Islander/NHL notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/05/2007 02:05:00 PM | | | | | | | |
Canadian Press/Several news sites: Report Penguins forward Mark Recchi cleared waivers Wednesday. Sean Allen has a feature on the hard luck shooters and the good luck shooters. Josef Vasicek is listed among the good luck shooters, Bill Guerin, Viktor Kozlov, Jason Blake among the hard luck shooters.

Josef Vasicek, C, Islanders (9, 33, .273): I'm not sure you'll get too much for him in most fantasy leagues, but if you can ditch him for a No. 4 defenseman in deep leagues, do it. Vasicek is connecting on way too many shots, especially noteworthy since he has never had a season with a shooting percentage higher than .120. Jonah Keri in a special feature about Martin Brodeur has quotes from the future Hall of famer where he credits Rick DiPietro as the best puckhandling goaltender in the NHL and one of the three best netminders in the league.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's blog reports center Michael Haley was signed by the Sound Tigers to a PTO and practiced with the club after being brought up from the Utah Grizzlies.

Long Island Business News: David Winzelberg reports on the plans released today by RexCorp to transform the Marriot hotel next to the Nassau Coliseum.