"At the beginning, I didn't know what to think," Satan said. "I just waited for a chance. All you can control as a player is how hard you play your shift. So, when I get a chance, I try to play as hard as I can. It was unexpected. But it could be a wake-up call for our line, basically."
"I was on the left side, which is not the right side. If I can say that," the Slovakian sniper said with a laugh at his play on words. "I don't know if I will play there next game, but if I will, it's going to take two or three games to get the steps and measure up the distances ... But I started basically with the fourth line and ended on the first."
South Bend Tribune: Steve Wozniak reports former Islander assistant coach Jeff Jackson called Garth Snow after his comments about Don Lucia's Golden Gophers program and talks of his own NHL prospect he current coaches and what it means for the Notre Dame program.
"I talked to Garth the day after," said Jackson. "I don't like commenting on these things, because I don't know what happened behind the scenes.
"The only thing with Garth, and I told him this -- was that the player has some responsibility for his development, more responsibility than the coach. A lot more."
Newsday: In a stunner Newsday's Greg Logan released a
mid-morning article with a full mid-season report with the paper also promising a weekly Thursday feature called The 'Insider' which will offer analysis and commentary, plus a minor league report in the future.
"We're way ahead of schedule from where people had us predicted at the beginning of the year, which is a good thing," Nolan said. "But I think the best thing about the second half is that we haven't played as good as we can with everybody playing the same way on the same nights. We haven't played at a consistent level yet with all four lines going at the same time. It's something to look forward to in the second half."
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Excellent mid season review by Mr Logan across the board. A weekly on-line feature sounds promising and long overdue with prospect reports.