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Bentivenga: Zdeno Chara returns to the Islanders on a one-year deal

June 23rd, 2001. Ex-Islanders general manager Mike Milbury pulled the trigger on a trade to bring disgruntled Ottawa Senators forward Alexei Yashin to Long Island. The Isles would ship three pieces north of the border in what seemed like a decent trade at the time. That trade is now looked ...

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Bentivenga: Erik Gustafsson to Attend Islanders’ Training Camp on a PTO

Nick Leddy being dealt to the Detroit Red Wings in July left a hole on the New York Islanders’ blue line that has been surrounded by nothing but question marks. However, it looks like the answer might be on the way… if he impresses at training camp.  On Thursday morning, ...

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Bentivenga: Islanders ink Beauvillier to three-year extension

After what seemed like an eternity of waiting in the dark, the dam has finally burst for the New York Islanders.  On Wednesday morning, general manager Lou Lamoriello finally dusted off the cobwebs surrounding his drawer of contracts and filed them to the league, making for an eventful morning for ...

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Bentivenga: Islanders ship Andrew Ladd to Coyotes in surprising buzzer-beater deal

As the clock ticked down on the 3 P.M. pre-Expansion Draft roster freeze, the concern began to build that the New York Islanders weren’t going to make a move for a defenseman to expose. Ultimately, Lou Lamoriello had one trick up his sleeve… but one that was rather unexpected.  The ...

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