2/4/09

Islander News Articles 2/5

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/04/2009 10:14:00 PM
Time to roll out the dynasty header to celebrate Dad's Week for a few days.

Islanders website: Reports Tomas Pock will miss about a month with a hand injury, Mark Streit is day to day.

Joe Callahan and Jack Hillen were recalled.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Fun never ends with these injuries.

Newsday: John Jeansonne has head coach Scott Gordon's comments he never felt he was losing his players during the losing streaks in December/January and that the recent play has helped the team building process. The coach also praised his veterans as the coach has given more opportunities to younger players because of the clubs record.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Are we missing something here?

Granted Mr Jeansonne is going to have a negative theme to his questions but where has Guerin or Weight's opportunities been cut with them on every first powerplay unit and seeing a regular shift along with Richard Park a powerplay regular?

Doug Weight made it clear recently if he was contributing he expected to be on the ice.

NY Post: Dan Martin's only real difference from Mr Jeansonne's article was a few words from Mike Comrie about gaining experience and the big picture.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

The big picture is other than Guerin-Comrie-Weight being put together as a line the youth movement has taken a hit with Jeff Tambellini being benched without a reporter getting a single word from the head coach on the subject.

NY Times: Brian Heyman has a feature on Islanders captain Bill Guerin who was praised by Scott Gordon for his leadership in tough times as the captain talks about his season, the no trade clause while Kyle Okposo, Josh Bailey and Doug Weight credited Guerin for what he has done for them.

General manager Garth Snow discussed Guerin's NTC after saying he's a New York Islander and praised his value with the younger players.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
As Guerin said, never say never if the Islanders come to him with the right trade or circumstances but I think a trade is unlikely.

AP: Ronald Blum reports Bob Nystrom was among the clients who invested with Bernard Madoff, according to a court filing released Wednesday night.

The family of Lighthouse co-developer Scott Rechler also had a limited exposure here with Cablevision on the list of 14,000 who were caught up in this according to Newsday
here.

St Pete Times: Damian Cristodero reports once again forward Jussi Jokinen was placed on waivers. GM Brian Lawton said he has had contact with another team that expressed interest in Jokinen. We will find out at noon Thursday whether he was claimed. If not, Lawton said Jokinen and his $1.875-million salary will be shipped to AHL Norfolk.

Newsday: Former Ranger beatwriter Arthur Staple tells us the Rangers are in trouble. not Islanders trouble, but our two local teams aren't playing for the same thing right now.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Since when is a team covered by Newsday that plays in Manhattan " our local team " given the city papers do not extend the same courtesy to the Islanders with Larry Brooks pushing our team out of NYC market every chance he can and the other papers editors providing token coverage at best.

Nothing like the paper being owned by the other team telling us we have two teams which is why Arthur Staple was shifted to hockey.

Plenty of pressure on the Islanders win or lose, btw.

Updated:
Newsday: Greg Logan reports in the Islanders Newsday blog that Mark Streit did not practice but could play.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's article is on Bridgeport's pk with comments from head coach Jack Capuano and team captain Mark Wotton.

A defender will be recalled from the ECHL to replace Jack Hillen/Joe Callahan.





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