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Weekly Recap: Islanders Edition (November 1)

November 1, 2020 - 12:54 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders Things have been fairly quiet with the New York Islanders recently, but here are this week’s updates: HO-SANG RE-SIGNS Josh Ho-Sang signed a one-year extension with the New York Islanders this...

A shorter deal could be the solution to re-signing Ryan Pulock

November 3, 2020 - 3:14 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders The New York Islanders still have some questions to answer this offseason, though one of those questions will get an answer sooner rather than later. With Ryan Pulock’s arbitration hearing set for Frid...

Islanders re-sign Ryan Pulock

November 4, 2020 - 3:06 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders The New York Islanders have re-signed defenseman Ryan Pulock to a two-year contract, which carries a $5 million AAV. OFFICIAL: Ryan Pulock has agreed to a two-year deal with the New York Islanders. #I...

Analyzing Ryan Pulock's new contract

November 5, 2020 - 3:45 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders The New York Islanders re-signed defenseman Ryan Pulock to a two-year deal yesterday, with a $5 million AAV. While a few months ago it seemed more likely that Pulock could get a six, seven or even eig...

With Ryan Pulock signed, the focus turns to Mathew Barzal’s contract

November 6, 2020 - 4:33 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders On Wednesday, the New York Islanders re-signed defenseman Ryan Pulock to a two-year deal. Now, the Islanders are left with one key free agent to sign and it just so happens that he’s one of the most no...

Weekly Recap: Islanders Edition (November 7)

November 7, 2020 - 4:41 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders The New York Islanders signed a key player to a contract extension this week. Here are the updates: PULOCK SIGNS EXTENSION Ryan Pulock re-signed with the Islanders ahead of his arbitration hearin...

What would it cost the Islanders to trade Johnny Boychuk?

November 11, 2020 - 7:08 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders The New York Islanders have very little cap space remaining and with Mathew Barzal still in need of a contract, we can bet that the Islanders aren’t done making trades this offseason. So how much would...

Islanders unveil Reverse Retro jersey

November 16, 2020 - 2:47 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders The New York Islanders officially released their Reverse Retro alternate jersey today, shown below. Built on a Dynasty. Introducing the #Isles adidas #ReverseRetro jersey. Hitting the ice in 2021. pic...

Islanders loan Jakub Skarek

November 17, 2020 - 5:54 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders The New York Islanders have loaned 2018 third-round pick Jakub Skarek to Peliitat, a team in Finland’s second-highest professional league. #Isles Transaction: Jakub Skarek has been loaned to Heinola...

Otto Koivula producing offensively in Finland

November 19, 2020 - 7:46 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders The New York Islanders didn’t loan as many prospects overseas as some other teams did. One forward starting the year in Finland, however, is Otto Koivula. Koivula was a fourth-round pick by the Isl...

Derick Brassard’s future with Islanders remains uncertain

November 23, 2020 - 7:36 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders With much of the focus for the New York Islanders' offseason surrounding contract extensions for Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock, little attention has been given to New York’s remaining depth free agents...

Johnny Boychuk’s career comes to an end

November 25, 2020 - 3:19 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Islanders on Twitter: @HB_Islanders The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Johnny Boychuk’s career is over, as a result of an eye injury he suffered last season. A fan favorite, a leader, and so much more.Stanley Cup C...