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Welcome to the Travis Hamonic Trade Rumor Ride

There is a point with most trade rumor situations where things go a bit crazy. Rumors start to fly around… a lot of it incorrect. Why? GMs tend to use this time to float their own scenarios or their own considerations of trades down the line… using the Hamonic situation to judge fan reaction or to throw off items. Prime ... Read More »

BLACK FRIDAY DEAL COMING? Hamonic Sweepstakes Is Starting To Look Like a Mini-Trade Deadline That Is Coming Up Fast

    When Hamonic’s trade request first broke out it surprised many people, including myself. Per the Isles themselves: it certainly surprised his teammates.  Those I spoke to felt that it might take as long as the NHL trade deadline to move him. However, one day later, that tune changed. Evidently the publicizing of the Hamonic shopping has created a ... Read More »

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 »

Realistic NY Islanders Trade Partners for Travis Hamonic

Word to the wise: There seems to be a focus by the punditry and NHL experts that the NY Islanders can only trade to the Western Conference Canadian Teams. I don’t believe this is the case at all.    I think this is a far more realistic view of possible trade partners that get Travis Hamonic CLOSER to his home ... Read More »

IslesBeat Good Reads: Trade Rumors Edition

  Adrian Dater has been doing some great pieces on Bleacher Report. This one about decisions and trade options that Colorado must consider is no different. Note: Iginla told Dater he would not approve of any trade this season (has NMC). So sounds like those Iginla NHL rumors are a lot of malarky, since they are completely ignorant of this glaring ... Read More »

What Ails These NY Islanders? Is It Time To Panic?

  We all can see that the team is still not firing on all cylinders yet. Yet, the team remains only a point out of first place. They remain 7-4-3. Yes, they are currently in a scoring slump. In fact, they are not playing their winning formula of possession game quite yet. Furthermore, the kids struggling a bit, and in ... 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 »

A Peek Inside Brett Yormark’s Head On Brooklyn And The Islanders

  They do have a hard-core fan base, although they don’t have many fans, those fans that do exist are very hard-core and very vocal. – Brett Yormark to NetsDaily.com The NetsDaily over at SBNation… complete with a giant IHOP ad, had an interesting blurb from Barclay’s Center Brett Yormark who had some interesting observations…. On the Islander transformation… “The ... Read More »

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