The deadline comes at 3 p.m. EDT. The trades hopefully come every hour before that.
Like us, publications are wondering if the Isles' recent run of play hints at a turn towards contention.
Part Five of the series. Cablevision founder Charles Dolan and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner both kicked the tires on the Islanders at different points in the franchise's life. While neither ever owned the team, the What-Ifs are intriguing.
Islanders goaltending has been a hot topic -- the prospects not looking otherworldly, and in fact, this weakness looking like what could separate a competitive team from a playoff berth. So what options are there to fix it?
Part Four of the series. Riding in following the criminal Spano Affair, Steven Gluckstern & the Milstein brothers, Howard & Edward, painted themselves as the Islanders' heroes. Instead, they turned out to be full of hot air and, possibly, bacon.
This report puts all teams at exactly 1/3 of the way into the season, with their records and stats beginning with their 9th game, to what they were at the conclusion of their 16th game.
In a brief exchange we're already making too big of a deal out of, Witt briefly chirped on DiPietro's special status, and on the fleeting grind of an NHL career.