The NHL Trade Deadline was accurately named for 2017, it was fairly dead. If you looked at the fan base of the New York Islanders, you would think that GM Garth Snow was dead as well seeing that he politely abstained from making a deal of any kind today. The Internet melted.
A decade of turmoil has rendered the Islanders wanderers in search of stable real estate for a permanent home arena.
Sullen news out of Staten Island, NY today, as the New York Islanders Hockey Club has announced it will move to Nassau for the 2026-27 National Hockey League (NHL) season.
OK, this is kinda big. And not so big all at once.
The Silly Season has quieted down, though the silliness manifests in other forms. Paranoia, delusions of grandeur, self loathing, and rage. When the cottages are away, the mice will play. (What?)
Find a pool, find a beverage, take a long drag. You’ve earned it.
The 2015 NHL Entry Draft begins on June 26th in Sunrise, Florida. But for the New York Islanders it begins with pick 72, formerly the Florida Panthers’ third round pick. You may remember that pick was acquired in the 2014 Draft day blockbuster that saw the Islanders trade back…a whole year.
Mike Babcock drove people to the brink of insanity. It was ugly.
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There weren’t any assets us use. There wasn’t any sense of urgency to deal.
Garth Snow, poker star.