Islander News Articles 11/7:

New York Islander Fan Central | 11/06/2007 11:37:00 PM | | | | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan recaps the Islanders 3-2 win on Tuesday.

"For us, it's great that we are able to turn the last two games being down after the second period," Satan said. "It's a good confidence-builder for the future, but hopefully, we can play better in the first two periods so we don't get into too many of these pressure-time situations."


Newsday: Mark Herrmann compares the goalies and gives this round goes to Rick DiPietro. He also notes the Ranger defensive system as Captain Bill Guerin talks about his goaltender.

"He's the backbone of our team," said Bill Guerin, who should know, considering he is the captain. "This is a guy who we rely on every night to be our best player. He's a guy who invested in this organization with his whole career. He's a kid who's into it. He's happy to be here, he wants to win here and he comes to the rink every day and works."


Newsday: Steve Zipay has the Ranger centric point of view.

NY Times: Lynn Zisner's Ranger centric coverage.

Espn: David Amber did a Q & A with Mike Comrie and asks him all about signing with the Islanders, if he wants to sign a long term deal here and what he thinks of the team so far.

Q: Why did you sign only a one-year deal?
A: I wanted to see how I fit in on the top line and to see if I enjoyed playing in the New York area. It's better to see that it works for me and works for them, then we can move forward.

Q: So, how has it been so far?
A: I like it here. We have a great group of guys. We have to win games by everyone chipping in. We don't have a $10 million player on this team. Everyone has to come and play hard every night.

Q: So, if they were to offer you a contract extension right now and the money and terms were right, what would you do?
A: [Laughs] We'll see. You're trying to hurt my future negotiations [laughs]. We're actually not allowed to talk until after January because of the new collective bargaining agreement. So, that's my excuse right now [laughs].


NY Post: Larry Brooks was the only writer assigned the game. He covered the Islander side of things a little which means he kept asking Bill Guerin about how important it is for the Islanders to beat the Rangers. Rick DiPietro's outstanding efforts or a quote from the Islander goaltender or even Ted Nolan were not included.

Daily News: Peter Botte was allowed to cover game and did a limited space article but had the following from Miroslav Satan and Ted Nolan:

"We were talking about the character of this team from the beginning and it's showed the last two games, to be able to come back like that," said Satan, who had scored just once in the first 10 games. "We're on a nice little streak right now."


Ted Nolan walked into the locker room and asked if his players were giving their all.

"They said, 'We can give more,' and they did," Nolan said. "That third period was a total team effort."


Daily News: John Dellapina's Ranger article has their viewpoint on why they lost.

Journal News: Sam Weinman blames the Rangers being tired as the reason for losing the game in the third peirod.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Three games in four days with virually no travel is tiring? Islanders also won earlier against the Rangers playing in a five game in seven day stretch to start the season.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's article is on the penalty killing, the club's system and more roster changes with Bootland leaving the team for a game. Bridgeport plays at home this morning at 11am in a school day game for the kids.

"It's a developmental league. Obviously, you're trying to win hockey games," Capuano said. "At the same time, Teddy (Nolan, Islanders coach) and Garth (Snow, the GM) and their staff, if they need guys, we have to make sure they're well-conditioned, they know the system and they can be put into positions to help any way they can."


Worcester Sharks at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
WHEN — Today, 11 a.m.
WHERE — Arena at Harbor Yard
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