Training Camp Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/21/2008 09:00:00 AM | |
I would not put a ton of stock into early line combinations for the first few days of practices or even some early preseason games. The Islanders have three different rosters in Moncton. For now Scott Gordon is going to look at several different players and as we have seen at many previous camps players are used on off-wings.

Sure injuries of course will play a part in some of those combinations and this is the time for a Josh Bailey and others to skate with the veterans.

I used to chart the line combinations during camp scrimmages and even if this coach is doing a lot of controlled scrimmages within practice in the end many play off wing or center or a different side of the ice on defense.

And of course just because Ted Nolan used a player in a select spot that does not mean Scott Gordon absolutely will do the same. In the end a career left wing, right wing or center will likely be playing his usual spot sooner or later.
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I thought I would also use this posting to again put up the schedule as the Islanders are in Moncton/Summerside and travel with different squads to games along with the workout schedule.

Workout Sunday is from from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The remainder of the schedule is: Monday: 8-11 a.m., Tuesday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday: 8-11 a.m., Thursday: 10 a.m.-12 noon, Friday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.-noon.
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Game Schedule:

Islander rookies will face the CIS champion Université de Moncton Aigles Bleus on Monday at 7 p.m. at Moncton Coliseum.

Tuesday the Islanders and the Boston Bruins play a preseason game 7:30 p.m. at the Moncton Coliseum.

The Islander rookie squad on Wednesday take on the UNB Varsity Reds at the Aitken Centre at 7 p.m.

Thursday the Islanders play in London, Ont against the Flyers.

Saturday the Islanders will be in Summerside to face the Florida Panthers.

Any changes or adjustments to this I will add in.
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For those who wish to track the lines:
TEAM NYSTROM

Forwards
Doug Weight – Bill Guerin – Jon Sim – Kyle Okposo
Mitch Fritz – Jesse Joensuu – Rob Hennigar
Richard Park – Sean Bergenheim – Andy Hilbert
Mike Iggulden – Trevor Smith - Kurtis McLean

Defensemen
Brendan Witt – Radek Martinek
Chris Campoli – Mark Streit
Jamie Fraser – Travis Hamonic
Jack Hillen – Chris Lee

Goalies
Yann Danis
Joey MacDonald

TEAM MORROW

Forwards
Jeff Tambellini – Frans Nielsen – Trent Hunter
Blake Comeau – Josh Bailey – Mike Comrie
Sean Bentivoglio – Ben Walter – Tim Jackman
Brandon Sugden – Jeremy Colliton – Joel Rechlicz
Mike Sillinger

Defensemen
Andy Sutton – Freddy Meyer
Brett Skinner – Bruno Gervais
Dustin Kohn – Joe Callahan
Mark Katic – Travis Hamonic

Goalies
Peter Mannino
Kevin Poulin
Rick DiPietro

TEAM TROTTIER

Forwards
Jason Pitton – Tyler Haskins – Vladimir Nikiforov
Justin DiBenedetto – Tomas Marcinko – Matt Martin
Micheal Haley – Max Gratchev

Defensemen
Andrew MacDonald – Jared Spurgeon
Jyri Niemi – Jordan Hart
Simon Lacroix

Goalies
Kevin Poulin
Nathan Lawson

Newsday: Greg Logan a blog update on Joey MacDonald with his comments on the preseason with speculation on his workload if Rick DiPietro is unable to play by the opener.

NYI Voices Blog: Broadcaster Steve Mears has an update from training camp.





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