03 August 2010
2:32PM(WEDNESDAY)- There could be a deal in place soon. NHLSourcesSay provides us with info once again that "Islanders may offer Niemi a contract in the next few days." Well, I certainly wouldn't be surprised. There are also other teams in talks with him as well, but according to sources, the Isles are apparently are the number one team as of now. Stay tuned!
9:44AM(WEDNESDAY)- Nothing new to report..Other then there's rumor that the Isles and Niemi were in the process of working on a 2-3 year deal. That definitely shows DP wont be back unless the Isles want to dump Roloson. IHB will be covering this throughout the day so check back here and also follow us on Twitter @IslesHockeyBlog -@IHB_NICK - @IHB_DAVE
UPDATE:10:56PM(TUESDAY)- @NHLSourcesSay(link below) now tweets that the Isles have serious interest in Niemi. I would expect a possible signing tomorrow. Don't get your hopes up just yet, though. I would wait for at least another tweet with a credible source confirming.
It appears that the Islanders have been in talks with Antti Niemi. The Finnish goaltender went 26-7-4 with the Hawks last season and went 16-6 in the playoffs. @NHLSourcesSay , a credible source with over 8k followers on Twitter, tweets "Looking into Niemi situation...Source just texted me "Add Islanders to your possible East team in talks with him" Capitals or Islanders... " Also, HockeyBuzz Eklund tweets that the team Niemi is likely to sign with is an Eastern Conference team.
This would be a great addition for the Isles, which Niemi helped the Hawks win the Stanley Cup. But this would tell us something about DP, that you wouldn't expect to see him back for awhile. I know this is just a rumor, but for a rumor, it's spreading pretty quick over twitter. There was even a tweet by @HawkeyTownNews, a Hawks blogger,saying that there was a possibility that Niemi has signed with the Isles.
We'll just have to wait and see I guess. If anything breaks, follow me at IHB_NICK on Twitter as I will be tweeting throughout the night.
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