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Paralyzer008 07-02-2009 01:58 PM

Islanders sign 3
 
Scott Munroe
Brett Westgarth
Jeremy Reich

per the Islanders website.

c4rcy 07-02-2009 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Paralyzer008 (Post 20247072)
Scott Munroe
Kevin Westgarth
Jeremy Reich

per the Islanders website.

hehewut?

caley 07-02-2009 02:00 PM

Islanders sign trio of AHLers
 
per Chris Botta

The NY Islanders have signed LW Jeremy Reich, D Brett Westgarth, and G Scott Munroe.

My guess is Reich actually makes the team to have someone to watch out for Tavares while the other two are AHL depth.

Brassard Calder 07-02-2009 02:01 PM

They signed Brett Westgarth not Kevin. Couple tough guys and a goalie.

Darth Milbury 07-02-2009 02:06 PM

Quick! Cue the jokes about 15 year contracts! :yo:

Ky Okposo 07-02-2009 02:07 PM

Exciting for us Islander fans

FLYLine24 07-02-2009 02:08 PM

Wow the I$lander$ are the big spenders this offseason!

WreckItRask 07-02-2009 02:11 PM

I guess these signings only leave one unresolved question...who does Doug Weight hand the cup off to next June?

dredeye 07-02-2009 02:11 PM

I think Snow forgot that NHL free agency has begun. Someone better let him know.

abev 07-02-2009 02:13 PM

They had to sign Reich to match up against Big Donald.

mcphllp 07-02-2009 02:18 PM

why arent the Isles trying to do anything this offseason?

Ky Okposo 07-02-2009 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by mcphllp (Post 20247660)
why arent the Isles trying to do anything this offseason?

Because they like overpaying the veterans who are still not signed after a week

mcphllp 07-02-2009 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Ky Okposo (Post 20247707)
Because they like overpaying the veterans who are still not signed after a week

Oh ok, thanks for the headsup.

Giroux tha Damaja 07-02-2009 02:26 PM

Munroe should be interesting to see if he gets any games next year. He had a good year in the AHL and was Philly's only goalie prospect even close to NHL capable. I am sort of surprised they didn't hang onto him, but I think he wanted a 1-way deal which Holmgren wouldn't do.

Lion Hound 07-02-2009 02:39 PM

Hope the Isles get more than Reich and Westgarth. They were better with Recihlicz!

OpAck 07-02-2009 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth Milbury (Post 20247319)
Quick! Cue the jokes about 15 year contracts! :yo:

I was thinking more along the lines of a Munroe for GM joke. Wocka wocka! :)

KH1 07-02-2009 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by mcphllp (Post 20247660)
why arent the Isles trying to do anything this offseason?

Because a rebuilding process happens through the draft, not through handouts on the first day of free agency.

I understand that there's a lot of optimism surrounding the Isles right now because of Tavares, Okposo, Bergenheim and the like, but this team is still 2 or 3 years at best away from being a contender. Sad but true.

MTK 07-02-2009 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by FLYLine24 (Post 20247350)
Wow the I$lander$ are the big spenders this offseason!

Yeah, the rangers have spent money on the only the guy who may be hurt more than DP.



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Originally Posted by abev (Post 20247527)
They had to sign Reich to match up against Big Donald.

You must be talking about 1.4 million donald?? Mitch Fritz beat up Big Donald

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcphllp (Post 20247660)
why arent the Isles trying to do anything this offseason?

Because if we sign all these big names we would be like the rangers and have nothing to show for it.

We are rebuilding, no point in throwing money away at players that are not going to help us. Most Islander fans are content with how its going . We do need a real enforcer, another d man and a winger would help

Trottier 07-02-2009 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by mcphllp (Post 20247660)
why arent the Isles trying to do anything this offseason?

1) The Economy

2) Wang's economy

3) The Isles just saw their fanbase go nuts over the celebrity promise of a #1 draft pick. Their tickets sales increased significantly, according to some reports. Why do anything else if your customers have such low standards as to accept a cheap roster of kiddies with the promise of some abstract future?

Forty-one homes dates, full of "Tavares Hot Chocolate Givaway" nights, and a lot of "close" losses. (And, of course, this meme, next April: "But remember all the mangames we lost to injury. You simply cannot replace injuries to the Andy Sutton and Freddy Meyers of the World.")

Give the people what they want (and deserve). If it comes cheap, even better!

No one in his/her right mind would expect NYI to spend like NYR or anywhere like it. Nor can they buy their way to anything; no team can. And economic realities cannot be ignored. However, one would have hoped that Wanger/Snow would be sensitive to putting their prize kiddies and his cohorts in a position to succeed, as opposed to throwing them out en mass to the wolves. An enforcer and a legitimate NHL winger would have been nice; perhaps they will still come.

Yitz 07-02-2009 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FLYLine24 (Post 20247350)
Wow the I$lander$ are the big spenders this offseason!

that's how you win championships, after all :sarcasm:


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