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01-18-2010, 09:42 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New Hyde Park, NY
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To Islanders: Ilya Kovalchuk
To Thrashers: 2010 1st round draft pick
2011 1st round draft pick
Calvin Da Haan
Isles get their man they need and a good veteran who had 73 points last year to replace jon sim in the lineup. Also Thrashers get good core of young players to go with Kane and Little for their future as well as the two 1st's.
No, No and No.
What makes you believe the Islanders dont want a core of young players to go with Okposo, Tavares, and Bailey? ESPECIALLY since those are three forwards. Dont you think the Islanders need some solid, young defenseman? I do.
There is a reason you want Hamonic and De Haan. Believe me, I understand. But Garth Snow has said that they will not be deviating from the plan. The Islanders are not going to making any trades like this.
I would add—the first round picks are hugely important to the Islanders—who, despite recent success and a shot at this years playoffs are also REBUILDING. Petrov could also be huge.
Trading De Haan is insanity. We traded up TWICE to draft De Haan—now, less then a year after expending all of those draft picks to move up to get OUR guy, we dump him? Where is the logic? Who do you think is our GM? Mike Milbury
Sorry—you will have to find another team. The best trade partner in my mind is Boston. They have a couple of first round picks from the Kessel deal. Work a proposal with them.
No need for the Islanders to offer ANYTHING to get Kovalchuck. We have the cap space to sign him next year—and while the past indicates free agents don't sign here, that might be true. But we have the cap space, and a core of very good players coming in that could entice Kovy.
The Isles MUST NOT make the same mistake they made in 2000. They had the makings of a championship caliber team for years to come had they not made the Yashin and Peca deals and remained focused on building with Chara, Brewer, McCabe, Connolly, Bertuzzi, Luongo, Jokenin and then using the picks to draft Heatley and Spezza.
This team has lots of parallels to a few Isles teams. the 74-75 Isles sneek into the playoffs and the beginnings of their greatness is shown. This team could sneek into the playoffs and be interesting. This team also reminds me a bit of the 1999 team. There are flashes of what is to come. Messing that up would be a DISASTER for a franchise that needs a sure, steady rebuild and right now, Snow is doing this right.
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