NHLline.ca reported Markov was about to become an Islander a week ago and pulled the rumor, so read this update with that in mind.
Hopefully this time their rumor is true and Hunter is about to sign a multi-year deal. Isles website told us about Campoli's deal before-hand so stay tuned, Hunter's hearing is August 1st.
Close to a Deal?
Yet another arbitration hearing is about to be avoided. The NHL Line has learned that restricted free agent Trent Hunter and the New York Islanders are closing in on a multi-year deal. General Manager Garth Snow is confident he can reach an agreement with Hunter but hopes it can get done in time for the arbitration hearing. Remember, even if the two sides are close there has to be ink on the contract and until there is, the arbitration hearing stands. But all signs point to a deal getting done before hand