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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Labelle surprised by lack of contract offer from Columbus

Some interesting comments up on Lindsay Kramer's blog over on

"I think things went pretty well last year. If they (Columbus) don't want to give me a contract after (last season), I don't think they see me in Syracuse,'' he said. "I'm thankful for everything they did for me.But for now I think I have a better opportunity going to the Islanders' camp.''

I asked Labelle if he was surprised that Columbus didn't show more interest in him after a solid rookie season.

"When I left, I didn't have the feeling I wouldn't go back. That's what makes it a shock,'' he said. "It think it's a situation with a new GM (Columbus' Scott Howson), who doesn't know me. I'm disappointed, but there's nothing I can do about it.''

Labelle did have a solid season in Syracuse last year. Quite frankly I think Labelle is bang on - I think he was pretty much lost in the shuffle in the GM change. It sounds like he'll land on his feet for the Islanders and I wish him the best of luck.


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