June 28, 2007

Smyth Remains an Islander?

Hello All. I'm excited to be a part of this blog with Chris. Keep your eyes and ears open for an Islander Webradio show, possibly coming soon.

With that being said, there has been a lot of talk today about Ryan Smyth remaining a New York Islander. Sources have been talking all day long, and it sounds like a $6mil for 6/7 year deal. Supposedly, both sides are close to reaching a deal. I have been following the developments of this story for the last 4 hours. Reports have surfaced that say that Smyth's lawyers are meeting with the Isles front office. Hopefully this is a signing and not a trade.

Keep in mind that Meehan and Snow were going to meet this week, and that if the Isles could get Smyth signed before Sunday, it would send a message to the rest of the league, showing them that we mean business. It would also be more appealing to other free agents who are looking to move to a new location.

Just to put any fears to rest, I DO NOT use Eklund as a source. Today, he says either Smyth's signing or he's leaving....... What?

Eklund is like that garbage fortune cookie you get in your take out bag. Open him up to find out that what he has to say is blatantly obvious and useless.

NHL NONE-ISLANDER NEWS: Daniel Briere has declined the 5 year $25 million offer that the Buffalo Sabres offered him. It looks like Briere will test free agency.

Check in for updates as this story develops. When something Islander related happens, you know where to turn for full coverage.


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