Found September 14, 2012 on
The Hockey Guys:
New York Islanders
By Christian Arnold (CA_NYHockey)
The Isles have assigned 19 players to their minor league affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, ahead of Saturday’s CBA deadline that would see the NHL lockout for the third time in commissioner Gary Bettman’s Tenure.
Among the players starting their season in the AHL are defensemen Travis Hamonic and former first round draft pick Nino Niederreiter. Hamonic has not played in the minors since 2010, when he played 19 games for the Sound Tigers before being called up by the Islanders. Since then he has become one of the Islanders top defensemen.
Just a week ago Hamonic told the Sporting News that he was confident that a new CBA would be worked out and that he had not even thought about playing in the AHL.
“It’s a situation, we’ll cross the road when it comes,” he said. When we get there, but as of right now, my mindset is getting ready for the NHL season and getting ready for training camp. That’s where I’m at right now.”
BEST OF MAXIM
As of today the Islanders have officially sent 24 players on assignment to their AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.With the second lockout in less then a decade practically here, the Islanders decided to make sure to get as much playing time as possible for as many players as possible. The biggest names on the list are Travis Hamonic, Nino Niederreiter, Casey Cizikas, Calvn...
Photo credit: AP/Jae C. Hong
By: Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey)
It’s official. Lubomir Visnovsky will be a member of the New York Islanders when the 2012-13 NHL season begins.
An NHL arbitrator ruled Wednesday that trade that sent the defenseman to the Isles was valid. The NHL Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of Visnovsky to void the trade on the grounds that he...
Doug Weight was late to his son's hockey practice two days ago as he worked at the Islanders offices trying to pin things down should the lock-out come to pass.
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Michael St. Croix (Edmonton Oil Kings)
From our friends at the Edmonton Oil Kings announcing that the Rangers have signed Michael St. Croix (2011 4th) to a Entry Level Contract. St. Croix very much deserved this contract.
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There are a lot of reasons to hope that a new collective bargaining agreement can be put in place before its expiration on September 15. One of the best reasons is that there might actually be real hockey news for a change. Like training camps opening. Pre-season. Home openers. Actually NHL hockey being played.With no new agreement in sight between the NHL and the NHLPA...