NYI.com has the pregame thread vs Buffalo. No lines but roster listed.
For your Friday viewing pleasure and recording get the DVD/VCR ready because in a miracle FSN is giving us a day of Islanders hockey:
14 hours of Islanders programming tomorrow, including all 4 Stanley Cup clinching games.
8:30am - Islanders season preview
10:00am - Hall Remembers - Denis Potvin
10:30am - Hall Remembers - Clark Gillies
11:00am - 1980 Stanley Cup Game 6
1:00pm - 1981 Stanley Cup Game 5
3:00pm - 1982 Stanley Cup Game 4
5:00pm - 1983 Stanley Cup Game 4
7:00pm - Isles at Buffalo - Pregame
7:30pm - Isles at Buffalo
10:00pm - Isles Postgame
Buffalo vs New York 10/5 Season Opener FSN 7:30PM start.
Coverage begins at 7pm on FSN.
Newsday's: Neil Best reports Islanders will get expanded postgame coverage this season but pre-game may be scaled back. Also a few words on Jiggs Mc Donald driving up to call games and then the Mets not making the playoffs. Despite the Mets' loss, he is set to work the Oct. 13 game in Philadelphia and perhaps others. "All isn't lost," he said. "I'll get these pipes going."
NYI Fan Central Comments:
It's OPENING DAY, or Opening Day depending on your point of view.
The long summer is over. I'm back with my own blog and message board and thrilled about it. I hope the club gives us a great season and everyone who comes here enjoys this site and what it has to offer. I will go all out with coverage, information ancd commentary for my part.
As for tonight:
Buffalo has some injuries, Islanders have no reported injures.
Islanders lost big in Buffalo to open a season a few years ago but different rosters.
Anything beats starting in Phoenix like last year before they get their bubble broken and start losing. A month later Islanders win against Phoenix.
Nolan has to have his club ready and he has to send a message with a good effort and two points, Berard or no Berard.
Tomorrow Islanders go right back at it with a very early home opener for the club given the countless years on the road.
LET'S GO ISLANDERS.