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Lighthouse Hockey May 25, 2016

Islanders News: Shopping list; Greiss check; Every rose has a Thornton

Headlines are hard. Islanders linkage Arthur Staple whets your appetite with free agents the Islanders could acquire this summer. [Newsday] What grade do you give herr Greiss for his first Islanders season? [LHH] The future of Mikhail Grabovski is very cloudy. [LHH] Other stuff There will be a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Final. The Penguins beat the Lightning 5-2 last night to force the series back to Pittsburgh. Adjust your hot takes accordingly. [SBN] Phil Kessel has been very good for the Penguins this Spring. [Sportsnet] Joe Thornton has been good for the Sharks for a long...
Lighthouse Hockey May 24, 2016

What the hell are the Islanders going to do about Mikhail Grabovski?

The Islanders and their skilled Belarusian find themselves at a crossroads. Mikhail Grabovski's second season with the Islanders was a lot like his first: he was somewhat productive while on the ice, but he wasn't on the ice nearly often enough. When the Islanders splurged for Grabovski and his friend Nikolay Kulemin in the spending spree summer of 2014, it was... unexpected. Adding two veteran forwards completely reorganized the team's depth chart and gave them actual options up front for the first time in ages. Sure, their price tags were high (a $5 million per season cap hit for...

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