Archive for March 10th, 2007


Saturday, March 10th, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Simon Suspended 25 Games

Islanders Rumors & NewsRangers Rumors & News

UPDATE: Finally, official word from the NHL, via the AP:

Simon will miss New York’s final 15 regular-season contests and the entire postseason, if the Islanders reach the playoffs. If the Islanders play fewer than 10 playoff games this year, the suspension will carry over to next season.

According to MSG Network, the NHL has spoken. Islanders forward Chris Simon has been suspended for the final 15 games of the regular season, and seven playoffs game should the Isles make it to the postseason.

However, via NHL.com:

A decision relative to that hearing has not yet been made. Any report to the contrary is false.

Sanchez Headed To the Principal’s Office

Mets Rumors & News

Via John Delcos’ LoHud Mets blog:

Willie Randolph said reliever Duaner Sanchez has not been suspended by the team for tardiness, but didn’t rule out further punishment.

Sanchez, sent home the last two days, will meet with Randolph and general manager Omar Minaya at 8 a.m., tomorrow.

“It wouldn’t be a good idea to be late,’’ Randolph said. “He will come in tomorrow, go over a few things and we’ll go from there. He’s had a couple of days to think about what his priorities are.’’

Randolph also said Sanchez, who is rehabbing from shoulder surgery, didn’t report in the best shape.

Giants Show Some Life! Trade For Droughns

Giants Rumors & News

Via ESPN.com:

Filling their need for a proven running back to team with youngster Brandon Jacobs, the New York Giants on Friday acquired Reuben Droughns from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for wide receiver Tim Carter, ESPN.com has learned….Droughns, 28, should provide the Giants a solid insurance policy and a veteran and tested back who can share the ball-carrying chores with Jacobs, a two-year veteran. Jacobs has been the complementary back to [Tiki] Barber, playing mostly in short-yardage and goal-line situations in his two NFL seasons….Droughns came to the Browns from Denver in a 2005 trade after rushing for 1,240 yards in 2004. He gained 1,232 yards in 2005, his first year in Cleveland, and the Browns rewarded him with a three-year contract extension worth $12 million. But Droughns slumped to 758 yards in 2006 and there have been some off-field problems in the past year.

He was due a $1.75 million roster bonus on March 17 but the Browns wanted to avoid paying it, especially after acquiring Lewis, who has already been …

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