Friday Notables/Quick Hit

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/26/2008 02:14:00 PM | | | | |
SoundTigers.com: Has a recap of day seven at camp which was an optional skate with the Blue-White game at Summer and the NHL game in Ontario not getting either group back to Moncton until after midnight.

Newsday: Greg Logan's blog update has Scott Gordon's comments on what players are headed where after Saturday's game against Florida along with making sure no more injuries occur while the beatwriter tried to put together who was where in their recovery with some speculation as to when Rick DiPietro and others could play.

Scott Gordon also talked more about the loss against Philadelphia.

A few folks have asked me when I plan on doing a review and prediction for the Islanders this year?

I recently just reviewed every player in the organization, the plan is to do a review with a final prediction in the stretch between the final preseason game and the opener instead of putting something together early just to get it done quickly.

I want to see (or read) a little more about the players too. A week ago they just had their first practice with Scott Gordon.

Moose Jaw Warriors: Announced Islander prospect Travis Hamonic is scheduled to rejoin the his junior club later today as the Warriors get set to take on the Wheat Kings.

ECHL.com: Announce Justin Bourne who was in rookie camp with the Islanders a year ago and played for Utah has been signed by the Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Obviously the exodus is beginning with most of the unsigned prospects heading back to their junior clubs. Some of the Sound Tiger players will be heading to their camp in Shelton Ct because they have preseason games coming up while Scott Gordon and an excess of players from Bridgeport also will play the remainder of the Islander preseason schedule which includes trips to Boston and Florida.

Quick Hits:
It's amazing the selective amnesia the media has regarding players. I guess like Jagr, Satan put on the correct jersey to where media folks will forget what happened which led to a change of teams.

When Miroslav Satan was bought out by Buffalo after the lockout it was all about him being a team problem with the sentiment being good riddance. Now that he's joining the Pens his problems scoring were all about the Islanders and he's poised for a big season?

I hate when media/fans dump on players who are no longer with their team unless it's justified by their play, only thing worse is when they forget what they wrote last time that player changed clubs.

Satan had two very poor years here under Ted Nolan. From day one he looked lost playing the point on the powerplay under Steve Stirling and it only went downhill from there under Nolan with his slapshot virtually gone from the day he was acquired along with any semblance of speed. Those goals where he dropped his shoulder and charged the net were few and far between.

This season he played hurt in the second half with an injury that was supposed to keep him sidelined at least eight weeks. I never read a negative word come out of his mouth about anyone that made it into a newspaper but overall his tenure in New York was a failure nor was he a factor in big games nearly enough.

Like Fedotenko, I wish Satan nothing but the best of luck unless he's playing the Islanders and the same goes for Berard, Johnson, Vasicek and Dubielewicz but on the ice he seemed to continue his slide from back to when he was in Buffalo.

Having written that can the media stop revising the history of where Miroslav Satan was when he signed with New York?

Thanks for the two big goals on Al Arbour night.

Updated:
Kevin Allen (several media sources report here defenseman Mathieu Schneider has been traded to the Atlanta Thrashers for defenseman Ken Klee, forward Brad Larson and a minor-league prospect.

Sporting News/Courier Post: Chuck Gormley has a preview of the Islanders season as he profiles all the clubs in the Atlantic.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Some good information and he did look at the prospects but he lost me when he had Blake Comeau on right wing in his possible line combos.







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