12/6/07

Islander News Articles 12/6:

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/06/2007 07:00:00 AM
Of course the Post, News and Times goes AP only with the Islanders on the road.

Newsday: Greg Logan is only permitted one article to supplement coverage on an important game and does not blog after the game with the paper itself advertising his pre game blog. Ted Nolan talks about the mistakes his team made, a game he felt the club maybe did not deserve a point and possible changes to the power play among several subjects. Rick DiPietro, Mike Comrie are quoted.

"It's surprising," coach Ted Nolan said. "We talked about it before going out for the third period. We just can't do those type of plays from those type of players. Certainly, things are going to happen once in awhile, but Comrie gave it away twice on the same play. We just can't have that."

"Maybe we shouldn't have gotten the one point," an unhappy Nolan said, shrugging. "Giving up opportunities when you're on the power play is doubly bad."

"There comes a point where, if it ain't working, it ain't working," Nolan said of his struggling power play. "So, Vasicek has nine goals. Maybe he deserves a chance on the power play."


Atlanta Journal Constitution: Craig Custance's Thrasher coverage reports Johan Hedberg told Lehtonen to be sure he didn't give up the five-hole against Bill Guerin, who was a former teammate in Dallas.

"He actually told me exactly what he was going to do. That was a great help for me," Lehtonen said. "[Guerin] waited and shot to the five hole."


Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio checks in with his Sound Tigers weekly.

Winnipeg Sun: Jim Bender reports Winnipeg South Blues defenceman Andrew Hewett, 17, was one of five Manitoba Junior Hockey League players to be selected for the 2007 Canadian Junior A Hockey League Prospects Game which showcases the top
draft-eligible players in the CJAHL. A rep from the Islanders left him a message Tuesday night.

Usatoday.com Kevin Allen has a preview of team USA which included Islander prospects Kyle Okpposo and Rhett Rahkshani.

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