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Vanek Has To Know When To Hold 'Em, Know When To Fold 'Em

The former Buffalo Sabre, New York Islander, Montreal Canadien and current Minnesota Wild winger, is reportedly in some hot water with the U.S. Federal Government. According to an NBC affiliate in Rochester, Vanek was summoned to the Federal Court House in Western New York because of his “involvement” in money laundering and illegal gambling activity charges stemming from The Marina Restaurant and Bar in Rochester, NY.

Nassau Coliseum to Host Annual Islanders Draft Party

The NHL Draft takes place on June 27th and Islanders fans can attend the team draft party at Nassau Coliseum.

Islanders Keep the Pick: Now What?

Recently several news outlets reported that Islanders’ general manager Garth Snow would retain the team’s first round pick in the upcoming June draft, currently is slotted fifth overall (also known as the “New York Islander Honorary Slot”). In case you hibernated from November until March (or have done your best to suppress the disappointment of another Islander season), the Islanders are required to send Buffalo a first round pick either this year or next as a result of its Thomas Vanek acquisition.

Postgame 4/13/14: Islanders defeat Sabres 4-3 in Shootout to Conclude Regular Season

The Islanders concluded their 2013-2014 season on Sunday afternoon against the Buffalo Sabres and for the second consecutive game it was a victory in the shootout.

4/13/14 Preview: Isles in Buffalo to Face Sabres

The Islanders travel to Buffalo in their season finale to take on the last place Sabres.

Postgame 3/15/14: Islanders defeat Sabres 4-1

After a tough loss last night to the Sharks, 24 hours later the Islanders returned to Coliseum ice for only the 2nd match up of the season with the Buffalo Sabres.

Postgame 3/14/14: Sharks defeat Islanders 4-3

After a week in western Canada and 3 days off, the Islanders returned home on Friday night to begin a 4 game home stand welcoming the San Jose Sharks to Nassau Coliseum. They defeated the Sharks in December in San Jose but couldn’t complete the season series sweep on home ice.

Isles Continue Home Stand Against Sabres

The New York Islanders square off with the Buffalo Sabres in a battle of last place teams Saturday night at the Nassau Coliseum as the Islanders try to rebound from their latest home ice defeat, 4 to 3 to the San Jose Sharks. The Islanders own the worst record on home ice this year, a far cry from the days of “Fort Neverlose.” (Photo credit: paul.hadsall/flickr)

Standing in their way are the Buffalo Sabres whose 46 points (19-39-8 record) have it comfortably “ahead” of the 29th place Edmonton Oilers in the race for worst record overall in the NHL and coveted top position in June’s draft lottery.

Blackhawks prepare to face Sabres in Buffalo

The Blackhawks are set to go against the now depleted Buffalo Sabre. Since the trade deadline the Sabres have seen key components to their team gone in a rebuilding effort. The Sabres have no hopes of making the playoffs this year and have culled their lineup to reconstruct for the future.

 Gone now are Matt Moulson, Steve Ott and of course star netminder Ryan Miller.  While this may seem like a gimme game for the Blackhawks this is also a trap game as well if the Hawks look past the team along Lake Erie.  The Hawks still have to gather in as many points as they can with only 18 games left in the regular season.

 The Colorado Avalanche are right behind them...

The Goaltending Carousel Continues

The New York Islanders goaltending carousel continues to spin as earlier this week Kevin Poulin was loaned to Bridgeport and Anders Nilsson was recalled. Goaltending is still something the organization needs to address through trade or free agency, but the home grown goaltending talent seems to be running out of time to prove their worth.