Isles sign Weight as help for Guerin

Isles sign Weight as help for Guerin

There are 105 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 3, 2008, titled Isles sign Weight as help for Guerin. In it, Newsday reports that:

As much as it might help the Islanders' young kids to have an experienced hand like 37-year-old center Doug Weight to show them the way, his signing yesterday might mean a whole lot more to another aging ...

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Norwalk, CT

#1 Jul 3, 2008
DON'T HATE RAG$ FANS! Now you gonna tell me the iSLANDERS overpaid? Save it for church.

Farmingville, NY

#2 Jul 3, 2008
Good move again Garth. Weight brings more leadership to the team and is a solid 2nd line center who'll definitely help with his play making abilities.
Hilbert Hears a Who

Bronx, NY

#3 Jul 3, 2008
Sorry but this is the wrong move by the Isles. He's 38 years old on the downside of his career. He only scored 10 goals last year - and he was on the Ducks for 1/2 the season. Weight is finished. He'll be just what Guerin was to the Isles last year - a nice start followed by months of not scoring.

As Yoda once said, "When 900 years you reach, look as good you will not."

Bronx, NY

#4 Jul 3, 2008
Quit erasing posts Loseday

Bronx, NY

#5 Jul 3, 2008
Great pick up, 3 teams in less than a year !

United States

#6 Jul 3, 2008
Trade Hilbert... oh thats right, no one in the entire NHL would take him off our hands... beacuse he SUCKS!!!!

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Jul 3, 2008
Bottom line Weight was cheap thats all Snow wants cheap salaries,I thought he was on a youth kick I guess Weight being 37 is young.We have shot at the # 1 pick next year Weight and Guerin combined will be lucky to score 25 goals between them,I can see 8000 for everygame does Snow have a tight budget or is he dreaming 10 years ago this would make sense time to throw in the towel
Fair Weather Fan Hater

Reston, VA

#8 Jul 3, 2008
Gang, as much as we've suffered through the years, can we not just take at face value the fact that they are doing what we begged of them for over 10+ years now. Commit to a youth movement, STICK to it, and sprinkle in a few vets here and there. What we need to do is to put a few good solid winning seasons together, and THEN, and ONLY THEN will the big money guys come here.

Despite Wang's meddling, and obvious lack of hockey sense (see: Milbury surviving for the better part of a decade), he's making good moves. Guerin and Weight play well together and could finally help to turn Tambellini into a solid forward, before we write him off. Teams like TB will be good for a year or two, and this spending frenzy is almost 100% due to new owners in TB, and will kill them later on in Salary cap problems.

Let's just let it play out, hope to god Hilbert leaves voluntarily. Bottom line, things look pretty good. Maybe not a deep run, but very possible to see us fighting for a playoff spot.

Assuming DP stays healthy. God save the queen.
Mike WAtt

Betterton, MD

#9 Jul 3, 2008
I hear that Craig mcTavish is available also

United States

#10 Jul 3, 2008
FIGURES wrote:
DON'T HATE RAG$ FANS! Now you gonna tell me the iSLANDERS overpaid? Save it for church.
Good for you. It is hard oto overpay for a 37 year old who cant move anymore.
Rangers Suck

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jul 3, 2008
Mike WAtt wrote:
I hear that Craig mcTavish is available also
What do you think Eddie Westfall is doing these days?

Bridgeport, CT

#12 Jul 3, 2008
youth movement or just confused

New York, NY

#13 Jul 3, 2008
Gajonka wrote:
Trade Hilbert... oh thats right, no one in the entire NHL would take him off our hands... beacuse he SUCKS!!!!
Andy Hilbert has no business playing hockey. I'd rather have an empty net than Hilbert on the ice. The isles should Yashin his a$$... Buy out his contract and dump him.
isle insider

Mission, KS

#14 Jul 3, 2008
What about an enfocer to protect our kids Garth. Go get Laraque!!!
Mike Murphy

West Milford, NJ

#15 Jul 3, 2008
Isles need an enforcer. Laroque is the guy.

Brampton, Canada

#16 Jul 3, 2008
Doris from RegoPark

United States

#17 Jul 3, 2008
This is not the best nor the worst move, considering nobody is knocking our door down to come and play, Gerin and Weight can help to develop Okposo, Tambs, and Comeau. Isles fans have to be optimistic for the future, and there is light at the end of the tunnel. We konw were not going to win the cup in July. Since the rangers already have won it like every year.

New York, NY

#18 Jul 3, 2008
I like it. between Guerin, Weight and Sillinger, the Isles forwards will have enough leadership for the kids. This move will not help them win right away, but it'll be a good experience that will help the kids mature that much sooner.
As for Hilbert, you guys are one tough room. I agree that he can't finish worth a darn, but I see his hustle,defensive worthiness (Given that is not what the Isles need), and some decent wheels. I do think, though, that he is more a spare part than anything else. Probably a healthy scratch unless we see a lot of injuries.

Wilmington, DE

#19 Jul 3, 2008
CONTINUITY GARTH- SIGN TED NOLAN FOR ANOTHER FEW YEARS- You can bring in aging veterans, journeymen and rookies all you want- You still need a person who can coach, leda, guide, prepare and motivate players to play- TED NOLAN IS YOUR MAN.-
Not Steve Spirling, not Terry Simpson, not Ted Green, not Butch, not Trots, not Rick Bowness- you had a winner in Laviolette and blew that one- DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE WITH TED NOLAN-
Jamie Douglas

Hamilton, Canada

#20 Jul 3, 2008
Wow, what a beautiful pick up by the Isles. Weighty will play a big role in the success of the team this season. I think Billy G and him will have big years offensively, especially on the pp. I love Dougie and his leadership should rub off to the younger players in the dressing room like Comeau, Tambelinni and Kyle Okposo. Good job Garth Snow. Let's go Long Island!!!

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