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Rocky Mountain Low For the Isles At The Trade Deadline

    There seemed to be only one prize that the NY Islanders coveted this past deadline. Just as I wrote back last summer, the Islanders have been very wary and trying to pick off a high-level talent that a team might find expendable or tradable due to other needs. This has really only occurred with two players. I’ve talked ... Read More »

The Battle Between Jack Capuano and Garth Snow

  A GM who builds his team based on analytics best practices and drafts conducted by their Director of Analytics since 2006 is bound to piss off an old-time coach eventually. When the pressure built last season there were rumblings of a discord between Capuano and internal staff. There was also blowback from players on Capuano’s methods. Overall, most veteran ... Read More »

The Prince of Brooklyn: Don’t Overlook Shane Prince

  It was Christmas time for NY Islanders fans. Despite the fact they haven’t seen much of an NHL trade deadline gift in years, they sat by the tree, ripping through reams of wrapping paper… and then scratched their head as they saw Ottawa’s Shane Prince in the final minutes.   Then there was a great wail, as a thousand ... 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 »

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