Updating each day at 7a and 7p until we get caught up, then every morning.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Deadline

The Isles made their major move, shipping pending unrestrictd free agent P.A. Parenteau to Vancouver in exchange for a 1st round pick in the upcoming draft. 

There is still interest in Mark Streit, and there are also some players who don't figure into next year's plans, and I'd like to move them for at least a draft pick.

Josh Bailey and Matt Martin will audition to hold down the #3 RW spot for the rest of the season. Next season, Nino Niederreiter will also get a crack at it. For now, there are two shots at the Washington Capitals.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Movement

The Isles lead the Flyers by 1 point in the standings as the trade deadline looms. There are two games against the Flyers in this report. The fate of more than one player may ride on the outcome. 

Bridgeport still leads the Atlantic Division, but Adirondack has 3 games in hand. Can the Sound Tigers keep up their pace?

The Locals

Games against the Devils and Rangers in this report. 

Travis Hamonic gets a game off. Another GM bites the dust...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

After the All-Stars

Not much to talk about as th eunofficial second half kicks off. It's a 25 game sprint to the finish, and the isles still hold the 8 spot, but not by much.

Break Time

The All-Star Break has arrived. Trades are really starting to heat up in anticipation of the rapidly looming deadline.

Detroit is looking to move Justin Abdelkader. There is heavy interest in P.A. Parenteau and Mark Streit. Jay Pandolfo has also been sniffed around. There are also some pieces I'd like to offload, like Steve Staios or Mark Eaton, Trevor Gillies and Micheal haley, none of whom are expected back for next season.

While the Isles enjoy their break, there are two divisional matchups for the Sound Tigers in this report. 

We kick it off with a look at the NHL leaderboard.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Breaking Not-So-Bad

These are the last few days before the NHL All-Star break. The Islanders have no one participating, so it will be a chance to rest and get ready for the dash to the end of the season.

Speaking of breaks, an enigmatic Russian goaltender returns from his broken leg. 

Even though there are no All-Stars, one Islander does pick up an honor for last week.

After playing 3 in 3, the Sound Tigers have only 1 game in this report, and they look to bounce back.

The Beginning of the End

The board is pleased with my work thus far, but the cash balance went negative. Prepping for next season with a slightly tighter budget will be interesting. We're in the thick of the plyoff hunt, though, so hope is still there.

The Sound Tigers are back from the break, and looking to close out strong to take the top spot in the Atlantic Division playoffs.