Hockey Rumor Mill Vol. 13: New York Islanders Targeting Brandon Dubinsky

Hockey Rumor MillContributor IJuly 24, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 22:  Brandon Dubinsky #17 of the New York Rangers skates against the Washington Capitals during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 22, 2008 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 2-1 and lead the series 3 games to 1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The latest information to hit my desk!

This latest rumbling that has come all the way through the grapevine is sure to be the shocker of the summer! Without giving away where I work, let's just say that Islanders owner Charles Wang was in town today where our reporter had the chance to confront him.

After a few questions, Wang directed him to Garth Snow's office, where we heard this shocking piece of information. Although our source wishes to remain nameless, he explicitly told us that the Islanders will soon be courting Brandon Dubinsky, a restricted free agent of the Rangers.

He told us the Islanders top brass were amazed that he hadn't been signed yet and due to their enormous amount of cap room and their lack of a decent No. 2 center to go behind Tavares, they will make a push for him.

This is truly the story of the week and over the next few days we will hear more about this. I believe the deal is imminent as our sources have dictated.

Dubinsky to Islanders: HRB 4

By Leopold

HRB Correspondent

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