Originally Posted by TheMetalChick
I wouldnt call it a bail, he wanted to stay with the Isles organization and they didnt re-sign him. Its not like he told them to F off or anything.
I really think that with Garth Snow
as your GM the Islanders will be enforcer-less. I feel like he has made it clear that he doesnt see the need to have one. Brennan was as close as you guys had to one now that Witt doesnt fight anymore. Tim Jackman
was never anything more than an NHL punchiing bag. Let me just clarify...by enforcer I mean a true heavyweight a la Derek Boogard, Colton Orr
, BGL. I would love to see Mitch Fritz
have a permanent spot in the Isles roster, but I dont see that happening given the past moves made by the organization.
As a ranger fan, theres nothing more I'd like for the Islanders to have a tough guy or two just to make the season series a little more interesting. Its kind of sad that the rivalry is basically dead.