10/26/07

Islander News Articles 10/27

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/26/2007 11:43:00 PM
Newsday: John Jeansonne's Saturday article reports on the reaction to Michael Farber's SI article on Chris Simon, Darryl Bootland being sent to Bridgeport (provided he clears waivers) and Bates taking his spot in practice on the fourth line. Ted Nolan talks about getting back to NHL games starting Saturday against Carolina who lost 7-4 at home to Montreal Friday night and will be playing their fourth game in six days.

"We addressed the team about that," coach Ted Nolan said. "We need a strong mental approach to get back into the swing of things. Whoever you play you've always got to be on your toes."


Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio reports on the Sound Tigers traveling to Norfolk for a game Saturday with Steve Stirling's Admirals. Darryl Bootland will likely play if he clears waivers at noon but the Sound Tigers will be carrying thirteen forwards.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Norfolk Admirals
WHEN — Tonight, 7:15
WHERE — Scope, Norfolk, Va.
ON THE AIR — WAVZ-AM 1300; Webcast and B2 Networks Internet pay-per-view at www.soundtigers.com

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Chris Botta was quoted in Newsday as saying Michael Farber's article did not include factual errors, however it did not include anywhere he could not fly to his hearing in Toronto because of his concussion so it had to be held in New York. Why would the league office stand for that if he did not have a concussion and was not injured?

Mr Farber's comments give the impression Simon knew exactly what he was doing. Only Chris Simon knows what his intent was and Farber could be right about this. That written the SI writer is not a doctor and to give the impression Simon was was not hurt is unfair also because he does not know.

In the end Mr Farber did get a lot of quotes from the NHL fraternity all defending Chris Simon even though in this case his actions cannot be defended regardless of what uniform he currently wears.

John Jeansonne did not go easy on Simon either Friday and should not have if he is quoted as not reading the article but told team officials he did.

Michael Farber is a long time New York Hockey fan who used to go to the old Msg, last I know he worked out of Montreal. He now has a blog at SI and invites fans to engage him a throw down at a website called Fan Nation here.

I'm going to send Mr Farber my comments here and see if he can answer my questions, if he responds I will post it here in the future.

St Cloud Times: Kevin Allenspach has an update on Islander prospect Jase Weslosky, who made a career-best 39 saves and helped to end the Huskies three-game winless streak. His save percentage shot up to .947 and his goals-against average shrunk to 1.50.

Huskies coach Bob Motzko:
"The win starts with Jase," "Our transition game isn't real good. We're turning the puck over. The best way to put it is we're a pretty easy team to play against right now."

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