Islanders trade Simon, Bergeron, sign...

Islanders trade Simon, Bergeron, sign Comrie

There are 17 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 27, 2008, titled Islanders trade Simon, Bergeron, sign Comrie. In it, Newsday reports that:

On deadline day 2008, the NHL transactions page will note that the Islanders signed top-line center Mike Comrie to a one-year extension worth $4 million and traded enforcer Chris Simon to Minnesota for a ...

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Long suffering

Reston, VA

#1 Feb 27, 2008
You know, all in all good moves yesterday, a solid step towards showing us they want to keep guys like Tamby and Comeau. Bring up Okposo, and a few other guys over the next 18 months, and add a reliable vet here and there, and we have ourselves a winner I think.

Good work getting rid of Simon - he was a distraction - and although I like MAB, he was a liability.

To be truthful, I'd rather miss the playoffs this year and build out for next year with the higher draft pick. Sounds sad, but no need to get hosed in the 1st round.
Bender

Rockville Centre, NY

#2 Feb 27, 2008
Getting rid of Simon and Bergeron were great moves. However, how is a defenseman going to help with scoring issues? The Isles score about 1-2 goals per game on average and a solid scorer would greatly help this team. What does snow do? Get a defenseman to help out the immediate present while others are injured. Unbelieveable! He should have traded Satan, Fedotanko, and Hilbert for prospects or more picks and built upon the future. But Snow is still better than Milbury.

“Let's go Islanders!”

Since: Nov 07

Huntington, NY

#3 Feb 27, 2008
They really need to invest the money in Hossa when Pittsburgh fails to sign him in the offseason. That, coupled with the defense coming back and Okposo coming up will give the Islanders a great team next year.
xpivot22x

Landing, NJ

#4 Feb 27, 2008
Im sure snow did try and add some scoring but heprobably deemed the price too high, and i dont blame him for not wanting to get in a situation like last year with Ryan Smith. And dont knock the guy for giving up a 7th round pick to get some defensive help. Most 7th round picks never see the NHL, which means it was the equivalent of dealing a bag of pucks for a new player.
Jim from St James

Eastport, NY

#5 Feb 27, 2008
Bender wrote:
Getting rid of Simon and Bergeron were great moves. However, how is a defenseman going to help with scoring issues? The Isles score about 1-2 goals per game on average and a solid scorer would greatly help this team. What does snow do? Get a defenseman to help out the immediate present while others are injured. Unbelieveable! He should have traded Satan, Fedotanko, and Hilbert for prospects or more picks and built upon the future. But Snow is still better than Milbury.
Problem is that you have to have a team willing to give up a scorer. If you notice, all of the scorers yesterday went for a very high price. Pitt gave up a too much to get hossa as a rental. Snow did the right thing here, Milbury always had a trading partner, because the other GM knew he would get a deal. I think that Edmonton just trade Robert Nilson for a bag of puck yesterday... Snow has doe a great job with the assets he inherited. His only dark spot i think is publicly complaining about the NVMC scaring away free agents.(even if it;s true, its bad PR )I like him better as a GM than I did when he was a goalie.
Bender

Rockville Centre, NY

#6 Feb 27, 2008
I'm sure he did look for scoring, but he should have started looking a while ago instead of trying to come up with last minute deals when the price would be higher (law of supply and demand). I don't think Snow did a terrible job, but it could have been better. He basically chose to do nothing because he was probably scared of a repeat of last year. But when there were no deals on scorers, he should have been a seller to help this team's future.
Dino

New York, NY

#7 Feb 27, 2008
Werent you guys all united in welcoming back SIMON last week?
Bender

Rockville Centre, NY

#8 Feb 27, 2008
Dino wrote:
Werent you guys all united in welcoming back SIMON last week?
No, we weren't.
Charlie71

Cos Cob, CT

#9 Feb 27, 2008
If were building for the future, why is Satan, Fedotenko,Berard and Vasicek still here?I'm sure we could of receive a bunch more draft picks to excelerate the building process. As far as making the playoffs this year, it's a CENTless excercise in futility. All the teams in our divsion improved along with Washington, our defense is desomated with injuries, and as evident against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night we can't run a power play. Even if we pulled off of getting into the playoffs, just like past history we would be bounced out in 4 or 5 games (yea..real exciting). The money that would be made for 2 home games wouldn't nearly offset the loses the isles are going to have, besides Mr. Wang is going to recoup all his losses on the Isles once the Lghthouse Project is completed..so what's a couple of home playoff games really mean? Superman Help us!
Fan since 1972

Bronx, NY

#10 Feb 27, 2008
Excellent post except for one point. The Islanders will end up in Brooklyn in 5 years since the Nassau County government will screw around with the Lighthouse project and Wang will get inpatient. The only thing that will be left at the Coliseum site is weeds and grass coming out the cracks in the concrete. I'm not trying to be negative but realistic. I will go to Brooklyn and root for the team.
Charlie71 wrote:
If were building for the future, why is Satan, Fedotenko,Berard and Vasicek still here?I'm sure we could of receive a bunch more draft picks to excelerate the building process. As far as making the playoffs this year, it's a CENTless excercise in futility. All the teams in our divsion improved along with Washington, our defense is desomated with injuries, and as evident against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night we can't run a power play. Even if we pulled off of getting into the playoffs, just like past history we would be bounced out in 4 or 5 games (yea..real exciting). The money that would be made for 2 home games wouldn't nearly offset the loses the isles are going to have, besides Mr. Wang is going to recoup all his losses on the Isles once the Lghthouse Project is completed..so what's a couple of home playoff games really mean? Superman Help us!
big mistake

Canada

#11 Feb 27, 2008
Just watch Bergeron bloom with the Ducks. By far the best player on the Isles but they are too ignorant to realise it.
Watch the Isle fall further out of a playoff spot without him. I'm now cheering for the Ducks as the Isles are too stupid for words. You clowns blamed Bergeron when you should have been looking at blind ricky d. He's an absolute loser. Who's going to manage the power play now. Cough up the puck Guerin or Comrie give me a break. Berard is the only Isle d. left with any skills whatsoever. And he's no Bergeron! good luck losers!
ricky d lol

Canada

#12 Feb 27, 2008
did you see ricky d. last night. ha, ha, ha, what a joke. loser. loser, loser.
loser management, loser coaches, loser goalie. I loved it when that clown galant got a puck in the mug. Bergeron must have been laughing his ass off at that. Idiot pushed Bergeron out so that he could get his no talent freind Johnston in.
Feb. 5 Bergeron will be in town to bury this loser. He's going to haunt you clowns, just like so many other great players thrown away by idiot isle management.
As always

Northport, NY

#13 Feb 27, 2008
ricky d lol wrote:
did you see ricky d. last night. ha, ha, ha, what a joke. loser. loser, loser.
loser management, loser coaches, loser goalie. I loved it when that clown galant got a puck in the mug. Bergeron must have been laughing his ass off at that. Idiot pushed Bergeron out so that he could get his no talent freind Johnston in.
Feb. 5 Bergeron will be in town to bury this loser. He's going to haunt you clowns, just like so many other great players thrown away by idiot isle management.
Today's date is February 27th, 2008. February 5th already came and went. Now repeat after me...today's date is February 27th, 2008.

U sofa king we todd did
Lets Go Isles

Northport, NY

#14 Feb 27, 2008
Overall I am pleased with Garth's move at the deadline! Tambs finally gets his shot to prove he belongs here! MAB had to go and I'm suprised we didn't unload during this past offseason. Now I know some of you question why Satan, Vasciek, and Tank are still on the team when we could've fetched draft picks. Here's my rational as to why they didn't go. When you look at the grand scheme of things..the major players who moved yesterday all I except Hossa, Richards, and Huet, I believe, failed to have high returns. The three mentioned above brought back either a 1st rd or 2nd rd. That's it. The Isles wouldn't receive any lower than a 3rd rd pick for any of them in my opinion. They'd all be rentals and their upsides have already peaked. No team would waste a pick for that nonsense.
Any way on a side note for veryone wondering what else we could have done here's this for all y'all. The trade that almost happened yesterday as per Hockeybuzz's BD Galldof. Komisarek from Montreal for Tambellini, Okposo, and picks. We need dmen. Witt, Sutton, Campoli, all out and Witt wont be back 100% we had to fill the need. Davidson was a great YOUNG (27) acquisition and will allow us to once again have a solid defense core next season!
Dino

New York, NY

#15 Feb 27, 2008
for some reason I cant see the Brooklyn Islanders. For one, the name doesnt make sense, and i dont think the fan base will stand for a name change. 2, brooklyn isnt exactly a town you would associate with Hockey, and I dont see rangers fans in brooklyn converting.

Its a logical thought though, the arena will be there
Fan since 1972 wrote:
Excellent post except for one point. The Islanders will end up in Brooklyn in 5 years since the Nassau County government will screw around with the Lighthouse project and Wang will get inpatient. The only thing that will be left at the Coliseum site is weeds and grass coming out the cracks in the concrete. I'm not trying to be negative but realistic. I will go to Brooklyn and root for the team.
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George Bush

Shanghai, China

#16 Feb 29, 2008
A good day for the Isles as no desperation moves were made. Build up the core of young players; draft well; play the kids. I still don't know why Ted Nolan doesn't play Tambellini and Bergenheim more. Maybe they haven't earned his trust, but these guys are the future. I hope Okposo is as good as advertised. The Isles really need more skilled players.
just asking

New York, NY

#17 Mar 3, 2008
im wondering why some of you keep talking about tambellini like he's the next coming, 1st hes a little to small, and light but to some he is the next bossy, or gretzky, forget about it,he MAY blossom into a 15/18 a year goal scorer in this league, the minors were and are full of players just like him,and believe me, he does not come from great genes, his dad was not a good player either.

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