Newsday: Greg Logan's late Saturday/early Sunday article claims several sources had Kristian Huselius as the player New York tried to trade for at the deadline last February but a pending agreement on a future contract had to be done within seven minutes which was not enough time for Huselius after Flames GM Darryl Sutter took so long to agree to trade terms despite what Mr. Logan writes was an offer above market value than he will expect to see Tuesday.
The Newsday beatwriter also reports Islanders general manager Garth Snow did not comment on Huselius but did have his quote he would not be a major player when free agency begins, however he would try to make his team better if it makes sense in his overall plan which is developing the prospects on his current roster.
Mr. Logan also claims an un-named agent with a high-end client among a dozen free agents did not have any of them list the Isles in their top ten destinations with quoted comments because players do not get to see the Island and all the nice places to live from the Marriott they do not wish to sign here.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
So several sources had this since February and Greg Logan was holding this information about his own team almost until July and yet he still does not have an actual quote from anyone beyond his own speculation Huselius had seven minutes to reach an agreement and up root his family long-term?
There it is folks, the proof no one will sign here combined with Ryan Smyth who only called Mike Comrie and convinced him to sign here last summer which did not make the cut for this article.
For all these source and four months you think Mr Logan would know what was headed to Calgary from New York in such a deal? Maybe that would have forced a denial from the general manager and the latest potential Newsday retraction when all was said and done?
I also wonder if Greg Logan could have found an unnamed agent to quote who would say his client likes playing here and it's a good place to sign maybe starting with Mike Comrie or Rick DiPietro among several players who have signed here?
Sure seemed that before last summer's so-called exodus most of the players that left wanted to return but the Isles decided to move on, not the other way around.
I guess that would be pushing a positive discussion about our club, cannot have that, especially at this time of year.
Or any time of year in Newsday apparently.
Time for this to filter north to the Canadian media so the other agents and pending UFA get the word not to sign with New York.