Monthly Archive for May, 2011

: May, 2011

Assortment to end Tuesday

So let’s see, June 1. Junior kids from two years ago have to be signed; that’s taken care of. (So do kids who leave college after three seasons but four years after they were drafted; thanks for the

Cizikas signs

The Islanders announced Casey Cizikas’ signing. He most likely starts here.

Winnipeg gone…

…because they’re back in The Show (and selling season tickets, as hard as they can). The AHL released this statement congratulating Mark Chipman, et al, for bringing the NHL back to Winnipeg.

Welcome to the Maritimes

Casey Cizikas had an assist on his team’s only goal, but Saint John won the Memorial Cup with a 3-1 win tonight in Mississauga, Ontario. The Islanders’ rights to Cizikas expire Wednesday. Have heard

Final tied up

Jim O’Brien scores in overtime, sending Binghamton back home with a split of the first two games at Houston in the final. The teams had traded goals in the first five minutes, then played 60-plus

BSG joins BFG

Beating the clock and adding further goaltending depth, the Islanders signed Anders Nilsson to an entry-level deal. Casey Cizikas, Jason Gregoire and Blake Kessel have to be signed* by Wednesday, or

Thursday notes: Weight, Sifers, etc.

Tip of cap to Doug Weight, a great American hockey player. Noted a little late tonight: Stratford’s Jaime Sifers (translated) to Mannheim. Calder Cup Final begins Friday. Still think the numbers lean

Five years for Okposo

Kyle Okposo is sticking around for five more years. Thursday might not be a bad day to put a different letter on him, no? Chris Roy points out this CBC story that adds one more layer of intrigue to


South Windsor’s Jon DiSalvatore slid to the front of the net to poke home the winner with 1:13 left in regulation, and Houston is on to the Calder Cup Final with a 4-3 win over Hamilton on Tuesday in

Kessel run

New Hampshire announced this afternoon that Blake Kessel is leaving school to turn pro. At first blush, the situation is like Jason Gregoire’s: another 2007 draft pick who played one year of junior