Emergence of Jack Hillen allowed Isla...

Emergence of Jack Hillen allowed Islanders to deal Chris Campoli

There are 22 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 23, 2009, titled Emergence of Jack Hillen allowed Islanders to deal Chris Campoli. In it, Newsday reports that:

Islanders defenseman Jack Hillen, right, checks Carolina's Patrick Eaves. For the first time in his three seasons as general manager, Garth Snow parted with a young player he liked when he sent 24-year-old ...

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Blue Skirts

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Feb 23, 2009
Hillen is a keeper
champ4

AOL

#2 Feb 23, 2009
rangers loose..... again sweet... gosh i really wish we would have spanked them figures right? well i hope we beat them in out last game withthem........that would put a huge smile on my face lol....
Len

New York, NY

#3 Feb 23, 2009
Not sold on Hillen yet. The Isles had a good young puck-moving Dman in Campoli. I don't know why they'd trade him. I hope it's part of a greater plan.
Hockey Fan

Stamford, CT

#4 Feb 23, 2009
Len wrote:
Not sold on Hillen yet. The Isles had a good young puck-moving Dman in Campoli. I don't know why they'd trade him. I hope it's part of a greater plan.
Len, Campoli didn't like Gordon's system and asked to be traded. Do you want to keep a player that doesn't want to be here?
lifan

South Richmond Hill, NY

#5 Feb 23, 2009
just heard renney is gone!
ThenewislesGM

United States

#6 Feb 23, 2009
If we land Tavares, I think we will be set at Center for the next 10 years. We need to focus on wingers with good hands and solid D that aren't slow getting back. That's where that San Jose draft pick should go.
Bosco

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Feb 23, 2009
Something tells me Campoli was'nt the only player that wants off of the Islanders either.
It's going to take a lot more than Tavares to pull us up out of the basement. Case in point Pittsburgh-Crosby, Malkin, Fleury etc all thos #1 picks and still mired in 10th place.
Tavares must be dreading draft day growing up a Leafs fan and counting the Isles as one of the teams he always hated (if it's true).
As long as he does'nt pull an Eric Lindros when he was drafted by Quebec I'll be happy.
Len

New York, NY

#8 Feb 23, 2009
Hockey Fan wrote:
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Len, Campoli didn't like Gordon's system and asked to be traded. Do you want to keep a player that doesn't want to be here?
Of course not. i had no idea he was unhappy. He seemed to doing pretty well. I'd never have guessed that he wasn't happy. Bummer, I liked him
Len

New York, NY

#10 Feb 23, 2009
Kanasas City here I come wrote:
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you spankin the monkey again chump4 ?
i bet that puts a smile on your face.
Rangers going for Taveras !!!!
Nolan as coach !!!
All 6000 Piles fans kill themselves !!!
Yes the NHL is saved.
hahaha
Wow, so you think the rangers will tank every game this season to get Tavares ?? Not much faith in your team , eh? Also, the rangers wouldn't want Nolan as he is a "players coach" similar to Renney and we all saw how good that worked out. As for us killing ourselves to save the NHL, never would give a schmuck like you the satisfaction. Now go strap on your helmet and play wiffle ball with the other 3rd graders in your class.
Isles08025

Austin, TX

#11 Feb 23, 2009
How about Garth pulling Hillen from Colorado College less than a year ago. Score another on for the Bobbleheads. I was impressed at the time, He must of said to Jack .... if you sign with us you will play in the NHL this year. Hillen's two games against the Rangers were probably the last straw for Nolan. I was kind of suprised Nolan gave him any ice time, guess Garth was pulling the strings then.
Tavares09

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Feb 23, 2009
Len wrote:
Not sold on Hillen yet. The Isles had a good young puck-moving Dman in Campoli. I don't know why they'd trade him. I hope it's part of a greater plan.
They traded him because they have a puck-moving defenceman in his prime...Mark Streit. If you can get a first rounder and have a new player fill a secondary puck-moving role, its a legitimate move to make
say no to hypocracy

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Feb 24, 2009
I just want to know why, if Andy Bathgate, and Harry Howell were such good players, and meant so much to the Rangers organization, why the hell did it take them 45 years to honor them, and hang their jerseys up to the rafters, i never want to read from Ranger fans again about "living in the past" when any Islanders fan mentions the 4 stanley cups in the 80s, talk about hypocracy!
Len

New York, NY

#17 Feb 24, 2009
Kanasas City here I come wrote:
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that's because your a clueless moron.
I liked him, how touching.
bummer, hahaaha
****
Spoken like a true classless punk. Sounds like you got hit too many times with the stupid stick. As far as the "clueless" remark, I have a life and am not able to follow everything that goes on. But as long as losers like yourself have so much time on their hands that they can seemingly know everything, then I can let you handle that. Schmuck.
Len

New York, NY

#18 Feb 24, 2009
Tavares09 wrote:
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They traded him because they have a puck-moving defenceman in his prime...Mark Streit. If you can get a first rounder and have a new player fill a secondary puck-moving role, its a legitimate move to make
True, good points. I'm just worried that if Streit gets injured, who can fill the role? I found out after my other post about Campoli wanting out so it seems thay did what they had to do. Still a shame though.
Dr Phil

AOL

#19 Feb 24, 2009
Why does Hillen have to learn Gordon's system now? I've read that they are playing the same system in Bridgeport. I do think Hillen will become a first rate D-man for us.
Mike

Danbury, CT

#22 Feb 24, 2009
Kanasas City here I come wrote:
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How about , they didn't win a cup ???
Tough one , eh ???
The Piles won then hung everybody and their Mothers number up and you suckers went for it.
Who's next ???
Sparky has about the best shot.
Yeah, it's just too bad you guys didn't win more cups in the past 70 years...boohoo

I guess the Rags were just waiting for the right time (in the middle of an awful losing streak) to energize the team with Bathgate and Howell's jersey retirement. Boy that worked out well.

You guys should throw Bill Guerin $8 million a year for 6 years. He's worth it on your pay scale.

The truly funny thing is that the Rangers won't be any better off at this time next year because they have a GM that's worse than Milbury: Can't pick draft talent and makes terrible trades. At least Milbury could draft talented players, he just never kept them long enough to reap the rewards.
Tavares09

Philadelphia, PA

#23 Feb 24, 2009
Mike wrote:
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Yeah, it's just too bad you guys didn't win more cups in the past 70 years...boohoo
I guess the Rags were just waiting for the right time (in the middle of an awful losing streak) to energize the team with Bathgate and Howell's jersey retirement. Boy that worked out well.
You guys should throw Bill Guerin $8 million a year for 6 years. He's worth it on your pay scale.
The truly funny thing is that the Rangers won't be any better off at this time next year because they have a GM that's worse than Milbury: Can't pick draft talent and makes terrible trades. At least Milbury could draft talented players, he just never kept them long enough to reap the rewards.
That;s true...they only reason Sather has been able to keep the Rangers competitive is because he lucked out with a late draft pick (lunqvist) and works for an organization that is, in and of itself, a draw for top free agents. By the way, what a joke that NHL salary cap turned out to be. You still have teams like Detroit and the Rangers throwing money at everyone.
BrkmB

Raleigh, NC

#29 Feb 25, 2009
Blue Skirts wrote:
Hillen is a keeper
I like him too. I've noticed he has been very sound defensively - better than Campoli was. I know Campoli has more offensive skills but it's still early for Hillen. We got a late 1st round pick for Campoli and he was a 7th round pick. It was a good trade since it was obvious Campoli was sucking it up defensively this season. And him being mad about Streit taking over for him on the PP is a joke - there's no comparison - Streit is way better offensively and has been surprisingly solid defensively.
dont buy in ronkonkoma

Edison, NJ

#30 Feb 25, 2009
must be the special ed. capital of the world. wow. did she say "see ya, wouldn't want to be ya"??? and "too bad, so sad"??? wow. duh, me like rangers. duh, me like wade redden's contract. what a knob.
dont buy in ronkonkoma

Edison, NJ

#31 Feb 25, 2009
kyle o. and streit at the point is fine by me. kyle o. is probably better at keeping pucks in the zone and provides a right handed shot. i liked campoli in spurts.....i'll wait and see with hillen. and again, a first rounder is a first rounder. top 30 in any draft is ok by me. hey, could be worse....we can have wade redden locked into a ridiculous contract.

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