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Is Lubo Finally Coming Around? Should We Care? [Poll]

A couple of hints appeared today suggesting that Lubomir Visnovsky is slowly coming to the realization that if he doesn't want to play for the Islanders this season, he may need to look for other work. First, the Times reported the following:

“I hope they’ll give me some time, and then I’ll see,” Visnovsky said. “Maybe I’ll go there this season.”Visnovsky’s agent, Neil Sheehy, said, “Lubo has personal reasons for not reporting to the Islanders right now, all of which have absolutely nothing to do with the New York Islanders.” He continued, referring to the Islanders’ general manager, “Lubo admires Garth Snow, and we will have to see how this situation plays out.”

There's also the following word salad from the HC Slovan team site, via Google Translate:

The experienced defender is, however, aware that it probably will have to travel across the ocean: "Next year's Olympics in Sochi and when Mr. Bettman says there let players from the NHL, KHL president Medvedev will have to sign a contract with the NHL, and thus I'll have go to New York. I think that's how it will end well. however, I want to Islanders agree, I'll talk to them next week and hopefully we can find some common agreement. stubbornly do not want to do anything I want with them through normal management of the Agreement . "

Interestingly, the Times also noted that Snow have not yet suspended Visnovsky, which consistent with some sort of negotiation with Lubo, I guess.

This all begs the question: If Lubo in fact decides to show up next week, should the Snow take him? While we all know how much a talent like Lubo's can help the team, he has never played with any of the guys. How easy would it be for him to just be slotted in after camp? Also, is it really fair to simply hand him what will likely be Martinek's spot and perhaps send down a guy like Landry because Lubo finally came to his senses? What kind of impact is that likely to have on a locker room that is already miffed with the guy who repeatedly and loudly declared his unwillingness to play here?

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