From this point forward regardless of what is reported, unless the professional media uses actual names of their co-called sources to report news for our fans, it will not be part of information posted in NYIFC blog entries, or in our twitter updates until confirmed by the team/NHL itself.
Simply put NYIFC has higher standards, if you take time to visit this blog you deserve better.
Information based upon sources of professional media, with their speculations/beliefs of what could happen, is not worth our time.
The standard set for the folks here at NYIFC, is to provide credible information regarding the New York Islanders from professional media. From day one the policy here has always been to be dead last and a hundred percent correct with information.
As to the opinion of professional media, who speculate, using sources?
Thank You, however no Thank You, we'll wait for official confirmation, or please do a better job, and provide us a direct quote confirming information.
I personally do not believe that is a hard thing to do when you are already interviewing someone. No law against asking a question, getting a no comment, and writing someone had no comment when asked.
In far more important news, Islander training camp officially opened on 7/7, a special section was opened here linking to the Islanders website that is providing running updates of camp. Head Coach Scott Gordon was on ice, a group of prospects were on ice, another group was off.
Owner Charles Wang, General Manager, Garth Snow watched from the stands.
ITV.com: Has head coach Scott Gordon, on day one of camp.
Saturday's prospect game will be covered live on ITV for those interested in watching.
Washington Post: Tarik El-Bashir, reports Washington placed center Michael Nylander on waivers in the hopes that another team is interested in taking him off the Capitals' payroll, and it could be a viable option for a franchise that needs to reach the salary cap floor to claim him because Nylander's cap hit next season ($4.875 million) is more than his salary. ($3 million)
To the best my knowledge, Nylander played in the SEL after leaving AHL. Caps did have to pay his salary while in AHL, but I'm not sure if they had to pay him when he went to Europe. I'm not completely sure if Islanders would have to pay him if they actually did put in a claim. Given the current roster and likely signing Doug Weight, it's hard to envision him actually coming here to play hockey.
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