Much like the Montreal Canadiens with Carey Price, it’s true that, to some extent, the New York Rangers still go as far as Henrik Lundqvist can take them. The Rangers still eye a possible salary arbitration session for 24-year-old Kevin Hayes, who’s seen his ups and downs lately. * – Although the picture would look an awful lot brighter if the Rangers went for Kevin Shattenkirk.
New York Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky insists that Brooklyn is “our home,” but the Barclays Center’s issues still seem to prompt doubts about the future. The latest report is that the Islanders “are in talks” with New York Mets executives to build a hockey arena in Queens, next to Citi Field, according to Bloomberg’s Scott Soshnick. There’s no word on how far along such discussions are, although Soshnick’s sources said the Islanders and Mets have been talking for “months.” More than a few people view this as the Islanders using such threats to leverage improvements at Barclays, as the Islanders’ first season drew complaints about transportation to the arena, obstructed views for seats and choppy