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2 hrs ago | CBS Local
According to a report in the NY Post, Phil Falcone is mulling selling his share of the Minnesota Wild with the goal of purchasing a piece of the Islanders. Falcone, a hedge fund mogul and former hockey player at Harvard, owns 45 percent of the Wild, but has been at odds with co-owner Craig Leipold over how to cover the franchise's reported $20 million annual loss, the newspaper reported.
6 hrs ago | Lighthouse Hockey
Jack Capuano says he's been talking to players all summer, and now the time has come for them to back up their talk with work ethic and the ol' "playing the way we need them to play to win." [ Newsday ] John Tavares on NHL participation in the Olympics and the fallout from the injury he sustained in Sochi.
Players are skating , and NHL training camps are within sniffing distance. So we are warming up our emotional engines to conjure all the irrational excitement, hatred and other strongly worded feelings that accompany an eight-month devotion to watching men making billions playing a game.
Holi Festival of Colors: Revelers throw colored powder in the air during the Holi Festival of Colors, in Lisbon, on Sunday. The festival is fashioned after the Hindu spring festival Holi, which is mainly celebrated in some regions of India and Nepal.
The New York Islanders normally skate at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. Nevertheless, the team will take on the New Jersey Devils at a Barclays Center pre-season match-up in two weeks.
Apr 13, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen checks New York Islanders center Frans Nielsen during the first period at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports The Buffalo Sabres prospects have been the story of the Traverse City Tournament since being invited for the first time just a few years ago.
Former Islanders coach Scott Gordon, who was an assistant with the Leafs the past three seasons, told me last year that Kulemin was by far Toronto's best two-way forward.
Josh Bailey of the Islanders is seen on the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first period of the NHL hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders haven't been as competitive as they would have liked the past few seasons, save for the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season.
The NHL announced Thursday a series of rules changes for the 2014-15 season, following approval earlier in the summer by the League's Board of Governors and the National Hockey League Players' Association. Clipping, charging, elbowing, interference, kneeing, head-butting and butt-ending move from the general category into the same category as boarding and checking from behind.
As training camp nears, the anticipation of the upcoming season rises to a fever pitch. Consequently, so does the number of questions surrounding the Islanders.
Jack Skille is one of a group of new Islanders who probably thought, when they signed towards the end of a busy July 1, they had a better than decent shot to crack an opening-night roster in need of some overhauling. Of course, that changed by the end of business on July 2. Skille, Cory Conacher, Harry Zolnierczyk and T.J. Brennan all signed on the first day of free agency -- Conacher and Brennan both signed one-way deals for $600,000; Skille and Zolnierczyk signed two-way deals that would pay each of them $300,000 if they're sent to the minors and $750,000 and $650,000 at the NHL level.
Martin Brodeur has said he would like to play for a contender, preferably in the Western Conference and would settle for a back-up position if not given a chance to start. EA Sports is set to release a patch for NHL 15 that will remove all of the league's goalies and replace them with Brodeur, extending the already Hall of Fame goalie's career indefinitely in the virtual world.
Minnesota's Nino Niederreiter skates against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 18, 2014, in Uniondale, New York. Nino Niederreiter and the Wild agreed to terms on a three-year, $8 million contract Thursday, a week before players are scheduled to report for the first day of training camp.
NHL players no longer have an eternity to complete their penalty shot and shootout attempts with a slow-motion pirouette. That -- technically it's the banning of the "spinorama" in shootout/penalty shot attempts -- is one of the more noticeable among many rule changes announced by the league today: The 'Spin-O-Rama' move, as described in Section 24.2 of the 2013-14 NHL Rule Book, will no longer be permitted either in Penalty Shot situations or in the Shootout.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:19 am
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