Bergeron, Simon traded, Davison acquired

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/26/2008 01:32:00 PM | | | | | |
Garth Snow's press conference after the trade deadline is posted on the blog sidebar for those wanting to hear what he had to say.

Islanders website: Has a post deadline Q & A with Garth Snow.

Islanders website: Reports the Islanders have acquired defenseman Rob Davison from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a seventh round draft pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The 27-year old Davison, currently in his fifth NHL season, has played 15 games for the Sharks this season. In 176 career NHL games, the 6-3, 220-pound native of St. Catharines, ON has recorded two goals with 12 assists for 14 points. He is regarded as a tough and very reliable stay-at-home defenseman and high character player.

Yahoo Has a player profile of Rob Davison. Has a full profile of Rob Dsvison. Reports the Islanders traded Chris Simon to the Minnesota Wild for a sixth round draft pick. Reported the Islanders traded Marc-Andre Bergeron from the New York Islanders to the Anaheim Ducks for a third round draft pick.

Updated 4:30pm
Newsday: Greg Logan blogs on the Chris Simon-Bergeron trades. Davison will dress tonight on defense against Pittsburgh, Jeff Tambellini has been called up and the kid line will be reunited and Brendan Witt skated today and is hoping to be ready to return from the injury list by Saturday.

Islanders website: Has Garth Snow's comments on the trades of Marc Andre Bergeron and Chris Simom.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
A lot to digest after a big day around the league and maybe a step backwards for the Islanders short-term as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Rangers, Devils added while Isles subtracted from the mix.

Isles have to beat these teams to make the playoffs, that's the schedule. Two of them improved significantly with Hossa in Pittsburgh and Prospal in Philadelphia.

Simon's departure has got to be a very bitter pill for Ted Nolan after he fought very hard to keep him and brought him here and he get's a fresh start with Sean Hill in another conference. I have mixed feelings here because you need someone to protect your players but the Isles desperately need Tambellini speed and offensive skill and the kid lined looked like a fourth line with Simon in that spot.

I think perhaps the fan opinion maybe had a hand here in Simon's departure, the Isles supported him enough to get back into the lineup, his career is in his own hands with a fresh start.

Garth Snow picked his posion with Simon and did the same with Bergeron's shot
shot vs his mistakes on defense. Isles also had too many defenders signed for next year and none of them right now are a number one defender with a big shot and great defensive ability.

That said Berard is going to have to be the offensive threat on a very shaky powerplay on the lowest scoring club in the league and stay healthy.

Trade market did not yield many first rounder, far deeper draft from other years and Satan had his no trade clause.

Isles keep a veteran mix into next summer signing Comrie that makes this different than last year with Comrie, Guerin, Sillinger and Hunter in place and Bergenheim, Comeau and Tambellini.

We'll see what happens but they had to keep the kids and the picks, last year Snow traded Milbury's past.