Islander News Articles 12/8:

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/08/2007 01:55:00 AM | | | | | | |
The losing streak made the top of the backpage at Newsday.
Newsday blog updates Friday: Steve Zipay 5, Greg Logan 0

Newsday: Greg Logan has reaction from Ted Nolan on the clubs effort, Mike Sillinger on lack of scoring and Bill Guerin on how the teams skating was not a problem earlier.

"No, I wasn't satisfied with the effort almost throughout the whole game," coach Ted Nolan said. "We have to play with some urgency and start winning some battles. If you don't work, don't expect to score. We've got to say it over and over again -- we have to work harder . . . Ricky keeps us in every game, but we have to support Ricky."

"We're having trouble scoring goals," Mike Sillinger said. "It's almost like we're sitting around waiting for the next guy to do it. We're not generating nothing . . . I think we sense some frustration. It's been [14 of 15 games] with two goals or below, and it shows in our play."

"We were winning games just a little while ago," he said. "We've got the pieces to the puzzle. When we're skating like we can skate, we're a good team."

Miami Herald & Florida Sun-Sentinel &
Palm Beach Post: Have reaction on the Panthers win Friday night.

Globe and Mail:Roy MacGregor has an outstanding feature on Ted Nolan, his background, why he has not been feeling well recently and why he had to move from his apartment. John Chabot and Chris Simon are quoted.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Best feature article I have read about Ted Nolan since he was hired and a must read for Islander fans. Too bad Newsday does not do features like this.

NY Times: Dave Caldwell's feature is on how many players want to play against the other conference and are tired of playing the same teams. Bill Guerin and Ted Nolan are quoted.

“As much as those rivalries are great, there are a ton of other teams out there, and we’re sick of seeing the same teams coming in all the time,” said Bill Guerin, the captain of the Islanders, who have already played the Rangers four times this season.

“This is just going to be better for the game,” Guerin said of the new system. “I don’t really believe that rivalries are built by playing a team a certain number of times in the regular season. This is my opinion, but rivalries are built in the playoffs.”

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio coverage on Bridgeport's win at Springfield Friday night includes the game was delayed from starting for twenty five minutes because snowfall and an accident kept the Sound Tigers' team bus from arriving until 6:55 p.m. for a scheduled 7:30 start. Frans Nielsen scored twenty eight seconds into the game. Ryan Kinasewich had two goals and Micheal Haley scored in his Sound Tigers debut.

"We had a good week of practice. We worked on a lot of things," said Tim Jackman, who was all around the net Friday night. "We're all starting to buy in a little bit to the system we're playing, how we have to play to be successful."

The Springfield Union-News and Sunday Republican: Has the Falcons coverage.

From Mr Prospects, who does a great job with daily prospect game logs on the
message board.

December 6
OHL-Kingston 6,Barrie 3-Tomas Marcinko,1 assist,-1.
WHL-Regina 6,Edmonton 3-Robin Figren,1 goal(13),1 assist, + 2.