Islander News Articles 2/21

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/21/2009 12:00:00 PM | | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan's article has comments from Mike Comrie and Chris Campoli on the trade to Ottawa where Campoli confirms he did request a trade because he was not progressing in this system while Comrie discussed the injuries being very frustrating for him the last two seasons.

General manager Garth Snow is expected to address the media again Saturday.

Newsday: Mr Logan in the Islanders Newsday blog speculates on the trade deadline, where Bill Guerin may waive his NTC and that this deal would have been better if Snow received a prospect with the pick. Jack Hillen who on paper replaces Campoli's offensive role is a restricted free agent this summer.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
We'll have to see what happens. Only Bill Guerin knows what he will do if asked to waive his NTC. Campoli obviously was behind Streit, Okposo and Weight on the powerplay.

Someone is going to have to explain to me why a club behind multiple teams thirteen points out of the playoff spot is talking about a playoff push? Campoli is about the future for Ottawa, Comrie matters only if he is resigned by Ottawa.

NY Post: Dan Martin's article only had Garth Snow's statement.

Daily News: Peter Botte's limited space had no quotes from anyone on the trade.

Windsor Star: Bob Duff has comments from Bill Smith and Bryan Trottier at a charity game where they talk about the current Islander struggles.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Looks like Smitty is far removed these day from the club. The Wings were giving away cars to get people to attend games when the Islanders dominated hockey.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's article was on Joel Rechlicz and previewed tonight's game against Springfield here.

Saturday AM:
Point Blank: Mr Botta had comments from head coach Scott Gordon and a recap of what Garth Snow told the media Saturday about the trades and the direction of his team moving forward with Jack Hillen getting the first opportunity to replace Campoli.

He felt Campoli's trade request should be kept in-house and simply credited his play.

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