Gotta disagree Hall. I think a team would pick up Orr he is young and doesn't make much. I think there are a few teams that would make a claim for him. Somewhere along the line I'm sure there's a team that could use a big kid that knows his role as a 4th line winger who can fight with the best of them. I would like to see the Isles actually pick him up if it did happen as they have no big heavyweight. Yeah Asham is a good fighter but he's a middleweight and Simon although playing well this year doesn't want to fight anymore. But the only guy i could see getting knocked off for him would be maybe Bates or Hilbert who has been picking it up of late for the isles. I know the likes of Park, Hilbert and Bates don't seem like much but Nolan has the team playing pretty well so far this year and each player knows his exact role.
With Cullen back, sending down Callahan makes sense. What DOESN'T make sense is calling up Isbister over Helminen who can be a 4th line center. Now, either Hollweg is moving down a line or Immo is getting 5 minutes a night. Strange, considering Renney praised both players' performance last night and now one will get reduced ice-time. I also prefer Hollweg on the wing. Why not give Helminen a chance? He's projected as a D.Moore type player.
Isbister hasn't done anything to distinguish himself in Hartford. I really don't get this move. Maybe he proves everyone wrong and makes the underwhelming Hall trade-bait. I won't hold my breath on that though.
I forgot about that. Maybe the idea is to lose him on re-entry waivers?
I don't think so Melrose. i think they want to bring him up to try to pick up some scoring. It's Straka/NYlander who is hurt/Shanny and Jagr then nothing from the rest of the team. They have to start getting a few goals from other lines or they are gonna be in trouble maybe they think Isbister can give the soem spark being back in the NHL. He might have a good game or two but pretty sure he'll get back to his lazy play self that has been following him in the last 5 years.
NY player management is like throwing s**t at a wall, eventually some will stick, (mainly the larger pieces). Right now, Isbister is the largest turd in Hartford, and Sather figures he'll be able to stick around and play a bit, and with most players due back, Callahan needs to play games and minutes, and he would only rob Colton of his 2.5 minutes per game. Isbister on the 4th, does allow Renney to roll all his lines, something he won't do with his current players
W T F guys, calm down. This place is comming apart. Its embarassing.
They are calling up Isbister as a safty percaution, and sending Callahan down so he can play and develop, while the odds of Isbister playing are minimal, and if he by any chance would, its for 3 minutes.
We don't need to wait and see. You don't exactly need to be related to Einstein to see whats gooing on...