They can’t sign till noon July 1, but people seem to know where Joe Pavelski, Mats Zuccarello and such will land.
Did the Isles get the better Gruden?
Kevin Poulin has been recalled from Bridgeport, as Halak did not make the trip to Chicago.
Two men have been charged for their roles in the death of New York Rangers player Derek Boogaard, who overdosed on prescription painkillers in 2011. Jordan Hart, son of former Islander Gerry Hart, has been indicted for selling Boogaard pills.
In his Rumblings blog on Wednesday, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports that Islanders GM Garth Snow has "talked to a couple of teams" regarding defenseman Dan Boyle, who will be an unrestricted free agent if he isn't signed to a contract before July 1.
Since July feels like ages ago, a recap of all of the Islanders off-season transactions seems in order.