Islanders claim Joe Finley off waivers from Buffalo Sabres

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Islanders claim Joe Finley off waivers from Buffalo Sabres. Good size – 6′ 8″ 252 pounds and will drop the gloves.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/joe_finley/

Talent Analysis

At 6’8″ and 250 pounds, Finley stands as one of the largest players in all of professional hockey. Although his skating was somewhat of an issue at the time he was drafted, he has improved in that area to the extent that he would be a capable skater in the NHL. Injuries have stunted Finley’s development in recent seasons, with the Washington Capitals electing to pass on re-signing the big defenseman. Assuming his future is at defense, Finley is most likely to be effective as a defensive defenseman with some toughness.

A fight vs. Isles Matt Martin
1/14/2012

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