Monthly Archive for June, 2009

: June, 2009

Wally World, Lou?

It’s nice to see that somebody wanted Ben Walter, and in particular wanted him enough to deal a couple of assets to get him 18 hours before he would theoretically hit the open market. The Islanders

TLC

This is an attempt at compiling those players who weren’t tendered a qualifying offer, rendering them unrestricted free agents. It’s probably only a so-so attempt. Lists are compiled off links from

A qualified ‘yes’

Just got word that the Islanders did not tender Jamie Fraser and Jason Pitton in addition to the Botta-reported Peter Mannino. Those three will be unrestricted free agents on Wednesday. They did

A qualified ‘yes’

Just got word that the Islanders did not tender Jamie Fraser and Jason Pitton in addition to the Botta-reported Peter Mannino. Those three will be unrestricted free agents on Wednesday. They did

A qualified 'yes'

Just got word that the Islanders did not tender Jamie Fraser and Jason Pitton in addition to the Botta-reported Peter Mannino. Those three will be unrestricted free agents on Wednesday. They did
Categories: General

All I want is to just be free

Qualifying offers are due at 5 p.m. today, around which time I’ll probably be seeking an audience with Tommy John. It has been that kind of summer. We’ll see what we can get in the meantime. Chris
Categories: RIP, Transactions

Rentschler Field

I must’ve known that this used to be Pratt & Whitney’s airfield. But I’d forgotten until I got up here. In back of the press box is a balcony that looks out over the airfield, with the tower still
Categories: Schools

Science breaks down at those dimensions

We may get to see the initial returns on whether the Islanders’ second-round pick pans out: Large goalie Mikko Koskinen turns 21 on July 18 and, Greg Logan reports, wants to come over this season.
Categories: General

Inexact Science, Vol. 2

If we had a draft preview, you know it’d be something cynical like this “Alex Daigle or Chris Pronger?” piece from TSN. For the record, This Space has gone back and forth for months between “how can

Be careful what you do/because the lie becomes the truth

As Hank noted in the comments, Abbotsford has a logo and sweaters. There’s only so much you can do with “Heat,” I guess. They have themselves a real URL, too. From Tom Benjamin: “Widows 1, Bettman 0.”