Islander News Articles 4/8

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/07/2009 10:14:00 PM | | | | | |
Will add in more articles and fill in blanks Wednesday:

Scheduled blogs:
Stay or go (good timing) 2009-10 New York Islanders.
Announcement on plans for NYIFC, Bridgeport playoffs and WJC with final date ever still 4/17.

Newsday: Greg Logan recaps the Islanders 9-0 loss against Carolina Tuesday night which he reports is the worst in franchise history with a few pregame comments from Doug Weight at this time.


NYI Fan Central Comments:

I looked through some 72-73 games with some 9-1 games or 9-2 games, Islanders had a loss in Calgary 11-4 in 1981 when they dominated the NHL. I know Brad Shaw his first week had a 8-1 loss against Vancouver at home and I will never forget the 8-1 loss
at home to Winnipeg in 1988 that ended the Terry Simpson era.

I guess this game is the worst disparity loss in club history.

Newsday: Mr Logan in the Islanders Newsday blog had a very late entry on the loss where he did not feel it was as bad as the 9-2 game and make it a point to bring up injuries all season (including Blake Comeau's) but also correctly pointed out there is no excuse for a team being outplayed, outshot to the degree they were in that game.

Also included (among several other items) are Yann Danis comments on the goals he allowed and a late lottery update with Colorado's shootout loss.


NYI Fan Central Comments:

Mr Logan did an excellent job in this update. He absolutely made a great point on the goaltending and was very generous including about this teams overwhelming injuries and their very competitive record in a game they did get back two key players and still were terrible in every area.

I do have to ask once again where have all these kinds of updates been from him in Newsday's blog all season win or lose after games that Mr Zipay does after almost every game for his beat?

I do not think this is asking an unfair question on my part once again.

Newsday: Eden Laikin reports The Long Island Association Tuesday used a full-page ad in Newsday to announce its support for the $3.7-billion Lighthouse Project that would surround a renovated Nassau Coliseum with 150 acres of shops, condos, eateries and offices.

The ad was signed by LIA president Matthew Crosson. A spokeswoman said he was unavailable to comment. The LIA did not pay for the ad, which appeared courtesy of a barter agreement between the Islanders and Newsday, according to a source familiar with the deal. Newsday would not confirm the barter arrangement or say how much such an ad would cost.

Neither Lighthouse nor Islanders officials returned calls.

Also reported LIA's chief economist Pearl Kamer was paid by the Lighthouse Group to study the potential economic impact of the project: revenue, job growth and numbers of school-aged children. Kamer said Tuesday there's no conflict between her role as a Lighthouse consultant and a part-time LIA employee.

Town officials said they stopped the recent Petition mailing when questions were raised about whether the Lighthouse project qualifies for stimulus money or whether the request is too late but one supporter of it is Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford), according to a letter he wrote to Gov. David A. Paterson's office last month.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Wonder if that barter agreement included Newsday ads on the teams website and throught hockey games? Kind of funny Newsday would not confirm something it's own reporter asked them about for a story?

Makes me kind of happy this blog is heading for syndication not doing any more of these kinds of updates.

NewsObserver.com: Chip Alexander's article on the Canes dominating is already up.

The News: Adam Richardson in the Pictou local Newspaper selected Islanders goaltender and local product Joey MacDonald for his player of the year award.

The Republican: Gary Brown has comments from former Islander draft pick Ryan O'Marra on his struggles in the AHL as he had a few words on his time with the Islanders.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in the Sound Tigers blog examines the ramifications of losing Blake Comeau for Bridgeport and again reviews the clear-day rules for playoff roster in terms of who can be added and when.



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