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New York Islander Fan Central | 6/26/2019 06:18:00 AM |
Not much to write, prospect camp continues, Andong Song is past his four years, and is on his second college, so don't think 8/15 applies, and he's UFA but here. Salo is here signed. Soderstrom wants to play here whether it be AHL or ECHL. A goalie is needed if kid from Europe who's signed wants to come.

The clock ticks down on Lee, who does want to be here, & Lou wants to sign him so it's on both sides to get something done. I don't see Panarin or Duchene as more than pipe dreams, who want no part of playing in Nassau, but that's an old story. Lee, who met with the coach is the guy you overpay, he's not Tavares, his skating is good, and he will produce for years.

This may come off harsh, but like Lehner off the ice, but want a #1 goalie, who does not allow soft goals, which has marked his career. Truth is little has changed since a year ago, like Greiss he benefited from the system, and most teams will have no interest in him. Wish him the best, but not here. The soft goals will always be there, a few times he had outbursts against Buffalo media, sitting early, he got hurt twice, and a guarantee was not needed heading to Carolina.

I like Talbot for a year, obviously when the Rangers get rid of last years real #1, who outplayed the eight million dollar ego would be a solid answer.

A replacement is needed for #51, hoping that is Koivula, #28 for #14. #26 for #15 who's likely going to be hurt. Like defense/depth as is, no interest in Leddy trade, unless return really helps. Wilde/Dobson can wait their turn, with Aho, and glut of defenders in Bridgeport. Hutton is a one year signing.

I expect Dolan's Belmont arena will not be approved to help NYI in free agency, at least we have a schedule balanced, but the usual two days off in a month in Feb/twice in March in exchange for two four day October breaks. The LI crew will actually have to go early against west, but they have their max payroll list, in a building that was getting 11,000 in first place in March.

You know I want team in NYC, and willing to give it the time needed to work, where people/corprations are. No one at Newsday wanted them in Nassau when they created the $58 issue in 2011, or when Dolan wanted the Coliseum for himself in 2013, not one article the NYI belonged in Nassau in those days........until Dolan lost, and this revenge scheme to put an arena his cronies Oakview/Azoff will run/operate arena. I'm clueless where Wilpon's getting his money for this when he can't build in Flushing for a decade, and would benefit for this plan being on Shea Stadium site, with rail/road needed.

Prospect site updated.