The latest version of the New York Islander Fan Central header features Captain, Mark Streit, in the classic white jersey, along with many players wearing their updated 2011-12 uniform numbers. The Dynasty Section was also given a slight new look with updated images of our legendary champions.
Biggest takeaway from this game is Niederreiter's groin injury, no replay of what happened exists so no point speculating. Also if Niederreiter, Rolston, and Rakhshani out that leaves the right wing short a forward with only Okposo and Parenteau in terms of what qualifies as top three lines, with some experience or potential.
Given the left wings are Moulson, Grabner, Comeau, the centers, Tavares, Bailey, Nielsen and Reasoner, what else can Rolston be considered but a right wing?
DiPietro played entire game and was sharp, aside from two poor turnovers. Streit, Comeau looked best for Islanders. Haley, Staios took a few un-necessary penalties.
Strome's penalty was a five minute, and the kind that could be reviewed.
Islanders with a more veteran lineup were largely outworked, while the Devils team rested most of it's regulars. New York was outnumbered and generated little, a bit more than game against Calgary, but not much. Streit had some outside point shots which Hedberg handled with no rebound.
Nabokov expected to start vs Boston.
Not the kind of game that's going to impress the coaching staff, largely outworked, outnumbered and outskated, in a contest with little intensity.
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Islanders website: Cost cutting Msg/Dolan hires someone named, Peter Ruttgaizer, as Msg's only Islanders in game host at this time, while Msg provides the Devils a full staff of game employees that as of last season included Christine Simpson here.
Cue the silence from Dolan's paid salesman or those who need his credential to make a living in fear of maintaining employment for once again going dirt cheap on New York Islander coverage, while claiming themselves as media reporters?
You know the drill.