We could afford to lose zhitnik who is a dinosaur compared to "some guy" Freddy Meyer who provides a speed and offensive boost. Add the fact that he is coming off an impressive rookie season and adds youth to a team that can use it and it was a good trade. And furthermore we have good depth at defense so stay off the bandwagon and dont just hate on a team for s@$# and giggles because everyone else does.
As far as Randy Robitaille is concerned he is playing BETTER than york and is much more affordable.
These trades cleared out dead wood for the islanders and made us a quicker team. I loved Zhitty and York and i wish them luck but it seems to me that islander bashing is obviously everyones favorite thing to do.
some people wll do anything to bash the isles…..]]>
The city would be split on the two Toronto teams, even if one is in Hamilton, why?
Traditional hockey fans are more likely to stay Leaf fans, because the Leafs are a Toronto tradition.
Then there are angry Leaf fans, who'll become Penguin fans to spite the Leafs, and younger fans, who'll be excited by Crosby and Malkin, and in a market like Toronto, they'll be milked for all they're worth.]]>