Islander News Articles 2/8

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/08/2008 07:26:00 AM | | | | | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan has Bill Guerin's comments and explanation from the official on why he disallowed the tying goal and said he hopes the effort was a step in the right direction. He also praised the kids for their how well they played and that this team needs a quick bunch of guys. Rick DiPietro talked about a tough break on the winning goal and how hard the team worked but in the end it was not enough, while Mike Comrie said it get's more frustrating with each loss and they have to start winning to stay in the race.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Newsday only had one article despite the superbowl no longer being a factor which Mr Logan told us about in his interview with Chris Botta would cut out the second article after games. Not very good when the only local paper covering the team does not have a word in the newspaper from the head coach after an important game.

Maybe that picture of the Ranger game on the hockey page in the print edition (no Islander picture) was not necessary?

No Islander blogs from Mr Logan after the game to make up for the second article but we are getting the weekly Islander insider today before noon.

Daily News: The associated press article in the Daily News on the game was two pages, double the print space Peter Botte is allowed for home games.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Makes little sense to me but nothing hockey-related out of Leon Carver's sports department does. If the space is there for two page A.P updates why isn't the same space available for Peter Botte's home updates?

The Post of course was AP only, meanwhile Larry Brooks got space for a second Ranger article and Mark Everson got a full article for a Devils off day article.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Dave Molinary leads the excellent coverage on the Pens win last night.

Tribune Review: Rob Rossi has the Pens coverage.

NY Times: Ranger beatwriter Lynn Zinser in her coverage reported the Isles denied Duck GM Brian Burke's request for a credential to Tuesday night’s game for Pat LaFontaine. Burke wanted LaFontaine to sit with him in the press box, but instead got him a ticket and sat with him in a box. The Islanders said LaFontaine would have been welcome in a suite reserved for former players.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
There is space for this in the Rangers game article but no one from the Times covered the Islander game against Anaheim? Ms Zinser forgot to include Pat Lafontaine was on the ice at Al Arbour's ceremony after the Penguins game and was right next to Charles Wang.

Let's see if Chris Botta or someone can tell us more of the Isles side of this before someone in the media rips them. I wonder if Ms Zinser made it an issue when Dave Checkettes of the Blues was not permitted in John Davidson's suite when he was given his day at Msg.

Too bad the Times did not bother coming out on Tuesday night.

A Novia Scotia Newspaper called the News: Kevin Adshare has an update on Jon Sim who's home in New Glasgow this weekend to take part in Hockey Day in Canada activities.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has an article on Ben Walter, who's played well with Jack Capuano's comments on his scoring/overall play and reports on the changes in Bridgeport which include the following lines:

Steve Regier/Ben Walter/Tim Jackman
Trevor Smith/Sean Bentivoglio/Kyle Okposo
Bridgeport signed Jean Desrochers to fill Colliton's spot
Pascal Morency will be available to play

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