Signings: August 3rd, 2010

The New York Islanders announced today that they have signed 5′ 10” 195-pound winger Jon Sim to a one year two-way contract. Sim appeared in 77  games for the Islanders last year setting  a 3 year high in Goals (13), and Assists (9) bringing his career totals to Goals (74), Assists(61) and  +/(-33) in 435  NHL games. Sim was drafted in the 3rd round (70th overall) by the Dallas in the 1996 NHL entry draft.

“Jon brings an unmatched work ethic and veteran leadership to our lineup and we’re excited to have him back for the upcoming season” Islanders general manager Garth Snow.


Snap Shots: July 23, 2010

The Anaheim Ducks are doing more than kicking the tires on Kevin Bieksa. They’re checking the sticker price…. The San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens are wondering the same thing about Bieksa.

The Province

  • Puckking: I would imagine prospects (forwards most likely) and a pick, or the Canucks may try to package Bieska with someone/something else (maybe Alex Burrows?) for a young top 6 guy. It’s better to have multiple teams interested then only one.

According to reports out of Finland, Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo tore an Achilles tendon playing floor hockey and will be out at least three months.

Edmonton Journal

  • Puckking: If this is true you have to imagine the Canucks are at their wits-end with Salo.

Bob Raissman reports in today’s print edition of the Daily News that Islanders color commentator Billy Jaffe will not have his contract renewed.

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