Newsday: Greg Logan has comments from Bill Guerin, Miroslav Satan and Ted Nolan on the club's inability to finish their chances and the teams scoring problems overall, despite hitting some goalposts. Ruslan Fedotenko has two goals in twenty seven games among several players in huge scoring slumps.
Newsday: Greg Logan's other article is on the Isles considering calling up Frans Nielsen and Jeff Tambellini from Bridgeport which Ted Nolan said he and Garth Snow will talk about on Sunday. The coach also said it's pointless to complain about the officiating, alluding to Trent Hunter's penalty that seemed like a dive where he protested because his club always seems to get the short end of the stick in those situations.
NYE Fan Central Comments:
It's kind of interesting to me last week Greg Logan answered Chris Botta's e-mail during the all-star weekend and talked about during the superbowl the extra article would be eliminated for the Isles but here on the day of the super bowl the extra article was printed?
His blog also talks about the fans patience during his latest vacation but frankly does not answer to the question if Anthony Rieber/Mike Casey can sub for Steve Zipay and Mark Herrmann, Katie Strang have done some Islander blogs why should this team miss any days from blogging regardless of who is on vacation?
I think it's a fair question to ask of Newsday's sports editor.
Montral Gazette: Herb Zurkowski has a feature on the Islanders struggles with Rick DiPietro, Ted Nolan, Bill Guerin and Miroslav Satan's comments.
Montreal Gazette: Legendary writer Red Fisher has a funny story about the Nassau Coliseum back to it's early days and did a full feature on Rick DiPietro having to carry the club on his own too many games and gave an example of it in the third period of yesterday's game with so many turnovers.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Great job top to bottom from Red Fisher and a must read.
Montreal Gazette: Pat Hickey writes about the Canadians penalty killing being a big factor in their win with Alexei Kovalev praising Rick DiPietro as a good goaltender and that they had to get traffic in front of him.
Islanders website: Jay Norton has a full feature on the Islander prospects with comments from Jack Capuano about Jeff Tambellini, Frans Nielsen, Kyle Okposo, Ben Walter, Jeremy Colliton and the rest of the prospects which included injured defender Dustin Kohn who turned twenty one on Saturday and the direction in Bridgeport whether these players are called up now or in the future.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Islanders website released this at 10pm on Saturday and it included Bridgeport's 2-1 shootout win at Hartford. Fair to speculate changes could be coming sooner than later. I do not think Jay Norton is associated with a seperate Ct Newspaper that rarely visits the Sound Tigers and does articles nor is it linked like the Times article unless he is one of the bloggers?
AHL.com: Reports Joey MacDonald made thirty nine saves while Trevor Smith scored to lead Bridgeport past Hartford in a shootout 2-1 Saturday. Kyle Okposo and Smith had the shootout goals.
Sound Tigers website: Has a recap of the game.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's game article was on Joey MacDonald's third straight win since the all-star break with comments from coach Jack Capuano on the his goaltender and the club's defensive play.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's blog has a recap of the Sound Tigers win and reported Tim Jackman was sent to Bridgeport but that may be only a transaction on paper again like the all-star break but the Sound Tigers are off until Friday.
Hartford Courant: Bruce Berlet has Wolfpack centric coverage in Newsday's affiliate.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Brooks Orpik had a few interesting comments about the Islanders defensive system as opposed to his own club.
Edmonton Sun: Jason Hills reports Islander prospect Robin Figren had wrist surgery Thursday correct a lingering problem and is expected to be out about
three-four weeks. Oil Kings coach Steve Pleau praises his efforts while the speculation from the writer is Figren will sign a pro contract with the Islanders in the off-season.