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07-06-2009, 05:41 AM
Chapin Landvogt
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BPort Line-Up Taking Form?

A week ago, Fornabio wrote the following:

"We're going to be very, very active Wednesday, very quickly," Bridgeport team president Howard Saffan said.

"Just like last year, we've identified what our needs are and ranked players within those needs. By (Thursday), we'll be done. It worked last year; it'll work this year."

Last year, the organization struck quickly on July 1 and 2, signing veterans who led the team to a top-five finish in the AHL. The team will likely target some size on defense, size and scoring up front, and additional goaltending depth.

Well, not even a week after the UFA season began, it looks like Saffran and the Islanders have done JUST that!

Not bad... I still wonder if one more scorer may be added? Maybe the team will just hold off and wait to see what bubble player may be on waivers come the fall?

So, without knowing all of the contractual details, the team SEEMS to currently consist of the following:

Certain: Munroe, Lawson
Expected: Koskinen

Depth AHLers: Wotton, Flood, Westgarth,
Prospects: MacDonald, Kohn, Katic
Maybes: Hillen
On the ECHL bubble: Gleed

AHLers: Reich, Mauldin, Morency, Haley
Prospects: Smith, Joensuu, Figren, Marcinko, Dibenedetto, Henningar, Bentivoglio
Maybes: Sim, Thompson, Rechlicz
On the ECHL bubble: Nikiforov, Romano, Dale

Did I forget anyone?

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