Your Top Plays for Today (The Associated Press)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on August 20, 2014 at 2:59 am



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Islanders announce sale of minority stake of club (The Associated Press)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on August 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm



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Puck Daddy’s Summer of Disappointment: Buffalo Sabres Edition (Puck Daddy)

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on August 19, 2014 at 4:20 pm



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Charles Wang selling New York Islanders; new owners to take over in 2016 (Puck Daddy)

After owning the New York Islanders since 2000, Charles Wang is ready for the franchise to change hands. According to Arthur Staple of Newsday , Wang has agreed to sell the team to former Washington Capitals co-owner Jonathan Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin, pending approval of the NHL’s Board of Governors. Financial terms have not been released yet. From the Islanders: “We are pleased to have the opportunity to become partners in the New York Islanders with Charles, and to pursue our shared dream of winning a fifth Stanley Cup for the greatest fans in the NHL,” Mr. Ledecky said.  “I’m thrilled that Jon and Scott have agreed to join me as we start the Islanders’ final year at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum,” Mr. Wang said. “I look forward to a long and successful partnership.” Ledecky formed Lincoln Holdings with Ted Leonsis in 1999 and eventually sold his stake in 2001. Malkin is the founder and chairman of UK-based Value Retail, which is behind a number of luxury retail outlets. The pair will take on minority shares for two seasons before assuming full control of the franchise. Wang had been listening to offers for the team since February when he engaged in negotiations with hedge-fund manager Andrew Barroway. Wang decided to end discussions and Barroway filed a $10 million lawsuit last week claiming the Islanders owner backed out of a handshake agreement to sell the franchise.  Ledecky and Malkin are getting board as the fortunes of the Islanders are on the rise, on and off the ice. Beginning with the 2015-16 season, the team will call the Barclays Center in Brooklyn home, leaving Nassau Coliseum, where they have played since 1972. With John Tavares already at elite status, some highly-touted prospects on their way and now, new ownership, the future is very bright for a franchise that has seen far too many dark days since their glory years of the early 1980s. - - - - - - - Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Sean_Leahy

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on August 19, 2014 at 2:31 pm



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New York Islanders hockey team being sold to ex-Washington Capitals co-owner, London investor (The Associated Press)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Islanders hockey team being sold to ex-Washington Capitals co-owner, London investor.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on August 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm



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Agreement reached to sell Islanders (The SportsXchange)

New York Islanders majority owner Charles Wang has a buyer for the NHL franchise. A group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and London-based investor Scott Malkin reached an agreement to purchase a minority interest in the team and will become majority owners in two years, the team announced Tuesday. The deal is subject to NHL approval. Terms of the agreement call for Wang will remain the majority shareholder and governor of the Islanders for the next two years.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on August 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm



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Kaberle wants NHL return; when the Caps went to Japan; Avery takes ALS Challenge (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on August 19, 2014 at 1:08 pm



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What We Learned: What do players really owe their NHL teams? (Puck Daddy)

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on August 18, 2014 at 8:58 am



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Penguins Sidney Crosby says aching wrist is “good” (The Associated Press)

Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby's right wrist appears to be on the road to recovery. The reigning NHL MVP said Friday he's pleased with the way his wrist has responded to treatment over the summer and is anxious for training camp to begin as the Penguins try to recover from their second-round collapse in the playoffs. ''It's good,'' Crosby said. You want to see how it reacts so I'm happy with the way it's gone.'' Crosby led the NHL with 104 points on his way to a second Hart Trophy as the league's top player, but scored just one goal in 13 playoff games as Pittsburgh fell to the New York Rangers in seven games after blowing a 3-1 lead.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on August 15, 2014 at 10:42 pm



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Who won the Spam Zamboni? (Hint: His dad has 4 Cup rings) (Puck Daddy)

Earlier this week and because it’s August, we bought you news that the “Spamboni,” the ice resurfacing machine that advertised that mysterious meat product in Minnesota rinks in the 1970s, was for sale.   The auction is over. And the winner has some interesting bloodlines to the NHL. Dave Langevin ,  is the son of the Dave Langevin that won four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders as a defenseman. His father grew up in St. Paul. From TwinCities.com: Langevin, a 36-year-old attorney from Plymouth, said he could not help but buy the slice of local hockey history Thursday from Visit St. Paul and Xcel Energy Center, which put the machine up for sale last week. He heard about it through Twitter posts. "It's not every day you get an opportunity to buy a Zamboni, especially one that was around for so many years," said Langevin, whose dad has the same first name. "I figured I better seize the moment." Hockey fans might recall watching the yellow and blue Zamboni in between periods of Minnesota Fighting Saints games during the 1970s and at high-school hockey state tournaments and Minnesota Moose games. He met the asking price of $2,000 – all of which went to local charities and funds – but that’s just for the as-is Spamboni. It needs a little work. Langevin plans on doing it, in order for the machine to maintain his backyard rink. No word what the Langevins ate to celebrate winning this auction.  

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on August 15, 2014 at 12:32 pm



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