Milbury Still Not Satisfied
With the Boston Bruins in town, talk of what will come of unsigned
restricted free agent Anson Carter heated up again. But despite what
general manager Mike Milbury called "a couple of little things that
seem to be out there," it still appears as if the Islanders won't be
making a move to acquire Carter.
Milbury did say that after the Islanders' 0-3-1 start he "was ready
to deal anybody." The team's recent run, a five-game unbeaten streak,
has since calmed his nerves, but Milbury stressed that it didn't mean
he was settling.
"It's way to early to be satisfied," he said. "If it sounds like I'm
satisfied, it shouldn't. I'm not going to be satisfied until we're
competing at the elite level." Milbury will be in Toronto later this
month for the GM meetings, where trade discussions usually take
place. There has been some talk out of Florida that Panthers GM Bryan
Murray still has interest in defenseman Kenny Jonsson, whom he almost
acquired at the trade deadline last season. "I've had no discussions
with anybody regarding Kenny for a very, very long time," Milbury
Instant Messaging Think Butch Goring knows how to work the media?
After critcizing 19-year-old rookie Taylor Pyatt to a couple of
reporters last week for "not getting a lot done" and hinting that the
organization is deciding whether to send him back to his junior team,
Pyatt has played well.
Goring credits the power of the pen.
"Players read the paper," he said, "and sometimes it motivates them
when they read something they don't want to see." Isles Files: John
Vanbiesbrouck (2-3-2) won his second straight game and is now
unbeaten in his past three outings. He made 32 saves last night, 25
of which came after the first two periods, and was the game's first
start for the second time in as many starts.