Bits o' Islanders News

New York Islanders news bits, rumors and hockey blade splinters.

[Bits] Dust Settles, Names are Named

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NHL news and notes for Islanders fans. Lots of players have new addresses after the first day of free agency. Some of those new names play for the Islanders.

Depth Adds: Conacher, Skille, Mallrat

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With some new signings, a friendly reminder that the New York Islanders' AHL affiliate in Bridgeport was very bad in 2013-14.

[Free Agency Thread 2]: Ex-Isles find new homes

The New York islanders addressed a couple of depth needs at the opening of free agency. But the big moves, and the big headlines, are laced with swings, misses and regrets from the Isles' recent past.

While Boyle chooses Rangers, Isles sign Brennan

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T.J. Brennan is an intriguing signing for the Islanders, as he was considered Toronto's top defenseman for their AHL affiliate, yet the Leafs never recalled him despite 72 points in 76 games.

Isles complete goalie tandem with Chad Johnson

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In signing former Bruins backup Chad Johnson, the Islanders fully address their longest-running unsettled position.

[Open Thread] NHL Free Agency Opens, You Decide

The NHL free agency period is officially upon us, with signings allowed to legally begin (wink wink) at noon today, July 1.

Key RFAs qualified, but some will wander away

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The New York Islanders completed the standard and expected issue of qualifying offers to restricted free agents today, but that doesn't mean all of these youngsters will be back with the team.

[Bits] UFA Day Eve, Buyouts, Behind-the-Draft

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NHL news and notes for Islanders fans. The Sabres and Panthers make surprising buyout decisions and a cool behind-the-scenes video from Michael Dal Colle's draft night.

[Sunday Bits] Songs of Ho-Sang, Goalie Go-Round

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NHL news and notes for Islanders fans. Wrapping up the draft and moves surrounding it. Jason Spezza is not a Predator, James Neal is and the Islanders make splashes both big and small.

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