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6 hrs ago | Lighthouse Hockey

Ryan O'Reilly and RFA/Arbitration Threats: Or, anxiety averted by John Tavares

When the Colorado Avalanche and Ryan O'Reilly finally came to an agreement and avoided arbitration this month, I thought of the anxiety the New York Islanders have been fortunate to avoid with their best player, and I was reminded of a familiar threat from a familiar agency... "I said to Joe, 'If you win, you also lose,' and that everybody would ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, Ryan O'Reilly, NHL Players, John Tavares, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Eye On Isles

Ten Must Watch Islanders Games this Season

Dec 14, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; A general view of the ice before the game between the New York Islanders and the Montreal Canadiens at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

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Related Topix: Sports, Garth Snow, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Lighthouse Hockey

Comparing CF% to penalties drawn/taken

It seems obvious that the more a team controls possession at even-strength, the more they should be on the power play and less they should be killing penalties, right? Let's look at teams above 54% and below 46% in CF% the past three seasons, and compare that to the opportunities they received on the PP and the times they were shorthanded .

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On GMs and Agents: When it's personal, it's unproductive

Player agents have many tasks. Deciding which teams their clients should consider based on whether the GM is nice shouldn't be one of them.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Washington Capitals, NHL Southeast Division, Garth Snow, Kyle Okposo, Mike Milbury, NHL Players, Jaroslav Halak

CBS Local

Friedman: Enough Excuses - Isles Must Return To Playoffs This Season

Every team strives to make the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup. Delusional or not, that's always the goal.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Travis Hamonic, Garth Snow, Calvin de Haan, John Tavares, Griffin Reinhart, NHL Players

WAPT-TV Jackson

NHL roundup: Canadiens, Eller reach agreement

No financial details were released, but the Montreal Gazette reported the total value to be $14 million.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, P.K Subban, Rene Bourque, NHL Players, Kevin Poulin, NHL Atlantic Division

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Lighthouse Hockey

Penalties taken/drawn per-60 among Islanders

Penalties drawn/taken this past season , among Isles Best : 0.9 McDonald 0.7 Nelson 0.6 Clutterbuck 0.5 Nielsen 0.4 Grabner 0.3 Okposo 0.2 Strait 0.1 Cizikas 0.0 Tavares 0.0 Martin 0.0 Strome Conacher tied for 1st among NHL forwards with 2.0 penalties drawn per-60 ... Tied with Kadri, Malkin, and Helm.

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Unbreaking News: Poulin, Islanders avoid arbitration, settle for guaranteed peanuts

The Islanders and goalie Kevin Poulin have avoided a nasty, drawn out, expensive and completely fabricated arbitration hearing by settling on terms to a new one-year contract extension this morning.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kevin Poulin, NHL Players, NHL Hockey

CBS Local

Islanders Come To Agreement With Goalie Poulin On 1-Year Contract

Despite totally revamping the goaltending position during the offseason, the Isles reached an agreement with Poulin, a restricted free agent, on a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Evgeni Nabokov, Anders Nilsson, Kevin Poulin, NHL Players, NHL Eastern Conference, Jaroslav Halak

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Zeitgeist: Maple Leafs replace entire scouting staff with room-sized computer

Using data gathered from across the globe, the Toronto Maple Leafs will let a machine called S.I.T.T.L.E.R. do the scouting for them.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, David Clarkson, NHL Players, Dave Bolland, NHL Northeast Divison

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Lighthouse Hockey

Retro Game Thread: Islanders Vs Penguins Game 7 1993

The Islanders are the last team across the four major North American sports to have a true dynasty .

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Related Topix: Sports, Mario Lemieux, NHL Players, NHL Hockey

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Let's Make a Deal: Trade Josh Bailey or Trade Michael Grabner?

With an excess of forwards and a desire to add another defenseman, Garth Snow has been in the market to make a deal.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Michael Grabner, Josh Bailey, NHL Players, Garth Snow, Anders Lee, Frans Nielsen

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[Bits] NBC Cancels Isles, Leafs Hire Learning, Coyote Endangerment, Upcoming Retro Thread

Like Community , Revolution and Sean Saves the World , NBC has seen enough of the Islanders and has pulled the plug.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

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Hockey in Brooklyn

The 2nd game ever at the Barclays Center takes place on Sept. 26, vs the Devils .

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Friedman's Super-Sized Thoughts: Islanders in on Iginla, Brock on Top, Cappy in on Fancy Stats

From a remote cabin deep in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman launched his final 30 Thoughts column of the season this afternoon.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Travis Hamonic, Calvin de Haan, Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen, Brock Nelson, NHL Players

BleacherReport

Is Anyone Having a Better 2013-14 Offseason Than the New York Islanders?

The New York Islanders are having a wonderful offseason - a persuasive case can be made that no team has done more to improve itself this summer via trade and free agency - but it On June 5, general manager Garth Snow made the proactive move of acquiring the rights to unrestricted free-agent defenseman Dan Boyle from the San Jose Sharks for a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Evgeni Nabokov, Garth Snow, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, San Jose Sharks, Dan Boyle, NHL Pacific Division

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[Bits] NHL's cap ceiling teams claim they're just fine, thanks

I've made the points that it's not quite necessary -- the defense could use a major added piece, but adding a middle pair piece would likely be lateral moves at best -- and in any case, it's easier said than done.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

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Grabovski and Kulemin: GMs like depth, coaches like options, players like continuity

Player management is a constant balance of what's good for an organization and what's good for the players who are delivering an organization's best current results.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Atlantic Division, John Tavares, Frans Nielsen, NHL Players

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Rat Trick

Morning Links: 2009 Draft, Mark Recchi, Dmitry Kulikov

Feb 8, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares controls the puck in front of Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon during the second period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, John Tavares, NHL Atlantic Division, NHL Players, Colorado Avalanche, NHL Northwest Division, Nathan MacKinnon

Fri Jul 18, 2014

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Could the 2014-15 Islanders Be Spelled Without Anders?

A bevy of free agent signings by the Islanders could mean another season in a Sound Tigers uniform for young Anders Lee.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Anders Lee, NHL Players, Garth Snow, Josh Bailey, Frans Nielsen, Eric Boulton

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