--- In Islanders-SoundTigers@y..., chapin_landvogt@l... wrote:
> Well Bill, I still think Justin will be sent down as a final cut,
but this long look can't be anything but positive. SHOULD he somehow
make the team, then I think it's safe to say that it is a sign that
Lappy is on his way out. We love him, but we all know he's lost a
step, is a more expensive guy and he's in the last year of his
Maybe, I think the one thing that may prevent that at the moment is
Peca not being here, they already lost one part of what was a good pk
unit. The other is I think Lapointe is very important to this group
at this time.
> I'm not advocating this, but should Justin somehow make it, I expect
that to be Lappy's ticket to another team.>>>
> On a related topic, Detroit is now missing centers Yzerman AND
Detroit has a lot of promising kids, perhaps a blockbuster deal
involving DiPietro, Lapointe or Mapletoft for a good player and
prospect ? I read the Islanders were taking to Detroit about a deal
over the summer involving DiPietro.
Personally, if Detroit wants these players I do not
make a deal. If the Wings see something in Mapletoft or DiPietro I
hold onto them unless their prime young players on the roster come
here in return with a player in his prime who can help. I do not want
their 35 year old players here for one season.