Vanek And Grabner Return To LI, But For How Long?

With Austria's most recent loss to the Slovenians, Thomas Vanek and Michael Grabner will both be returning to Long Island with their Olympic tours coming to an early end (Photo credit: Michael Cummo Photography/Flickr).

Grabner leaves the tournament second in scoring, only behind Team USA's Phil Kessel. Vanek finished with only one assist in the four games played as Team Austria's captain.

Now Vanek will focus on returning to a destination that he will likely only call his home for a short while longer. It was evident that Isles GM Garth Snow was looking to move the star forward before the NHL roster freeze. When NHL games resume, there will be only five days left for Snow to trade Vanek to a contending team looking to bolster their roster before the playoffs.

Grinder Threads

An Islanders Themed Wedding for Local Couple

The use of social media has grown dramatically among individuals. While dating sites are popular for many people to find that special someone, it isn’t the only way via the internet to find that perfect match. A local couple connected on Facebook through both liking a page with a common interest, New York Islanders hockey.

Alternate Captain Cally

Team USA forward and New York Rangers Captain, Ryan Callahan is looking to get paid this summer. With the Rangers lacking the cash and the Islanders in need of a more physical presence in their lineup, Callahan and the Isles would be a perfect marriage.(flickr/suelucky)

Strome Scores Twice In AHL All-Star Game

New York Islanders top prospect Ryan Strome continued to add to his impressive professional rookie season this past week in St. John's, Newfoundland. In the All-Star skills competition on Tuesday, Strome took a share of the accuracy shooting title and in the game on Wednesday he added 2 goals to help the AHL All-Stars down Farjestad BK of the Swedish Elite League.

Where Are They Now? Ken Morrow

In honor of the men’s hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics getting underway, today we look back at a legend of the New York Islanders. He was also part of the 1980 United States Miracle on Ice team and that is Ken Morrow.

The Sochi Olympics Have Arrived

Last night in the NHL was the final day of regular season games and the two week break for the Olympics is here now. The NHL participants for the men’s hockey tournament will fly over to Sochi, Russia and represent their countries in the tournament that begins on Wednesday.

Pregame 2/8: Islanders vs. Avalanche

Pregame 2/8: Islanders vs. Avalanche

Garth's Time To Shine

Garth Snow and the Islanders front office should not have gotten any sleep last night. They should be on the phone with every team in the NHL shopping their 2 biggest trade chips, Thomas Vanek and Andrew MacDonald. The compensation that the Isles receive for Vanek and MacDonald will determine Snow's legacy as the Isles GM. If he fails, the Islanders must move on to new leadership.(flickr/Nassau News Live)

Pregame 2/6/14: Islanders vs. Flames

The Islanders return home after a short two game road trip as the final week of play before the Olympic break continues tonight against the Calgary Flames.

Sound Tigers Update 2/5/2014

The Sound Tigers have gone 5-1-0 in their last 6 games, continuing their up and down trend that has gone on all season long. A lack of identity could be the cause of the inconsistency but there are some bright spots to take note of in Bridgeport.