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Charles Wang to sell NY Islanders

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Charles Wang has a deal in place to eventually transfer ownership of the New York Islanders to a group led by Jon Ledecky, the team announced Tuesday. Ledecky, a former co-owner of the Washington Capitals, and London-based investor Scott Malkin reached an agreement to purchase a substantial minority interest in the team. The group will then ... Read More »

FEATURE STORY: Explaining NHL Advanced Statistics

By Dan Mount, Contributing Writer (NYSportscene.com) – One thing I’ve noticed since writing about hockey for the past year is the increasing use of advanced statistics. Yes, we all know about the tracking tool of plus/minus, but I’m talking some real next level stuff. This article will be a primer for any neophytes that don’t want to feel lost when ... Read More »

Rafalski among inductees into U.S. Hockey HOF

Colorado Springs, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – Former NHL defenseman Brian Rafalski is among this year’s inductees into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. The two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time Stanley Cup champion is joined by Karyn Bye Dietz, Jeff Sauer and Lou Vairo. “The class of 2014 is an extraordinary collection of individuals that have had an immensely positive impact ... Read More »

Dan Mount Reviews NHL Free Agency Thus Far

By Dan Mount, Contributing Writer Since NHL free agency has slowed down to a trickle, I figured I’d give you an updated article on what’s gone down on a team-by-team basis. If you missed the mad rush I had last week, it’s still up on the TJRSports.com website. Let’s get started. Anaheim Ducks: GM of the year Bob Murray made ... Read More »

MAGNA GLOBAL releases new ‘Media Economy Report’ on Sports

By Benji Bourinat, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – In light of the 2014 World Cup and the growing opportunities that live sporting events represent for both brands and media owners, MAGNA GLOBAL has released its new ‘Media Economy Report’ which explores the audiences, behaviors, and platforms that marketers need to know about to invest more wisely. MAGNA GLOBAL has set ... Read More »

Sabres Notes: Ink Reinhart, Sign Dalpe

Sabres ink No. 2 pick Reinhart Buffalo, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The Buffalo Sabres signed the second overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, forward Sam Reinhart, to a three- year, entry-level contract on Saturday. Reinhart, who became the Sabres’ highest draft pick since Pierre Turgeon was selected first overall in 1987, was selected from Kootenay of the Western Hockey ... Read More »

Isles agree to 4-year deals with Grabovski, Kulemin

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Islanders waited until Day 2 of free agency to make headline-worthy moves, inking forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to separate four-year contracts on Wednesday. No financial terms of the deals were disclosed, but Newsday reported that Grabovski will earn $20 million for the duration and Kulemin’s coffers will be filled with $16.75 ... Read More »

Top Shelf: NHL Free agency winners and losers

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The NHL has a short offseason relative to other professional sports leagues, so the eagerness to get summer vacation started is always evident on the first day of free agency. Most of the coveted free agents in the 2014 class put their respective names on the dotted line Tuesday, leaving ... Read More »

The Devil you know: Clemmensen returns to Jersey

Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New Jersey Devils signed veteran reserve netminder Scott Clemmensen to a contract on Tuesday. Clemmensen has spent the last five seasons with the Florida Panthers, racking up a 40-39-18 mark, 2.88 goals-against average and three whitewashes in 120 appearances. He finished 6-7-1 with a 3.09 GAA in 17 contests last season. Taken by the Devils ... Read More »

Free Agency Notes: Rangers, Islanders, Devils and more

(Sportsnetwork.com) – Free Agency notes. New York Rangers Notes The New York Rangers have retained veteran center and 2014 Bill Masterson Trophy recipient Dominic Moore with a reported two-year contract on Tuesday’s opening day of free agency.  The Chicago Blackhawks have signed center Brad Richards. Richards earned $9 million last season in the midst of a lucrative nine- year deal ... Read More »