Wiz Held In High Regard By Some On Long Island

Found this at New York Hockey, a New York area blog, and it feels good to know that Wiz is going to be missed on Long Island, at least by some. Folks there, it seems, don’t understand why he would be moved, considering he was the Islanders’ top defenceman.

(Although he wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea judging by comments I’ve seen elsewhere).

Just a little something to hopefully make Habs fans feel better about things. Maybe he’ll help the Habs.

Wiz trade doesn’t add up for Isles

ESPN Sports
As you’ve no doubt read by now, the Islanders dealt D James Wisniewski to the Montreal Canadiens for a second-round pick in this coming draft and a conditional fifth-rounder the following year.

The move has some Islander fans frustrated that this season’s top defenseman — who was also tied for the team lead in points — was being shipped out, in December, for more draft picks. Yes, it’s yet another step in a seemingly never-ending rebuilding project, but everyone knows the Islanders aren’t going anywhere in 2010-11, so adding chips for the future makes sense. You can’t fault GM Garth Snow and the Islanders for that.

You can, however, fault the team for getting less than top value for one of their most coveted trade assets. And it certainly appears the Islanders sold a little low on Wisniewski.

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