Islander News Articles 3/5:

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/05/2008 08:55:00 AM | | | | | | | | |

Newsday: Greg Logan's game article was all about Wade Dubielewicz with Garth Snow's comments as to why Rick DiPietro did not play or dress with the Islander coach leaving his options open.

Newsday: Mark Herrmann's theme is about the smart money on Rick DiPietro playing Thursday and Wade Dubielewicz with comments from Trent Hunter, Jeff Tambellini, Wade Dubielewicz and Ted Nolan.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Somewhere in these articles Mr Logan & Mr Herrmann forgot to write about a very big win. We don't need DiPietro's recent numbers here, we need more on this win and what it means to the club. Mr Logan wrote an entire blog on the goaltending before the game. Berard, Colliton, Bergenheim were big stories last night too along with Tambellini. Meyer was fantastic again which is a story worth writing about.

A few words of recognition for these individual player efforts should be written about, not what turned out to be the pregame blog reprinted the next day to supplement half of the next days coverage space.

Sunday Mr Herrmann makes the alumni being a distraction a bigger topic then the hockey game. Today he has more on who play's the next game in goal than the win itself?

Newsday: Steve Zipay's Ranger centric coverage has Ted Nolan's comments the Isles made their own luck as Dubie talks about his connection to Rangers coach Tom Renney.

NY Post: Jay Greenberg showed up and wrote one of his two Islander centric articles of the year where he made his point the Islanders are not good enough, do not have a first or second line at forward or defense but keep hanging around with Wade Dubielewicz comments.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Dan Martin's PSAL coverage did appear in the Post today. I'm not even sure Mr Greenberg's article was about the game but the state of the Isles with no game coverage? It got more space than the postage stamp Larry Brooks received to put the loss on Henrik Lundqvist.

Daily News: Peter Botte's limited space article seems to do all it can to fan the goaltending controversy flames with Dubie's comments and barely writes a few words on the Islanders goals or win.

NY Times: Lynn Zinser's Ranger centric coverage has Wade Dubielewicz and Jeff Tambellini's comments & Journal News: Sam Weinman had Ranger centric coverage.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Nothing like looking for that trickle of New York hockey coverage buried among a sea of baseball, Knicks-gossip and Brett Farve's retirement.

Pionerr Press: Made a footnote in an article about Chris Simon flying to Winnipeg last month.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Where was that footnote when Chris Simon was in Winnipeg? Nothing like putting on the hometown colors that gets the media to sell the player.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio
has a quick notebook where he thinks Jason Pitton will have his season ending surgery at this time. Tyler Haskins was recalled from the ECHL.