Call me crazy, but this official story's implications make me really happy
Llet the fun with new numbers ensue - see the story here http://islanders.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=585921
Hamonic #3 - sounds like he takes his place firmly as a stopper in the classic Hart/Potvin mode - love it
Strome #8 - is the team thinking about keeping him on the Isles giving him this low number?? Moulson-Tavares-Strome anyone?
Rolston #11 - got to like it
if we have Moulson-Tavares-Strome, then Rolston is our 3rd line LW (we don't dare touch Grabner/Nielsen/KO do we? and Comeau moves to the 4th line
Reasoner #16 - this guy is going to be goooood
Haley # 18 - yes! Comeau-Reasoner-Haley could be interesting
Nabokov #20 - do we have an actual NHL keeper?
de Haan - #24 - see ya soon could be superstar
Kabanov #77 - can't wait