Will add/update this posting on Thursday depending what's written, working on some Islander end of season blog entries.
Toronto Sun: Ian Busby reports that Eric Nystrom will play for team USA at the World Championships and makes it very clear his roots are in Calgary despite speculation he would sign with New York this summer.
CBC.com: Former Islander general manager Mike Mibury reviews the East, pulling no punches on how many people he thinks really care about his former team on Long Island and also takes some rips at the local politicians.
Sounds harsh but people in New York (not just LI) care enough to point out how many mistakes were made under your tenure (also when you were selling tickets) that contributed to putting the organization in it's current spot which absolutely still resonates with many folks who decide to purchase tickets.
In terms of prospects Travis Hamonic (Brandon Wheat Kings) who advanced to semi-finals against Calgary begins Friday 4/16 here. Galtender Kevin Poulin (Victoriaville QMJHL) opens against St John in QMJHL semi-final starting also starting 4/16.
Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio reports Head coach Jack Capuano, and players felt goal late in third was a " joke " with Islanders Garth Snow in attendance. Lebanon Daily News Patroit News all recap the Bears 4-3 comeback overtime win in game one.
Sidebar has all blogs/twitter updates from writers, I did live blog and twitter through game and had a lot of fun, despite tough result. Game two is Friday night at Giant Center.
And for those who just want in-game twitter updates NYIFC second blog has only the twitter box updating the games without all the new blog entries.
New York Islander Fan Central Twitter Page