4/13/10

Islander News Articles 4/13

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/13/2010 09:27:00 AM
NY Post: Tim Bontemps is the latest extra from the worthless Post hockey media staff to throw a few token paragraphs as a season wrap up with quotes from John Tavares and Scott Gordon as apparently full-time home writer (when it's not a Ranger or Devils game) Dan Martin faded away from coverage.

NYIFC Comments:
Of course this beats the Daily News which was too lazy/cheap/indifferent to cover the final games or wrap the season as Peter Botte was sent to go cover the Yankees and at best would have been given the same token space. Understand this is not the writers fault as indifferent/weak as their reporting is, this goes entirely on the sport editors and the people they report to.

The Associated Press ironically had the longest update where Doug Weight makes it clear he wants to come back with the Islanders next season along with Scott Gordon's comments.

NYIFC Comments:
Scott Gordon's comments came from his ITV post-game. Islanders usually get a much better article when AP writer Ira Podell is not involved because he always has a negative slant to any of his commentary while he goes the other way on Cablevision's team with the glass half filled. Sad part is this comes from the NY Times of all places that I do not believe had one Islander-centric update all season.

As for Doug Weight, he had one goal and despite his leadership has not been healthy or effective since December of 2008. He proved the critics out of Anaheim wrong a few years ago but the size, physical play, speed and skill mandate his spot on the forward lines/power play go to another player.

Islanders website: Reports last year's representative in Ken Morrow will once again be at the table when the ping-pong balls start flying.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio reports the Sound Tigers will practice Tuesday and travel to Hershey with roster changes between Utah-Bridgeport and New York.

NYIFC Comments:
Bridgeport played Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A flat out shame Josh Bailey is not part of this while Alexander Ponikarovsky get's to participate in Pittsburgh's playoffs but spin the wheel and take a guess because that's Colin Campbell/his staff and how they determine suspensions, if Ponikarovsky was not playing the Islanders Sunday I doubt he would have been suspended for that game.

Utah is the Islanders ECHL part affiliate that also has had Mikko Koskinen playing for them since returning from hip surgery ECHL.com interview 3/26, he was 7-1 but has been pulled in two of four playoff games and is not expected to start in the deciding game tonight in their best of five series with former Islander Mike Morrison the projected starter according to the Las Vegas Sun here.

Side-bar is doing all newspaper/twitter updates on the Bears and the coverage is very good.





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