New York Islander Fan Central | 1/03/2009 12:30:00 AM Doug Weight Jack Capuano Jeremy Colliton Maxim Gratchev Phoenix Coyotes Rick DiPietro San Jose Sharks Scott Gordon Trevor Smith Yann Danis
Newsday: Greg Logan's game article has comments from Doug Weight on his 1000th point as he credited Wayne Gretzky's franchise for being first class and wished it would have meant the Islanders tied the game. Head coach Scott Gordon talked about the penalty by Chris Campoli on their only powerplay costing them while Rick Dipietro discusses the third goal he wanted back but said he got through the game with no injury problems.
Newsday: Mr Logan also has an article on Trevor Smith and why he was called up with comments from Scott Gordon.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
The competition is on here big time at left wing now with Bergenheim, Tambellini, Comeau and now Trevor Smith. Not sure what this means for Jon Sim unless someone is injured or Tim Jackman sits and someone shifts to the right.
Arizona Republic: Jim Gintinio recaps the Coyotes 5-4 win against the Islanders Friday.
San Jose Mercury News: Has the latest on the San Jose Sharks who put Claude Lemieux on waivers to be recalled and cleared but for now is still in the AHL.
Defenseman Derek Joslin up from Worcester, forward Jamie McGinn down. Douglas Murray skated and said he hopes to be back tomorrow after missing Wild game with lower body injury, so Sharks might have eight healthy defensemen. Todd McLellan said he might experiment some, including playing Alexei Semenov at forward.
Jeremy Roenick skated with team, doing everything except contact drills.
Canadian Press: Recaps Russia's 5-1 win against the Czech republic on Friday along with Slovakia's win against the US which drops them out of any medal contention.
Lewistonhockey.com: Reports the trade of Assistant Captain Michael Ward and Stephen Horyl to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles has elevated Islander prospect Maxim Gratchev to assistant captain.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio recaps Bridgeport's comeback win with Jeremy Colliton talking about his deflected tying goal with a little over six minutes left, Yann Danis on how well he saw the puck in his first game/win in a while & head coach Jack Capuano discussed one of the Sound Tigers better systematically structured efforts/forecheck all season.
The Sound Tiger coach also credited Phantom goaltender Scott Munroe for his strong play.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Has combined coverage with Daily News on Phantoms.