1/17/08

Islander News Articles 1/17:

New York Islander Fan Central | 1/17/2008 08:13:00 AM
Newsday: Mark Herrmann's article is on the Islanders recent dominance over the Devils, Bill Guerin credited his goaltender for preventing at least four goals and performing as an elite goaltender with Ted Nolan pointing out your best penalty killer is your goaltender. Freddy Meyer talked about why his goaltender is an all-star. Mike Sillinger comments on the win bringing the Isles to within four points of first place.

Newsday: Mark Herrmann's other article is on Brent Sutter's son, who was drafted by Carolina with Brendan Witt targeting Saturday as a return while Miroslav Satan said he's trying to play with the pain in his left knee and not at a hundred percent.

NY Post: Mark Everson's limited space Devils-centric article was on their first loss of the calender year with only Ted Nolan's comments on his all-star goaltender the Islander content.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Not unexpected the Post editors Greg Gallo and Dick Klayman did not assign Dan Martin or another writer to tell the Islander centric side of the game. Of course it's not appropriate coverage.

Daily News: Let's hope sports editor Leon Carver does not pay Peter Botte by the word because his six paragraph article to cover both teams would not pay for the popcorn after Mr Carver did not even assign a writer to the Montreal game. His article's theme was the Isles recent dominance over New Jersey with a few quotes that the Associated press provided.

NY Times: Dave Caldwell actually had an article mixed in with the others scorers around the league with praise all around for Rick DiPietro with Brent Sutter also praised the Islander goaltender while questioning his pp for not producing with so many second period chances.

Newark Star Ledger: Rich Chere suggested the Devils mailed in the two points, Martin Brodeur felt the Devils outplayed the Isles badly but did not convert on it's pp chances and ran into a hot goaltender while Patrick Elias talked about the time off for the days was a factor for them early. Brent Sutter felt the Devils played well in the second half of the game.

Newark Star Ledger: Rich Chere's other article is on Jamie Langenbrunner's commenting the Devils had the Islanders where they wanted them playing a third game in four nights while the Devils had won ten of eleven at the Rock but did not get the job done.

Bergen Record: Tom Gulitti's article had Brent Sutter's comments on how his club played with Patrick Elias and Dainius Zubrus commenting on Rick DiPietro's saves against them while Jamie Langenbrunner credited the Islanders who have held New Jersey to seven goals in the five games.

Islanders website: Covered the Sound Tigers win in Norfolk and had Jack Capuano's comments and a full game summary.

Sound Tiges website: Had a game recap which includes Jeff Tambellini flew into Norfolk from his brief stint with the Isles while Justin Bourne was a healthy scratch along with a game recap.

Ct Post: Tris Wykes listed as a correspondent covered the game with Steve Stirling's comments he felt the game was over if Ben Walter does not score on a setup from Aaron Johnson at the end of the second period.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
This is kind of like supplemental AP/Ticker coverage of the game. Second game in a row the Ct Post editor did not have Mr Fornabaio in Norfolk but will again meet the club in Philadelphia for the next game. I'm not sure if this is Chris Elsberry decision or someone else or if he is still the sports editor? Some may recall Mr Elsberry used to do some Sound Tiger articles and features in the early years and stepped for a game or two after Mr Fornabaio's car accident a few years ago in the playoffs.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio did not cover the game in person and wrote he hopes that's the last time it happens but did blog on the win and notes Jeff Tambellini dominance since returning to Bridgeport with some other items.

Virginina-Pilot: Paul White's article had Steve Stirling's comments that there was no excitement on the Bridgeport bench down 2-0 until they scored in the final second of the second period after having a goal waved off nineteen seconds earlier. Jeff Tambellini is now tied for the AHL lead is goals with twenty four after last night's comeback win.

Duluth News: Kevin Pates has more on the debate of College players deciding to leave school to play in the professional ranks with former Islander Tom Kurvers comments with Kyle Okposo's situtation recapped again.

NY Sun: Kevin Greenstein had the Isles at sixteenth in his power rankings.

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