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Potential Isles Trade Targets for Travis Hamonic

Potential Isles Trade Targets for Travis Hamonic  As I have said on Twitter, it seems far more likely in my opinion that the NY Islanders prefer a defenseman in their moving of Travis Hamonic. They are in a win-now, get to the next level mode. This means they do not want a gap defensively. Their next class of defensemen are ... Read More »

IslesBeat Good Reads: Money And Consequences Edition

As we wait for the next Isles tilt versus the Nashville Predators, here are some stories around the NHL….   How bad money management and the repercussions of bad signings can haunt an NHL team. Elliotte Friedman analyzes the LA Kings and Mike Richards issues and settlement. Puck Daddy over the bad vibrations throughout the NHL from the Mike Richards & ... Read More »

Could The Isles Be Adding a Vet D Sooner Than Later?

The UFA market is far from fantastic. However, the cap bubble has burst – and will remain so for the next few years. This has caused teams to plan for the future and not be as generous with fringe players in the free market. Nobody is really willing to pay for these players beyond one year, if at all… preferring ... Read More »

IslesBeat’s Good Reads – Monday Morning Edition

The excellent Stu Hackel with a piece for the Hockey News on the NY Islanders unique deal with Barclays. In this is why, as I have said for months, that the business end/Barclays has NO say in the Hockey Operations nor will it have any effect or pressure on the team. Isles get guaranteed revenue.   THN has an excellent & ... Read More »

The Kyle Okposo Conundrum

Ryan Kesler, a very good but not elite player, just got a 6-year extension from the Ducks that averages 6.875 million per year. Kesler hasn’t scored over 70 points since the 2010-2011 season.   Maybe they are apples to oranges, but the writing is on the wall that the Isles have a lot of thinking on tap because KO might ... Read More »