New York Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/05/2011 04:44:00 PM | | | | | | | Comment Here

Nothing ground-breaking for this time, the good news is prospect camp opens Friday/Saturday. New York prospects play Boston's prospects at the Coliseum in eight days.

With that New York Notables.


New York Islander Fan Central | 9/01/2011 02:06:00 PM | Comment Here

A quiet period, so the correct time to get business out of the way.

The plan is for New York Islander Fan Central, to renew it's domain for the next calendar year.

Having written this, major changes are coming.

Blame For Islander's Ridiculous Injury Records? No

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/29/2011 07:42:00 AM | 2 Comments

Simply put when you lose 402, 582, over 600 man games/300 more in AHL last year, it might be easy to blame training staff or Islander doctors for the last four years.

Frankly speaking, hockey fans blogging are not medical experts, (neither are professional writers) no one should pretend to insult their readers otherwise.

Having written this, the Islander doctors/training staff cannot be blamed for what's transpired, it's painfully obvious when we have seen several players injured in games.

NYIFC is going to examine this topic.

Silly Season/Real Questions For New York Islander Fans

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/28/2011 07:02:00 PM | 3 Comments

I always consider this the silly season for New York Islander Fans/some media, who cannot name ten roster players, but pretend to play expert, with not one article pointing out the nine hundred plus man games lost combined between New York/Bridgeport.

Why do that when it's lazy/easier to discuss ten years ago or longer?

However let's ask a few common sense questions to clear the rhetoric.

Josh Bailey Mismanaged By New York?

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/25/2011 09:58:00 AM | Comment Here

Butch Goring was head coach of this franchise a little over a decade ago, what did he say on television, the first game after Bailey was recalled from Bridgeport last December, after dominating at the AHL level at center?

Bailey has to play center. How do you send someone down, have them do well, recall them, then change their position? (this criticism also extended to Comeau)

Goring was a hundred percent correct.

A Few Words From Garth Snow

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/24/2011 01:09:00 PM | | Comment Here

NY Post: General manager, Garth Snow, had a few comments regarding his team within the last day, where he spoke on a variety of subjects.

Five on Five Scoring Has To Be Consistent For Playoff Spot

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/23/2011 10:20:00 PM | Comment Here

No site anywhere quotes the injuries this team has sustained three of the last four years as often as NYIFC has.

It's done to drive home the fair point no team would be able to remain competitive under such circumstances.

Having written this NYIFC did not give the club a pass last season when the season fell apart because of injuries, it was only a part of the story.

Things fell apart after a 4-1-2 illusion of a start, which had Scott Gordon concerned at the signs his roster could not produce at five on five.

He was absolutely correct.

Professional NHL Sites Only For NYIFC Information

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/23/2011 06:36:00 AM | Comment Here

NYIFC Blog Entry 7/7/2010 " Source " Games Over At NYIFC & the title of this entry say it all.

NYIFC has no interest in posting anything regarding team information/news unless it's from a professional newspaper site or NHL official affiliated outlet.

If some professional NHL media are also lazy, or need to use these sites for their own page views, that is not our businesses. More and more the professional media has gotten sloppy in their research, or fail to do their own homework.

It's also painfully obvious no professional sports franchise in North America has a collective professional media worse than the New York Islanders.

NYIFC also has no interest in information without supporting direct quotes (not third-hand sourced based rumors) without official team confirmation to determine if information is correct.

Simply put, NYIFC, as always will set the highest standard. It's very easy when you write with no financial gain or interest in advertisers/page views.

Spots Open On 2011-12 New York Islanders? Few/None

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/22/2011 10:05:00 AM | 1 Comments

Very easy to speculate on job openings, however reality is until opening night, perhaps beyond, some spots will not be certain.

Having written that many spots on the 2011-12 New York Islanders are locked up barring injury.

Pens Media Defeats Msg/Isles Lack of Print Media

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/18/2011 12:26:00 PM | Comment Here

Perhaps at the next fan gathering the Islanders can have a Crush For The Cup promotion with receipts going to the Make A Wish Foundation here as we saw sponsored by a local radio station, not affiliated with the Vancouver Canucks in April 2011.

The NHL did object to the word Cup being used, however vehicles using the Blackhawk and Nashville logo's were hit by participants with sledgehammers in subsequent playoff rounds.

Some may recall this happening in Ottawa during the 2003 playoffs vs the Islanders?

Islanders website: Report they have requested Msg change it's program schedule with the following statement:

The New York Islanders have requested that MSG Networks change the originally scheduled game to be viewed at the Friday, Aug. 19 meetup. As a part of MSG Plus’ Summer Ice programming, the schedule had the Islanders game from Friday, Feb. 11 against the Pittsburgh Penguins set to air at 7 p.m. Instead MSG Plus will air the Islanders 7-6 overtime victory on Sunday, Feb. 13 over the Buffalo Sabres.

New York Announces Training Camp Schedule

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/16/2011 05:45:00 PM | Comment Here

Islanders website: announced the schedule for their 2011 Training Camp held at Islanders Iceworks in Syosset and at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Rookies first on-ice session is Saturday, Sept. 10, while the full team will begin on-ice sessions on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Camp will run through Wednesday, Oct. 5.

A list (subject to change) of players attending was released. Tomas Marcinko, who was resigned to an NHL only or he can play in Europe contract is not listed.

8/15: New York Notables: NHL/Coliseum RFP Folly

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/15/2011 09:58:00 PM | | | Comment Here

USA Today: Has the following from NHL deputy comissioner, Bill Daly, that the NHL is looking into the Islanders viewing party for Friday.

We do not approve of the use, based on what we know.

Signing Deadline For Brian Day, Shane Sims 8/15

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/15/2011 08:13:00 AM | | | Comment Here

For those curious the signing deadline for graduated college prospects, Shane Sims and Brian Day is 8/15/11.

Both are 2006 college prospects.

Day signed an ATO with Bridgeport and participated in ten games. Sims signed an NHL regular season amateur tryout agreement, participating in the final game of last season.

Prospect Troy Mattila is also a 2006 pick, he enters his senior year in 2011-12.

NY Viewing Party Gives Lazy Media A Chance To Cheapshot

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/14/2011 11:37:00 PM | | | | Comment Here

This is a topic NYIFC usually does not lower our high standard to elevate.

Apparently Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, plus a few fringe outlets (nbc) who need page-views without spending money, do not understand the New York Islanders have several viewing parties, some built on those rare moments Msg shows games during the summer months, others where they bring video themselves.

Dejan Kovacevic of the Tribune Review also has a few twitter digs, to go with an obvious lack of general knowledge on the Islanders over the last decade.

The most recent Islander fan gathering was August 3rd where folks attending got to select the game at the event based on greatest games DVD.

But why expect newspaper people to report facts?

Jay Jacobs New 8/12 Vision For Coliseum Not Viable

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/12/2011 07:00:00 PM | Comment Here

Jay Jacobs clearly does not get it.

8/12/2011 was Ed Mangano's soft deadline for idea's announced on August 2nd, ironically it's also the six year anniversary of Tom Suozzi putting out his RFP 8/12/2005 for the Coliseum site.

Jay Jacobs had a new idea for the Nassau Coliseum on 8/12/11, one that is not going to be viable for Charles Wang or anyone.

Surviving Tabloid Professionalism Journalism 101

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/11/2011 07:38:00 PM | Comment Here

Sadly for those interested in quality professional hockey coverage, there is not much out there these days.

Consider this the NYIFC guide to surviving tabloid professional journalism 101.

A Top Defender? Best Strategy Is To Develop One

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/10/2011 06:41:00 AM | Comment Here


Top defenders are what twenty nine other teams always make room for, in other words that kind of player is not going to be available on the market without paying a big price in return, most of them are close to UFA.

Do not expect it to happen, it's highly unlikely.

Goaltending Plan For New York A Problem

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/09/2011 03:18:00 PM | Comment Here

Simply put, how do you keep six goaltenders sharp/effective for what is two starting spots when all of them need to start, with many/most coming off surgeries?

What happens to the two goaltenders on the outside?