Monday, May 23, 2011

Doug Weight to announce retirement this week?

According to Kuklas Korner Doug Weight while flanked by Garth Snow and Charles Wang at a press conference this Thursday will make an announcement about his future. According to BD Gallof said announcement will be that Weight is retiring from the NHL. Weight who had 1033 points in 1238 games in his 19 year career is a sure fire hall of famer, in my opinion at least. Given his time with us wasn't anything spectacular on the ice however you can't deny his stats.

It has been speculated that Weight will accept a management position with us. Could he be on the coaching staff next year? He did spend some time on the bench at the end of this season. Or will it be in the front office as the sort of team spokesman? I personally feel that Weight would make a great team spokesman. He is well respected around the league, hes a professional, and is well spoken. He would be something the Islanders haven't had in well since I can't remember.

Look for a post as the season draws near for our thoughts on who the next captain should be.!/BDGallof/status/72777903334633472

Quick Note: Its also being reported that former Devil and current Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski is expected to announce his retirement with one year and six million dollars left on his current contract.

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