12/1/07

Islander News Articles 12/1:

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/01/2007 08:41:00 AM
Newsday: Greg Logan's article is about Ted Nolan considering calling up Jeff Tambellini for more offense, Hilbert's role not changing, Wade Dubielewicz possibly getting a start tonight and Sean Bergenheim returning to the lineup with the question of dressing seven defenders.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Newsday did not even put this article in the Queens edition of the newspaper today which is a disgrace. Folks do not even know there is a game unless they own a computer despite all the advertising the club does in the paper.

NY Times: Dave Caldwell's feature is on Islander hockey games now being broad casted in Mandarin and the club's continued effort to reach out to the Chinese market as well as the logistics in covering a hockey game for Alex Peng and Justin Chang, the club's television announcers.

“I care very, very deeply about China and I visit regularly,” Wang said. “With the Islanders, we have the resources, the contacts, and, most important, the passion and dedication, to make an impact.”

“While not a traditional hockey market, it’s great that someone with the relationships and expertise that Charles has is trying to create some preliminary interest,” N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman said.


NYI Fan Central Comments:
Very good article and there is a large untapped demographic here that could help increase the club's exposure. Just click on your SAP feature and you will hear the Islander telecast in Mandarin against Atlanta tonight. Maybe we can get the Times to cover the game in any language which seems a much tougher task for Mr Wang and Gary Bettman.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Carroll Rogers reports Thrashers goaltender Kari Lehtonen has returned from a groin injury and could start tonight against the Islanders. Atlanta is on a three game losing streak, have back to back games and will visit the Devils Sunday.

Sound Tigers Website: Has the recap of Friday's 4-0 loss to the Binghampton Senators.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's game article is on Joey MacDonald getting into the first fight for a Sound Tigers goalie in six years, the powerplays the club drew and the lack of production and has a blog on the game here.

"We were just not ready to start the game," Bridgeport coach Jack Capuano said. "They came out hard, and we came out not skating, not moving our feet.... We came out in the second and third and played good hockey."

"We got chances," Jeff Tambellini said about the power play. "It's a setup that's going to work. It's up to us to get shots through and get to the net."


Press & Sun Bulletin: Michael Sharp has the Senators centric coverage on their win.

National Post: Reports the Islanders were one of four teams to vote against the schedule changes approved for next season.

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