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Who The New York Islanders Could Offer For Erik Karlsson

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

What can be known is that Snow is able to give Dorion what could amount to his best return. The Islanders have stockpiled two first-rounders and two second-rounders in next year’s draft, plus some well-regarded prospects.

Breathe, Islanders fans, we’re told that Mathew Barzal is a non-starter in trade talks.

But terrifically talented and mercurial Josh Ho-Sang, who was just sent back down to AHL Bridgeport on Friday, is a prime candidate.

Would Dorion be enticed by thinking of Ho-Sang on a line with, say, Derick Brassard and Mike Hoffman? The Senators would have to take back some money, but Jaroslav Halak seems a better back-up plan for Craig Andersson than Mike Condon, and Halak’s $4.5 million is expiring after this season. So does something close to Halak, Ho-Sang, a first-rounder and a second-rounder get it done?

It should for Snow, who wants to make things happen right now to help convince John Tavares to commit long-term as everyone awaits New York State’s decision on a possible new arena at Belmont Park.


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Video- Sidney Crosby Meets Jordan Eberle’s Shoulder

Looks like an unfortunate collision.  Crosby remained in the game.


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Video- Oops John Tavares

Tavares loses and edge in the shootout.


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How Does Oliver Ekman-Larsson Or Evander Kane Sound For The Islanders?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

For years there has been clamor ignored by Snow to acquire a running mate suitable for Tavares, a sure-shot Hart contender. And the Islanders do have the assets necessary to acquire Buffalo pending free agent winger Evander Kane, who is having the second-best season of his career and is likely going to be the hottest commodity on the rental market.

Coincidentally (or not), the 26-year-old Kane’s best season came in 2011-12, when he was on the final season of his first contract. Good news for the team that gets him now, perhaps not such good news for the team that signs him next July to a lucrative long-term deal.

But the Islanders and Tavares might not need Kane....

So this may not be the time or place for Kane. Rather, this is probably exactly the time for Snow to load up a package for Arizona’s estimable defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson, whose contract at $5 million per runs through next season and will be the object of a wild bidding war once the 26-year-old lets Coyotes personnel know he’s unlikely to re-up for more wandering through the desert....

It will cost any team to get OEL, and it could cost the Islanders either Josh Ho-Sang or Anthony Beauvillier, perhaps Brock Nelson, maybe Ryan Pulock or Scott Mayfield, and probably one of the two first-rounders (their own plus Calgary’s) they own in the 2018 draft. The price will be high, but it would be worthwhile.

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Video- I’ll Leave You With This - John Tavares Last Night

Work. Reward.


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Home Ice Advantage In Brooklyn

from Steven Marcus of Newsday,

Barclays Center continues to be a nice stopover while the Islanders await word on a permanent home.

Despite past complaints about location, poor ice and attendance, the Islanders are 52-23-13 since moving to Brooklyn to begin the 2015-16 season.

“The guys just seem comfortable. They play well there,’’ coach Doug Weight said Monday. “The strange thing to me, even when we’re not on our game — I can’t say it’s the crowd or the atmosphere, whatever it is — you just have a good chance to win. We’ve won more games maybe in that building that we feel like coming out of we didn’t play that great. We just find ways to win in that building right now, so I don’t want to talk too much about it. We have a good mojo there.’’


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Not The Best Night For The VGK

from Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

The Golden Knights, darlings of the NHL through their first nine games, got a harsh dose of reality Monday in Brooklyn as the New York Islanders scored five unanswered goals over the final two periods and ended the Knights’ five-game winning streak with a 6-3 win at Barclays Center.

But the bigger loss was in goal as the Knights suffered the loss of another goaltender. Oscar Dansk left the game with an apparent lower-body injury after Islanders captain John Tavares scored with 5:10 left in the second period on the power play.

Dansk, who earlier in the day had been honored by the NHL as the league’s No. 2 star of the week, appeared to have lost an edge with his skate and slipped and landed awkwardly just prior to the first of Tavares’ two tallies. He was replaced by Maxime Lagace, who was seeing his first NHL action and had a rough time of it. Lagace, the fourth goalie to be used by the Knights in their 10-game existence, allowed four goals on 11 shots.

“You’ve got to be ready, that’s your job,” Lagace said. “When I saw Oscar get hurt, I knew I was going in, and I tried to focus.

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Below are the game highlights including the Dansk injury, which I think happened before the Tavares goal.  Scroll at the 3:55 mark to see that.

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Bad Power Play Sinks The New York Islanders

from Arthur Staple of Newsday,

Doug Weight had some words to describe his team’s power play. Lots of them, in fact, plus a few not suitable for print.

“Lethargic, lax, soft, zero battle,” Weight said after his team went 0-for-5 on the power play and surrendered two shorthanded goals that ended up the difference in a 6-4 loss to the Wild on Thursday night.

“Flip passes, half-speed breakouts — just abysmal,” Weight said. “And it [ticks] you off because it’s a winnable game.”

The Isles’ power play is now a league-worst 2-for-33 (6.1 percent) and has allowed five shorthanded goals.


Below are the game highlights...

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Doug Weight On Why Josh Ho-Sang Was Sent To Bridgeport

from Arthur Staple of Newsday,

Doug Weight had nothing but praise for Ho-Sang and said the rookie took this demotion well.

“He did or he’s a damn good actor,” Weight said. “We’ve had great talks. It’s never easy, whether it’s a conversation about being scratched or something like this. It was lengthy, good, healthy and from what I take from it, he couldn’t be more excited to go down, prove to himself and the organization that this isn’t going to go on anymore, that we do need him and he’ll come back and help us here. I suspect the way he’s taken this he’ll be pushing to get back real quick. Nothing is negative about the relationship — people will read into it but there’s no failure in it.”...

“I don’t think we’re as good a team as we can be without Josh on the ice. He can make us better and there’s some areas he wants to address,” Weight said. “He wants to find out how to be better at those things. We’re all in a good place with this relationship, it’s on the right path. And we have the utmost respect for Brent and what he instills in his guys.”


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A Bad Opening Night For The New York Islanders

from Arthur Staple of Newsday,

The Islanders opened the 2017-18 season by giving up a goal 1:07 in and never recovered, getting a 5-0 thrashing from the Blue Jackets on Friday night.

“I think it’s a good wakeup call,” Andrew Ladd said after the Isles’ worst season-opening loss since 2003. “Is there any panic in here? Not at all. We were maybe a little too cute offensively early and then we fell behind and started to get away from what we do.”...

The Isles actually had the better of the zone time in the game’s first few minutes but didn’t get Sergei Bobrovsky moving or screened well enough. And de Haan made an ill-advised, cross-ice pass that Cam Atkinson picked off to start a play that ended with Atkinson scoring off his skate at 11:07.

“Just bonehead plays and that’s not like Calvin,” Weight said. “The first he’s got to hustle back and give Greisser a target. And the second, they’re in a 1-1-3 [structure], we know what they’re doing and he just doesn’t move his feet.”


Game highlights are below...

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