New York Islander Fan Central | 1/09/2009 12:23:00 AM Calgary Flames Eric Nystrom Kyle Okposo Mark Streit Mike Comrie Peter Mannino Providence Bruins Scott Gordon Trevor Smith
Another blog entry has already been written and is scheduled for released around 3:30pm. If there is an Islander Insider I will try and get that in first.
Newsday: Greg Logan's early recap (no quotes at this time) reviews the game and the key moment which was the goal twenty three seconds after the Islanders tied it on Tambellini's second of the season.
Note-Mr Logan's early game article above was altered into almost a full update on Rick DiPietro with far less about the game. Thursday night's edited version shortly after the game is a lot different than what is in Friday's newspaper.
Newsday: Mr Logan had more from head coach Scott Gordon and Rick DiPietro on the goaltenders condition and why he did not play in Calgary with a reevaluation coming when the team returns to New York.
Newsday: Mr Logan's article has Mark Streit's comments on being named to the all-star team.
Canadian Press: Has Mark Streit's comments on making the all-star team in an interview and what it will be like returning to Montreal.
Globe & Mail/Canadian Press: Recaps Calgary's win against the Islanders.
Calgary Herald: Scott Cruickshank recaps tonight's 5-3 win by Calgary against New York.
Calgary Herald: Vicki Hall has Kyle Okposo's comments about playing against his boyhood idol, Jermome Ignila as both players comment while Scott Gordon praised Okposo's play.
Calgary Sun: Has Flames coverage on the game while Steve MacFarlane had Eric Nystrom's comments that it's tough to see the current Islanders struggle based on his experience growing up around the club but be back on top soon. Mike Comrie also talks about how brutal losing is and the toll it takes but feels the Islanders have some great young prospects that are learning as they go.
Sarnia Observer: Reports at press time there have been no trades involving the Sting heading into Friday's noon trade deadline in the OHL.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Sarnia a while back was one of the teams considering trades because they were struggling but won some games. Matt Martin, Mark Katic, Justin DiBenedetto are Islander prospects who play for Sarnia.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's article is on goaltender Peter Mannino who had struggled recently but also has not played in almost two weeks with the limited games and the Islanders situation in goal forcing Danis to get a start. Mannino and head coach Jack Capuano comment.
Ct Post: Mr Fornabaio previews Friday's game against Scott Gordon's old team in Providence.
The Hour.com: Mike Madar has an article on Mike Iggulden and Andrew MacDonald being named to the Canadian All-Stars and has a complete Sound Tigers report.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Excellent report, very well detailed, surprising for a paper not providing daily coverage.