Wednesday, October 1, 2008
New York Islander Fan Central | 10/01/2008 11:32:00 PM Brandon Sugden Jack Capuano Kyle Okposo Mike Mole Scott Gordon
Newsday: Greg Logan has the game recap with head coach Scott Gordon's comments along with Kyle Okposo after New York's 3-0 loss to New Jersey.
Mr Logan also reported Scott Gordon announced goaltender Rick DiPietro will work out with the team Friday morning.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Anyone think of the club received better television and newspaper coverage more folks would be in the stands? I do.
What can I wrote folks beyond it's preseason and Scott Gordon has a lot of players who have not been able to play and who knows how limited they are in practices. I do not like the two shutouts and the Isles did win two games against clubs on the second of back to backs.
Have to produce regardless who dresses and not show obvious weaknesses beyond the roster.
As for the Devil game taking Bergenheim, Guerin, Weight, Sillinger, Park, Bailey, Campoli, Sutton and whoever else I missed out of this mix is not a small thing at all.
It does leave a new coach trying to fine tune his team in limbo as these games seem to be survival mode and not getting in geared up mode. Not good circumstances for anyone much less someone trying to prove himself at this level and sell his concepts to these players.
On the television front Msg finally showed the first report from Moncton tonight that was at least eight days old before the first game in Moncton was played. The Isles season preview show will be Friday at 6:30pm.
The Star-Ledger had a blog and a game article from former Daily News Islander beatwriter Colin Stephenson here and here where Martin Brodeur comments on how the Devils defense played tough against the Isles.
New York Islander Coverage?
Dan Martin's editor did not bother sending him after going to practice the other day while Mark Everson reported on the Devils. Daily News did a very small AP article.
Georgina Advocate: Jim Mason has an article on Brandon Sugden who feels he has a good chance to make the Islanders.
Sound Tigers.com: Has the recap with highlights of the loss in Albany.
Ct Post: Staff report had a recap of the game in Albany.
Ct Post: Mr Fornabaio has an article on Utah/Bridgeport/Islander goaltender from last year in Mike Mole.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has a full blog update with head coach Jack Capuano's comments after the loss to Albany on Wednesday which also had Bryan Trottier behind Bridgeport's bench along with Pat Bingham and the full box score.
I did see Mark Herrmann's article on goaltending coach Mike Dunham playing golf, I just saw virtually no Islander content so I did not bother posting it here.
I'm a little surprised Garth Snow did not put in a bid on Tampa forward Michel Ouellet and his seventeen goals, perhaps if he hits recall waivers at 600k?