AHL.com Reported the Bridgeport Sound Tigers lost 3-2 in a Wednesday matinee at Harbor Yard again against Worchester Sharks (San Jose affiliate) where they again lost with a lead going into the third period. Mike Morrison started and made twenty three saves. Joe Rullier was suspended two games, Darryl Bootland had family business and did not play in this game. Scott Burt, who was called up from Utah was a plus one.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio blogged about today's loss.
Islanders Website: Announced Bill Guerin and Rick DiPietro are on the all-star ballot. The games will be Sunday, January 27th in Atlanta.
Canadian Press: Barry Melrose apologized after some inappropriate comments about the area surrounding the new Prudential Center in Newark that had the major of the city and many citizens upset. Espn says it will not discipline Melrose.
"I was trying to be funny and I'm sorry it didn't come through that way," he said by phone from St. Louis. "No excuse. When I talk I don't want to offend anybody. I love hockey and I want Newark to be a success. I certainly never wanted to hurt the feelings of the people of Newark or the people of New Jersey. There was no malice on my part."
"Barry addressed it and that was the important thing," Krulewitz said. "He obviously was remorseful and we feel it's in every body's best interests to put it behind us."
NYI Fan Central Comments:
What can I add? He said something inappropriate and gave a public apology. Good thing it's hockey or it would have had career ramifications for Melrose and been a higher profile story. Fair to say he just lost any chance at a job coaching the Devils in the future and if Espn ever does get back rights to games the people at Espn will likely remember it when considering who they will hire.
The Star:Kevin McGran reports former Islander Jason Blake is clicking with Mats Sundin at even strength and has fourteen assist but only two goals but they have no pp chemistry and are being broken up. Blake has the worst shooting percentage for anyone with a goal on the Leafs.
Tsn.ca Darren Drager reports Eric Lindros is expected to announce his retirement at age 34 on Thursday.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Seems like Lindros has been in retirement since Scott Stevens hit him. After going through the motions for years and more injuries the end is finally here. The question at this point is does anyone really care?
Albany Times Union: Pete Dougherty has a feature on Brandon Nolan who is now in the Carolina Hurricanes organization and Ted Nolan.