The Islanders have acquired forward Dean McAmmond and a first-round draft selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft from the Ottawa Senators, in exchange for forward Mike Comrie and defenseman Chris Campoli.
Chris Botta reports that Campoli had asked to be traded, according to an NHL source. Overall this is a good pick; however, it raises the question of what will happen now on the blueline, seeing as the Isles lack depth on defense. Will that drive the front office to pick Hedman instead of Tavares in the draft? Who's to say. Comrie is also making his return to the Senators after signing as a FA two summers ago.
Good luck to both of these players; they both did some great things on the Island. Hope Ottawa treats them well.
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Friday, February 20, 2009