12/4/07

Islander News Articles 12/5:

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/04/2007 09:23:00 PM
Newsday: Erik Boland covered practiced Tuesday, with comments from Ted Nolan/Bill Guerin on the line changes and the club going out on the road.

"We'll keep shuffling," Nolan said Monday night. "We've got a real good group of guys here that are not trying to go out and purposely play bad."

"These are the times where you have to go on the road and bond again," Guerin said.


Atlanta Journal Constitution: Craig Custance reports Kari Lehtonen will start Wednesday against the Islanders.

National Post: Report if Mark Recchi can be claimed by any of the NHL's other 29 teams until noon Wednesday. Waivers work in reverse order of the overall standings for those curious.

If Recchi clears waivers and is sent down he can be recalled and it would cost the team making the claim half his remaining contract. IE: Freddy Meyer.

20 Edmonton Oilers
21 Pittsburgh Penguins
22 Toronto Maple Leafs
23 Buffalo Sabres
24 Atlanta Thrashers
25 Florida Panthers
26 Tampa Bay Lightning
27 Calgary Flames
28 Phoenix Coyotes
29 Los Angeles Kings
30 Washington Capitals

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio reports director of pro scouting Kenny Morrow was on the ice working with the Sound Tiger prospects.

"It's awesome," defenseman Jamie Fraser said. "He gives you a little bit of information, and it's going to pay off in the long run. He can teach us a lot."
Morrow gets a hands-on look at the Sound Tigers, and the young players get a week of insight from one of the organization's legends.

"Just some one-on-one time," said Morrow, one of the Islanders' all-time great defensemen. "I'm a bit rusty with the coaching aspect, but for me, if anything, it's to be a little bit of a sounding board for some guys."

"I'm always amazed at how fast the game is now," Morrow said. "My reference is from when I played, but how fast the game is, the size of the players: all the cliches you hear, but until you get out and see it — I'm impressed."

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