Islander/Sound Tiger notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/21/2008 01:21:00 PM | | | |
Islanders website: Report Jeff Tambellini was sent to Bridgeport for Chris Simon's return from suspension.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in his blog reports confirms Jeff Tambellini to Bridgeport this morning & Ben Walter was getting an MRI on the Island this morning.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Tambellini only had the one goal vs Philadelphia but did a solid job overall and his line did not cost the club at even strength and the speed added to the lineup I felt helped the club. I suspect this is not a move that is going to go over well in Islander Country but on the other side of this the Islanders were getting pushed around in games and did need Simon or a player who can fill that role.

Of course the good news is Frans Nielsen is still here.

Toronto Sun: Bruce Garrioch reports Islanders are trying to re-sign centre Mike Comrie, GM Garth Snow said he has been pleased with Comrie's play and the two sides are looking at a long-term contract.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
We'll see. Mr Garrioch does a lot of articles like this without quotes from those involved. Reports the New York Titans ratings for a lacrosse game had higher ratings than both the Isles and Devils recently but did not specify what game.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
This is why you do not take reports from Madison Square Garden's pr department about increased television ratings for all three local teams being up by over a hundred percent at face value. The NLL had the same report last year.