Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Biron an Islander

From the New York Post

Ensuring stability in nets regardless of the state of Rick DiPetro's health, the Islanders have signed free agent goaltender Martin Biron to a one-year, $1.4 million steal of a deal, The Post has learned.

From NewYorkIslanders.com

"Adding Marty gives us three bona-fide number one goalies," said Garth Snow, General Manager, New York Islanders. "We learned about the importance of stability in our line-up from last year and he now allows us to have another quality starter."

This is certainly an interesting move for the Islanders. This means that Munroe will in fact start the season in Bridgeport. Now there really is no rush for DiPietro to return this season. I'm sure Islanders fans are going to say that DiPietro will not be even close to playing, or that things are worse off than what management is telling everyone. But let's face facts. Dp was not going to play a lot of games this year anyways, so to have three quality goaltenders in camp, is nothing more than a great insurance policy, and the Islanders have enough depth to get through a tough first half schedule. If DiPietro is healthy, then Biron becomes an excellent trade option at the deadline.

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