10/8: New York vs Washington FSN 2pm

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/08/2007 05:58:00 AM | | | | | | | | | |
Combining the news articles with the game previews today because it's an early game.

Islanders website: Has early preview for today's game.

Newsday: Greg Logan's talks about Chris Campoli, Tambellini practicing on the second line with Satan and Vasicek and where Berard may fit if signed by the club.

"I'm just playing the game the way I know how to play it," Campoli said. "For me to help this team, that's the way I need to play. Right now, I'm shooting the puck and it's going in."

"Chris came into camp much more mature this year," Nolan said. "I think when you're younger and get things given to you a little too quickly, you take things for granted. Chris worked extremely hard this off season and it's paid off for him."

Washington Times: Corey Masisak has an updated on how former Islander Viktor Kozlov is doing well paired with Ovechkin.

Washington Post: Did not have an update this early on today's game.

The Toronto Star: Reports Jason Blake has been taken off the first line because both Sundin and Blake like to control the puck. Also talks about how many chances Blake creates with his hard work and skating but already the pressure is on Blake from the media because he has not scored in the first three games.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Kolzig is coming off of a shutout. Oveckkin, Semin, Nylander, Kozov are a very good offensive combinatinonb and the backline is improved with Poti. Caps have been a hard working team for years under Hanlon and will give the Islanders everything they can handle and more today. My impression is Sim will be out for a long stretch and a knee injury can really linger as we saw with Yashin and so many former Islanders.

Islanders could use a big offensive game from Satan and the second line with Tambellini getting his opportunity.

A small sidebar today is finding out if Meyer cleared waivers. You want to keep him if possible because this is an injury prone defense and you need all the depth you can get. As for Tambellini this is his chance to prove he can play on a second line in this league. Unfortunately he's going to have to do it with a center who had six goals last season but he's a first round pick on his second organization at a point where he has to show he can play in a top nine position as Nolan indicated.