Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Islanders Take Huge Blow / Johnson Turning Pro

...and not at the right moment. The Islanders are headed down the home stretch with a very tough schedule over the next two weeks, starting tonight against the Devils. Today they learned they will be without Rick DiPietro for an extended period of time as he is suffering from post concussion syndrome. The Islanders were 0-2 without him in the lineup after first suffering the injury, and have been 2-0-2 since his return. I'm hearing he'll miss at least a week, and maybe the rest of the season. Concussions are hard to read, and post-concussion sydrome can be even harder. Ask Lindros, Colaiacovo and Primeau about the time you can miss due to it, the Islanders could be in trouble...good news if your NYR, Toronto, Montreal, Tampa and Carolina. All six of the teams fighting for spots 6,7 and 8 are in action tonight.

Martin Biron has re-signed with the Philadelphia Flyers, signing a two year deal. This is the first of many great moves the Flyers will make over the next several months. I expect them to really turn their ship around this off-season.

Jack Johnson is finally making his NHL debut, as he signed a multi-year deal with LA. Carolina I bet would sure love to him have suiting up for them tonight against Toronto, but instead Johnson will join his teammates in LA today and will play his first NHL game on Thursday against Vancouver.