Monday, February 25, 2008

Who will stay and who will go?

You didn't think we'd go 6-0 against the Devils, did you?

After winning six in a row overall and five straight against the Devils, the Islanders were more or less doomed by the law of averages Saturday. Two quick goals by the Devils in the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and the Isles fell quietly, outshot by a large margin as the team was way off what they had been lately.

Still, picking up 12 points in six games with a playoff spot on the line was pretty impressive, and now we turn our attention to Tuesday's trade deadline. As of Monday morning, all has been quiet on the trading front in the NHL, although there are plenty of rumors.

One has Bryan McCabe returning to the Island, and you'd figure that if the Isles were to do that and make another trade it would involve dealing a defenseman - figure Bergeron to a team that could use a boost on the power play. We shall see.

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