Islander News Articles 3/4

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/04/2008 07:31:00 AM | | | | |
Newsday: Mark Herrmann covered practice Monday had Ted Nolan, Freddy Meyer, Mike Comrie's comments about how the club must pull together here and his own speculation about how important the upcoming games are.

NYI Fan Central Commments:
Islanders may as well be playing Florida again tonight for all the indifference the local and city media have for hockey in the New York market today. Just no time or room in the baseball dominated media any longer for a niche sport.

Big business baseball in the newspapers now with the competition between writers and papers for advertising dollars critial.

A lot more critical than the games themselves.

Philadelphia Daily News: Ed Moran reports Flyers defenseman Derian Hatcher could play Saturday against the Islanders.

Edmonton Journal: Joanne Ireland has an updated on how well Robert Nilsson is doing recently. Damien Cox reports former Islander Chris Simon has started a blog to reach out to the Minnesota Wild fans at the Wild gm's request because of the strong negative response the trade has received.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
You think Mr Cox would at least provide a link after going to all this trouble to write an article he is blogging?

Here is the link to Chris Simon's interview with Chris Snow here. Tough to tell if this is in fact a blog or a one time article.


  1. Thanks for that link. I don't think I would have stumbled on it. I do feel bad for Chris. I hope the Minn fans give him a fair chance. Thank goodness... there isn't much regular season left. And if/when they make the playoffs, they won't have time to worry about him.

  2. Anytime.

    Interesting to me the Pioneer Press finally noted Simon visiting the kids during his suspension in Winnipeg from last month only today.

    I suspected the negative response the trade has received in the local press leads to Simon not being invited back by the Wild unless he produces some goals as an enforcer to standout and win over the public.

    Fighting just is not going to be enough in my estimation.


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