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Could the Islanders Trade Mathew Barzal To Make Room For Nazem Kadri?

Rumors have linked the New York Islanders to Nazem Kadri for several weeks now. Given their need to free up salary-cap space if they're to sign the 31-year-old center, it's been suggested they move Mathew Barzal in a cost-cutting trade. Boston Hockey Now's Jimmy Murphy recently took to Twitter pitching...
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Could Mathew Barzal abandon the Islanders?

Once the final horn sounds on the 2022-23 season, the first thing on the minds of the New York Islanders faithful will be the future of star center, Mathew Barzal. Barzal is entering the final year of his three-year, $21 million contract and at the conclusion of the season will become a restricted free agent.

Islanders Mathew Barzal beast mode isn't enough to win Gold

Team Canada eventually lost the IIHF World Championship Gold Medal game to host Finland in overtime. But Canada doesn't get to OT if not for the work of New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal. With the score 3-1 for Finland and only two minutes and 12 seconds to go in...

Islanders Mathew Barzal helps lift Canada over Sweden

Happy birthday, Mathew Barzal! On his 25th birthday, Barzal and Team Canada defeated Team Sweden 4-3 in overtime of their quarterfinal matchup at the 2022 IIHF World Championships. Team Canada will move on to the semifinals and take on Team Czechia. Prior to today's victory, Barzal didn't contribute much to...
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Islanders' Mathew Barzal: One goal in final 15 games

Barzal finished the season by scoring only once in the last 15 games for the Islanders. While that is the pessimistic outlook, Barzal also had five assists in his last three games. Barzal is likely miscast as a top-line center but is also not a third-line player, which is where former coach Barry Trotz had played him for about the last month of the season. There is some speculation that part of the reason Trotz was let go was because of his handling of Barzal and how his play has stagnated under his watch. One of the biggest priorities for the next head coach for the Islanders will be to get the most out of Barzal and several other underperforming forwards.

Islanders' Mathew Barzal to play at World Championship

The New York Islanders don’t have any playoff games to suit up for this year, so one of their young stars will get a chance to represent his country for the first time in a while. Darren Dreger of TSN reports that Mathew Barzal will suit up for Team Canada at the upcoming IIHF World Championship, held later this month in Finland.

Mathew Barzal has no desire to leave Islanders: ‘This is home’

Mathew Barzal’s favorite athletes all played their entire careers with the same team. During the Islanders’ breakup day Saturday morning, Barzal listed Michael Jordan, Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane (and no, he doesn’t count Jordan’s brief comeback with the Wizards) as the players he’d like to join in doing so. “Obviously I’ve given thought to it,” Barzal said when asked about the possibility of a long-term extension. “Would love to be here on The Island. This is home. This is where I want to be, this is where I want to win.” Next season will be the last of Barzal’s current three-year, $21...
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Islanders' Mathew Barzal: Adds three helpers

Barzal picked up three assists in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Capitals. Barzal assisted on a pair of power-play goals in the first period before adding his third on a Josh Bailey goal in the third. The 24-year-old forward now has nine assists in his last nine games while only scoring one goal in that span. Barzal has yet to match the 85 points he posted as a rookie in 2017. He has 58 points in 71 games this season with 15 goals and 43 assists.