Topics: Prospect Minicamp, Rick DiPietro, Questioning goaltending draft strategy by Ryan Jankowski, John Chabot, Countdown to Preseason, A few words on Friday media update about Newsday writers.
Corrections: Dwayne Rolosson will compete with DiPietro in camp, not Nate Lawson.
Presenting the former New York Islander-Bridgeport Sound Tigers all UFA team as of 7/13/2009:
Colton Fretter, Todd Bertuzzi, Ben Guite, Wade Dubielewicz, Michael Peca, Mike York, Mark Parrish, Richard Zednik, Derek Armstrong, Marc-Andre Bergeron, Mathieu Schneider, Matthew Spiller, Mike Comrie, Brad Isbister, Wyatt Smith, Miroslav Satan, Steve Regier, Jeff Hamilton, Jamie Heward, Rob Davison, Taylor Pyatt, Viktor Kozlov.
Players signed/qualified from New York Islanders last playoff team in 2006-07 with several only getting brief callups:
Trent Hunter, Richard Park, Radek Martinek, Jeff Tambellini, Bruno Gervais, Freddy Meyer, Frans Nielsen, Rick DiPietro, Jeremy Colliton, Blake Comeau
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