Tsn Isles Preview: Lazy, Sloppy and Lacking

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/03/2009 07:25:00 PM |

Another example of why no one site or individual should preview thirty NHL teams would be the Tsn preview today released on the New York Islanders.

I would not want to attach my name to that either and simply would write staff who released this worthless preview of our club today which at first had the Isles at 15th in the Western Conference?

How much misinformation can a professional hockey website get wrong about New York's " First " hockey team? (could not resist a play on their words)

Did they even write anything of consequence about another player besides Tavares or go down the roster besides the poorly done " Slick Rick " comment about a goaltender who before last season started over sixty games his previous two years and was an all-star?

" Umpteenth knee injuries" would not describe DiPietro's career going into last season to any degree where he has missed any significant portions of a season.

Charles Wang never threatened to move the team to KC or anywhere and has made that clear on several occasions, all they got correct was his WFAN comment.

An article that's supposed to preview a team should include all the changes and man games lost to injury the previous season as a viable reason for it's struggles. I checked the Colorado preview and they did not bother doing this for the Avs either but their preview did tell us how many of their players will be UFA next summer?

Of course the New York Islanders could finish 15th in the East, it's no problem here to make that prediction but to present what was obviously a poorly done article even if the team was projected first is the problem.

That was just brutal and gave us nothing. I feel bad for Scott Cullen having to put his name to a fantasy preview behind that.

Lazy, Sloppy and Lacking performance by Tsn staff.

It will not be the last one either.
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Nice interview by Katie Strang with Andy Sutton but to write the Mets debacle at CitiField is truly beyond comprehension with any other team in pro sports in terms of injuries is simply incorrect.

The Mets were not even close to the Islanders injuries problems last season which set a league record 580 plus games lost. (off the 402 games lost which led the NHL the previous year)

The Mets by comparison to the Islanders started the season relatively healthy while DiPietro, Sillinger, Comrie, Bailey could not play or tried to play hurt. The projected top six defenders over the six months played less than five games together as a unit.

Include Bill Guerin coming into camp off surgery and unable to play most of the preseason every single player on the roster sustained some sort or injury including Jeff Tambellini in camp last season.





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4 comments:

  1. could you put links to the stories you are talking about? I can't find anyhting on Newsday. It would be nice to look at the articles you are talking about (the Mets one is the one I can't find, there are lots of Mets articles) and see the quote myself.

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  2. Newsday's Islander blog link rss has not worked since it's page redesign and the Tsn article was posted today, my article links above has Mr Cullen's fantasy preview which should link to that preview page.

    Thank You

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  3. Please insert the link to the Mets story you say you quoted with the injury thing because it doesn't seem to exist and that has nothing to do with any RSS feeds! Just paste the link to the article itself!

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  4. The Islander blog feed at Newsday has not worked very well since the redesign but if you want to link to Ms Strang's blog entry yesterday and her interview with Andy Sutton here it is:

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/isles-files-1.812028/sutton-looking-for-healthy-start-1.1420013

    Ms Stang's opening paragraph was:
    " Considering all the man games lost to injury the Isles suffered last year, I'm sure many of you can empathize with the Mets' horrible situation this year (although the debacle over at Citi Field is truly beyond comparison with any other team in pro sports)."

    The team Ms Strang will cover lost 580 plus man games to injury which some reports said were an NHL record coming off leading the league the previous year with 402.

    To do an article that opens with the debacle with the Mets is beyond comparison with any other team in pro sports is simply not correct and applies much more to the New York Islanders not only last year but since they were in sixth place in January 2008.

    Thank You

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