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01-13-2009, 02:26 PM
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Minor Isles and Thrashers Trade

::In his best Gary Bettman voice::

We have a trade to announce: the New York Islanders have traded AHL defenseman Brett Skinner to the Atlanta Thrashers for right winger Junior Lassard.

This is per a NYI press release (below):

The New York Islanders have acquired right wing Junior Lessard from the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for defenseman Brett Skinner. Lessard will report directly to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League.

Lessard (leh-SAHR) has played in 41 games with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League this season, recording six goals and five assists for 11 points. The 28-year-old Quebec native has played in 27 career NHL games with Dallas and Tampa Bay, scoring three goals and adding one assist for four points during parts of three seasons. Lessard has also played in 298 career AHL games, recording 86 goals and 92 assists for 178 points in five seasons.

Lessard went to college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award as Top United States Collegiate Player in 2004. Lessard played 45 games in that season, scoring 32 goals with 31 assists for 63 points. He was also honored as WCHA Player of the Year and was named to the WCHA First All-Star Team, NCAA West First All-American Team and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team. The Stars signed Lessard as an undrafted free agent out of college on April 15, 2004.

Nothing really major like I said, just a minor leaguer for a minor leaguer swap.

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weird.. whos junior lessard?

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weird.. whos junior lessard?
I've read about him, he's a decent prospect

career NHL 4th liner, bad 3rd liner at best.

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01-13-2009, 02:38 PM
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Wasn't Senior Lassard commandant of the police academy?

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Played for Dallas and for Atlanta for awhile. But at 28 turning 29, can he get much better. Does anyone think it was worth it. I don't think Skinner can break into most NHL lineups, can this guy can possibly become a 4th line winger?

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Wasn't Senior Lassard commandant of the police academy?
He played Eric Lassard

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gaynes

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This move was probably made because Bport had 8dmen presently on there roster and not enough scoring.
Bport was rotating 2 defensemen out every game it was very annoying to not play based on merit but mostly on rotation.
I guess this is the move that will hopefully provide some secondary scoring for the STiger playoff push.
If i recall he has some speed and can put up some points.

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Tore it up in college, has been pretty successful in the AHL, and hasn't seen much time in the Show.

Sounds like an older version of Tambs if you ask me.



Definitely a B-port depth move, guy's 28 so I doubt it anything to do with the Isles unless the injury bug seriously rears it's ugly head again.

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And Punky Brewster's dad...

He was pretty good in The Crucible.

Oh, and...

Junior Lassard, come and get the Stanley Cup.

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cool Derick Brassard!

slick move Snowy.

maybe this is simply a depth move for BP with the expectation that we'll move some players in March and have Colliton, Smith and maybe another rotating forward for the balance of the regular season.

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I don't understand this at all. I know Bridgeport has a big logjam on defense but other than Skinner, only Callahan can really step in and play in the NHL if all of our guys continue to get hurt.


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I don't understand this at all. I know Bridgeport has a big logjam on defense but other than Skinner, only Callahan can really step in and play in the NHL if all of our guys continue to get hurt.

Hasn't Andrew MacDonald been mentioned as being close to NHL ready? At least for this team! He'll probably be up before the end of the season if any other defensemen go down or are traded.

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I don't understand this at all. I know Bridgeport has a big logjam on defense but other than Skinner, only Callahan can really step in and play in the NHL if all of our guys continue to get hurt.

That's like worrying about who's going to be the tallest midget in the room if the current one gets hurt.

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Hasn't Andrew MacDonald been mentioned as being close to NHL ready? At least for this team! He'll probably be up before the end of the season if any other defensemen go down or are traded.
I suppose. I know Mac is having a great year, but I personally don't think he's ready yet, just based on the fact that he struggled so mightily in the AHL last year, he could probably use one more. But at the end of the year at won't really matter anyway, I can see him getting a taste.

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That's like worrying about who's going to be the tallest midget in the room if the current one gets hurt.
Touche.

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I don't understand this at all. I know Bridgeport has a big logjam on defense but other than Skinner, only Callahan can really step in and play in the NHL if all of our guys continue to get hurt.

Jack Hillen could be called up too.

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Pity, I liked Skinner. Mostly just cause he had a cool name. Skinner.

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Jack Hillen could be called up too.
Hillen is terrible.

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That's like worrying about who's going to be the tallest midget in the room if the current one gets hurt.

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Hillen is terrible.
The Jack Hillen Fan Club isn't too far from formation.

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Out of curiosity, is there a seperate GM for Bridgeport or is it also Garth Snow?

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Out of curiosity, is there a seperate GM for Bridgeport or is it also Garth Snow?
Garth Snow

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Also Snow

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who did he piss off to get moved to the Isles?

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Pity, I liked Skinner. Mostly just cause he had a cool name. Skinner.
SKINNER!!!




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who did he piss off to get moved to the Isles?
More like, who did Skinner bribe and/or sleep with to get traded from the Wangling Bros & Garthum And Bailey Circus.

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And Punky Brewster's dad...

He was pretty good in The Crucible.

Oh, and...

Junior Lassard, come and get the Stanley Cup.
I had to resist and just couldn't do it this time, JP...I can't get past the first name "Junior" LOL

I was getting ready to say "cue the come get the Stanley Cup posts" though...

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