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Lubomir Visnovsky: Islander?


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#181 OFFLINE   **LS**

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:48 PM

The long, strange saga of Lubomir Visnovsky appears to be coming to a close, and the defenseman's Islanders tenure is about to begin.

Both the team and Neil Sheehy, Visnovsky's agent, said Sunday that Visnovsky is scheduled to arrive this week to join the Islanders. Sheehy said the plan is for his client to fly in from Bratislava on Wednesday and join the team.

Visnovsky still has a family member dealing with a health issue, but that might be resolved by the end of the week, so the 36-year-old defenseman is prepared to make the trip.


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#182 OFFLINE   DRodger91

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:03 PM

Is that the whole problem? Family?
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:12 PM

Is that the whole problem? Family?


Thats what we have been told for the past few weeks- that he was going to come after his sons minor surgery. Now he is coming before his minor surgery.

There was some translation over on LHH of a recent hometown interview {link} where it seems he said the following:

Did you solve your son's health situation?

Unfortunately no. Surgery is still Feb. 9. The doctors, my wife, and I decided I do not need to stay. ... I can't play for Slovan anyway, so it is wasted time and I want to play for him.

When asked if he'll move his family or have them stay in Slovakia, he said:

"The club is helping me with housing ... so we'll see how it develops further."

Why is it so disappointing to leave?

"First of all I would like to help you guys [Slovan] ... and once again experience the atmosphere that prevails here during home games. I also, after a three-week break, the game at least a bit before entering the NHL hot. But as I said, the Islanders would not let me, so I live very disappointing."

On the reception he expects:

"I think it will not be easy. The fans certainly are not thrilled, but I know what I'm doing and what I caused. On the other hand it must be said that even they do not see the family situation I was placed in. Certainly there will be some meetings with the media, where they'll try to explain it and I hope that they understand. The owner of the club told me that he would do the same; it is paramount my family knows I be the first to protect my family."

It's a new environment. On whom will Lubo rely?

"I do not know anyone there, but I'm no newbie, I know how to go there, so in this respect I do not anticipate any problems."

Finally, the publication noted that the Islanders have had a great start...


"I sincerely hope that I will not spoil it, that I quickly fit into the game and we will continue to pursue a good performance. It would be great to advance to the playoffs."


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

I'm seeing word now that the suspension has been lifted.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:33 PM

I'm seeing word now that the suspension has been lifted.


Yup. He must have passed his physical.
He may very well play for the Isles in the next game (v Sabres)
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

Are you Isles fan happy he is there or not so much? I mean he is a good player, but he did screw around a bit right.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

Are you Isles fan happy he is there or not so much? I mean he is a good player, but he did screw around a bit right.


Honestly, even after everything that has happened Id have to say happy... because the Isles need him so badly. I really wish he was here from day one.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:07 PM

Honestly, even after everything that has happened Id have to say happy... because the Isles need him so badly. I really wish he was here from day one.


I thought that would be te answer I'd get. Just like the lockout, I hated every waking minute without hockey, now I don't care what happened, just want to watch it all.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:04 AM

He doesn't appear to be helping.
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

He doesn't appear to be helping.


Posted Image Uh he has played six periods of hockey, LS.
I disagree, though- thusfar he has certainly done his part.
Now if only the rest of the team would do the same...
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