Islander News Articles 12/29:

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/28/2007 09:46:00 PM | | | | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan's article is basically a repeat of the comments made on ITV by Ted Nolan on DiPietro. Only new information here is Ruslan Fedtonko lost a fingernail on the hit to his hand against Ottawa.

Newsday: Greg Logan's blog at 10pm has details on Okposo's contract which was a three-year entry-level contract worth $2.55 million which would double if he were to meet all the performance bonuses.

Also reported:
Because Okposo signed before Jan. 1, if he plays nine NHL games or less this season next season will be considered his first year. If he plays ten games, then this season will be considered the first year of his contract. Report the Sound Tigers lost 4-2 at home against Providence Friday, Jeff Tambellini scored both Bridgeport goals.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's game article is centered around the eight overall penalties which forced the Sound Tigers to play a large portion of the game shorthanded. Providence only had one pp goal but scored shorthanded.

"We didn't come out ready to play," coach Jack Capuano said. "That's a good hockey team. We prepared like we prepare for any other game. They showed why they're in first place, with their speed."

We've got to stay positive. We've been playing well," Capuano said. "We showed how we can play in the third period."

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio also blogged on the loss with comments from Captain Mark Wotton.

Providence Journal: Has an uncredited article on the Providence Bruins win.

Usa Kevin Allen at the WJC has a few words on Kyle Okposo from team USA coach John Hynes.

"And Kyle Okposo (New York Islanders) is doing the same. They are both playing very strong, solid games. They are talented players, but their work ethic and leadership have been really important to our team."