Newsday: Katie Strang reports Brendan Witt and Radek Martinek will play Monday with Witt's comments about wanting to play against the opposition's top lines and his ten days off while Ted Nolan talks about their contribution and what the Isles need to do Monday against Carolina. Chris Campoli did not practice and will meet with the team doctors to re-evaluate his injured shoulder.
Newsobserver.com:Covers the Carolina Hurricanes who are coming off a 7-4 win against Edmonton Friday and a weekend off.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio grades the Sound Tigers by position at the half way point in the schedule and highlights several games as the best and worst and reports on the return of Steve Regier with his comments here.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio blogged on the Sound Tigers who have struggled in the three game in four night's format as they will meet the Pirates in Portland at 1:05pm Monday afternoon.
Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Portland Pirates
WHEN — Today, 1:05 p.m.
WHERE — Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine
ON THE AIR — No radio; Webcast and B2 Networks Internet pay-per-view at www.soundtigers.com
NHL.com: Lindsay Kramer has an outstanding feature on Kyle Okposo where he talks about his transition to pro hockey with three games in three days, his departure from Minnesota and the fanfare he did not want to happen with what he has to do to improve. Jack Capuano and Don Lucia's comments about his transition and their impressions of his game.
NHL.com: Chuck Gormley in his Atlantic Division notes has Bill Guerin's comments where he praised Ted Nolan for what he's trying to build here and credits his team for their efforts this season and how Nolan is a calming influence and keeps the club together and the opportunity here for players like Mike Comrie. Flyers goaltender also credits the Islanders for their hard work and his former coach in Buffalo while defenseman Freddy Meyer credits the goaltender and the leadership and how he would like to have all these players back next year.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Mr Gormley was in town with the Flyers but does a good job here letting Guerin, Biron and Meyer talk about the coach and what the Isles are trying to do. Very good article where Mr Kramer also just let's Kyle Okposo tell his story which brought out some things I did not read previously and a good job by Don Lucia adding his comments and putting his departure aside.