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David Hanssen

  • joined Nov 28, 2009
  • last login Jul 06, 2014
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Hockey's Future Islanders Top 20 Prospects, Spring Edition

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1 De Haan 2 Joensuu 3 Hamonic 4 Petrov 5 MacDonald 6 Schremp 7 T. Smith 8 Gregoire 9 Rakhshani 10 Ness 11 Koskinen 12 Nilsson 13 Trivino 14 Cizikas 15 DiBenedetto 16 Day 17 Donovan 18 Poulin 19 Kohn 20 Kessel Some surprising things here - I didn't think both Schremp and MacDonald still qualify as prospects. Joensuu jumps up a couple of spots to 2nd, which is deserved after how he's played the second half of the year. Smith at 7 is a head scratcher. He hasn't played well this year and is really pushing the age limit to be called a prospect. How is he in the top 20 and Matt Martin, Anders Lee or David Ullstrom not? Donovan should be higher. I might to an airing of grievances fan post later...

Matt Martin is not flying with the Islanders tonight for their West Coast trip. He is returning to...

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Matt Martin is not flying with the Islanders tonight for their West Coast trip. He is returning to Bridgeport.

Botta's Twitter, well that was quick.

Islanders goalie prospect Stefan Ridderwall chased by Elitserien team Tirma

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Swedish hockey news site hockey.expressen.se is reporting Stefan Ridderwall might be going from Djurgarden to Timra. Ridderwall's contract is up at the end of the year, and he has had a bounce back performance after a mediocre season last year. I don't know how Ridderwall fits into the Islanders plans anymore, he seems to be the forgotten goalie prospect. He's still only 22 (Just turned 22 today). He's definitely resurrected his career this season, and at this point in his career he's probably a step up over Lawson and Munroe in Bridgeport for next year. But at the same time he's gone way down the Islanders pecking order in goal behind Koskinen, Nilsson and Poulin. Thoughts anyone?

Travis Hamonic returned to action for Brandon of the WHL earlier this week

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I'm surprised this news went under the RADAR around here. I stumbled across the news completely by accident. Hamonic played in two games since his return, a 4-0 to Vancouver and a 3-0 to Chilliwack. He went scoreless with 2 PIMs. This is really good news as it seems he's about a month ahead of schedule.

Zucarello Aasen to the NHL?

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For those of you that don't read Swedish (I assume that's the majority), the article basically says the Blackhawks and some other unnamed NHL teams are going after the Lilliputian-like Norwegian winger. Does anyone out there think the Isles should make a run at him? I don't. Even though he's a RW, a position they need organizational depth at, the last thing the Isles need is another enigmatic winger.

Trivino, the Islanders’ second round pick in 2008 before Aaron Ness and Hamonic, suffered a broken r...

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Trivino, the Islanders’ second round pick in 2008 before Aaron Ness and Hamonic, suffered a broken right fibula during Boston University’s 5-2 win over Maine.

Botta reporting that Corey Trivino will join the walking wounded of Islanders prospects as he is out for the remainder of the season with a broken fibula.
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I need your help, Lighthouse Hockey Universe - Help me decide who will grace my next jersey

Since we don't have any serious Islanders news for the next couple of weeks (Unless Streit does something heroic or gets injured), I thought I would pose this question now. Who should I get on my...

When life means more than sports

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Today 21 year old Nodar Kumaritashvili, a Georgian luger, died in a crash practicing for the Olympics. This is a tragic event, especially on the eve of what he was trainign his entire life for. Keep his family in your prayers tonight.

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Lesser Known Olympic Hockey Teams: A Primer for Vancouver Part 3 of 3

This is the final segment in my "Get to Know a Small Hockey Nation" preview for Vancouver. A quick recap, in Part 1 I looked at Group A with Norway's 1 NHLer, Mark Streit's Switzerland and a brief...

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Lesser Known Olympic Hockey Teams: A Primer for Vancouver Part 2 of 3

In Part 1, I looked at Group A's two team you might not know much about, Norway and Switzerland. Now we look at Group B. Group B can be considered the Olympic version of the Group of Death....

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Lesser Known Olympic Hockey Teams: A Primer for Vancouver Part 1 Update

With the start of the Olympic hockey tournament two weeks away, I thought I would do this since I know a good amount about the lesser known teams in the IIHF. I figured tonight would be a good time...

Why the Brits will never be a hockey powerhouse

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This is rather comical/sad clip comes courtesy of the BBC's coverage of Vancouver 2010. First off, I didn't realize that GB A) Had a pro league (After some research, there's two actually... and Theo Fleury played for one for a year) and B) has a National team. The pro player in the clip, one Danny Stewart, actually played D1 and is a Canadian.

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The Peter Mueller Question

In this morning's article on tsn.ca, Darren  Dreger listed the young Phoenix centerman as his third player most likely to be dealt. In Spector's analysis of the list, he noted while Phoenix will be...

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