Islanders website: Has quotes from Travis Hamonic & teammates regarding his trade request.
“The root of all this is a personal family matter of mine that I hold
dear to my heart,” Hamonic said. “It has nothing to do with the
organization or how I’ve been treated here for six years of playing and
another two or three since I was drafted. I’ve honestly been treated
like gold from the start.”
NHL.com: Hamonic had nothing but praise for management, Capuano commented, as did his teammates.
What more can be written? A personal family matter is just that.....not our business.
At at some point Snow will accommodate his request, or Hamonic will have to go home.
He reported to camp, played the games, but sooner or later Snow will have to act at a disadvantage same as when Chris Campoli requested a trade.
How it was leaked in Canada was a disgrace, but that's par for the course.
The team will have to carry on which is why you develop a prospect system.
Hopefully a future return will help the organization or the money saved will help retain one of their many UFA players.
Seems for the moment Hamonic will continue to play games for the New York Islanders.