Islander News Articles 2/11:

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/11/2008 10:14:00 AM | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan goes one on one with Garth Snow, who is not giving up on the season and expects his team to get back into playoff contention with a draft ahead that is much deeper than a year ago.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I did not know Miroslav Satan has a no trade clause which he would have to waive if the Isles did make a trade that involved him. Bergeron is restricted and will be a very close call.

Daily Local:Anthony J. SanFilippo reports Flyers winger Simon Gagne suffered his third concussion in five months on Sunday against Pittsburgh.

Colorado Springs Gazette: David Ramsey is calling for Gary Bettman to get involved and change the rules so NHL teams cannot take prospects from college's during the season and cites the Brock Trotter, Kyle Okposo situations.

Denver Post: Mike Chambers points out the rules in juniors prohibit NHL teams from signing players after ten games and that this is a rule that the college program needs with Minnesota coach Don Lucia's comments.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I agree there should be a rule that prohibits NHL teams from signing players and taking them out of school after a certain point in the college season like juniors, but having written that these kids get hurt in college and they are potentially risking millions. In the end it's up to the NHL and the NCAA to work something out.

Let's call it what it is here too. The College's want their money/exposure and for high profile players like Okposo and DU leading scorer leaving does not help the business of college hockey.