Edler has never really received a ton of national attention during his career, but he has been one of the best defensemen in the history of the franchise and a key piece during one of the most successful eras the Canucks have ever seen. But Marleau might get that honor first because he was drafted by the team and is the franchise leader in games played, goals and total points. The Predators have yet to retire a number, but if anyone is deserving of such an honor at this point it might be Legwand, the original Predator. Lundqvist's short-term future with the Rangers remains in doubt beyond this season, but here is what is not in doubt: He is the best goalie the team has ever seen and has been the best goalie of his era. He did that during the lowest goal-scoring era in NHL history. If you haven’t seen what happened, here’s a GIF of the play. Subscribe here for daily coverage of the New York Islanders from Christian Arnold The […] Chris Sununu announces that hockey has been pinpointed as a source of coronavirus cases, so activity at rinks will be paused while new safeguards are put in place and players and their families can get tested. There wasn’t an official statement on Wahlstrom’s condition from the team in the day following the game so I reached out to them to get a word. He has been the cornerstone piece of the team both on and off the ice in its first three years and helped backstop the team to the Stanley Cup Final in its first year of existence. He was so good that postseason that he actually earned a Conn Smythe Trophy vote even though his team did not reach the Stanley Cup Final. Islanders News: Steve Webb; UBS Arena’s air; A couple big anniversaries. At worst he is the third-best player in franchise history behind only Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. 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He has been close. 1 — for their fans. Going far into the future here, but MacKinnon is probably going to be the next player to get this honor. Due to coronavirus concerns, 2020 Light Up Night has been canceled. He was their first draft pick and is still the franchise's all-time leader in every major category including games played, goals, assists and total points (all by a significant margin). This might be a stretch because Bure spent only parts of four seasons in Florida, while several players have worn the number since he played there (including currently Brett Connolly). It’s a little odd to have the offseason and the preseason and the playoffs collide, but it’s also very 2020: As the Islanders continue their chase for a conference final appearance (and ideally more, of course) in the Stanley Cup playoffs, they’re making plans for next season, which won’t start till mid-winter for them. Here are the top 7 brands winning over Gen Z customers, 'About 20' of St. Louis Blues regular players had COVID-19, says GM. That counts for something. A true superstar during his time with the Senators, Karlsson won two Norris Trophies, was a runner-up two additional times (probably should have won the award in each of those seasons, too) and at his peak, he was the most impactful defenseman the NHL had seen since the days of Bobby Orr. When it comes to finally retiring a number for a player, Koivu seems like he will be at the top of the list. New York Islanders prospect Oliver Wahlstrom is out in Sweden getting ready for the 2020-21 season playing for AIK on loan. Meanwhile: RFAs and arbitration dodgers sign around the league. Complete player biography and stats. Andreychuk is all over the Sabres' all-time leader boards, currently residing in the top three in goals, assists and total points, while also ranking sixth all-time in games played. Emailed daily. Their communication manager told me that Wahlstrom was likely to be out for a week or two. If the Oilers do not screw it up, he should help bring the Stanley Cup back to Edmonton at some point too. The only disappointing part of his tenure with the Rangers is that he did not win a Stanley Cup with the team. New York Islanders Schedule, Roster, News, and Rumors | Lighthouse Hockey, Islanders News: Hemmed in by cap and market. But the circumstances of the pandemic have meant they’ve not had meaningful action since March. His best stretch came during the 2016-17 season when he almost single-handedly carried the team to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final...while playing injured.