Archive for February 28th, 2008

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Jets Hot Stove Bonanza | 3-Way Deal In the Works?

Jets Rumors & News

The flame lighting the NFL hot stove is usually fairly dim. Of course, once in a while you’ll have a full-on conflagration like the New England Patriots put together last season, however, for the most part, the NFL fan can go into hibernation in mid-February and sleep until August.

Not so if you’re a New York Jets fan this offseason evidently, as the team has been linked to more free agents and trade targets than I can count. Of course, the last time Gang Green had a 4-12 season, they brought in a new GM and coach, so it’s really not all that surprising that you’ll likely see a whole slew of new faces lining up for the Jets next season.

It was previously reported that the Jets are shopping LB Jonathan Vilma and DT Dewayne Robertson, and that the team was heavily interested in Detroit’s Shaun Rogers.

However, today comes word of a potential three-way trade, via Mike Florio of According to the …

Deadline Daze

Islanders Rumors & News

So with the trade deadline ending soon…Oh wait, what? The deadline already passed? Are you sure?

So with the trade deadline ending on Tuesday, the Islanders did not add any pieces that help them, right now. Personally as a fan, I wanted the Islanders to be sellers and stockpile draft picks. I think most fans can agree that this team is not going to win Lord Stanley’s Cup. With players such as Ruslan Fedotenko and Miro Satan in the final year of their contracts, I was expecting to say “goodbye” to certain players and “hello” to draft picks. The Islanders did welcome some draft picks but the aforementioned players were not moved. GM Garth Snow did some tweaking. But before any trades were made the Islanders decided to lock up forwards Trent Hunter and Mike Comrie to a 5 year and 1 year deal respectively. Snow’s first trade of the day sent a 7th round draft pick to San Jose for stay-at-home defenseman Rob Davison. Snow then sent outlaw Chris Simon to an aptly named team, …

Gibril going, going … gone?

Giants Rumors & News

Giants’ fans don’t want to hear this, but … the Star-Ledger’s Mike Garafolo seems to think there is a good chance the team will lose Gibril Wilson.

From Garafolo:

Wilson is looking is looking for a contract that will pay in the $5 mil per year range. The Giants, much as they’d like to have him back, aren’t going to match that number. To them, that would be overpaying a guy who’s a decent safety but not one of the elite. (Not that Wilson is asking for a Bob Sanders-like, $7 mil-plus per year deal, but still his expectations are up there.)
This means the Eagles and Jags — and likely a few other teams — are officially licking their chops to get a crack at Wilson, who could easily take a short drive down to Philly and step right into a defense that is very similar to the Giants’ scheme.

Garafolo seems to think that the Giants need to get Wilson’s signature on a contract before free agency starts or face the …

Sather’s Deadline Good, Not Good Enough

Rangers Rumors & News

There was a lot to love and a lot to hate for Ranger fans at this year’s trade deadline. In that way, maybe it mirrored the team itself. Don’t get me wrong, Ranger fans aren’t complaining after seven dark and dismal years without a sniff of the postseason. Nevertheless, it would be naive to think that all of the organization’s problems have been solved.

Despite that the NHL lockout was engineered to save small market clubs, few teams in the league benefitted more from the work stoppage than the Rangers, who were finally presented with the impetus to tear down their crusty core of overpaid veterans and rebuild with youth – a trend that continued this week as the team chose to hold onto its rookies and prospects rather than deal them for a rental player such as Marian Hossa or Brian Campbell.

But despite the team’s prudent restraint, GM Glen Sather doesn’t get a “Get Out of Jail Free” card anymore than the Knicks’ Isiah …

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