12/6/07

Logan blog on Bergeron-Gallant & Sound Tigers TV

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/06/2007 08:50:00 PM
Newsday: Greg Logan's late afternoon blog was on Marc-Andre Bergeron's confrontation with assistant coach Gerard Gallant in the third peirod because he was not out on a five on three powerplay. Ted Nolan says Bryan Berard will be back in the lineup Friday and explains why Berard has been a healthy scratch for some games. Mr Logan speculates Bergeron could be scratched or the club could dress seven defenders and once again give Sean Bergenheim a night off.

“At the time, it was heated, but it was really nothing,” Gallant said. “It was just about the power play setup is all. It doesn’t affect anything.”

“Yeah, I do have a problem with that,” Nolan said. “That’s going to be rectified. There’s times to do it, and there’s times not to do it. Definitely, that wasn’t the right time. We’ll be addressing both individuals, and we’ll make some corrections.”

“We need Bryan to play better than he has, and I’m quite sure he will,” Nolan said. “But you take into consideration he only played [55] games the last two years because he got hurt. We had a couple good practices, and you’ll see him back in tomorrow night.”


NYI Fan Central Comments:
Ted Nolan is not going to show up his player or his coach to the media, but behind the scenes it will likely be far different. It would not shock me if this led to the end of Marc-Andre Bergeron's time in an Islander uniform at some point soon. Nolan is absolutely correct about Berard, the club needs to give him some games off when he struggles and it's easy to forget he has not played a lot of hockey the last two years.

Another benching of Sean Bergenheim for working hard is not the right message to send here. He has taken a few poor penalties but he is also one of the few forwards visible and creating chances.

Sound Tigers website: Announced the launch of Sound Tigers television for game highlights and several features.

"With NeuLion's cutting edge technology, fans have the opportunity to interact with their favorite players like never before," Sound Tigers president Howard Saffan said. "Our goal as a team is to increase the one-on-one interaction with our players and fans and by instilling Sound TigersTV, we are one step closer to achieving that."


NYI Fan Central Comments:
This site has updates going back to the beginning of the season.

Sounds great but this club's radio coverage has taken significant steps backwards from it's early years with mostly pay per view games and no coverage. Seems like since Roy Boe had problems with his bills the local radio stations relationship with the Sound Tigers has faded away despite Mr Wang assuming ownership and bringing in Howard Saffin.

Sound Tigers tv feed has been added to their section on this blog for those wishing to check it out.

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