Soundin' Off -- the lifeboat

Friday, January 05, 2007

Breaking from the Island...

Frans Nielsen is getting the call to accompany the Islanders to Raleigh. He's expected to make his NHL debut tomorrow night. Freddy Meyer is ready to go, so Allan Rourke was sent back to the Sound Tigers.

Edit: BTW, I know I bought into the whole "first Danish player in the NHL" thing back in the summer, but it looks like Poul Popiel beat Frans by a coupla-three decades. Frans would become, as the IIHF better put it, the first Danish-born and -trained player in the NHL; Popiel played his junior in St. Catharines. (How much of a technicality this is is left as an exercise for the reader.)


  • Nice news for Nielsen... he deserves a shot in the big league...
    and other news... Koalska's been traded to Ottawa (reporting to Binghampton) in return for D-man Tomas Malec...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:41 PM  

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