuesday. Once news got out Monday..." February 05
NHL.com "The New York Islanders gave their flickering hopes of qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs a boost on Tuesday night. Andrew MacDonald scored the game's lone goal 2:16 into the third period and Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for his 57th career shutout to lead the Islanders to a 1-0 victory..." February 05
Pro Hockey Talk "Thomas Vanek says the decision to pass on New York’s “substantial” contract offer has more to do than just numbers on a page. “I said from the beginning that I like it here,” Vanek told SNY TV. “But there goes more into it than a contract. It is what it is, but I’m sure we’ll continue to..." February 04
Fansided "A day after the big game in New York, some potentially big news is coming from Long Island regarding winger Thomas Vanek’s future with the New York Islanders. According to Arthur Staple of Newsday, Vanek has rejected a “substantial” contract offer made by the Islanders that would’ve kept him..." February 03
New York Post "Political and social unrest in Russia is not going to stop John Tavares from fully embracing his first Olympic experience. Starting on Feb. 9, the NHL will shut down for two weeks and Tavares will be off to Sochi, where the Islanders star center will play for Team Canada. With a turbulent..." February 01
New York Post "So it is under a bevy of great opportunities gone unfulfilled that the Islanders find themselves buried, squirming now for the last breath of life in their plummeting season. To add insult to injury, they can look up only to find the ones tossing the last bits of indignity upon them are the..." February 01
Pro Hockey Talk "If the NHL pulls its players out of the 2014 Winter Olympics because of security concerns, Hockey Canada will be left scrambling. Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson said there is no “Plan B” if violence causes the NHL to keep the players in North America as Joshua Clipperton of The Canadian..." January 30
New York Post "Looking like he was made for this moment, in this place, Henrik Lundqvist stood at a podium in the bowels of Yankee Stadium, this $1 billion cathedral to pomposity, his cuff links shined, vest buttoned, maroon striped tie matched with a pocket square, smiling. The face of the Rangers franchise..." January 30