2/9/09

Islander/NHL Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/09/2009 04:35:00 PM
Los Angeles Daily News: Rich Hammon's blog coverage for those wanting to know what's up with the LA Kings.

Tomorrow's pregame blog is set for release at 1pm.

St Louis Post Dispatch: Jeremy Rutherford reports Andy McDonald has been signed to a four year extension for 18.8m by the Blues.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
This was the player traded for Doug Weight last year from Anaheim.

McDonald has been on IR since November with six goals and a minus twelve for the John Davidson run franchise who currently sit at 15th in the Western Conference.

It may give a little bit of a read on the market for what Comrie/others may want to sign long-term.

USA Today/several media: Report Dallas winger Sean Avery cleared NHL waivers Monday with the next move an NHL team extending him an offer to play for their AHL affiliate because Dallas does not currently have one.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Our new poll is up, I had my say and will add remember Nielsen getting throw into Florida's bench Saturday or Avery hitting Okposo last year?

Vinnie LeCavalier was not exactly scared of Tim Jackman and those one shift games from Mitch Fritz were not getting it done. I wish Bill Guerin had someone here to fight for him and Nate Thompson when he's been healthy does not exactly drop the gloves often.

It's in Garth Snow's hands first if/when Dallas puts him on recall waivers unless they pass Atlanta in the standings.

SI: Reports Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick won NHL player honors stopping 95 of 100 shots in three consecutive road victories, lifting the Kings (23-21-7, 53 points) within three points of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference as they head to New York for Tuesday's game.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
This is on the back end of being shutout by Mike McKenna Saturday.

SI: Michael Farber says Dallas management forgives the co-gm with no experience of the Dallas Stars for signing Sean Avery because he won a Stanley Cup with Dallas but publications like SI cheap-shot the Islanders for hiring a gm with no experience?

NYI Fan Central Comments:
All I can write is if Garth Snow gave Avery that money his inexperience would be a major issue and folks like Michael Farber or Jim Kelley would be unloading on Charles Wang and Garth Snow, not talking about Hull's playing career and that management is simply writing this off.

In other words Mr Farber copped out here big time not being critical of Hull as he would have been of Snow.

BTW-MacDonald and Danis are looking very good right now if you read the other part of this article about goaltenders. Does Snow dare trade one of them at the deadline if the return is good or he signs one of them for next season?

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Rob Rossi reports former Islander Miroslav Satan is apparently in the dog house as his ice-time has been limited.

Post Gazette: Beatwriter Dave Molinary had the following (not all) answering a question about Satan:

Obviously, he has not come close to living up to their expectations, and his inability to contribute in other situations when he's not scoring has rendered him pretty much of no value to this team. There's always a chance he'll start producing goals on a regular basis, but there's also a chance the Penguins' game against San Jose tomorrow will be postponed because an asteroid will land on Mellon Arena in late afternoon. Don't bet big money on either, however.

Note-That's the same reaction Mr Molinary had on Avery working out in Pittsburgh if claimed.

Shelly Anderson: In a chat for the paper feels Satan is just not a good fit for the Pens with two goals in twenty four games after a good start.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Funny, all I read last summer was the Islanders were Satan's problem and playing it Pittsburgh he would produce big numbers. Satan as usual has virtually nothing to say. Ruslan Fedotenko is still out with an injury.

Imagine where the Islanders would be if Snow gave them longer term deals?

30th which is where they are with three hundred man games lost to injury anyway.






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