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JOE SAKIC AND THE ART OF THE NO-DEAL

    No matter how you slice and dice it, Sakic and the Avalanche’s handling of Matt Duchene is a prime example of how not to handle a player and trade situation. Now those who still wait with bated breath for Duchene to land on the NY Islanders… don’t.   Per source, that chance is less than 1%   The ... Read More »

ISLESBEAT Hockey Reality Primer To The Next Few Weeks

  Dismiss any name you have heard rumored to the NY Islanders.  Every time a player “appears” available, invariably, they are somehow connected to the Isles. This is just pure fan or writer fiction. Fans have a tendency to create their own scenarios… sadly, some actually blog about them… and then they become somehow then the expectation. Purely hypothetical fan-created ... Read More »

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 »

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