Ted Nolan state of the Islanders

New York Islander Fan Central | 11/13/2007 06:29:00 PM | | | | |
Islanders website: Has an update from Ted Nolan on the state of the team where he praises players and updates the injury status of Berard and Guerin for the next game. He also makes comparisions to last year's team. Richard Park is singled out by the coach for his efforts.

"Last year the players didn't know me and I didn't know the players," said Ted. "We didn't know each other. We probably started building that trust halfway through the year. We built upon that at the start of this year with the strong leadership of Sillinger, Witt, Park and all the guys from last year. With new guys we brought in this year, the adjustment has been much quicker."

"We're happy with where we are now," said Nolan. "Guys are getting better and everyone is feeling more comfortable around with one another. We're on the right track to where we want to be."

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio updates his blog today on the Sound Tigers.