"We obviously had a need, given the fact that Aucoin had left,"
Islanders General Manager Mike Milbury said last night during a
conference call. "We're all about people that want to be here, and he
Milbury did not rule out trying to re-sign Zigmund Palffy, a 33-year-
old right wing who played the first five seasons of his career with
the Islanders. Cost restraints forced Milbury to trade Palffy to Los
Angeles before the 1999-2000 season.