Finley was originally claimed by the Islanders via waivers during the Great Waiver Binge of '13, but he never looked more than their eighth-best option and is frankly even lower than that on the talent depth chart.
- Forwards: Moulson, Tavares, Okposo, Bailey, Nielsen, Grabner, Diamond, Gallant, Persson, Sundstrom, Quine, Johnson
- Defense: Finley, Hickey, Visnovsky, Hamonic, de Haan, Mayfield
- Goalies: Anders Nilsson and Kevin Poulin
So that puts the Islanders' top two forward lines in Barrie, while the other units, including a probable prospect scoring line, are in Ottawa. Make your own lines for both locations out of this list of all the players still in camp.
Scheduling note: The Barrie game will begin at 6 p.m. EDT, the Ottawa game at 7:30 p.m.
More Isles reads:
- Barrie is thrilled to be seeing some NHL and Isles stars.
- And if you missed it, Ryan Pulock and Alan Quine signed ELC deals.
- Meanwhile, the official site has a bit on Kyle Okposo's return.
- The Times: Islanders Coach is Hard on Himself and on His Team
- In Newsday, Staple has Frans Nielsen and Travis Hamonic talking about the need to improve the PK.
- Also if you missed it there: Newsday on Grabner's versatility.
- Cool story in the Connecticut Post about Ben Rosen playing in the Maccabiah Games in Israel.
- Among the waiver news, the Leafs will now have to just deal with the John-Michael Liles cap problem of their own making.
- On that note, Joe Colborne was dealt to the Flames for a conditional fourth-round pick.
- The Panthers have signed Brad Boyes and Tom Gilbert, and traded for Krys Barch.
- All of your Uni Watch-level of detail and uniform changes for the coming season.
- The Oilers named Andrew Ferrence captain.
- Do the Blue Jackets Have a Coaching Problem?
- Good read in the Washington Post on Alex Ovechkin's evolution as he has turned, yikes, 28 years old.
- Paul Bissonnette's automatic 10-game suspension was reduced to three games because video evidence was inconclusive and hinted that he made a legal change.