Rosner Wrap: Friedman’s Thoughts on Islanders, Depth Options
Following their most complete win of the season, a 4-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday, the New York Islanders take on the Minnesota Wild at 8 PM ET.
The Islanders are still clinging to the top wild-card spot with a two-point lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins, who have four fewer games played.
Here are your New York Islanders and NHL stories to know for today:
NYI HOCKEY NOW
Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on the latest ‘32 Thoughts‘ podcast, he believes the New York Islanders were in on two names this past week, two names that have homes elsewhere.
If Semyon Varlamov wants to be back with the Islanders, on a significant pay cut, sign him now or trade him.
In this latest edition of Trade Deadline Buzz, a league source has told NYI Hockey Now that the Nashville Predators and New York Islanders are in serious talks.
Per a league source, Patrick Kane has “no interest” in joining the New York Islanders, and that makes sense.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
San Jose Hockey Now: Timo Meier & Scott Harrington say goodbye to their teammates as both head to the New Jersey Devils.
Philly Hockey Now: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Justin Braun wouldn’t mind being traded. Nick Seeler wants to stay.
Boston Hockey Now: Boston Bruins newcomer Dimitry Orlov is already impressing with his new team, playing on the top pair with Charlie McAvoy.
Washington Hockey Now: The Washington Capitals are open for business and considering multiple trades leading up to Friday.
Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights got “exactly what they needed” in the acquisition of Ivan Barbashev, still not done shopping.
Colorado Hockey Now: The Colorado Avalanche got a familiar face back, as they re-acquired Jack Johnson from the Chicago Blackhawks for another Stanley Cup run.