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Jordan Eberle already has some experience playing with John Tavares.

Eberle and Tavares played together in the 2009 World Juniors and have been friends since. Now that Eberle is a part of the Islanders, the duo could spend the 2017-18 campaign on a line together. "It’s a team where I know a lot of guys," Eberle said of the Islanders. "I’m excited to be part of that, get a bit of a fresh start. John is a generational player, he thinks the game better than anyone in the league. We’ve had some chemistry together in the past. I think the way he plays suits my game." Eberle had a down season by his standards in 2016-17 with 51 points, but if he develops chemistry with Tavares then we might see him get 60-70 points next season.
Jun 23 - 10:15 AM

The New York Islanders have acquired Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ryan Strome.

Eberle had 47 and 51 points in each of his last two campaigns, which is a step down from what we had seen from him in the past. Given that he has a $6 million annual cap hit for another two seasons, that offensive decline was problematic. For the Islanders though, Eberle has the potential to be the winger for John Tavares that they've been looking for. If the two mesh well in 2017-18 then Eberle could see a significant spike in production, possibly to the point where he returns to the 60-70 point range.
Jun 22 - 12:45 PM

According to a league source, John Tavares has indicated that he will wait on signing an extension with the Islanders, but he does feel more confident in the direction of the team.

Tavares will play the last season of his current contract in 2017-18 and he might do that without an extension in place. It was initially believed that GM Garth Snow had to get Tavares signed by July 1, but it seems like the organization feels comfortable with this new development. Snow is looking to make improvements to the roster this off-season.
Jun 20 - 9:19 AM

Calvin de Haan was not protected on Sunday but he is likely to remain a New York Islander.

The reason is that a deal is likely in place between Vegas and the Isles to send the Golden Knights the 15th overall pick in exchange for the expansionists not selecting de Haan, Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson from the Islanders non-protected list. Calvin de Haan is a restricted free agent and is coming into his own after being the 12th overall pick in the 2009 Entry Draft.
Jun 19 - 8:44 AM

Josh Bailey was not protected by the Islanders for the expansion draft, but New York may have insured that he stays on their roster.

It's rumored that the Islanders will trade a first-round pick to the Golden Knights, but it isn't clear who that would make Vegas stay away from in the expansion draft. New York also exposed Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome, Calvin de Haan, Thomas Hickey, Scott Mayfield, Shane Prince, Nikolay Kulemin, Jason Chimera, Cal Clutterbuck, Casey Cizikas and Jaroslav Halak. It's believed that Nelson, Strome and de Haan won't be taken, but we won't know for sure until Wednesday. Bailey could be an attractive option for the Golden Knights if he's available.
Jun 18 - 10:33 PM

The New York Islanders have protected five defensemen as part of their eight skaters.

The Islanders protected Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy, Travis Hamonic, Adam Pelech and Ryan Pulock as well as John Tavares, Andrew Ladd and Anders Lee up front with Thomas Greiss in net. That means that Ryan Strome is available as well as Brock Nelson for the Golden Knights.
Jun 18 - 10:33 AM

The New York Islanders could have a deal in place with the Vegas Golden Knights for the upcoming expansion draft.

The Islanders will likely protect skaters and as such players like Ryan Strome and Travis Hamonic could be available if there is not a deal in place. The Islanders will likely give up their first or second rounder this season along with a prospect in order to keep their 2016-17 roster fairly intact.
Jun 18 - 9:06 AM

It sounds like the Edmonton Oilers won't be trading Jordan Eberle before today's 3:00 p.m. roster freeze.

According to Darren Dreger, things are quiet on the Eberle front for now, but TSN's hockey insider also adds that he expects something to happen on this front next week. There seems to be a good amount of interest in Eberle, which means that the odds of him being an Oiler at the beginning of next season are very slim.
Jun 17 - 10:57 AM

The New York Islanders will play a preseason game in their old home, Nassau Coliseum.

The contest will be against the Philadelphia Flyers and take place on Sept. 17. This will be the first time that the Islanders have played in Nassau Coliseum since the 2014-15 campaign.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 15 - 11:22 AM

Johnny Boychuk will be protected by the New York Islanders for the upcoming expansion draft.

The Islanders did not ask Boychuk to waive his no-movement clause. Boychuk was limited to 66 games in 2016-17 and he still has five more seasons remaining on his contract at a $6 million cap hit.
Jun 12 - 6:24 PM

The Islanders did not ask Andrew Ladd to waive his no-move clause.

Ladd will have to be protected in the expansion draft as a result. He played the first season of his seven-year, $38.5 million contract in 2016-17. Ladd produced just 31 points in 78 games in his first campaign with New York.
Jun 12 - 6:22 PM

Doug Weight has been busy this off-season.

"I've mapped out a lot of it," Weight said. "I'm a writer, I've got two or three books of ideas. You go from thinking about how training camp will run to the season, how to get the most out of players and how to fulfill the coaches' duties. You have to take advantage of practice times. With the Olympics looking like they're drifting, that's going to mean more practice for us. Every minute has to be used wisely. We want the guys to come off the ice saying, 'Holy cow, these guys are prepared.'" He has also already added Luke Richardson and Scott Gomez to his coaching staff and it's believed that Kelly Buchberger will join the fold next month.
Jun 10 - 8:49 AM

Updating a previous report, Steve Bernier's two-year, two-way deal is worth $650,000 at the NHL level.

Bernier's AHL salary is reportedly $225,000 during the 2017-18 season and $250,000 during the 2018-19 season. He had 16 goals and 26 points in 33 AHL games in 2016-17. He's a veteran of 633 NHL games, but he's not a safe bet to make the Islanders' opening game roster.
Jun 9 - 11:44 PM

Steve Bernier has signed a two-year, two-way deal with the New York Islanders.

Bernier had 16 goals and 26 points in 33 AHL games in 2016-17. He's a veteran of 633 NHL games, but he's not a safe bet to make the Islanders' opening game roster.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 9 - 6:07 PM

TSN's Darren Dreger believes the Oilers will trade Jordan Eberle.

"The information that I've been given was that there's interest expressed and there are actual offers on the table, not something that Peter Chiarelli is willing to accept just yet, but they know they've got to do something," Dreger told TSN1260 Wednesday morning. "... Sometimes change for the sake of change is good and that might be the case for Jordan Eberle to get out of Edmonton." The team may need that cap space with new contracts coming for Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Cam Talbot. Oilers Now insider Bob Stauffer can see a situation where Eberle "gets moved for a forward like him that is protected through the expansion draft that's maybe had some challenging years or two and that might be a little bit lower price point on a team that needs more of a sure thing offensively."
Jun 7 - 3:29 PM


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