The New York Islanders have a valuable trade chip on their hands in P.A. Parenteau
Refuting a silly Swiss rumor about Mark Streit to Anaheim; marveling at the chain of reporting on Doug Weight's pending contract extension.
With the Islanders' eight regulation losses in their last nine games, Garth Snow can focus on the next step in the rebuild.
Larry Brooks says the Isles want to be in on the Kovalchuk Sweepstakes. To play along, we make an offer that must be refused.
I don't fan the flames of idle trade speculation here: I know it's fun (and lucrative, for some hucksters), but I figure if I set the tone of trade-mongering, it will encourage too much "That Snow...
"There were no reports of offer sheets, and while there have been recent rumors of the Islanders and Sharks inquiring about a Kessel trade and the Islanders possibly looking at Marco Sturm, follow-ups have turned up nothing substantial."