Islanders to move veteran player Doug Weight?

The New York Post speculates that Islanders veteran Doug Weight may be traded because of the Islanders present standing and the return that they could get prior to the trade deadline.It is reported that the Islanders would be able to get draft picks for the 37 year old player who is set to turn 38. It is also mentioned that Weight loves it in New York and has been treated great by the team and is not the one who is asking to be moved. With that being said, the Islanders know that they would be able to get a return for Weight that would be able to help the team in the future.

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28 Responses to Islanders to move veteran player Doug Weight?

  1. Plekanec says:

      Who cares! Doug Weight gets traded every year, I bet Guerin will also be traded. The islanders knew that they would once again suck so they signed a couple of useless vets so they could later on trade them for draft pick(s).

     BTW will the Isl ever be good again, they've been sucking for almost the last 30 years and aren't showing any signs of improvement and they keep on hiring the dumbest GM and Coaches, why? It actually start to look like they want to put together the worst team of all time! I'm surprise they still have Fans showing to their games?

     Shouldn't the Islanders be better after beeing drafting in the top ten for the last 30 years?

  2. Rickler says:

    Well you're obviously forgetting the Islander Dynasty years…
    They do have some decent young talent on the way with the likes of Okposo, Bailey, Comeau… But you're right, they should have a better team considering they've been a mediocre team at best for almost as long as I can remember.   

  3. BlueOrangeWhite says:


    Here's a list of the tings the Islanders have accomplished in the last 30 years:

    Playoffs – 1978, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, 93, 94, 2002, 2003 

    NHL's best record several times. Several Semi final playoff runs. Multiple hall of fame players. And of course 4 straight Stanley cups!!!!

    Will the Islanders ever be good again? Yes. Could you have said the same thing about the Black Hawks before this season. Yes! Are they good again. YES! Could you have aid the same thing about the Rangers when they went 44 years without a cup, until 1994. YES! (Not to mention having the leagues highest payroll since 1994, and no cups to show for it in now 14 yrs!! – But I digress…)

    The Islanders this season will likely have the #1 pick. Expect that to be John Tavares. Prediction…The Isles will again be better than the Rangers within 3 years from now…



  4. pezzz says:

    playing in the toughest division of the NHL doesn’t help either.

  5. BlueOrangeWhite says:


    When I listed seasons the Isles made the playoffs over the last 30 yrs, I forgot 2007!!!!

    That makes 17 out of 30 seasons, and 4 cups!! 

  6. K-Mill says:

    The Islanders will not have the first pick!

    Tampa Bay will get the first pick!!

  7. Plekanec says:

     If you read the comment above, I wrote "ALMOST" 30 years, after they won those 4 cups they didn't do sh-t since, and regardless of what you boyfriend told you the Islanders have been the NHL joke for well over 25 years , is that more accurate?

  8. greatlife15 says:

    I love how future stars are all going to where hockey goes to die.

  9. GoLeafs13 says:

    your absolutely right. going to tampa bay is the worse possible thing to do for starting an NHL career.

  10. mojo19 says:

    I wouldn’t call Guerin and Weight useless at all. Weight is quietly putting together a really good season on a really bad team.

    But you’re right why is this team still so terrible?? They need tavares or Hedman and I think they’ll get one of ’em.

  11. mojo19 says:

    hey you forgot about 2007, i remember a Scott Clemenson shootout loss to the Islanders which put them in 8th on the last day of the season.

  12. mojo19 says:

    awww haha i just wrote that above i shoulda kept reading

  13. mojo19 says:

    BlueOrangeWhite, you are one of my favourite HTR guys, you been around a while and you are die hard Islanders, nice to see someone supporting that team. Do you miss Yashin?

  14. mojo19 says:

    Pleks don't pick a fight for no reason…. I'd rather be a classy Isles fan than an annoying habs fan. Of course I'm just happy to be a fan of the greatest team in the world, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

  15. leafy says:

    Although I've always been a huge Leafs fan since birth, I came to really respect the Islanders while growing up during their Cup glory years.

    I tell people to this day, that Islanders team could beat any NHL team today or any era.

    1983 baby!!!  The Oilers had Gretzky, Messier, Kurri, Anderson, Coffey, Lowe, etc,…but the Isles destroyed them in 4 GAMES!!!

    The Isles were a TEAM.

  16. leafy says:

    Mojo, too bad you weren't around during the Isles great seasons in the 80s.  That was an awesome team, built almost entirely through the draft, although some key guys like Bourne and Goring were acquired through smart trades.

    Trottier – draft
    Bossy – draft
    Gillies – draft
    Nystrom – draft
    Tonelli – draft
    Bourne – trade
    Goring – trade
    Brent Sutter – draft
    Potvin – draft
    Morrow – draft
    Smith – expansion draft

    I just hope the Leafs use that sort of template to re-build.

  17. Kramer says:

    The Islanders are trying to get rid of dead weight.

  18. K-Mill says:

    What do you think of a trade between New York and Columbus?

    To Rangers – Mike Commodore

    To Jackets – Michal Rozsival

  19. K-Mill says:

    Yea it sucks that they are going to tampa!

  20. mojo19 says:

    You gotta respect Bryan Trottier (Stevie Y's idol)

  21. BlueOrangeWhite says:

    tonelli was an expansion pick up from the wha not a draft pick up!

  22. BlueOrangeWhite says:

    I don't know what I think of that you RANGERS KOOK, but please go to a posting about THEM to discuss THEIR trade prospects!!!

    God, Rangers fans are such idiots!

  23. mojo19 says:

    Stupid comment. Weight's pretty much scoring at a 60-70 point pace this year. And he's a very complete player. The few games I've watched him play I've noticed he's still got some moves, he's older and he's obviously not a star anymore but to call him 'dead weight' I guess you thought you were being clever, is too much.

  24. leafy says:

    No!  He was the Isles 2nd round pick in the 1977 draft.

  25. BlueOrangeWhite says:



  26. leafy says:

    What do you mean "wrong"?  He was the Isles 2nd round draft pick in '77, no?

    Even the link YOU sent says:

    "Selected by New York Islanders round 2 #33 overall 1977 NHL Amateur Draft".

    The Isles owned his NHL playing rights.

  27. BlueOrangeWhite says:

    Technically yes, the Isles spotted and drafted him…BUT he CAME TO THEM via the WHA expansion draft, because he was playing professionally in the WHA not for a team in the Isles minor system. etc.

  28. leafy says:

    I dig. Thanks for clarifying.

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