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Looking Forward: The Trade Deadline

The Islanders are having themselves a season like no other in recent memory. They sit atop the division with a 3 point cushion. They are within a point of the Conference lead and don't look to be slowing down at all. With all of this coming together at the right time, their trade deadline mentality could be completely different than what we're used to.

Getting To Know The New New York Islanders

The next day, the Isles acquired Sebastian Collberg from Montreal in the much debated Thomas Vanek trade. A lot of Isles fans are down on Collberg, a bi-product of being included in the deal, but Collberg is an interesting prospect.
Collberg, who currently plays for Frolunda of the Swedish Elite League, is a high risk high reward prospect. Hockey’s Future has him rated with the same grade as high end Isles prospect Ryan Strome. While Collberg might have Strome’s upside, he might flounder as well.

Flyers Acquire Andrew MacDonald From Islanders

The Philadelphia Flyers have made their first move of the trade deadline.

The Flyers acquired Andrew MacDonald from the New York Islanders for a pair of draft picks and an AHL player. The picks are a 2014 third round pick and a 2015 second-rounder to go with minor leaguer Matt Mangene.

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Flyers Sign Two To Future Entry-Level Contracts

The Philadelphia Flyers announced on Monday that they had signed Matt Mangene (F/D, University of Maine) and Matt Konan (D, Medicine Hat, WHL) to future entry-level contracts.

First reported by CBC’s Tim Wharsby, Mangene will forgo his senior year to join the Flyers.

The 23-year-old has tallied an impressive 34 points in 40 games for the Maine Black Bears this season. In 105 total games over his three years at UM, Mangene has scored 55 points.

Mangene was ranked the top defensive player by CBS College Sports. He has been praised for his speed and his prowess at creating scoring opportunities.