New York Islander Fan Central | 10/10/2008 06:07:00 AM New Jersey Devils
NHL.com: Has the early preview for tonight's game against the Devils in Newark along with the Islanders website here.
Note-If things run as they have in the past Time Warner will not cover the Islanders version of the telecast live or activate it Msg+2 telecast. You can watch that on replay that finally makes Msg+ deep into the night or tomorrow afternoon.
According to the TV guide there will be no Islander pregame shows, the Devils apparently for tonight will have one, the Islanders will not have one tomorrow and no Islander post game after the home opener.
Cablevision/Newsday's Neil Best (long time Ranger fan) confirms here with his usual indifference and dig at the problem about what he plans to do about it.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Islanders have had a lot of good games against the Devils but a lot of this roster is still in training camp mode recovering from injury with a goaltender who is seeing pucks for the first time with any regularity since March. Questions with regard to the health of key veterans are all over this lineup with Comrie on a fourth line in practice. Comeau and Gervais on paper seem the odd player out based on some practices but that's a guess along with Bailey and a lot of other things.
What I do not have to guess at for the moment is Sim-Weight-Guerin are one line and Tambellini-Nielsen-Hunter are another. Hillen and Pock seem the big winners for spots in the top six and Meyer seemed to play very well from reports.
Preseason is never a good indicator but the Isles did compete with mostly a regular Devil lineup last week (without Brodeur) I guess we start there.
We actually get to see a game live on television, it's only been about six months for anyone without a computer.
As for Neil Best I still have audio tapes of 1981 semi-finals, always fun listening to the Islander fans cheering a sweep at Msg with Barry Landers and Jean Potvin going wild.
Just thank us for the rivalry saving the Rangers from moving to NJ back then as Msg bleed red ink.
I will be appearing on Hockey Night on LI with Alex and Steve at 5pm for those who would like to listen or call in here.
Win or lose tonight I will not have a recap or articles on this game until Saturday morning.