#isles Griffin Reinhart on NYI: “It’s a little bit disappointing but they treated me well, I just wasn’t in their plans.”— NYI Fan Central (@nyifancentral) June 27, 2015
The Oil Kings gm, Bob Green, who was quoted here often on Reinhart, felt he struggled in Bridgeport also, but has great faith/praise for Reinhart, and little doubt he will become an excellent NHL player.#isles There were questions about his foot speed and he was nervous in playoff game against Caps.— NYI Fan Central (@nyifancentral) June 27, 2015
Green had no criticism of the Islanders or Sound Tigers.
All due respect to Johnny Boychuk's brother, he is not a prospect expect despite being the relative of an NHL player on our team, as he says opinions are his own, no problem here.
Ct Post: Micheal Fornabaio gave his thoughts on Reinhart being traded, he covered more than half the games as teams beatwriter and was at daily practices since day one of the franchise.
newyorkislanderfancentralprospects.blogspot.com: Has been fully updated to include all drafted prospects from the class of 2015, and through the organization.
Folks know where I stand on this trade. Everyone should be rooting for Griffin Reinhart regardless, and for the Islanders two selections to become excellent NHL players. The Edmonton media will do what they did for Eric Brewer long ago if Reinhart shows anything, and there will be no Roman Hamrlik on this side as our return will likely be in juniors.
Notre Dame had it's graduation in May Robbie Russo is an UFA.
As for the defense:
This is a lot of signed defenders, not counting the UFA, and many more who need to be signed in two years.
New York Signed:
Jake Bischoff-Junior 2015-16
Petter Hansson-Must be signed by 5/31/19
Ryan Pilon-Must be signed by 5/31/17
Doyle Somerby-Junior 2015-16
Andong Misha Song-Freshman
Mitchell Vande Sompel-Must be signed by 5/31/17
Parker Wotherspoon-Must be signed 5/31/17
Andong Misha Song:
My comments on the Andong Misha Song signing is it was in the Chinese papers on 6/20/15 which no one in North America seemed to notice besides myself, and made clear the Islanders had great interest in being the first to sign a Chinese player and make history.
The drafting of this player got world-wide attention (not in NYC) and publicity for the team they could not buy at any price so if he creates more interest, advertisers, and makes the club more money they absolutely should have done it as he develops.
Tons of teams sign family legacy players, you can bet a few late round picks have been for publicity purposes, Song's drafting had millions of people paying attention in another country.
The Islanders and Bruins swapped draft picks over dinner reservations when the draft was in Boston, and it was nine rounds in the late 90's.
Charles Wang was not at the draft table for the first time (perhaps ever) and is a minority owner in a year, he is not going to see revenue from this pick next season, with Trent Klatt's departure, he will not be part of this moving forward either.
Given the rankings of the players Klatt drafted where he got them he had a very good weekend, and Snow got him the picks.
What does that mean right now? Nothing. Go check 2008,09,10 draft classes for best answers.