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Bentivenga: What to take away from Islanders’ qualifying offers

As the New York Islanders off-season rolls on and free agency rapidly approaches, it looks like we finally have some free agent news to provide an update on. Well, sort of… it’s just not in the way you might think. Monday evening (5pm EST, to be precise) was the deadline ...

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Repetto: Islanders First Pick of The Draft May Not Be The Type Of Player The Isles Need

After trading Nick Leddy to the Detroit Red Wings the Islanders received Richard Panik and a second-round pick in the 2021 draft in exchange. With that, there was an expectation that the Islanders would flip the pick to gain a player that would join Mathew Barzal on the top line.  ...

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Tuchman: Aatu Räty, a steal at 52? or fools gold?

The New York Islanders’ first selection in the draft was in the 2nd round – 52nd overall. The facts: Aatu Räty – 6’1”, born November 14th, 2002 Once considered a sure-fire top ten pick and a possible #1 overall in the draft, the center from Finland is now one of ...

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Friedman: Islanders have cleared enough space to build their rocket ship. They must not fail to launch.

I think it’s pretty safe to say that Lou Lamoriello and the Islanders have had an eventful summer so far. While I don’t know what the Isles’ employee vacation day policy is, Lamoriello is unlikely to use any of his between now and the start of next season, judging by ...

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IslesBlog Roundtable- Sign ’em, trade ’em, or let ’em walk: Anthony Beauvillier

Anthony Beauvillier has been in a mix of mock trade scenarios, including one from The Athletic’s, Arthur Staple. Beauvillier is going into his age-24 season and has already had some pretty big moments for the New York Islanders. So, the team at Islesblog is back again for another edition of ...

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Mandell: Josh Bailey seems like the top option for Seattle in expansion draft

The protected lists are in for the 2021 Expansion Draft, and the time to speculate has finally come. The biggest names left off the New York Islanders’ protected list are arguably Josh Bailey and Jordan Eberle. Both players’ contracts are very similar based on the length and AAV. For Eberle, ...

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Taub: Departure of Nick Leddy marks end of an era for Islanders

No matter how much change is expected, it’s still hard when it finally arrives. Change finally came knocking on the Islanders’ door yesterday. The first domino to fall in a very busy offseason for the organization took place last night with Nick Leddy being traded to the Detroit Red Wings ...

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Dunnigan: Gabriel Landeskog, a New York Islander? Never say never

Yesterday news broke that another one of the bigger players has the New York Islanders on his wish list. Joining Vladimir Tarasenko, Gabriel Landeskog, the veteran winger, is the latest hockey superstar to name Long Island as a preferred destination to possibly come play.Isles fans should be excited. This is ...

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