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2010 NHL Draft Grades: New York Islanders Rounds Two Through Seven

June 28th, 2010
Earlier this weekend, I wrote about the way the Islanders had fared after day one of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles. Today, I present to you their final grade after rounds two through seven. As we already know, the Islanders selected Nino Niederreiter with their fifth overall ...

2010 NHL Draft Grades: New York Islanders Islanders Grade After Round One

June 26th, 2010
Five days ago, when I wrote about five players the Islanders could be eying at number five, I had joked that they should select Nino Niederreiter for the simple fact that he has a great hockey name and a perfect nickname "El Nino"—I never would've imagined that they would actually ...

2010 NHL Draft: For the Love of the Game

June 25th, 2010
Summer is here, the Stanley Cup has been raised high, and teams have settled in for a much deserved summer break. That only means one thing, its Entry Draft time! The story below is something that I had written yesterday morning on a flight from New York. I hope you ...

2010 NHL Draft: Islanders Picks at a Glance

June 25th, 2010
Good afternoon from the West Coast! Just checking in live from Los Angeles, California getting ready to gear up here for the 2010 NHL entry draft where I will be live blogging and live Tweeting from the Media Risers at the Staples Center throughout the entire event. This year makes the third ...

2010 NHL Draft: Five Players the Islanders Could Eye at Number Five

June 21st, 2010
With the 2010 NHL Entry Draft less than a week away, we take a look at five possible players the New York Islanders could identify as players they could pick up with the fifth-overall pick in the first round. Having watched the Islanders as a season ticket holder for the last ...

Rhett Rakhshani Reaches Agreement with New York Islanders

March 31st, 2010
I just received word from the New York Islanders that they have come to terms with forward prospect Rhett Rakhshani.  Rakhshani, who just recently completed his collegiate hockey career with the University of Denver, has agreed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders. The 24-year-old Rakhshani, who was drafted 100th overall in the ...

New York Islanders Head West, but Not Without Injuries

March 16th, 2010
The New York Islanders begin their Western road trip tonight in Vancouver, but they do not arrive with every player 100 percent healthy.  Having escaped the injury bug for much of the year, several players are either banged up, will be sitting out entirely during the trip, or even missing ...

Success Begins With Accountability

March 9th, 2010
Maybe it's because the Islanders are a relatively young and inexperienced team. Maybe it's because the team is amidst a rebuilding period. Or, maybe it's because the veteran leadership doesn't know how to cope with a rebuild situation of this length or magnitude. Whatever the case, the struggling Islanders lack ...

Rick DiPietro Has Returned: Gets Nod Tonight in Dallas

January 8th, 2010
In a journey that started in a galaxy not far from our own, but in a time that seemed light years away...the Islanders franchise netminder Rick DiPietro has finally reached the end of his road to recovery and is set as the starter tonight in Dallas. If you have not been ...

The Weight Is Over, Islanders Get Their Captain Back

January 1st, 2010
The New York Islanders received a late Christmas gift for their game in Ottawa last night on New Years Eve, and it came in the form of the return of their captain, Doug Weight. It has been a long wait for Weight, who has been out of the lineup with what ...