2/18/09

Islander News Articles 2/19

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/18/2009 11:30:00 PM
I will try and fill in the blanks when/if I can on Thursday.

Newsday: Greg Logan/Steve Zipay combined game coverage articles of the Islanders 3-1 loss where Andy Hilbert talks about the dirty hit on Bergenheim who also comment here while head coach Scott Gordon credited his young players for standing up to a bigger team with the injuries the Islanders had.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Kind of games you really miss a Trent Hunter, Mike Sillinger and Doug Weight with the play very physical as it was on Monday against Pittsburgh too.

Another area this team presently is outmatched although in the previous Coliseum game the Islanders outhit the Rangers which Mr Logan did not note.

Newsday: Mark Herrmann compared Wade Redden with Mark Streit and the strategy behind the signings with Streit's comments.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

What Mr Herrmann failed to note is there is not a lot of pressure in this market playing for the Islanders or Rangers, one look at the back page of his own paper says it all for where the focus is because it's not on hockey.

Islanders could just have easily had Redden but there is the front-loaded contract issue which if was offered by Garth Snow had never been reported. All I do know is he did his homework on Streit and Doug Weight and regardless of the record made some wise choices.

NY Post & Daily News: Their editors did not send a writer from either paper to cover the Islanders story or produce a single quote, the Post even sent a writer to Hartford while Jay Greenberg and Larry Brooks waved the Ranger pom poms.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Usual disgraceful decision at both papers or too bad the editors do not demand quotes from both teams. I guess we'll see multiple Islander articles on Friday's off day from the Post.

NY Times: Dave Caldwell was dispatched to cover the game and the article for this one was Ranger-centric. Times send AP for prior Islander-Ranger Msg games.

I'm not sure if Journal News covers every game but the coverage is no longer Islander-centric when Andrew Gross used to update. Sam Borden or Rick Carpiniello who recently returned to this beat usually has a lot of bite against the Islanders
here if anything to contribute at all.

The News and Observer: Chip Alexander previews Thursday's game against Carolina with the following from old/new coach Paul Maurice:

Defenseman Joni Pitkanen is out, Tim Gleason will be back in.
Cam Ward will start in goal against New York.

News Observer: Mr Alexander also has blog updates for the paper.

AHL.com: Recaps Bridgeport 1-0 win against Hartford.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's game coverage for Bridgeport at Hartford on Wednesday with blog entries here had Nate Lawson on his shutout, head coach Jack Capuano on the road win.

Hartford Coutant: Has Wolfpack coverage of Wednesday's game against Bridgeport.



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