Brock Nelson and the Islanders avoided arbitration, settling on a one-year contract today.
Light exodus from Binghamton today. Bracken Kearns heads to Austria after a year in the Devils organization. And just when we turned off the coaching carousel, someone else got off his horse: Rick Kowalsky was promoted to New Jersey.
Meanwhile, this feels like it has become a regular bit on the blog as things at my old hometown newspaper have gotten progressively worse: another bloodbath at the Daily News. Ties cut with the likes of Peter Botte and other longtime and familiar names. Heartbreaking professionally. Good luck to all.
Tip of cap to the boss.
|SA-a||Eric Veilleux (4/17)||Drew Bannister (6/5)|
|LAV||Sylvain Lefebvre (4/17)||Joel Bouchard (5/17)|
|HER||Troy Mann (4/25)||Spencer Carbery (6/26)|
|BAK||Gerry Fleming (4/27)||Jay Woodcroft (4/27)|
|BEL||Kurt Kleinendorst (5/1)||Troy Mann (6/25)|
|TUC||Mike Van Ryn (5/30, STL ass’t)||Jay Varady (7/2)|
|GR||Todd Nelson (5/31, DAL ass’t)||Ben Simon (6/5)|
|STK||Ryan Huska (5/31, CAL ass’t)||Cail MacLean (6/4)|
|MIL||Dean Evason (6/6, MIN ass’t)||Karl Taylor (6/29)|
|COL-a||New franchise||Greg Cronin (7/12)|
|IOW||Derek Lalonde (7/12 – TBL ass’t)||Tim Army (7/19)|
|BIN||Rick Kowalsky (7/23 – NJ ass’t)||—|
a-St. Louis takes over San Antonio, while the Colorado Eagles join the league.