The Islanders made some moves today, acquiring goalie Michal Neuvirth fom Buffalo, forward Tyler Kennedy from San Jose and shipping Cory Conacher and David Leggio to Vancouver and Arizona respectively.
What was expected to be a mostly silent day from the Islanders turned out to be a busy one for various reporters. Here's a culling of some relevant tweets that add a little context (or flavor) to the process and players.
Garth Snow on the wheeling and dealing no one thought he was going to do:
#Isles GM Garth Snow on deals: Had been in conversations with numerous GMs for last few weeks, wasn't sure anything would happen...— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) March 3, 2015
Neuvirth deal came together over weekend. "We thought it was an area we could upgrade." Neuvirth and Kennedy expected in Dallas tomorrow.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) March 3, 2015
Garth: "I think there’s a lot of good chemistry and it’s a team in that locker room." #Isles— Stephen (@StephenCLorenzo) March 3, 2015
Garth: "We didn’t want to delete any of the players out of (the locker room) if we could." #Isles— Stephen (@StephenCLorenzo) March 3, 2015
RIP Thomas Vanek and Matt Moulson
Tyler Kennedy will wear number 26 with the #Isles.— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) March 2, 2015
No trade is official until there's Wikipedia vandalism:
I love Neuvirth already! pic.twitter.com/sgq6pk5dyG— Michael Leboff (@TheBigLeebowski) March 2, 2015
From Buffalo, Tim Murray on the Neuvirth trade (and the Sabres' Chris Stewart trade):
Sabres GM Tim Murray's big takeaways on the Stewart and Neuvirth trades: pic.twitter.com/tx9mF4x5aB— Joe Yerdon (@JoeYerdon) March 2, 2015
That's a tough sashimi to swallow:
Neuvirth saw news of his trade on TV while eating sushi— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 2, 2015
The "other" Chad Johnson learns of the trade:
It's a "rugged masculinity:"
::deletes crap ton of Kennedy is ugly tweets::— Keith (@KeithLHHockey) March 2, 2015
The Kennedy Conditions deserve their own Oliver Stone film:
Hahahaha the conditions on that Kennedy pick are hilarious.— Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) March 2, 2015
Paul O'Neill may also have to catch a fly ball in his hat.— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) March 2, 2015