Giants RB Andre Brown signs RFA tender

New York Giants running back Andre Brown signed his restricted free-agent tender Tuesday morning, according to an ESPN report.

Brown had been working out with the team under an injury protection agreement. In late November, Brown’s season came to an end when the back was placed on injured reserve with a broken left fibula.

The Giants placed a second-round tender on both him and safety Stevie Brown in March. With both of those RFAs signed, only wide receiver Victor Cruz remains without a deal.

Brown signed a one-year, $2.02 million deal, according to league sources. The fourth-year running back enjoyed a breakout season with New York through the first 10 games of the season, racking up 385 yards and eight touchdowns.

With the departure of Ahmad Bradshaw, Brown is expected to compete with second-year star David Wilson for the starting running back job. Though the job appears to be Wilson’s to lose, Brown will likely split carries with the former first-round selection, likely filling the role of a short-yardage and goal-line back.

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Scott Weinstein
Scott Weinstein

It really burns my britches having to root for the damned Cryers.

mrcisback
mrcisback

   Happy Easter to every Islander fan and God bless everyone and there families. Just got home from Long Island after sitting in traffic all day. Time to watch a little hockey.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

tampa got a little bit screwed tonight, imo.  it's not easy playing montreal.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

lindback looking a but like nilsson.  a couple of big saves and some holes.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

stamkos back on the ice.  funny how the concussion protocol gets loosened a little bit when you need the guy real bad.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

ridiculous call in montreal to deny a tampa goal.

btw, nobody with a set of eyes thinks that snow can do no wrong.

justintime
justintime

@dkdk wrote: "Snow can do no wrong in many eyes. And that acceptance is part of the reason why we are still in the lottery after 8 years of "building". ..>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

I agree with you dkdk and it reminds me of the Milbury days and how similiar that was under Wang....

 

Milbury had defenders right down to his last days.  I  was on a few Internet email lists that had quite a few people that would defend every bad move he made, even when it was obvious to everybody else how bad of a move it was.


It drove me crazy to see some of the things those people would write, I would wonder what color the sky is in their world?


I could never understand on why people would defend Milbury right down to his last days, even though I had some theories...


Of course today, none of those people would admit it and are either long gone or  are trying to rewrite history and saying they never liked Milbury.


The same applies to Snow I believe and  when he is gone nobody will claim they were a Snow supporter at one time.  They will all say how bad he was and how they knew all along.


I'm thinking it's some of the same people that defended Milbury that are defending Snow today, at least they have similiar sounds to them.  


These are the people that are always positive no matter how bad the Islanders are. 

They always preach patience and tell us how good the prospects we have are and how great the future looks..."Just give it some more time"...


They are the people that blame the player traded (Nino,Moulson,Vanek,Bertuzzi, Kaspar,Berard,Mccabe,   etc).  They insult  the player traded at every possible opportunity to make the trade look better for the Islanders...


They always blame arena's,bad leases and money issues on why the GM should be given a free pass on results.  

Maybe they are not all the same people but the Snow defenders now sure sound just like the Milbury defenders then.


They both seem to read off the same script, I wonder if this is just coincedence or if there is a reason for it.


These are the people that have been the enablers of failure the last 14 years under Wang. The standards are so low that everything is ok with this group... 

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

eleven seconds.  goalie didn't look so hot.

willymayshays
willymayshays

So, the Post has an article bashing Wang and the draft system.

Like I said yesterday, it's a great excuse for Wang to suck and spend as little as possible.


Imagine teams where held accountable?!  Why should good orginizations be punished???

Answer, they shouldn't!!!

Wang and his mismanaged BS orginization should be punished.  NOT GIVEN LOTTERY PICKS EVERY YR!


It's not even like baseball, there is a salary cap.  No NHL has any excuse to be this bad. 

Giving the Islanders a top 5 pick every year, While Wang spends as little as f'n possible.  Pretty similar to how Wang made his money in the first place.  Find a weakness in the system and exploit it!  So shady he almost wound up in jail.  Kick this Fer out of hockey.  Hockey is too classy for the likes of this jerk!!!!

Isleguy27
Isleguy27

A little off topic from all the F U Wang conversationalists, but did anyone see the holding penalty called on Simmonds early in the game? Sadness…pure sadness.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

people here love to do the straw man thing where they invent an overloaded claim nobody made and then pick it apart as if they're discussing the real point in question.

dkdk
dkdk

MrC .... Happy Easter to you as well.

drive45
drive45

The Canadiens for a long time have the refs for guardian angels. Going way back. See games one and three of their series with the Islanders in 1993. Game one, Dalgarno is plastered into the boards in OT, no call. In game three, Montreal had seven men on the ice in OT, no call, Carbonneau scores a minute or two later! So on Easter, what else would you expect?

dkdk
dkdk

Rm doesn't have eyes?

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

@justintime @dkdk  well, you know, we also could say that the islander bashers at this point don't distinguish anything from anything else and just go to bashing on everything in sight.  which isn't an objective view either.

dkdk
dkdk

And it really baffles me the way they criticize players once they are gone. Moulson wasn't even on a plane yet when people start talking about him like he was a malcontent scrub. And some of those arrow slingers probably had his jersey in their closet. It seems like they want it to be if you don't love wang and snow you aren't a fan. But as soon as someone takes the jersey off, their choice or snows, they become a dart board. I just don't get it. All Moulson did here was produce, show pride of being an islander, represent Long Island well, and wanted to stay. So it makes "wang sense" to trade him for a guy that everyone in the continent knew wanted to test UFA and ideally wind up at home in Minny.

Richard Gauthier
Richard Gauthier

@willymayshays  How would you ever rebuild a team team then? It usually takes teams a few years to restock the cupboards. And given where the Isles were in 2008, they were damn bare. Just curious, what would you suggest as a system for the draft?


I wouldn't kill Wang for spending little (Just to be clear, I'm not saying hes a good owner). He has proven that he will spend money when someone recommends that he does. UNFORTUNATELY, he has never had a hockey guy make any good recommendations. He would have been better off to flush the $167.5 million he spent on Yashin and DiPietro down the toilet. The $150+ million he was willing to spend on Kovalchuck and Vanek probably would have ended up there as well.


Okposo, Martin, Grabner and Nielsen all have to be extended at the end of next season. Strome, Cizikas, Lee, Nelson, deHann and Donovan are all off their entry level deals in the next 2 years. So the team payroll is going to go up. It's not all about money my friend, Colorado spent about $900,000 more than the Isles and they won their division. Good management and coaching sure do go a long way... sigh

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@mitchfritz  wowww its really gotten so bad that isles fans dont mind the rangers winning?


i, for one, will never be ok with them winning and hope the flyers bounce them from the playoffs

Richard Gauthier
Richard Gauthier

@mitchfritz Yeah you need to keep adding lots of good kids. It can never stop. That's why the Detroit Red Wings have been successful for 20+ years. In 2008 the cupboards were so bare from years of having Milbury trade away every good prospect we ever had. So what's your suggestion? Start trading away all the prospects again?

willymayshays
willymayshays

@gleichzahl

You noticed that too? lol

 It must be fun for some people to argue with themselves,  but it can be frustrating to deal with those types.  

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

@dkdk  i'll leave that to you...  but even rm has been critical of snow lately saying he wouldn't object to a firing.  and if HE says that, i don't think you'll find any 'wang can do no wrong' posters.

justintime
justintime

@gleichzahl @justintime@dkdk I agree there are some extremes on both sides but I can understand how somebody can get angry with what Snow/Wang has done to this Org and go overboard sometimes.


I still don't understand how some people on the other side can continually defend the undefendable.

dkdk
dkdk

Gleich, that is not true though. We frequently point out how much we like many players including some of the kids. We just usually temper the anders lee is going to the hall of fame discussions. Speaking for myself and I believe many others, we hate wang. We have no faith in snow or cappy. But this is on the three blind mice, not the players.

doc942
doc942

@dkdk  NO ONE on this site has ever called Matt Moulson a malcontent or a scrub.  Everyone, even those that "liked" the Vanek trade would praise Moulson, but would state that Vanek was a better player.   I'm not taking the position of it being a good trade... but I must defend the truth... and the truth is that there wasn't one person that "bad mouthed" Moulson on this website.  Agreeing with Vanek being the "better" player is NOT trashing Moulson.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

@dkdk  1.  you sound like a big moulson fan, which is fine.

2. nobody has been throwing darts at moulson.  he's the player he is, open to criticism in some ways like anybody else.

3. as bad as the moulson trade was (imo it WAS a very poor gamble) moulson being gone doesn't wreck a hockey team.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

@willymayshays  yeah it's like, 'how can you say....' and then they spew out some stuff that's about a hundred miles beyond anything you ever dreamed.

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@orange2327  oh i agree with that - i just find it unfair to bash collberg and his potential based on the vanek trade.  seems like he is a tainted prospect now becuase of the way we acquired him. 

Richard Gauthier
Richard Gauthier

@orange2327  He does have a ton of potential. So did Robert Nillson and Rob Schremp.


He's at least 3 years out. He needs to put on some muscle and prove that he can score in the A or the SEL first. He is a long shot at best.


I would would say there is a better shot of one of the Kiril's making it on to this team before he does lol

Isleguy27
Isleguy27

Below is what Patrick Roy had to say about Kevin Poulin. Basically, he said he was very good in the QMJHL, he hasn't really pumped him up since he's been in the NHL.

DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche coach Patrick Roy once described Kevin Poulin as the best goalie in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Roy will see first-hand how much progress Poulin has made when he starts Friday for the New York Islanders at Pepsi Center.

Roy was coaching the Quebec Remparts when Poulin was playing for the Victoriaville Tigres. Now 23, Poulin was a fifth-round pick (No. 126) of the Islanders in the 2008 NHL Draft and is in his fourth season with the team.

"He played well in junior," Roy said. "We played him one year in the playoffs and he was outstanding. I thought he was the reason why their team beat us. I'm happy to see him have a bit of success. Unfortunately, we don't see too much about the Islanders, but he seems to be taking advantage of that opportunity.

"It's a team that's playing with a lot of confidence right now. In order to have a winning streak, you need to have good goaltending. I'm sure Kevin is doing that for them."

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@orange2327  what does patrick roy's belief in poulin 5 years ago have to do with collbergs potential to be a good player? 

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@dkdk  well he does have potential to be a great forward, he has a ton of skill....just saying he has potential though does not mean anyone is a wang/snow supporter, or that they believe that trade was good

dkdk
dkdk

Really he seems to have quickly backtracked off of that. I think it was a one hour and one drink too many post or two. And there are 3 or 4 others that never ever criticize either snow or wang. Today alone there was someone trying to put Colberg in the top 6 in a couple of seasons.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

@dkdk  anders lee to the hall of fame hasn't been that loud.  but he is a player they have to count on.

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@dkdk  vanek is clearly a more skilled player than moulson overall - really no question, he can make his own opportunities with the best of em where moulson is an expert in front of the net.  its unfortunate the way it played out becuase we learned that moulson can hold his own on 3 different teams and by playing without JT who many thought made him to the player he was.  


initially, i will admit that moulson at 5+ a year seemed a bit extreme to me because he literally camps in front of the net for most of his goals, but he does it as well as anyone in the NHL and given the amount of money we need to spend to get to the floor, as well as the locker room presence he seems to have i would give him that money in a second now. 

dkdk
dkdk

Doc .... We are on the same page with Mouslon then because I really like him as well and thought extending him was a no brainer especially when we need to make the cap floor. I don't get it. And I know you like Matty so that wasn't your posts but more than a few people were so drunk on vanek that they railed Matty to help justify things.

dkdk
dkdk

I love Nielsen so I don't get it either. As far as the conspiracy, I don't know what to call it, but there is a subset a fans that seem to post whatever is needed to make snow look less clueless. And if had as much acumen as some try to believe we wouldn't still be in the lottery after 8 years of building. The guy deserves and has deserved for years, his pink slip.

doc942
doc942

@dkdk  If that is what you read then you are correct... that is over the top and inaccurate.  I guess trades like that will polarize the extreme views.

doc942
doc942

@dkdk  I'm a Moulson fan and was torn over the trade.  I think Moulson was a better fit for the team, but I do think that Vanek is the better player and I also think it was worth the risk of trading for him.  It didn't work out and the Islanders are weaker because of it.  Gave up too much (the 1st rounder) and didn't get back enough from Montreal.  So they lost on both ends of the deal.  That doesn't' change my mind though when I judged the trade from the point at which it happened.  I was excited to get that big time wing for Tavares knowing the risk of not being able to sign.  Hated to see Moulson traded though.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

@dkdk  right, but so they have opinions.  it's not a conspiracy.  again, i don't get the nielsen bashers, but i don't think there's any big issue behind it.  the 'jockstrap' posts were outliers, really.

dkdk
dkdk

Doc this went way above pointing out the few negatives. This was he couldn't even carry vanek's jock type of posts which is factually inaccurate. He isn't as good as vanek, but he isn't that much of a step below either.

doc942
doc942

@dkdk  Pointing out someones weaknesses when comparing him to another player is not bashing.  To make a point of why you think Vanek is better than Moulson one might say, Vanek is a better skater, Moulson doesn't play defense and can't keep up with Tavares on the rush... etc.  Far from bashing.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

@dkdk  everyone has 'over the top' levels when they get going, including the critics of everything.  i don't think there was any major bashing of moulson.  look, i like nielsen and he gets bashed pretty good too, at least going by how many people want to trade him.  but it has nothing to do with being shills.

dkdk
dkdk

Doc .... Spare me. Plenty of people, and I am not pointing fingers at u, criticized Moulson at over the top levels. He couldn't skate, sucked defensively, shyt the bed last year in the playoffs. There were tons of posts along those lines.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

@dkdk  i think people said mm wasn't a great defender and doesn't skate that well even when he was scoring goals here.

dkdk
dkdk

I like Moulson, I know he has warts but no one can justify that vanek was that much better than him to try to woo him. And I haven't seen you posting at the time of the trade but as soon as it was done it started with how bad he was defensively, how "old" he was, what a poor skater he was. On your 3rd point, I agree, he isn't a team wrecker. But what was given up to get vanek is. And no one knows for sure what effect this had/has on JT and his mindset.

camb33
camb33

@gleichzahl @dkdk maybe not wreck, but that trade and what we ultimately ended up with is definitely a setback, and this franchise cant afford any setbacks

willymayshays
willymayshays

@mitchfritz @orange2327 

Only reason Wang doesn't make money on this team is because he needs to have control BUT he knows nothing about hockey.  (bad combination)

I guess he figures he already has enough money.

Because he must realize that he loses money every yr because of his cr4p roster, incompetent GM and sh1tty coach.