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01-14-2011, 10:55 AM
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Sim leaving NYI to play in Switzerland

via KatieStrangNYI:

Jon Sim, waived by Islanders January 11, did not report to Bridgeport once he cleared Wednesday. He has been subsequently suspended.

Sim has now been placed on unconditional waivers by the Islanders; if he clears those he will no longer be property of the Islanders.



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01-14-2011, 10:59 AM
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We're better off that he is gone anyway, he doesn't do much at the NHL level and while he would help the Soundtigers he has always had the reputation of being a bad guy in the room.

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01-14-2011, 11:13 AM
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I sorta understand I guess. I mean, the guy gets bumped back and forth like 100 times during the season. Sure, it's a business and that's just what happens, but after awhile I'm sure he got sick of it.

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01-14-2011, 11:17 AM
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On one hand I feel bad for the guy but on the other he plays pro hockey, I'd give my left nut to go through what he did this season.

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01-14-2011, 11:22 AM
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On one hand I feel bad for the guy but on the other he plays pro hockey, I'd give my left nut to go through what he did this season.
Exactly I hate when pro athletes pull this crap, you are being paid to PLAY HOCKEY for a living. Sim is garbage let him go be a star in the German leagues or the KHL.

Good riddance! Hopefully Wishart comes up, I'd like a good look at him, Reese is on waivers as well today.

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As much as I don't want Sim on this team you have to admit the guy hustled and went to the greasy areas that most other Isles wouldn't dare venture.

If he would only stop his overembellishments, and lazy penalties when he's caught on a long shift then may be I'll accept all of his goalie interference calls.

Snow must have told him he was going to stay in Bridgeport for the rest of the season for Sim to not report.

On the bright side. This will now free up Sweet 16 for our next #1 draft pick (assuming it's a forward).

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I sorta understand I guess. I mean, the guy gets bumped back and forth like 100 times during the season. Sure, it's a business and that's just what happens, but after awhile I'm sure he got sick of it.
It's not like they're sending him across the country though. I mean he could still commute from his house. Drive to Port Jeff, jump on a ferry and you're there.

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01-14-2011, 11:47 AM
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Mmmmm. Sim doesn't bring much to the Islanders. I would rather use the spot to play some of the kids from the Port when a body is needed on the 4th line.
But with the injuries, we are short warm bodies to insert. B'Port is also short now that we have Joensuu, Colliton, Rakhshani are with the Isles, and Rakh is injured, Nielsen, Hunter, KO are not available for play.
Garth better sign some bodies for the Port, hopefully someone who can also be called up to fill in minutes on the 4th line.

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Not a loss for the Islanders and not a loss for Sim at this point. . He can sign an AHL deal for the rest of the season and have a stable life instead of constant worry about waivers and having to re locate.

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I sorta understand I guess. I mean, the guy gets bumped back and forth like 100 times during the season. Sure, it's a business and that's just what happens, but after awhile I'm sure he got sick of it.
He shouldn't have signed a 2 way contract then. He knew what he was getting into, so he should stop being a little ***** about it.

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We're better off that he is gone anyway, he doesn't do much at the NHL level and while he would help the Soundtigers.....
This could be said for about 75% of our lineup.


(not DP though)

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Just went to TSN to do a quick stat check on Sim. Could they have found a better pic to use? He looks like he's about to cry.



http://tsn.ca/nhl/teams/players/bio/?id=470#career

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I sorta understand I guess. I mean, the guy gets bumped back and forth like 100 times during the season. Sure, it's a business and that's just what happens, but after awhile I'm sure he got sick of it.

What did he think could happen when he signed a TWO-WAY contract?

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Jon Sim just told me he is leaving to pursue a career in Europe with Swiss team. More shortly...

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Jon Sim just told me he is leaving to pursue a career in Europe with Swiss team. More shortly...

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He and Streit and Nino on our opening lineup....what a promotion, Garf Garf!

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01-14-2011, 12:36 PM
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not sure why Sim would do this - this cannot help him if he ever plans on playing in the NHL again.

The smarter thing to do is to report, continue scoring at the pace he was, maybe be picked up as a depth player on another team as injuries arise or possibly next year.

Oh well.

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01-14-2011, 12:38 PM
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I'm sure he's just as happy to be rid of the Islanders as they are of him.

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01-14-2011, 12:41 PM
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not sure why Sim would do this - this cannot help him if he ever plans on playing in the NHL again.

The smarter thing to do is to report, continue scoring at the pace he was, maybe be picked up as a depth player on another team as injuries arise or possibly next year.

Oh well.
Sim was never claimed the dozen times he was waived and recalled.

He signed a 2 way deal this past off season.

He knows no other NHL team has interest in him.

I guess more money is to be made in Europe than in the 50/50 split between NHL and AHL.

Remember, the Isles offered Park a 2 way deal but he declined and went to Europe instead. May be Dick put in a good word for him.

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01-14-2011, 12:47 PM
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And I was certain he was going to get a power play goal with all of that time on the power play.

Good day Jon Sim.

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01-14-2011, 12:50 PM
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A resounding meh.

Good luck in Europe.

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01-14-2011, 01:00 PM
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Sim will be a gooodddd player in countries like Germany and Austria.

It may be his next stop.

If I'm in his shoes, I do not want to be rotting away in the AHL.

Still, if he's now out of the picture, this doesn't help our depth problems IN THE LEAST.

Snow might need to look at adding a few more legitimate bodies at the AHL levle for depth.

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