Picker titled, status quo: Tuesday notes

He has basically held the job since they let Howard Saffan go back in June, but the Islanders today finally put the title of president of the Sound Tigers on Michael Picker. He remains senior vice president of the Islanders. As far as we can tell, nothing actually changes from the way it has been for going on five months; he just has the title now.

The Islanders put Thomas Hickey on IR yesterday while Bridgeport was off; Arthur Staple reports Hickey will be out awhile. He’s got some ideas in there on an eventual call-up, but none happened right away; the Sound Tigers on Tuesday looked just as they did Sunday, with one exception: forward Andrew Rowe was out of non-contact red and in gray with Jared Gomes and Sebastian Collberg. Hasn’t been fully cleared yet, Brent Thompson said, but getting closer.

The Devils and John Hynes claimed Bobby Farnham off waivers, reconnecting the WBS connection. Seth Lakso mentions an interesting place in WBS Pens history for Farnham. Boston sent veteran Max Talbot to Providence.

Elliotte Friedman had an interesting rundown of Justin Johnson’s contract with Toronto. (There’s also a great Jay Feaster quote on John Tortorella.)

Dave Sottile on Doug Yingst’s retirement.

This, RT’d by Jonathan Bombulie, is the greatest shirt in history, and I want to find a way to provide one to the infant kid of every hockey fan ever

And I’m not positive, but there might be a ballgame tonight.

Michael Fornabaio