Islanders-Bruins prospect games; Snow on life as GM

Next month, they get to be on the same team. And wear numbers.

Weekend bits to chew on: Garth Snow is asked a lot of the questions you'd want to ask a goalie-turned-GM in a nice interview posted at New England Hockey Journal. It spans the current rebuild to long-term contracts -- standard response on that one -- to any questions on life as a GM. (Will we see the day where the fantasy GM function in EA Sports games includes arranging travel for prospects and re-reading the CBA every time you prep a move?)

Speaking of prospects, you may have seen the roster for the Islanders rookie games in Boston next month with the Bruins, Sept. 15 and 16. Admission to both games -- at [bank-like substance] Garden in Boston -- is $5, but they're on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

For discussion purposes, I've reposted the roster after the jump. By my count, it includes 7 players who saw time with AHL Bridgeport last season, as well as pretty much all of the North America-based, non-college prospects Islanders fans are dying to see. Just thirty days until then, people. Thirty days.

As for the orphans: Corey Syvret was a 2007 Panthers pick who they let walk, but who got a few games with their AHL affiliate (Rochester) last year. Justin Taylor is a smallish center, a 2007 Capitals pick who played out his junior years with London, where John Tavares had a cup of coffee in his draft year.

Those two were signed by Bridgeport this summer, whereas Alex O'Neil is undrafted and ... well his Brampton stat line indicates what his strength is with his listed 5'11", 194 lb. frame.

 

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09-10 Team

League

 

Draft (Rd/Overall)

Forwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casey Cizikas

5'11"

184

 

Mississauga

OHL

 

NYI 2009 (4/92)

Justin DiBenedetto

6'0"

195

 

Bridgeport

AHL

 

NYI 2008 (6/175)

Robin Figren

5'11"

176

 

Bridgeport

AHL

 

NYI 2006 (3/70)

Kirill Kabanov

6'2"

173

 

Moncton

QMJHL

 

NYI 2010 (3/65)

Nino Niederreiter

6'2"

201

 

Portland

WHL

 

NYI 2010 (1/5)

Alex O'Neil

5'11"

194

 

Brampton

OHL

 

 

 

Kirill Petrov

6'3"

198

 

Kazan

KHL

 

NYI 2008 (3/73)

Rhett Rakhshani

5'10"

185

 

U of Denver

NCAA

 

NYI 2006 (4/100)

Tony Romano

5'11"

185

 

Utah/Toledo

ECHL

 

NJ 2006 (6/178)

Justin Taylor

5'11"

180

 

London

OHL

 

WSH 2007 (6/180)

David Toews

5'11"

185

 

U of North Dakota

NCAA

 

NYI 2008 (3/66)

David Ullstrom

6'3"

198

 

HV71 Jonkoping

SEL

 

NYI 2008 (4/102)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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09-10 Team

League

 

Draft (Rd/Overall)

Defensemen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calvin de Haan

6'0"

184

 

Oshawa

OHL

 

NYI 2009 (1/12)

Tony DeHart

6'2"

187

 

Oshawa

OHL

 

NYI 2010 (5/122)

Travis Hamonic

6'2"

215

 

Moose Jaw/ Brandon

WHL

 

NYI 2008 (2/53)

Mark Katic

5'11"

185

 

Bridgeport

AHL

 

NYI 2007 (3/61)

Anton Klementyev

6'1"

200

 

Bridgeport

AHL

 

NYI 2009 (5/122)

Corey Syvret

6'2"

195

 

Guelph

OHL

 

 

 

 

Ht

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09-10 Team

League

Draft (Rd/Overall)

Goalies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mikko Koskinen

6'5"

187

Utah

ECHL

NYI 2009 (2/31)

Kevin Poulin

6'2"

202

Victoriaville

QMJHL

NYI 2008 (5/126)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haven't seen the Bruins' roster for this game yet. Think they'll put Tyler Seguin out there, or has he already moved on to brighter things?

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