Mailbag: Robertson’s future, Islanders offseason, best in Metropolitan

If you were given the keys to an expansion team, where would it be and how would you build the team? Flashy like Vegas? Slow and methodical build like Seattle? Or somewhere in between? — @Rob_Oswald The NHL isn’t adding a 33rd franchise in the near future. But my initial thought for the location of … Read more

Islanders should honor Ed Westfall for laying dynasty foundation

We are coming up on the Islanders’ 50th anniversary season, which will create an opportunity for the franchise to celebrate its past and for The Post to select the 50 greatest players in team history. If we were to do the 50 most significant people in the organization’s history, all-time general manager Bill Torrey and … Read more

Nazem Kadri could be headed to Islanders after winning Cup

The silence has been conspicuous. Free agency began three weeks ago, and while most of the NHL retires to the beach for August, Nazem Kadri — one of the marquee names of the summer — remains unsigned. That, unto itself, constitutes smoke when there is exactly one team whose general manager has no inclination to … Read more

Adding Nazem Kadri makes Islanders attractive long-shot bet

We’re now nearly three weeks out from the opening of the NHL free agency and Nazem Kadri, the consensus no. 2 available free agent when the window opened, is still without a deal. Or so we think. Over the past week or so, there have been credible whispers that Kadri has signed a deal with … Read more

Islanders get younger at defenseman with Romanov addition

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is examining where each team stands ahead of the 2022-23 regular season, which starts on Oct. 7. Today, the New York Islanders: 2021-22 season: 37-35-10, fifth in Metropolitan Division; did not qualify for Stanley Cup Playoffs Key arrival Alexander RomanovD: The 22-year-old, who was … Read more

Looking at the NHL’s Cap Crunched Teams

Mike Watters USA TODAY Sports The dust is starting to settle from NHL free agency, although a few big names – mainly Nazem Kadri – remain available. We’ve also seen some trades; like always, many of those moves involved dumping salary. While more signings and trades will occur, several teams are in significant cap trouble. … Read more

NHL free agency – Seven potential destinations for Nazem Kadri

Nazem Kadri is a Stanley Cup champion who had 87 points in 71 games last season for the Colorado Avalanche. He hadn’t scored more than 61 points in a season previously, turns 32 in October and is seeking a hefty payday on a new contract. The combination of those factors make Kadri a top-tier NHL … Read more

A look inside what Rangers have to face in revamped Metro division

The NHL offseason is well underway and the league’s landscape is beginning to take form ahead of the 2022-23 season. Many big-name free agents have found new homes, or stayed put. The NHL even had its very own NBA-style blockbuster trade go down this past weekend, when the Flames secured a promising haul from the … Read more