Newsday: Greg Logan has Josh Bailey's comments on signing with New York and elaborates a bit on when he got hurt in camp and what's ahead while general manager Garth Snow is asked about developing Bailey because several veterans are in the final year of their contract.
Windsor Star: Jim Parker has comments from Josh Bailey and Spitfire coach Bob Boughner on the Islander first round pick signing his first professional contract who credited his players hard work while Bailey talks about what he's going to do with that first check.
NY Post: Dan Martin's limited space article touches on Bailey's signing but also has head coach Scott Gordon's comments about Rick DiPietro possibility starting Monday against Florida and did confirm Andy Sutton had surgery but not details or timetable.
Note-The News had a small AP article on Bailey signing, if the Times posted a footnote in it's European Coverage-Ranger blog I did not bother looking.
Pioneer Press: John Shipley has comments from former Islander defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron who has had three fights in three exhibition games and sports two black eyes and about a dozen stitches on the bridge of his nose. He comments he was not really happy with the way everything went last year, and that it was just a weird year where he did not have any excitement in his game.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Best of luck to Bergeron moving forward. Some of his bombs from the point produced a lot of big wins down the stretch in 2006-07 and last season. No way this club makes the playoffs in 06-07 without that shot and as poor as the powerplay was with him here the point produced virtually nothing down the stretch after he left when Richard Park and Miroslav Satan looking completely lost on the point.
Globe & Mail: Sean Gordon & David Shoalts with reports from Stephen Brunt and Allan Maki have an update detailing the Nashville Predators have
has defaulted on a $40-million loan that raises new questions about the franchise's viability.
NY Post: Justin Terranova has comments from former Islander commentator Joe Micheletti in a Ranger-centric interview where he is asked about the split between Garth Snow and Ted Nolan.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's article is on the Rechlicz brothers in Joel who is signed with the club to a three year contract with younger brother Marc skating with him against Albany in their exhibition opener.
Head coach Jack Capuano comments on both as Bridgeport is set to play out it's preseason with three games in three days starting Friday night at 7pm at Ice Pavilion against Hartford.