Islander News Articles 6/19

New York Islander Fan Central | 6/19/2008 12:49:00 AM | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan has Garth Snow's comments as he left the Board of Governors meetings in New York for Ottawa and talked about possible trades but to this point has received no offers. He also said he could move up or down, stay with his fifth pick but he would start meeting with other managers, make phone calls and that he would select what he considers the best player available.

The general manager also talked about Fliatov coming over to North America but would have to play in juniors or with New York being he was too young to play for Bridgeport according to Mr Logan. The writer also speculated about the possibility of Alex Pieterangelo being selected by the time the Islanders pick and that speculation has him moving up to No. 2 to grab Bogosian, but Toronto, Chicago and Anaheim are among the teams seeking to move up and what they would have to give the Islanders for the pick.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
No big deal but it would have been nice if Mr Logan did not throw Mike Milbury in the mix for the first paragraph given even the former gm was not a riverboat gambler on draft day after 2001 which is a long time ago. The move up for the second rounder was in the hockey news, the Filatov information was in the Columbus Dispatch. Mr Logan is among the first who speculates Pieterangelo may not be there when the Isles select which is entirely possible.

One thing for sure, if the Isles select Filatov and they decide he will play in New York next season something has to give with left wingers Bergenheim, Tambellini and Comeau or one of them change position. Mark Seidel who is the chief scout for North American Central Scouting did his mock draft and projects if Filatov falls to the Isles at No. 5 it would be a dream come true for GM Garth Snow, but don’t be surprised if someone jumps ahead of the them in a trade.

The Surburban: Remo Zaccagna reports Derek Famulare a
six-foot-two, 195-pound 18-year-old left-wing power forward for the Val D’Or Foreurs,
ranked as the 14th best skater from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League received a letter from the New York Islanders, who sent him a battery of tests and questionnaires among several interested clubs as the prospect thinks he could be selected in the sixth or seventh round.

Point Blank: Mr Botta talks about his draft day experiences, his recent Hockey News article among several subjects and that he will miss Friday's event.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
This fan will absolutely miss Mr Botta's hard work this weekend.

A little early fun:
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...........

Former Islander Josh Green has surfaced in Anaheim and is returning from Europe.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water Pt II.......

I recently had a Pat Foley tribute that I had to cancel but now that the Hawks
long-time broadcaster is officially back of course I'm going to stop and do my own tribute that will be far different than what the Hawks put on their website. Here's to former Islander Alexander Karpovtsev signing with Chicago on July 1st.