Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers get blueliner Niemi from Isles
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05-25-2010, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Jumbo View Post
And again, we are talking about a 19 year old.

They got rid of him because he didn't want to sign with him, not because he is done developing and didn't pan out.
I believe that was falsely reported in this thread. The Islanders were not enamored with his play and therefore were not going to offer him a contract. They have had a glut of picks the last few years and I would imagine that they dont want to waste a contract on him if they dont feel he has progressed enough. The Rangers must have the space to do so. Win-win.

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