Day 1 wrapup: Snow chats, Tuesday notes

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Well, that was a different kind of day. The IHDBs on the new guys the Islanders signed Tuesday: On two-ways: Jack Skille Harry Zolnierczyk David Leggio And one Kael Mouillierat. “It was definitely important to be back in a place I was familiar with and comfortable with,” Mouillierat said; knowing the coaching staff also helped. […] [Read More]

Day 1 running: Mouillierat, Zolnierczyk, Leggio, Skille sign

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The Islanders have signed Kael Mouillierat, Harry Zolnierczyk, Jack Skille and David Leggio to one-year contracts. More below. The Islanders hit a couple of targets early, signing Chad Johnson as their backup goalie and AHL defenseman of the year T.J. Brennan as an offensive defenseman. (Arthur Staple reports it’s a one-way deal for Brennan.) Dylan […] [Read More]

BST Free Agent Scorecard ’14

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The usual color code: Black=unsigned. Blue=re-signed with NYI/BST. Red=signed elsewhere in North America. Green=signed in Europe. Italics means it’s unannounced, but either we’re reporting it or some other semi-official source has it done. Split color means there’s some kind of report saying it’s happening. Remember, everyone except Group II is unrestricted. (And remember, stray Roman […] [Read More]

BST Non-Free-Agent Scorecard ’14

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Usual disclaimers apply: This isn’t a true depth chart; it more or less keeps guys where they finished. As things come into sharper focus, I may rearrange. There could (will probably) be swing on the margins and within positions. (Putting all the rookies out of junior with the AHLers for the moment, for instance. If […] [Read More]

Chicken Tenders ’14/Christmas Eve: Monday notes

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Happy Canada Day… and Merry Christmas. Didn’t do the annual list of the nontendered, or more accurately didn’t seek them out as aggressively, in part because of this year’s timing: the actual full free agents list should be out about 11 hours, as I post this. The ones I caught along the way are below. […] [Read More]
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Staple: three BSTs set free

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Today’s the qualifying-offer deadline, and Arthur Staple reports that the Islanders have tendered everybody they have to except Matt Mangene, Joey Diamond and Marc Cantin. They did tender Aaron Ness, Brett Gallant and Kevin Poulin. Market opens tomorrow. It’s also development-camp season — Isles’ roster to come — and along with Alex Vazzano’s trip to […] [Read More]

Free agents and drafts: Saturday notes

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Jonathan Bombulie’s and Michael Cignoli’s AHL free agents list is out. It only includes the unrestricted free agents, not guys who may not be tendered by Monday at 5 p.m. Of Bridgeport’s four NHL free agents, then, Joe Finley is the only one to make the Top 100. An assortment of former Sound Tigers are […] [Read More]

Round 1 dealings: Friday notes

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At No. 5, the Islanders picked character and offense, forward Michael Dal Colle. Saturday got a little less busy when Friday got a little busier: The Big Club traded its two second-rounders to Tampa Bay to get the 28th pick, and they took Joshua Ho-Sang, from quite the background. The two of them combined for […] [Read More]