Islander News Articles 3/3:

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/03/2008 06:54:00 AM | | | | | | |

Newsday: Mark Herrmann covered the Core of the Four Celebration with comments from several of the players on the team and the weekend's events.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Mark Herrmann sure is working hard to make his point this could be the last time those players will be together, despite Mr Wang's statement the team would honor the alumni once a year.

Newsday: Greg Logan reports the Islanders set a record back to when shots on goal were kept in 1955 in a game a club was shutout. Ted Nolan talks about the team not having a pure goal scorer and the effort while Wade Dubielewicz, Ruslan Fedntenko talk about the loss.

Daily News: Peter Botte in his limited space spends more time making his point about Bill Smith and Wayne Merrick not in attendance than covering the game. Bill Guerin said there has to be desperation but not panic.

NY Post: Dan Martin had Mike Comrie's comments where he did not think his team played with a lot of desperation and made Craig Anderson look good with their shot selection.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Pathetic job by the Post/News editors not allowing for a second article on the Alumni and the ceremonies. NY Times sent Dave Caldwell to cover Saturday's game but not Sunday?

No excuse for such shoddy treatment, absolutely none unless it's intentional. The News had two articles for one day twice this week but did not provide an extra article or one at all for this incredible group of players returning?

Newsday gave the steroids the majority of the back page and did not even have a picture of the club in the headline.

Florida Sun Sentinel: Blogged on Denis Potvin and the ceremony which also featured Panther Director of Player Personnel Duane Sutter. Florida Sun Sentinel: Steve Gorton provided game coverage.

Palm Beach Post: Brian Biggane's Inside the Panthers covered the Core of the Four ceremony, on the Florida connetion in Denis Potvin, Bill Smith, Duane Sutter, Jiggs McDonald, Bill Torrey and their past or current ties to the Panthers.

Palm Beach Post: Brian Biggane also recaps the game in his coverage.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Sure say a lot about the city editors when even the Florida papers have some seperate entries on the ceremonies yesterday.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's game covered on Bridgeport's win which put them a point out of a playoff spot has comments from Mike Morrison and Tim Jackman. Dustin Kohn returned from his shoulder problems, Justin Bourne scored and Steve Regier was a big factor in the win with his play.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
A little surprising not to see anything in print from Jack Capunano and sparse space provided in the Ct Post for the game. I have noted the overall drop in space allowed for game coverage this season but Mr Fornabaio's blog does supplement this very well. Chris Elsberry has done nothing this season on the Sound Tigers but still covers sports in the paper and is listed as a sportswriter but not included on the writers page.

Ct Post: Michael Fonabaio had more in his blog after the game on the win and the race for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Lowell Sun: Covers the Devils AHL affiliate.