Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in his Sound Tigers blog has more on the Islanders acquiring Thomas Pock and what it could mean along with day one of camp for the Sound Tigers and Utah players with Sound Tigers coach Jack Capuano, assistant coach Pat Bingham, Utah Grizzlies head coach Kevin Colley and new Utah assistant Jeff Dwyer.
On the injury/waiver front:
No Michael Haley, who's still has his hand wrapped up. No Marcinko, who is with Bridgeport but sick. No Callahan who is on waivers, Ben Walter who is also on waivers but hurt. Mike Iggulden remains up but is also injured.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
That trade for Ben Walter is looking like an outright bust with Nokelainen signing an extension with over fifty games of experience for the Bruins and it's fair to specluate Walter could be claimed by another club. Not writing the Isles would have had a spot for Nokelainen but Walter could not force management (or the coach who was working with him in Providence when he was traded here) to give him a longer look?
Islanders should receive a second rounder as part of the trade which will be all that remains for the 2004 first round pick.
Not one of Garth Snow's best deals at this time.
Just a quick list of the players supposedly injured or listed as such, working their way back from injury for those keeping score at home.