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Don’t Expect Much From The Islanders

from Greg Logan of Newsday,

Generally speaking, Snow will attempt to fill out the roster with young players who have a chance to grow with the team he is trying to build. But he also might add an experienced veteran who could mentor young kids who will be playing major roles and take some pressure off them.

Describing the balance he’s trying to strike, Snow said: “It’s always a Catch-22. We want to be younger; we want to give our young players an opportunity to come into training camp and earn their spot. If some of our young players perform at the level they finished at last season, it won’t be an issue. I just don’t want to bring in older players that would pretty much put our young players in Bridgeport.”

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UFA Talk For The NYC Area Teams

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

What matters to us is just how big a splash our locals will make. Or, to put it another way: will Glen Sather match his 2007 spree that landed Scott Gomez and Chris Drury in an astonishing one-day Double Dip?

D-Day is Tuesday and between now and then you’ll hear rumors galore of which about one-tenth of one percent will be on target.

No question, Sather, Lou Lamoriello and Garth Snow are entranced by Brian Campbell, but his asking price is likely too ridiculous for any of the trio.

One fascinating subject has to be lifetime Devil, Jay Pandolfo. Lou apparently is trying to lure JP back to Newark but one of Jay’s best buddies happens to be Scott Gomez

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Shawn Bates Expected To Be Bought Out

from On the Islanders Beat,

The handwriting has been on the wall for the past couple seasons regarding the demise of Shawn Bates’ Islanders career. The Islanders are expected to make it official Friday morning when they announce their decision to buy out the remaining year of his contract.

Bates was scheduled to make $1.2 million, but under NHL buyout provisions, he will receiver two-thirds of that amount in equal installments of $400,000 spread over the next two seasons.

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A Look At The Atlantic

NHL.com has posted stories on every team in the Atlantic Division.  Make sure to check it out for the latest information!

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How Did The Rangers, Devils and Islanders Do

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

Have the Rangers found the second coming of Marc Staal? Did the Devils pull in another Paul Kariya? And with a relatively high seventh selection, do the Islanders have a third-line forward ready to skate with potential sensation Kyle Okposo?

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Yashin Interested In The Islanders

from Greg Logan of Newsday,

One year ago at this time, the Islanders made the stunning .announcement of their decision to buy out the final four years of controversial captain Alexei Yashin’s 10-year contract. Now, Yashin’s return on a one-year contract next season is under .discussion, but general manager Garth Snow and owner Charles Wang so far have balked at their former star’s asking price.

Agent Marc Gandler, who represents Yashin, said he last spoke with Snow on Thursday when there was no progress .toward an agreement.

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Red Wings 101

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

While The Stanley Cup nestles neatly in Joe Louis Arena, the Red Wings’ championship performance inspires a question for our Met Area teams: What can the Rangers, Devils and Islanders learn from the magnificent Motown sextet?

Several lessons are available, not necessarily in order of importance since every element factored into the championship. To wit:

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Islanders’ Free Agent Updates

From Greg Logan at Newsday,

Popular backup goaltender Wade Dubielewicz, who helped the Islanders reach the playoffs two seasons ago, is among a group of unrestricted free agents the club plans to let go. General manager Garth Snow said no offers have been made to forwards Miroslav Satan, Ruslan Fedotenko and Josef Vasicek because of the need for roster space for a youth movement, and “Dubie” rejected the offer he received.

“We made a significant offer that he turned down,” Snow said of Dubielewicz, who had a 9-9-1 record last season with a 2.70 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage. “We wish him the best.”

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Botta Resigns As Islanders VP of Media Relations

from Greg Logan of Newsday,

For the past 20 years, Chris Botta helped the Islanders navigate through a public-relations minefield replete with revolving owners and controversial personnel decisions that threatened their existence as a viable NHL franchise. But that relationship ended yesterday when the Islanders’ vice president of media relations announced his resignation for personal reasons. “It was my dream job, and it’s been an incredible ride,” he said yesterday. “But it’s time to end it.”

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Nolan Hopes To Fulfill His Contract

from the Sault Star,

He didn’t come out and say the words. But Ted Nolan didn’t have to.

His looks and body language said all you needed to know: Nolan’s future as head coach of the New York Islanders is far from certain. Having completed Season 2 of the three-year contract he signed in 2006, the 50-year-old native of Garden River will apparently enter the 2008-2009 NHL season as a lame duck bench boss.

“It’s a tough situation,” Nolan said Thursday, prior to serving as a guest speaker at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships awards banquet at Steelback Centre. “But I’ve faced a lot of tough situations before. I just want to go into next season, concentrate on fulfilling my contract, do a great job and make sure I get another contract somewhere.”

Somewhere?

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