Goalie, Where Art Thou?

You may have notice all of the Dubie talk around Islanders country the last few days. It was a feel good story for at least a little while.

Seems that the Blue Jackets out there in Columbus wanted to change all that when they claimed recently signed netminder Wade Dubielewicz off waivers. Everyone and their mother rightly assumed that their wouldn’t be a problem with Dubie clearing waivers. Nope, that all changed in a flash – Flash Gordon style.

Greg Logan, Chris Botta, Newsday, all of the rest of the media and blogs are all reporting pretty much incorrect news in tonight’s game notes. It’s a bit crazy to read through.

Word on the street is that Peter Mannino is once again serving as backup to Danis, that is if he was able to make it back to the Coliseum in time (he was in Binghamton).

Such is life in the day of an Islanders management employee, beat writer, blogger and most importantly fan.

E tu Columbus, e tu?

This entire situation begs the question, when a team is in dead last in the league, in desperate need of goaltending help due to an already crazy amount of injuries, is it neccessary to stake a waiver claim when there was a better, equally affordable goaltender in Curtis Sanford available days if not hours prior?

One just has to shake their head at this situation, grin off the pain and soldier on.

I guess a new “Dubie on board” sign is in order, eh?

Michael Schuerlein

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