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  • Here Are The Top 10 NHL Buyout and Trade Candidates

    The Daily Goal Horn "The Daily Goal Horn took a look at the landscape to rank the Top 10 NHL trade and buyout candidates. 1. Henrik Lundqvist, NYR (Trade/Buyout) The Rangers have to start thinking about the future and sadly, 38 year-old goalie Henrik Lundqvist represents the past. Jeff Gorton is..." September 25

  • 5 potential trade destinations for Patrik Laine

    The Score "Patrik Laine is one of the league's most intriguing young stars. He's still just 22 years old and has shown the potential to be one of the league's most dangerous goal-scorers, ranking seventh in the league with 138 tallies since his NHL debut in 2016. After signing a..." September 25

  • NHL Announces Offseason Training Protocols

    Pension Plan Puppets "Today the NHL announced their protocol for offseason training at team facilities. The rules draw heavily on the Phase 2 protocols that covered players returning to their facilities prior to the official start of training camp before the Return to Play. All protocols are subject..." September 25

  • Condensed Season Puts More Pressure On Goaltending

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the things most talked about in the hockey world as we approach the draft and free agency is the game of musical chairs that awaits many of the league’s goaltenders. Braden Holtby, Robin Lehner, Jacob Markstrom, Anton Khudobin, Cam Talbot, the list of..." September 25

  • Anthony Beauvillier’s postseason was huge win for him and the Islanders

    Empire Sports Media "One thing Anthony Beauvillier has always tried to do is have fun. The New York Islanders’ forward wrote those exact words on his stick for every game played during the team’s run to the Eastern Conference Finals. But Beauvillier didn’t just jot..." September 24

  • The NHL's 31 teams fit neatly into three buckets this off-season

    TSN "After making his rounds on the phone, one NHL general manager said Wednesday he realized that most of the league’s 31 teams fit neatly into one of three buckets that will determine the cadence of this off-season. There are the teams with massive salary cap issues or financial..." September 24

  • 5 Potential Destinations for Marc-Andre Fleury

    The Hockey Writers "After an unsuspecting tweet by his agent shook the hockey world, Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights have become a talking point. Stemming from a lack of playing time during the playoffs, the tweet, although now deleted, seemed to accelerate the process of what was Vegas going to do..." September 24

  • Six goaltenders Flames could consider adding this off-season

    Sportsnet "It has been seven years since the Calgary Flames had the type of goaltending star the team could hang its hat on. Since Miikka Kiprusoff left for the Finnish hinterlands in 2013 the club has been piecemealing its goalie tandems together, year after year. Heck, one year they..." September 23

  • Five power forwards the Canadiens would love to acquire through trade

    Sportsnet " Let’s qualify this: There are no guarantees any of the following players are available, and none that the Montreal Canadiens are pursuing them through trade. But our editor asked for a list of players the Canadiens might consider in order to fill the most..." September 22

  • Islanders’ Thomas Greiss expected to test free-agent market

    AMNY "The writing on the wall has continuously indicated that the 2019-20 season was going to be goaltender Thomas Greiss’ final one with the New York Islanders.  On Tuesday morning, the ink dried a little more.  Greiss’ agent, Ray Petaku, told Pierre..." September 22

  • NHL bubble confidential: Go inside the Toronto and Edmonton playoff hubs

    ESPN "For nearly two months, the National Hockey League has kept the teams in its postseason tournament inside "bubbles" that it helped construct with the NHL Players' Association in an effort to safely finish the 2019-20 season after it was paused because of the COVID-19..." September 22

  • NHL Announces First And Second All-Star Teams, All-Rookie Team

    Yardbarker "Following the announcements of the final five NHL regular-season awards, the league also revealed its three all-league rosters: The First-Team All-Stars, the Second-Team All-Stars, and the All-Rookie Team. Below are the 2019-20 honorees: First All-Star..." September 22

  • NHL records no positive COVID-19 tests for 9th straight week

    The Score "The bubble remains effective, as the NHL did not record a single positive COVID-19 test for the eighth consecutive week since resuming play. It's the ninth straight week overall for the league without any new cases.  " September 21

  • Bill Daly: NHL will do its best to have fans at games in 2020-21

    Sportsnet "Once either the Dallas Stars or Tampa Bay Lightning hoist the Stanley Cup later this month, the NHL will turn its full attention to the off-season and the 2020-21 calendar. A major question the league faces is whether or not its 31 teams will be able to travel next season, or will the..." September 21

  • Examining the NHL’s top 14 buyout candidates of 2020

    Sportsnet "Is there anything more wonderful than a mulligan? Believe us, NHL GMs will be clamouring for them this fall as they try to solve their financial puzzles around overpaid players. Problem is, those do-overs won’t come cheap. With the 2020-21 salary cap flattening in..." September 21

  • Gary Bettman says 2020-21 NHL season could start in December or January

    Sportsnet "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said on Saturday he wouldn’t be surprised if next season starts later in December or in January 2021. Speaking at his annual state of the league address ahead of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Bettman said the league had begun informally thinking..." September 19

  • Scott Mayfield has made big strides this postseason for the Islanders

    Empire Sports Media "There’s been a lot to be excited about as the New York Islanders during their run in the playoffs. That includes the progression from one player who has been a big part of the steadfast defensive core they’ve built in recent years, Scott Mayfield. Mayfield,..." September 19

  • What the Islanders need to win the Stanley Cup

    Empire Sports Media "The New York Islanders had their run ended just short of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Islanders are in a great spot for the future. The UBS arena is ready in 2021. Ilya Sorokin is an Islander. The Isles made a deep run and proved the whole league wrong. Lou Lamoriello still needs to..." September 18

  • NHL buyout window opens on September 25

    Blue Seat Blogs "The NHL buyout window will open on September 25. This date was set following the conclusion of the Conference Final last night. The buyout window will run through October 8, which is the day before free agency begins. Rangers Plans Rumors..." September 18

  • Top Trade Packages, Landing Spots for Jack Eichel

    Bleacher Report "The Buffalo Sabres' surprising front-office shakeup on June 16 raised questions about center Jack Eichel's future with the franchise. Two weeks before the Sabres' front-office purge, the 23-year-old Sabres captain expressed his frustration over the years of constant..." September 18

  • Stanley Cup's traveling status up in air once Final completed

    ESPN " The Stanley Cup will fly back from Edmonton with the winning team to its playing city. But after that, nobody knows how hockey's most famous trophy will celebrate. The NHL and the Hockey Hall of Fame are weighing options on what to do next with the Cup. Typically, each..." September 18

  • Islanders’ next step is to go from contender to champion

    New York Post "And so it ends, six wins shy of the Stanley Cup for this Islanders team that went farther than their ancestors had over the last 27 years. It ends in disappointment, if not despair, with this 2-1 overtime defeat in Game 6 to the Lightning, who will face the Stars in the Cup final..." September 18

  • Meet the Only Teenager Left in the Bubble

    SI "For a young prospect trying to find his way to the NHL, experience is everything. And Thomas Harley is getting one of the most unique experiences ever thanks to his time in the NHL bubble with Dallas. The Stars defenseman and 2019 first-round draft pick is officially the youngest..." September 17

  • The Islanders' case as the current 'Kings of New York sports'

    ESPN "What a time to be a New York Islanders fan. Normally when you hear that, it doesn't portend good things. It means the Islanders were criminally mismanaged or were purchased by an actual criminal or were forced into a nomadic arena existence that..." September 17

  • IIHF announces 2021 world juniors will be played in Edmonton bubble

    Sportsnet "After the success of the NHL’s return in Toronto and Edmonton bubbles, the International Ice Hockey Federation will be using a similar format for the upcoming under-20 World Junior Hockey Championships. The IIHF announced Thursday that the 2021 edition of the tournament will be..." September 17

  • Islanders showing Lightning closing out series won’t be easy

    New York Post "The Islanders would have played all night and all morning if that’s what it took, but they were not going to go away. They were not going to take the skate of shame out of the Edmonton bubble. Not after this night. Not after this game. Not yet. So yes, there will be a..." September 16

  • Get ready for a wild offseason as the market is expected to be flooded with both UFAs and RFAs

    The Daily Goal Horn "“The market will be flooded with players,” was how one team executive framed the NHL offseason landscape to me. “There is nothing normal about this year,” and it seems like most teams are figuring it out as it develops. That’s because of many factors..." September 16

  • Johnny Boychuk provides big lift for Islanders in return to lineup

    New York Post "Barry Trotz decided to roll with 11 forwards and seven defensemen just so he could get Johnny Boychuk into the lineup. And Boychuk, who hadn’t seen game action since Game 1 of the play-in round against the Florida Panthers on Aug. 1, was a major presence as the Islanders kept..." September 16

  • Islanders’ Jordan Eberle, no stranger to marquee moments, plays hero yet again

    Sportsnet "His will be a career measured by moments more than numbers. Jordan Eberle just has that sporting je ne sais quoi where he’s completely at ease with the game on his stick. You don’t pull a world junior championship out of the fire while playing for Team..." September 16

  • Brayden Point out for Game 5 vs. Islanders

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Lightning will attempt to punch their ticket to the Stanley Cup Final without their leading scorer. Lightning forward Brayden Point is unavailable for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final versus the New York Islanders on Tuesday night, head coach..." September 15

  • Qualifying Offer Deadline Set For October 7

    Yardbarker "Considering the added pressure applied by the flat salary cap, restricted free-agent negotiations will take on even greater importance this offseason. That process is set to begin in just over four weeks, as TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the deadline for teams to submit..." September 15

  • Long-Term Injuries Represent Continued Opportunity For Cash-Rich Teams "The NHL’s salary cap ceiling will be $81.5M for 2020-21 and will not increase until the league’s hockey-related revenue surpasses $3.3 billion once again. Even then, the number will grow slowly as the difference in escrow is slowly paid off. Despite that cap being the theoretical..." September 15

  • U.S. Hockey Hall Of Fame Announces 2020 Class

    Pro Football Rumors "The U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame has announced their newest class of inductees, as revealed by NBC Sports’ Eddie Olczyk, a U.S. Hall of Famer himself, before this evening’s Western Conference Final Game. The 2020 group is comprised of former NHL player and coach Tony..." September 14

  • NHL Issues Update On COVID-19 Testing

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As the NHL has done each Monday in recent weeks, they have released an update on the COVID-19 testing being done in the bubble cities.  For the seventh straight week, there have been zero positive tests.  Their statement reads as follows: The NHL completed the..." September 14

  • Casey Cizikas, Tom Kuhnhackl out for Islanders for rest of playoffs "Casey Cizikas and Tom Kuhnhackl are injured and will not play again for the New York Islanders this postseason.  Each forward has left the bubble in Edmonton, the hub city for the conference finals and the Stanley Cup Final. As part of the NHL Return to..." September 13

  • Islanders’ Lou Lamoriello wins 2020 Jim Gregory GM of the Year Award

    Sportsnet "Lou Lamoriello, whose off-season decision making and leadership helped steer the New York Islanders into the Eastern Conference Finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs just two years after the departure of franchise cornerstone John Tavares, has been named the 2020 Jim Gregory General..." September 13

  • NHL General Manager of Year to be announced before Game 4 of West Final "Winners of the 2020 NHL Awards presented by Las Vegas will be announced throughout the 2020 conference finals and 2020 Stanley Cup Final. The winner of the Jim Gregory General Manager of the Year Award will be announced Saturday by NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports during the pregame show..." September 12

  • Islanders’ top two lines come up big in Game 3

    New York Post "The Islanders had gone through the first two games of the conference finals with only one goal from a top-six forward, Jordan Eberle’s Game 1 power play goal standing alone. But in a league where, as Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper often says, “Your best players have to be your..." September 12

  • Mikhail Sergachev: There's mutual hatred between Lightning, Islanders

    The Score "It was abundantly clear before the end of Friday's Game 3 that the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders aren't overly fond of one another. Bolts D-man Mikhail Sergachev confirmed that assumption. The blue-liner was asked postgame whether he..." September 12

  • The Islanders had to have this game

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was not technically a must-win game, but this was a game the New York Islanders really needed. Not only because they entered the game facing a 2-0 series deficit, but because the Lightning were playing without three top forwards (Steven Stamkos, Brayden Point, and Alex Killorn)...." September 12

  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau helps save Islanders’ season with trademark performance in Game 3

    Sportsnet "Back when we had fans filling arenas with atmosphere and the Ottawa Senators were playing playoff games, we’d occasionally hear them break out in song with “Pageau, Pageau, Pageau, Pageau …” at the Canadian Tire Centre. It was an homage to Jean-Gabriel..." September 12

  • NHL Announces Official Dates And Times For 2020 Draft, Opening Of Free Agency

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With the 2020 postseason proceeding ahead of schedule, there has been reporting and considerable speculation that the league would move up the dates of the delayed 2020 NHL Entry Draft and the beginning of the new league year and opening of free agency. The NHL has followed through on that..." September 11

  • How the New York Islanders are embracing their ultimate underdog status

    ESPN "Kevin Connolly has never been shy about his love for the New York Islanders. The Long Island native, most famous for his role as "E" on "Entourage," directed the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "Big Shot," about the time a con man briefly bought..." September 11

  • How the Stanley Cup quietly entered the NHL bubble

    Sportsnet "The Stanley Cup was scheduled to fly to Vancouver on March 12 for a Rogers Hometown Hockey event that got wiped out by the pandemic. The most well-travelled trophy in sports then remained grounded until taking Air Canada flight 171 here on Monday night — by far the longest..." September 11

  • At least 17 NHL teams have reduced pay amid COVID-19 crunch

    TSN "Winter is coming. More specifically, with no meaningful revenue incoming since mid-March and none on the immediate horizon, hockey’s long winter is approaching amid the uncertainty surrounding the 2020-21 NHL season. Meetings to slash expenditures, reduce payroll and set..." September 11

  • All Signs Point to 'Tony' Cirelli if Lightning Need a No. 1 Center

    SI "It’s a luxury not a lot of NHL organizations have and it partially explains why the Tampa Bay Lightning are one of four teams still standing in this year’s Stanley Cup tournament. The Lightning were not tipping their hand when it came to the injury status of Brayden Point going into..." September 10

  • Lightning’s Alex Killorn suspended one game for hit on Brock Nelson

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning forward Alex Killorn will miss Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final, after receiving a game misconduct for his hit on the Islanders’ Brock Nelson during Game 2 on Wednesday night. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety held a hearing on Thursday and concluded..." September 10

  • Bill Daly: NHL remains 'intent' on 82-game regular season

    Oilers Nation "The NHL has undoubtedly done an incredible job in executing the 2020 playoffs. After the league got put on pause when the world shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league picked up and executed a 24-team playoff between two bubble cities, Edmonton and Toronto. Save..." September 10

  • Lightning’s Alex Killorn to have hearing Thursday for hit on Brock Nelson

    Sportsnet "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn will have a hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety on Thursday for his hit on New York Islanders centre Brock Nelson during Wednesday’s game. During the first period of an eventual 2-1..." September 10

  • Lightning’s Alex Killorn ejected for hit on Islanders’ Brock Nelson

    Tampa Bay Times "Though the Lightning took a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference final with the Islanders with a 2-1 win Wednesday, they may be looking at losing Alex Killorn. With Tampa Bay trailing 1-0 in Edmonton, Killorn was called for a boarding major and a game misconduct after hitting forward..." September 10