New York Islander Fan Central | 12/06/2009 05:48:00 PM | Comment Here
The big picture has not really changed since our last blog entry a week ago.

That is a good news/bad news thing for the 2009-10 New York Islanders.

The good news is a lot of younger players up front are still carrying the club playing fourteen of seventeen on the road leading the league in back to back games that defeated a red hot, high-scoring Atlanta team. In others ways it is frustrating because you are going to get ups and downs that come with development which we saw in Tampa on Saturday.

The bad news is the record unfortunately goes hand and hand with this which means a team at five hundred which in the NHL is a non-starter for playoffs but keeps them in contention for now.

Statistically the team that was in the middle of the pack scoring about a week ago when we did the last update is now having some games in hand made up by other clubs and went from around fourteen-sixteen to near the bottom five which is in line with the struggling powerplay.

However the expectations are higher, that's always something you strive for and the club continues to play very competitive hockey.

Let's look at the big picture.

New York 3, Pittsburgh 2: So Far, So Good......

New York Islander Fan Central | 11/27/2009 05:51:00 PM | Comment Here
What can be said of a game the New York Islanders never would have won a year ago, much less against the defending champions?

It's not 2008-09 anymore. Malkin, Crosby looked like they were in a war after this game and they came out on the losing end.

Which brings us to an actual blog entry about today's win and the 2009-10 New York Islanders.

Islander News Articles Available? Yes & No

New York Islander Fan Central | 11/11/2009 06:11:00 PM | Comment Here
Updated: Sorry folks, the Newsday pdf is only a preview of their pay subscription article.

Updated Thursday 11/12/09
: The Islanders did update this page again, Newsday's complete game article was included with AP/Washington Times/Post coverage.
The Islanders website has at times in the past has collected a digest of articles from local and sometimes out of town papers/websites and placed their links on one page as NYIFC used to do.

Our daily articles here covered everything possible that could be found across North America that was New York Islander related.

On Wednesday 11/11 the Islanders website released a pdf file of several articles including Newsday's pay subscription content (not blog entries) entitled in the media.

Some may recall the day before news of Cory Witt's departure broke on his blog he announced his intention to do this daily for our fans here.

A lot of downside to this because even though it's technically an 11/11 update the articles are a few days old or from the night before. It did not include anything from the Ct Post as NYIFC has in it's media sidebar or blog entries from Mr Fornabaio.

It may not mean anything moving forward or just a one day thing, it depends how dedicated the folks assigned to do this are to getting articles to the public and what they are allowed to reprint in terms of copyrighted material or when but I felt it worth a blog entry so you could be informed.

I can tell you in the past the Islanders website has been spotty with doing these updates daily. I have no idea obviously what they will do moving forward.

New York Islander Fan Central will under no circumstances link to Newsday content as long as it forces anyone to pay any kind of subscription fee if this blog ever returned to a daily articles format as in the past.

NYIFC has the media feeds in the sidebars from all newspapers as reference but that's about all that will be done beyond linking a few articles (not Newsday) in twitter updates.

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Sunday Quick Hits/Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 11/08/2009 03:36:00 PM | Comment Here
A few new things on this Sunday that I have not been twittering about.

I would suggest all readers here subscribe to NYIFC twitter page so you get plenty of updates daily or just follow the feeds/crawls here with the latest.

As for the hockey and this blog entry....