Islanders go back to early season lines again.

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/04/2007 02:31:00 PM | | |
Islanders Website: Announced after practice the club is going back to the lines from the beginning of the season and training camp with Jeff Tambellini being placed on the second line with Josef Vasicek and Miroslav Satan.

"We looked back to when we had some success when Billy Guerin, Comrie and Fedotenko were our best line," said Ted. "They're put in a position where they have to play well, so if we put them all together they can be accountable for one another."

"We looked back at the success the Sillinger line had the past two years," said Nolan. "You can't dispute that, so we put them back together." Reports the Pittsburgh Penguins have placed thirty nine year old Mark Recchi on waivers who has been a healthy scratch in seven of the last eight games.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio does a blog on the changes in Bridgeport with Jeff Tambellini's callup to the Islanders and a few other items.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Like the changes when it comes to Fedntenko and Guerin playing with Mike Comrie full time and was thinking about it during the game. I also like Satan going back with Vasicek. Bergenheim however is the perfect fit on the third line with Hunter and Mike Sillinger and one the coach should have stuck with because Andy Hilbert is not the answer. Bergenheim did everything but finish the last two games and worked to get into high traffic area's.

Last year this club did not have these kind of scoring problems, the third line needs to be more than a shut down line now.

On Mark Recchi:
Mark Recchi's interesting in that he had twenty four goals and sixty eight points last year. I know folks would quickly look at his age, his lack of production this year and injury concerns not to mention he's now been put on waivers so no deal could be made by Recchi or the club.

Personally, I would take a chance here if he is healthy. Bill Guerin needs a veteran up front, so does Mike Sillinger and Recchi can play the left side a little.

That being written for the Islanders to consider a claim the Pens must take Shawn Bates contract in another deal to balance out the salary.