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2011 Archives http://islandershockeyblog.com/table/2011-articles/february/ Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:18:03 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Trade Deadline Live Blog http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/trade-deadline-live-blog.html http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/trade-deadline-live-blog.html Hello all and welcome to the 2011 Trade Deadline Live Blog. I will be giving live updates of trades as they happen here on the Islanders Hockey Blog. I will be utilizing multiple different media outlets for sources as I gather information about completed and rumored trades and updating this article live as many times as necessary. The deadline is at 3pm eastern today, but because of the volume of movement today, trades always break after that 3pm deadline, so I'll be hanging around as long as is needed to report and give analysis on all the trades. Stay tuned here to the IHB for all of your trade deadline news.

Here’s the final rundown on all of the trades that happened near or after the 3pm deadline.

The Rangers get John Mitchell and a 2012 seventh round pick from the Maple Leafs for a seventh round pick

The Canucks get Chris Higgins from the Panthers for Evan Oberg and a third round pick

The Flyers get Tom Sestito from the Blue Jackets for Greg Moore and Michael Chaput

The Canucks get Max Lapierre and MacGregor Sharp from the Ducks for Joel Perreault and a third round pick

The Canadiens get Drew MacIntyre from the Thrashers for Brett Festerling

The Capitals get Jason Arnott from the Devils for David Steckel and a second round pick

The Flames get Freddy Modin from the Thrashers for a seventh round pick

The Bruins get Anton Khudobin from the Wild for Jeff Penner and the rights to Mikko Lehtonen

Thanks for making the Islanders Hockey Blog your destination for the NHL’s trade deadline.
-Eric R.

Updated 3:20:
 The Capitals traded for Jason Arnott, the Canucks have picked up Chris Higgins and Maxim Lapierre and the Flames have added Freddy Modin from Atlanta.
-Eric R.


Updated 2:28:
  Dustin Penner has been traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a first round pick this year, a conditional third round pick next year and minor leaguer Colten Teubert. The Oilers make their first move of the day and the Kings get their offensive player they’ve been looking for.
-Eric R.

Updated 2:19:  Anaheim has acquired Brad Winchester from the St. Louis Blues for a 3rd round pick. Winchester will add to the forward depth of the Ducks as they look to push back into the Western playoff picture while the Blues get a pick to help add more pieces for the future.
-Eric R.

Updated 2:13:  Florida has traded Bryan Allen to Carolina for Sergei Samsonov.  This trade has been in the works for over 30 minutes and is another movement of role players.
-Eric R.

Updated 1:59:  Chris Campoli and a conditional seventh round pick has been traded from Ottawa to the Chicago Blackhawks. It is known that the Hawks have wanted to add another defenseman and they have apparently found their guy in Campoli. Ladislav Smid of Edmonton had been rumored as the player but that has obviously fallen through. Ottawa will receive Ryan Potulny and a 2011 conditional second round pick.
-Eric R.

Updated 1:41:  A minor trade has been made between Colorado and Edmonton as the Avalanche acquire Shawn Belle and the Oilers receive Kevin Montgomery.
-Eric R.

Updated 12:56:  Rostislav Klesla and Dane Byers of the Blue Jackets has been traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepisto. This is a good trade for both teams but I think Columbus may end up winning in the long run with this one. Will it be enough for them to make the playoffs? Probably not, but it does increase their chances.
-Eric R.

Updated 12:35:  Here’s some updates on key players whose names have been whirling all week long about being moved:

John-Michael Liles-Reports had him going to Toronto but the Avalanche’s asking price seems to be too high for what the team is willing to do. The Blue Jackets name has now been thrown in the hat as far as interested teams.

Jason Arnott-The veteran has reportedly said he only wants to be traded if it’s to a team that is definitely going to make the playoffs, otherwise he’d rather stay in New Jersey.

Stephen Weiss-Toronto’s name has again come up in regards to Weiss but nothing substantial just yet.

Brad Richards-Still dealing with concussion symptoms, Richards, who has a no-trade clause, has said he will only waive the clause to be dealt to the New York Rangers. But with one offensive star already dealing with a concussion in Marion Gaborik, you have to wonder if the Rangers will trade for a player that they don’t know how much they’ll get out of.
-Eric R.

Updated 12:14:  The Florida Panthers continue dealing as they have sent Radek Dvorak and a 2010 5th round pick to the Atlanta Thrashers for Patrick Rissmiller and Niclas Bergfors.  The Panthers continue to move older players for young pieces.
-Eric R.

Updated 12:05: Rob Schremp's time as a New York Islander has come to an end. He was just claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers. Schremp had 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points this season with the Islanders.
-Christian A. 

Updated 11:54: 
In non Islanders related trades, the Washington Capitals have Aquired Dennis Wideman from the Panthers for a third round pick and Jake Hauswirth.
-Christian A.

Update 11:32
: Starting this earlier than expected folks because of the increasing chatter that Islanders Zenon Konopka will be delt today. Early reports had Isles GM Garth Snow in talks with Canucks, but those talks have ended. Now the Fourth Period is reporting that he could be delt to Anaheim for a second round pick. However TSN saying he wont end up there.  More to come
-Christian A. 

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redwing91@cfl.rr.com (Eric Ritter) February Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:08:31 +0000
Calvin de Haan interview on the Power Play http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/calvin-de-haan-interview-on-the-power-play.html http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/calvin-de-haan-interview-on-the-power-play.html

Calvin de Haan joined Matt Saur and myself on the Power Play this afternoon. talked everything from this season with the Oshawa Generals to his expectations for next season's training camp with the New York Islanders. Take a listen and enjoy.

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ChristianArn312@aol.com (Christian A. ) February Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:26:18 +0000
Calvin de Haan to appear on the Power Play http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/calvin-de-haan-to-appear-on-the-power-play.html http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/calvin-de-haan-to-appear-on-the-power-play.html WCWP Sports. ]]> ChristianArn312@aol.com (Christian A. ) February Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:03:10 +0000 Grabner feature on NHL Hot Stove http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/grabner-feature-on-nhl-hot-stove.html http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/grabner-feature-on-nhl-hot-stove.html Islanders sensation Michael Grabner up on NHL Hot Stove. While he may not be scoring right now, the guy has been been doing everything right and will definitely get hot again soon.]]> ChristianArn312@aol.com (Christian A. ) February Tue, 22 Feb 2011 19:21:51 +0000 Islanders defeat the Kings 3-0 http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/islanders-defeat-the-kings-3-0.html http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/islanders-defeat-the-kings-3-0.html

Game recap to come later, but here is the post game audio from tonights game.

Ty Wishart

Al Montoya 


Michael Grabner


Jack Capuano


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ChristianArn312@aol.com (Christian A. ) February Sun, 20 Feb 2011 03:09:52 +0000
Islanders vs Kings pre-game http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/islanders-vs-kings-pre-game.html http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/islanders-vs-kings-pre-game.html The LA Kings come to the Coliseum tonight to take on the Islanders. LA is coming off a tough shootout loss to the New York Rangers but has been on an impressive role going 7-0-3 in their last 10 games.

The Last time the Kings played the Islanders it was November 13 in LA. There the Isles were romped 5-1 by the Kings.

Tonight’s starters will be Jonathan Quick for the Kings and Al Montoya for the Islanders. Quick is 26-14-2 on the season with save percentage of .923. Montoya, on the other hand, will make his first start as Islander tonight.

Here is audio from yesterday following the Islanders practice and make sure to follow @isleshockeyblog for live tweets during tonight’s game from the Nassau Coliseum press box.


Matt Moulson



Jack Capuano



PA Parenteau
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ChristianArn312@aol.com (Christian A. ) February Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:25:30 +0000
Practice notes & quotes 2/18/11 http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/practice-notes-a-quotes-21811.html http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/practice-notes-a-quotes-21811.html
Had the chance to talk to PA Parenteau about his contract extension as well as his success on Long Island. His roommate and friend Zenon Konopka chimed in a little as well. 



You have to love Zenon Konopka the whole time added his own two cents in. 

Also had the chance to talk to Matt Moulson about the upcoming game, Thoughts on Michael Grabner, Pa Parenteau and Al Montoya.


And of course Jack Capuano adressed reporters after the practice session.

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ChristianArn312@aol.com (Christian A. ) February Fri, 18 Feb 2011 20:12:09 +0000
PA Parenteau gets 1 year contract extension http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/pa-parenteau-gets-1-year-contract-extension.html http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/pa-parenteau-gets-1-year-contract-extension.html (Per the New York Islanders
The New York Islanders announced today that right wing PA Parenteau has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension. 

Parenteau, 27, is currently tied for second place on the Islanders in points with 35 (14 goals, 21 assists) through 56 games this season. Prior to signing with the Islanders as a free agent on July 2, 2010, the Hull, QC native had only played in 27 career National Hockey League games. 

“I’m really excited to stay on Long Island,” said Parenteau. “The Islanders organization has given me the chance to prove that I belong in the NHL and I look forward to being a part of the success that is building in our dressing room for the near future.” 

Originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the ninth round, 264th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, Parenteau completed a four-year junior hockey career in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in 2003.  He played his first professional season in 2003-04 with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the American Hockey League (AHL). Prior to joining the Islanders, the eight-year veteran had played in five NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks and in 22 with the New York Rangers. Parenteau’s AHL resume includes stints with Cincinnati, the Portland Pirates, the Norfolk Admirals and the Hartford Wolf Pack.  Parenteau scored 166 goals and 237 assists for 403 points in 450 career AHL games.]]>
ChristianArn312@aol.com (Christian A. ) February Thu, 17 Feb 2011 21:42:56 +0000
Islanders Vs Bruins pre-game and SportsNation Talks Isles http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/islanders-vs-bruins-pre-game-and-sportsnation-talks-isles.html http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/islanders-vs-bruins-pre-game-and-sportsnation-talks-isles.html

The Islanders get set to take on the Boston Bruins tonight at the Coliseum. The Islanders are looking for their fifth straight win after defeating The Candiens, Penguins, Sabres and Senators in their previous four games. The Isles will see a familiar face in Chris Kelly after he was traded from the senators to the Bruins immediately after the Islanders 4-3 shootout win over Ottawa on Tuesday night.

The last time the Islanders and Bruins faced each other was back on December 9 when the Islanders 5-3 at TD Garden in Boston.

Tim Thomas will most likely get the start tonight against the Islanders. Thomas 6-0-1 in his last seven games against the Isles and 26-8-6 with a .938 save percentage this season.  No set starter has been named for the Islanders but chances are we could see Nathan Lawson go again tonight at the Coliseum.

Two interesting things to watch for tonight on the island; one is what will the attendance be for tonight’s game. Last Friday the old barn was rocking, I’m sure all the fights had something to do with it, and crowds reached over 12,000 for one of the few times this season. Now the Islanders have won four games in a row and are playing some of their best hockey all season so it will be interesting to see how the fans respond attendance wise. It also helps that the team is running a $20 ticket promotion for the next four home games, tonight included.

The second will be if Islanders break out rookie Michael Grabner will continue his goal scoring streak.  It is currently at six games so far. Grabner also leads all rookies in scoring with 25 goals and has made himself a fixture in the Calder Trophy conversation.

Other News:

SportsNation talks Isles-Pens Brawl:



Several days ago ESPN’s SportsNation took time to discuss the royal rumble that took place between the Islanders and Penguins and the comments made by Mario Lemieux.  The polls shown indicated a close split between who agreed with the Penguins owner and who didn’t. Two interesting quotes came out of the show. The first one from co-host Michelle Beadle who agreed with what Lemieux said to a certain extent.

“As much as I like a good hockey fight, this was pretty bad. It was all retribution for the Rick DiPietro punch the other day,” Beadle said on air. “My problem with Mario Lemieux is that he made it seem as though the Islanders are the only team to send cheap shot artists out. Matt Cook plays for the Penguins, and he is suspended because he’s also a cheap shot artist, so there’s sort of a hypocritical thing going on there.”

Both are common statements heard since Friday’s melee. Unfortunately Michelle’s comments about it all being over punch to Rick Dipietro were, for the most part, incorrect. What happened Friday was a product of what the team felt as being run at and not being respected. That’s why they decided they had to get down and dirty to defend themselves, make a statement to the rest of the league and gets some revenge on the Pens for running at them, as well as Maxime Talbot’s questionable hit on Blake Comeau.

The second quote was from host Colin Cowherd, who made a point that I’ve agreed with for years.

“The bottom line is that it’s interesting, it’s fighting. The masses like the fighting.”

For years it has been though that more fans would watch if the league minimized fighting during the course of games. In a country that loves the sports of boxing,  MMA fighting, WWE Wrestling (yes, I know its fake) and like watching Snookie and Sammy “Sweetheart” go at it on Jersey Shore the idea that fighting in hockey has kept away fans is a little absurd. In a conversation I had with friend and host of the SportsWire on 88.1fm WCWP, Max Caster, he told me that if more hockey games were like the one between Pens and Isles he’d start watching hockey more.

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ChristianArn312@aol.com (Christian A. ) February Thu, 17 Feb 2011 15:44:15 +0000
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/happy-valentines-day.html http://islandershockeyblog.com/2011-articles/february/happy-valentines-day.html
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ChristianArn312@aol.com (Christian A. ) February Mon, 14 Feb 2011 20:03:29 +0000