Tuesday, November 4, 2008
New York Islander Fan Central | 11/04/2008 11:35:00 PM Matt Donovan Nate Thompson Rangers Richard Park Scott Gordon
Newsday: Greg Logan's recap has comments from head coach Scott Gordon, Richard Park who spoke of how this team has been coming together over the last five-six games along with how frustrated the Rangers were and Nate Thompson on his first NHL goal.
Newsday: Mark Herrmann was so bitter about the Islanders winning he opened with a dig that the backup goalie on the Islanders can become the gm before Joey MacDonald's comments along with Richard Park and Scott Gordon on his play in an article that was also about Brodeur and DiPietro now being out for extended periods.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Of course Mr Herrmann makes it sound like the Islanders came into this game completely healthy up front/on the backline and were not playing a fourth game in six days against a team off since Saturday. Islanders recently lost a game they took sixty shots and I did not read from Mr Herrmann how badly the club outplayed Carolina.
Islanders have had the Rangers number at Msg for a while now and the record does not lie. It's no longer coincidence or a mismatch no matter how much Mr Herrmann does not want to write about it. DiPietro, Dubielewicz and now MacDonald have had the better of the Rangers at Msg.
I guess now it's time for Newsday to bring up the Ranger hangover for the next few days, this win means nothing without some goals and a win against Atlanta tomorrow because they have to get on a serious unbeaten streak here to get back in the playoff mix.
NY Post: Jay Greenberg makes his bi-yearly appearance to tell everyone the Islanders have been losing for fifteen years, have no people in the stands, that Charles Wang will have to threaten Nassau County to get his Lighthouse and that Scott Gordon's club will not be tanking. Sprinkled in were comments from Bill Guerin after the Blue Jacket game and about there being few systems like Scott Gordon's in the NHL.
Not much was written about the game.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
You can almost see it play out at the Sports department at the Post. Dan Martin is the semi-regular writer but the former St Louis-Philadelphia hockey writer turned shock jock of all trades at the Post decided he wanted to step in and do a good rip job on the Islanders as he does once or twice a year because they are playing in the city.
With Jay Greenberg as a friend the Islanders need no enemies.
I don't want to pop Mr Greenberg's balloon but one billion, three hundred twenty million Chinese also could care less about the Rangers too and unfortunately a lot of Manhattan no longer cares as well. All he needs to do is pick up his own paper to see how far the hockey team at Msg has fallen in media circles in this town against the major market sports as that one Ranger article is buried deeper and deeper.
That's why Mr Greenberg no longer covers hockey with any regularity for the Post and the Rangers will not be seeing any Post back pages during the regular season.
Hint-That loud cheering after the Islanders scored was not coming from Knick fans or the political crowd as a state turned blue or red last night. Apparently the team that cannot draw at home as usual had a solid road turnout in the city.
Of course if the Post did not have a coverage double-standard sending Mark Everson to cover every Devils game while the Post never replaced Evan Grossman more people would be interested in New York Islander hockey which Mr Greenberg wanted no part of writing about. Not even an Islander blog at the Post.
Phil Mushnick told me last season Islander hockey was a luxury the Post could not afford. I guess this was their idea of splurging to cover a game for us to show up and put down the club?
I think this is more space than the Islanders have gotten in the Post all season for an article? Nothing like Jay Greenberg to make everyone feel awful about the team after a win. I guess that was the idea.
At least he pointed out the Islanders should have been the more tired club.
NY Post: Larry Brooks article beat up the Rangers for their loss.
Daily News: Peter Botte's limited space article had Scott Gordon's praise for his club, along with Richard Park and Joey MacDonald.
Daily News: Michael Obernauer had the Ranger-centric coverage of the Islanders win.
Journal News a brief Ranger-centric article.
Newsday: Steve Zipay's article has comments from head coach Scott Gordon and Joey MacDonald.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Seems the Islanders receive more coverage from Cablevision/Newsday when they play another team. No second article from Mr Logan and one article fits all from Mr Herrmann?
NY Times went AP only at least in terms of the web (at this time) did not to have an article for last night's game which is kind of shocking. As a rule their articles hit the website by midnight after games.
Edmonton Sun: Derek Van Diest reports the United States lost 5-2 against Germany Tuesday in this year's World Junior A Challenge with Islander prospect D Matt Donovan part of the team. Wednesday they'll face Canada East in the final game of the round robin before moving on to the quarter-finals regardless.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has comments from head coach Jack Capuano on the loss of Mark Parrish and what it means for his prospects as Mr Fornabaio previews Wednesday's 11am game at Harbor Yard with a few words from Tim Jackman.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
WHEN -- Today, 11 a.m.
WHERE -- Arena at Harbor Yard
ON THE AIR -- No radio; Webcast and Internet pay-per-view at www.soundtigers.com