Islanders Trade TBA???

WFAN sports radio in New York is reporting that the Islanders have completed a deal with the Washington Capitals for Brendan Witt, a press conference will follow within the hour…


23 Responses to Islanders Trade TBA???

  1. Wills says:

    I thought Witt was the best playoff defensemen out there on the market. I thought the Leafs would of went after this guy rather then Leetch, makes more sense for what they needed. Anyways its going to be interesting to see what he cost, and now it looks like all 8 teams in the East have improved their clubs for the playoffs. The teams in the West must be sleeping.

  2. Lint07 says:

    Would make alot of sense, as the Isle are believed to be looking for a defensemen and are the only ”playoff team” of the East that hasn’t made a move yet…

  3. movingfire says:

    TSN is reporting that STL traded Brent Johnson to PHO for Mike Sillinger….No word on the ISL – WAS deal

  4. Dalybone says:

    This is awesome – Please let it be Bates they shipped away PLLLLEEEASE!!!

  5. Aetherial says:

    This would kind of surprise me. I really thought the Capitals were keeping Witt?

  6. Kashin says:

    This is good trade. However I still believe this was NOT their only “deadline deal”. They are not perfect enough to just have Brenden Witt and be perfect. Good trade and after a game like the one they had against pittsburgh it is good.

  7. ziggy77 says:

    Well it has been over an hour and still nothing. Who started this rumour. The WFAN. Are they still talking about it.

    Are there any other media types reporting this.

    I hope it is true.

    Go Isles.

    Kick Toronto’s Ass Tonight!!!!!!

  8. Dalybone says:

    I have been listening for over 2 hrs – no mention at all. SO far mike and the Mad dog are trying to fake their way through a hockey talk and they sound like idiots

  9. peanut_butter_shelf says:

    Please stop the torture. I once had the ability to listen to good sports radio as well(WFAN). I’ll take Mad Dog talking hockey any day over the shit we have here in NC(850 The Buzz) and this Chopper Harrison jackass on a rock station in the mornings!!!!

    At least I can watch the Isles with the NHL Center Ice Package but I still had to hear the game called straight from John Davidson’s asshole errrr mouth.

  10. peanut_butter_shelf says:

    OOOPS!

    Not “the game”, but rather 5 of the 6 debacles with the Ranger$.

  11. Dalybone says:

    wow – that stinks . NC is not a hotbed for hockey huh?

    you should check out this website

    http://s4.invisionfree.com/nyi/index.php?

  12. mikemustgo says:

    Please check out these New York Islanders Message Boards:

    http://s4.invisionfree.com/nyi/

  13. nskerr says:

    Haven’t heard it yet on radio, ESPN or TSN. I have always liked Witt. Last year I suggested to Alan Hahn the Isles go get this guy in his email column. He said what do the Isles need with this guy.

    It’s a good deal as long as they didn’t give up a ton. Looking at Washington has done in the past few days, it appears they are stocking up on draft picks. I believe they have 2 2nd round picks and 3 1st round picks. I have a feeling the Isles sent a 2nd and a player in return.

  14. MikeMildew says:

    The Islanders just had the press conference and it was broadcast on ESPN. They announced the Witt trade. They also announced the acquisition of Dennis Gauthier for Mark Parrish and a 5th round pick, Jeff O’Neill for Arron Asham, Justin Papineau and a 3rd round pick, Miroslav Satan for Mattias Weinhandl and first round pick and Ryan Smyth for Sean Bergenheim and a second round pick.

    Owner Charles Wang stated “If we don’t win the Stanley Cup this year, all Islander tickets will be free for the next ten years”

  15. nskerr says:

    Come to the other side my friend. 1050 ESPN radio. Mike and the Mad Dog are morons. Wally and the Keeg just had an intelligent interview with Neil Smith about the Leetch trade. Don Lagreca (Donnie Pucks) knows more about hocker than any NY radio personality. Like most FAN rumors, they are not true. I can’t say if Hahn said this or not because I wasn’t listening, but Newsday hasn’t put it on their site, WFAN doesn’t have it on their site, nor does ESPN or TSN or either team site.

    Mike and the Mad Dog are hockey morons. The last time I heard them do hockey, Mad Dog was screaming at Milbury calling him a disgrace. Yet because the Rags are broadcast on the Fan, Sather doesn’t get the same treatment.

    Probably a Ranger fan posted this.

  16. kidhenry1 says:

    It would be a great pickup if it is true. From what I can gather though, it isn’t. No indication in ESPN’s hockey rumors section that the Islanders are even one of the many teams even in serious contention for Witt.

    If a deal actually did go through, I would imagine it was for Papineau and a 2nd rounder. That seems about equal value, and reasonable in comparison to the market set by the other deals so far.

  17. kidhenry1 says:

    Actually, I think I found the press conference that was to come within the hour…

    http://www.newyorkislanders.com/news/playoff_cbw030104.html

    It’s just Wang talking about his deal with season tickets for next season. And if you want my opinion, Wang is being a shrewd buisnessman. There won’t be a season next year!

  18. Killa_Bs says:

    I am still Waiting for news on this deal..

  19. Killa_Bs says:

    You would think all these trades would get more coverage in media..?!?!?!

  20. Killa_Bs says:

    Now what is wrong with Bates. I think he is a pretty good player that matured a lot with the Islanders.

  21. SwiftLEAF says:

    Terrible reporting, wait till a credible source says it.

  22. NYIchooch75 says:

    ***** the FAN. They suck. Remember last year when they said the Islanders traded for Satan? Fat Man and Mighty Mouse know absolutely nothing about hockey. Let them stick to their awesome tennis coverage. Assholes.

    Anyway, I really doubt anything is going to happen in Islander-land this year. Wang will not open up the purse strings. The team that was on the ice for the ass kicking tonight in Toronto, will be the same one on the ice for the ass kicking in Toronto/Philly/Ottawa/TB in the opening round this year.

  23. InTa says:

    The Islanders just had the press conference and it was broadcast on ESPN. They announced the Witt trade. They also announced the acquisition of Dennis Gauthier for Mark Parrish and a 5th round pick, Jeff O’Neill for Arron Asham, Justin Papineau and a 3rd round pick, Miroslav Satan for Mattias Weinhandl and first round pick and Ryan Smyth for Sean Bergenheim and a second round pick.

    Owner Charles Wang stated “If we don’t win the Stanley Cup this year, all Islander tickets will be free for the next ten years”

    I created an account on HTR JUST to comment on this! That was one of the funniest things I have EVER read in my life!! AHAHAH! Nice job!!:)

    The FAN is a HORRIBLE source! I’ve been waiting for news on this all day. I want to see Witt in a Habs uniform – though it’s unlikely! I wanted this deal confirmed, one way or another…

    Damn them!

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