The Senators have struck first, grabbing Mike Comrie and Chris Campoli from the Islanders in exchange for Dean McAmmond and SJ’s first round pick (either #29 or #30).
Personally, I think the Sens got the better end of the deal. McAmmond is oft-injured and a UFA after this year, and I always thought that Campoli would have been good on a better team. He did well under Ted Nolan, granted that +/- could use some work.
But hey, a first round pick is a first round pick, and this draft is looking to be strong.
I hate to say it, but in a few years, the Islanders will be good again, assuming DiPietro can get healthy.