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.

Ouch.
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.

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No creep to Brooklyn? Theory on New York Islanders staying at Nassau Coliseum (Puck Daddy)

By at 17 August, 2013, 9:51 am

Bruce Ratner is the real estate mogul behind Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where the NBA’s Nets play and where the New York Islanders are expected to play one day.
This week, we learned a few things from Ratner about the Isles: That they’re expect…

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What We Learned: What are the Blues trying to accomplish with Alex Pietrangelo? (Puck Daddy)

By at 12 August, 2013, 7:55 am

Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.
The last tim…

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Puck Daddy’s five can-miss dates of the 2013-14 NHL season (Puck Daddy)

By at 21 July, 2013, 7:56 am

Friday on Puck Daddy, Leahy took a highlighter to the NHL schedule like it was a college textbook, making special note of a few can’t-miss dates.
Jarome Iginla’s return to Calgary. John Tortorella’s return to New York. The Winter Classic. Undoubted…

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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…

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Wild shore up defense by signing Ballard, Spurgeon (The Associated Press)

By at 5 July, 2013, 6:27 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With precious little space left under the salary cap, the Minnesota Wild were looking for another experienced, puck-moving defenseman.

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NHL Free Agency: 10 players to watch this week (The Associated Press)

By at 3 July, 2013, 1:54 am

The puck has dropped on NHL free agency with a two-day negotiating window before players – other than those whose contracts were recently bought out – can sign Friday.

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Rick DiPietro getting Islanders buyout, $1.5 million through 2029 (Puck Daddy)

By at 1 July, 2013, 9:05 pm

Rick DiPietro was the No. 1 overall selection by the New York Islanders at the 2000 NHL Draft by general manager Mike Milbury. He entered the league with plenty of promise, but injuries derailed all that, and his long, strange NHL journey on Long Islan…

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Islanders ship out Nino Niederreiter to Wild for Cal Clutterbuck (Puck Daddy)

By at 30 June, 2013, 2:10 pm

NEWARK — Nino Niederreiter grew unsatisfied with his role in the New York Islanders organization last season. After a 2011-12 season that saw him scored once in 55 games, the 20-year old Swiss native, through his agent, requested a trade .
He didn’t…

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Flyers sign up for four years of Mark Streit at $5.25 million annually (UPDATE: Eventually?) (Puck Daddy)

By at 17 June, 2013, 4:03 pm

Less than a week after acquiring the rights to Mark Streit from the New York Islanders, the Philadelphia Flyers and Streit have agreed to a deal in principle.
Considering Streit would have been the biggest-name defenceman on the market had he made it…

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