Blurbs from the week in New York Islanders and NHL hockey news.
Kirill Petrov's KHL contract with Kazan complicates matters, but his talent still makes him deserving of a place on the Top 25 Islanders Under 25 list.
New York Islanders 2008 draft pick Kirill Petrov has elected to re-sign with KHL Ak Bars Kazan, meaning the Islanders will have to wait a couple of more years to get a crack at the 22-year-old forward.
On to plan B? Chesnokov is awaiting information on length of the extension and sometimes these stories aren't accurate and a "negotiating tactic," but he is well connected. It was always worth the gamble with a 3rd round pick, but if this is the case, look for his immediate removal from my "Top Islanders Under 25" list.
The IIHF World Championship rosters feature former New York Islander Jesse Joensuu for Finland; future Islanders hopeful Kirill Petrov's KHL contract finally ends.
The New York Islanders' AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers were swept out of the playoffs, but some important prospects elevated their game.
With 2011 in the books, it's time to look at New York Islanders GM Garth Snow's to do list for 2012. From trade deadline decisions to free agents and the draft, the planning decisions just get more interesting.