Trivino gets probation, no contract

Islanders draft pick Corey Trivino had his day in court today and received two years’ probation after a guilty plea, the Free Press and others reported.

A report floated out of the courtroom this morning that the Islanders had signed Trivino. They have not. And it’s quite unlikely they will. (Will guess that the reporter meant to say Trivino was a draft pick and got his words mixed up in haste. Happens. But it got passed around pretty quickly.)

The CBA says a team retains the rights to a player like Trivino, drafted at 18 and straight off to college, “through and including the August 15 following the graduation of his college class” (8.6(c)(i)). That’d be next Wednesday. There seems to be some kind of question, though, about whether Trivino’s incomplete senior year might preempt that and keep him on the Islanders’ reserve list beyond next Wednesday, as noted in this Arthur Staple tweet. One to be hashed out, presumably, by the lawyers, of which I’m not one. Again, either way, it doesn’t look as if he’ll be signed.

Sordid story. Hopefully everyone involved can move on to better times.


Stuff accumulated over a few days:

The Calder Cup-winning players are mostly gone, but Norfolk’s got a pretty nice coaching staff to follow Jon Cooper: Mike Haviland to the Ads once more as associate coach under Trent Yawney.

Was up late watching the Mars Curiosity landing Sunday night/Monday morning. Pretty amazing Monday afternoon, seeing the image from the orbiter of the lander, parachute deployed. Quite enjoyed the Twitter exchange between @SesameStreet and @MarsCuriosity. Mostly because it gives me an excuse to link to this.

Ben Zimmer on the Dutch swimmer with the awesome name.

And RIP, Marvin Hamlisch.

Michael Fornabaio