NY Islanders News

Meyer is Now a Thrasher, and Hilbert Returns

By John Panarese

Well, Freddy Meyer has found a new home. After the Isles chose not to offer him a contract, the Atlanta Thrashers have done so. I believe it is a one year deal, though I did not see the terms written anywhere as of yet.

Freddy, to me, did a great job during his time on the Long Island. He might not be a top 2 or even a top 4 defenseman, but he used his skills and talents well enough. Not the biggest guy in the world, he still was a physical back liner, and was not afraid to play the body. He got the job done, and he truly did what was asked of him with class and professionalism. I wish him the best of luck in Hotlanta.

Now, as for Andy Hilbert, I find this rather interesting. Things simply didn’t work for him the last time he played for the Isles. His ability to score goals was shown in the past, yet he just couldn’t put it together during his time here. Perhaps, the second time is the charm?