2/28/11

Trade Deadline Passes....Schremp Claimed by Atlanta, DiBenedetto Recalled

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/28/2011 05:12:00 PM


Rob Schremp was claimed off waivers by Atlanta, Nate Lawson cleared waivers. Justin DiBenedetto was recalled.

The trade deadline has passed, with no further transactions by New York.

All future waivers not eligible for NHL playoffs after Saturday.

NHL.com: Recaps all trades/transaction from Monday's deadline in what was a quiet day where major moves were made in advance.

First deadline this blog, took off the entire day leading up to 3pm.

NYIFC Comments:
First of all the best of luck to Rob Schremp in Atlanta, he did practice with Bailey and Comeau on Monday, but bottom line is the Islanders needed him to be a winger with Tavares, Bailey and Nielsen here. For a year and a half Bailey played out of position, he needs to be a second line center and hopefully Atlanta gives Schremp that opportunity, who will play the Islanders in March.

I have followed Justin DiBenedetto this year and prior, he will be a better fit on the wing than Schremp and it was time for him to get a look. I believe our fans will see his skating, offensive skill fits this rosters will.

Very happy Radek Martink was not traded for a draft pick after all the years he has been here and how much his defensive game brings to this lineup when healthy, I hope a contract is worked out and he finishes his career in New York. Also believe the right move was made in not trading Knonoka, who is a good part of this core, and hopefully can come to terms in the future.

Sometimes the right move is to support the direction the club is going, I do believe how they have played recently is an endorsement of that by the general manager, along with sticking to their plan.

Trent Hunter and Rick DiPietro were in Bridgeport Sunday to honor the inaugural Sound Tigers team that went to Calder Cup Finals. Nate Lawson cleared waivers, but Ottawa claimed Curtis McElhinney so he is likely not going to Bridgeport.

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