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Defensemen in high demand as NHL trade deadline looms

There’s really no crazier time of the hockey season than right around the NHL trade deadline. The nine-player trade Tuesday between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators was a healthy reminder that the league’s biggest buy-or-sell day is just around the corner, and there are moves a-plenty still to be made before the Feb. 29 deadline.The landscape has changed a bit in the...
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Islanders Insight: 10 Things I Think I Think 02/10/16

Will the New York Islanders make any trades leading up to the Feb. 29 deadline? While the answer to this question is currently uncertain, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow definitely has several tough decisions to make over the coming weeks. Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin are three key players, set to come off the books this summer, while Travis Hamonic’s trade request...
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Will Losing Travis Hamonic Hurt the New York Islanders?

Earlier this year, the New York Islanders received a request from one of their players. It was from Travis Hamonic, one of their best defensemen. He requested a trade earlier this season. Hamonic explains that it is nothing to do with the organization, but he wants to be closer to his family. “They were certainly very understanding of a personal situation, as I hope anyone would...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Late goals by Hamonic, Tavares lead Isles over Senators 5-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Travis Hamonic and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist in the third period and the New York Islanders defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Friday night. Hamonic beat Andrew Hammond with a slap shot at 2:58 of the third to give New York a 3-2 lead and Tavares slipped a backhand past Hammond at 7:03 for some insurance. Kyle Okposo scored on a bank shot...
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Hamonic Nearing a Return for Islanders

Travis Hamonic took another step forward in his recovery on Wednesday and might be able to return to the lineup on Friday when the Islanders take on the Ottawa Senators. New York’s defenseman skated with the team during their first practice at Northwell Health Ice Center located in East Meadow “It was a good skate by Travis,” Islanders’ coach Jack Capuano said. “Today ...
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Hamonic's impending return to provide jolt for Islanders

New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic is inching closer to his return to game action.Sidelined with a hairline fracture in his foot since Jan. 7, Hamonic was able to skate without issue during Wednesday's practice at Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park. Coach Jack Capuano told reporters that the 25-year-old Manitoba native may be inserted into the lineup if all...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Hamonic to Miss 2-3 Weeks

The Islanders’ blue line may have gotten a little thinner for longer than expected. Newsday’s Arthur Staple broke the news late Monday night that Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic will miss 2-3 weeks with a lower body injury. Previously the prognosis on the 6-2, 205-pound defenseman was day-to-day. #Isles will be without Travis Hamonic (lower) for next 2-3 weeks, Newsday has...
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January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Should The Blackhawks Go After Travis Hamonic?

On Wednesday afternoon, Elliotte Friedman of SportsNet reported that the New York Islanders are shopping defenseman Travis Hamonic. As Friedman notes: There’s a ton to like about this player. He’s a right-hand shot, top-pairing defenceman with four years remaining on a good-value contract. The average annual amount is $3.857 million, although the actual dollars will […] The...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis Hamonic requests a trade, Islanders now in a pinch

Travis Hamonic is part of a good defensive core for the New York Islanders. But if he gets his wish, he won’t be for long, as he has requested a trade out of the organization. But before you go thinking that this has anything to do with the Islanders, this is more of a personal issue. Confirming a media report, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger says that Hamonic is hoping to...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

So, Hamonic Wants A Trade? What Can The Islanders Get?

Oct 10, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Islanders defensemen Travis Hamonic (3) scores on his 3rd period shot against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports The big story making its rounds this afternoon is that the Islanders’ number three defenseman, and all around good...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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