Islanders fans chant ‘We want Moulson!’ in Wild’s victory (Video) (Puck Daddy)

By at 18 March, 2014, 8:02 pm

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow traded away a fan favorite when he gambled on the acquisition of Thomas Vanek earlier this season. The fan favorite came back to haunt the Isles on Tuesday night – and the New York fans let Snow hear their displeasure.
Winger Matt Moulson returned to Long Island for the first time since the Oct. 27, 2013 trade that sent him to the Buffalo Sabres in a multi-part deal for Vanek. Now with the Minnesota Wild, Moulson opened the scoring at 12:23 of the first period and closed it out with a power play goal at 16:34 of the third, as the Wild topped the Islanders, 6-0.
After cheering Moulson on both his goals, Isles fans had a full-on heel turn in the third, chanting “WE WANT MOULSON!” as the Wild mopped up the game.

Now, of course, this could mean that they want Snow to somehow convince Moulson to come back to the Islanders in the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, which would likely involve massive amounts of groveling, Charles Wang money and promises that he’ll never leave John Tavares’s wing.
Or it could be a final punch to the gut over the Vanek trade, which ended with disastrous results for Snow.


Matt Moulson returns to Long Island; ‘I guess they didn’t have the same plans’ (Puck Daddy)

By at 18 March, 2014, 1:40 pm

When Matt Moulson walked into Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday morning, he did something that he’d never done before: He entered the building as an opponent.
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Tavares helps Islanders beat Predators 6-4 (The Associated Press)

By at 27 September, 2013, 8:10 pm

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John Tavares Can’t Do it Alone: Five New York Islanders Who Must Step Up in 2013-14 (Yahoo Contributor Network)

By at 23 September, 2013, 8:22 am

COMMENTARY | Led by one of the brightest young stars in the National Hockey League, John Tavares, the New York Islanders are a team on the rise.


New York Islanders, 2013-14 (Puck Daddy Gold Medal Preview) (Puck Daddy)

By at 18 September, 2013, 3:46 pm

(Ed. Note: It’s an Olympic year in the NHL. So, naturally, we decided to use the trappings of the Winter Games to preview all 30 teams for the 2013-14 NHL season. Who takes the gold? Who falls on their triple-axel? Read on and find out!)
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Islanders appoint John Tavares captain (The Associated Press)

By at 9 September, 2013, 2:39 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Dynamic center John Tavares is the New York Islanders’ new captain.


John Tavares takes charge of Islanders as long-suffering franchise pushes for playoffs, respect (Yahoo Sports)

By at 9 September, 2013, 12:21 pm

The New York Islanders named NHL MVP candidate John Tavares the 14th captain in team history.


Emery’s ‘Airmen’ mask; tryouts for everyone; Ovechkin in Greece to open season? (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

By at 9 September, 2013, 12:20 pm

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

• Ray Emery’s new Flyers’ mask is awesome. It honours the Tuskegee Airmen…


Josh Bailey signs 5-year deal with New York Islanders, Garth Snow remains smart (Puck Daddy)

By at 15 July, 2013, 10:32 am

Josh Bailey signed a 5-year contract extension ( worth $16.5 million ) with the New York Islanders on Monday, which is pretty amazing when you consider where he was three years ago.
He was 21 years old, having been rushed to the NHL as an 18 year old…


Five underrated signings on Free Agent Frenzy Day 2013 (Puck Daddy)

By at 6 July, 2013, 12:43 pm

There are big deals during the Free Agent Frenzy, and then there are the smaller, quieter deals that serve to build up a roster or fill a need.
So while none of these signings were on the Daniel Alfredsson or Nathan Horton level, we might look back…