So our first very brief vacation comes to an end which turned into NYIFC out of nowhere not having much vacation at all.
A little message board dialogue of all things instead of relaxing, but the person I responded to was very classy and a pleasure.
Next up of course I did not put down the keyboard, instead after that I sent my own e-mail to Times Sports Editor Tom Jolly to see what can be done for the paper to improve Islander coverage with a few questions and suggestions of my own.
If Mr Jolly responds I will post that for everyone.
Amazing where the Internet can led on a given day.
I plan on getting a little more practice at this vacation thing starting Sunday and unlike these Bill Curtis commercials will not be bringing the internet along.
Time to get back to hockey.
I guess for one day the world did not stop not on Mitch Fritz being recalled or Rick DiPietro completing a practice as it seems the club made it to Tampa Bay.
A little mini-update on the the articles:
Newsday: Mark Herrmann had comments from Rick DiPietro and head coach Scott Gordon on the playing status of his goaltender with the club traveling to Tampa Bay.
Sportsnet: Patrick King had a few words from Tigres general manager Jérôme Mésonéro praising the play of Islander goaltending prospect Kevin Poulin in an article on the CHL.
Denver Hockey Examiner: Tim Rawal had a few words on current Islander prospect Rhett Rakhshani at Denver and former DU product Peter Mannino who now plays for the Bridgeport.
Of course the biggest news so far to date is the Chicago Blackhawks firing head coach Denis Savard here.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
So let me get this straight, the Hawks who have been terrible for going on a decade plus do this after four games and the same outlets who roast the Isles for virtually anything despite their playoff appearances go easy on GM Dale Tallon?
Of course the man who wanted a vacation of his own in Joel Quenneville who did not seem interested in the Islanders coaching position who just took a job as a scout last month for the same team is their new head coach?
If Charles Wang or Garth Snow did this the media would never let them hear the end of it.
So where is Mr Burnside, Mr Proteau, Ken Campbell and our friends from SI?
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has an interview with Blake Comeau on his demotion to Bridgeport and what happens next along with comments from head coach Jack Capuano.