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Topic - Kyle Okposo
The Capitals are hoping Marty Erat and Dmitry Orlov can increase their trade value against the Islanders, who have lost eight of their last 10.
If the New York Islanders' play on the ice is as strong as their talk off it, maybe _ just maybe _ they will escape the cellar and make a long-awaited run at a playoff spot.
Forget all that talk and speculation that John Tavares would flee Long Island as soon as he got a chance at free agency.
Kyle Okposo agreed to a five-year, $14 million deal on Wednesday to stay with the New York Islanders.
Jack Capuano was rewarded Tuesday by the New York Islanders, who removed the interim tag from their head coach after he led a second-half improvement in an otherwise disappointing season.
It is easy to tie up the New York Islanders' latest disappointing season in a neat little package, but that would fail to tell the entire story.
Alex Ovechkin assisted on goals by Jason Chimera and Nicklas Backstrom, and rookie Braden Holtby made 24 saves in his return from the minors to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Scott Gordon watched as the losses mounted for the depleted New York Islanders.
Scott Gordon was fired as coach of the New York Islanders on Monday during a 10-game losing streak that left the team at the bottom of the NHL standings.
"I'm very excited to commit to the Islanders for the next five years, especially with the news of the new Coliseum," Okposo said in a statement. "This team really showed its potential in the second half of the season last year and I'm excited to be a part of getting the franchise back to the playoffs."
"The guys loosened up a little bit and were able to play a little more freely," forward Kyle Okposo said. "We were able to communicate some things to Cappy. It's never an easy situation when somebody leaves, especially a coach, but I thought the guys handled it very well and Cappy did a great job."