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 tender Blake Comeau, Jack Hillen, Nathan Lawson and Trevor Smith — little surprise on any — and Jeremy Colliton, as well, keeping his rights.

The craziness is less than 48 hours away.

Meanwhile, Scott Gordon and John Tortorella were named assistant coaches for the 2010 U.S. Olympic hockey team.

And the Habs named Guy Boucher coach in Hamilton:

TEAM Old New
BIN Curtis Hunt (5/26)
LE Joe Sacco (6/4–COL head coach) David Quinn (6/22)
TOR Greg Gilbert (6/5)
HER Bob Woods (6/22–WAS ass’t)
HAM Don Lever (6/22) Guy Boucher (6/29)
ABB Jim Playfair (6/5)
TEX Glen Gulutzan (6/16)
Michael Fornabaio