Thread: Claimed off Waivers: NY Islanders claim Keith Aucoin
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01-17-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by CREW99AW View Post
So, Snow should have anticipated his 2nd line lw, Bailey, would injure his knee in Germany, then be out 2-4 weeks at the start of camp?

He should have realized months ago, that 3rd/4th liner Joensuu would have a groin injury coming into camp?

And I guess everyone should have realized after the Ducks/Isles trade was upheld in arbitration, after Vis assured the isles he'd play for them in the summer, that Vis would refuse to report in Jan.?
I think the bigger point is the Isles have no NHL ready depth to step in for these three incidents. If the season was underway and this glut of players weren't available by the waiver wire, what were the Isles going to do?

You certainly can't foresee players getting hurt and players refusing to report, but you can at least be prepared from an organizational standpoint to have depth players come in and play.

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