It's a lot better. Everybody says we brought a lot of guys in, but we brought a lot of good people in. And all the guys from last year knew what kind of system we had and they helped with the coaching of the other players."
"Every game is going to be down to the last period and maybe the last five minutes," Nolan said. "Our goaltender loves playing in those situations, and our kids [on defense] are feeling a little bit more comfortable. Chris Campoli and Bruno Gervais are getting more experience as we go, and they're getting out there the last couple of minutes. It's good to play those kind of games, especially when you win them."
NY Post: Dan Martin showed up for a rare game day article and the lead was to ask about the attendance differences between this year and last year? He also asked Ted Nolan about the differences between playing on the road, reported Freddy Meyer practiced with the club Sunday, will be with the team tonight and got a quick word on Miroslav Satan's game winning goals.
"We have to take the same attitude with us," Satan said of the Isles, who haven't left Long Island since Oct. 18. "If you want to be successful and be at the top, you have to be able to do the same things away from home. That's what good teams do."
"It doesn't matter where we play, whether here or in Africa, if we play like we have been, we'll be fine," he said following yesterday's skate. "Everything's falling into place right now."
NYI Fan Central Comments:
So let's recap, the person who writes the headline (not Greg Logan) for Newsday cannot even spell the title correct, the NY Post writer who barely covers the team and did not cover the Penguin, Ranger or Devil games comes back and the lead in his article is to ask the coach about last year's attendance after he earlier tried to dispute a sellout against Washington with the three paragraphs he was given for game coverage?
Will the Post even send Dan Martin to Philadelphia or will the club get another A.P article tomorrow? This update was not filed from Philadelphia or he did not include it in the heading.
Personally, the A.P will do a better job than Martin regardless who seems to have a lot more enthusiasm for his other assignments on high school and college sports. Can Greg Logan make somewhat of an effort to tell us who went on the road trip or is that asking too much?
Philadelphia Inquirer : Tim Panaccio's article is on the Flyers special teams which scored four of it's five goals on the power play (one empty net goal) and are doing a good job short handed. Simon Gagne (concussion symptoms) Sami Kapanen are not expected to play against the Islanders.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's article is about the Sound Tigers efforts in their win Sunday at home against Hershey.
"Mentally, we had to get a game where we got a lead and finished it off," Tambellini said. Kip Brennan scored his first on a late power play to finish it. "Systematically, we were pretty sound (Sunday) in all aspects of the game," coach Jack Capuano said. "We've got to continue to do that. Joey made some key saves, but for the most part we kept them outside the dots, especially in the first period."
York Daily Record & Harrisburg Patriot News : Cover the Hershey Bears.
NY Post: Larry Brooks writes about the injustice of Versus not showing the Hall of Fame induction tonight in the US live or on tape delay and questions with his usual sarcasm why the " Versus will be all over the critical and compelling match in Florida between the Hurricanes and the Panthers in Florida. " He also writes by scheduling five games on a night that should remain dark, the NHL essentially guaranteed that the mundane playing of early-season matches would in large part overshadow a marquee event like the Hall of Fame inductions.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
So where was Larry Brooks in other years to lobby against this injustice? For a while he was on the induction committee if I recall correctly? I do not remember a calls from Brooks to shut down the NHL when Pat Lafontaine was inducted or Clark Gillies or Al Arbour.