Islander News Articles 3/7:

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/07/2008 05:16:00 AM | | | | | | | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan's article was on how it did not matter who was in goal because the Isles could not score and were very loose on defense with Brendan Witt comments. Ted Nolan defended his decision to start Dubielewicz and felt he held them in the game early but his team was outworked. Wade Dubielewicz said he wanted to be the hero but will be ready for his next opportunity.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
If Mr Logan is doing the Friday Islander Insider he did not preview it in his blog.

Newsday: Mark Herrmann wrote to basically tell Ranger fans in a newspaper desperate for Islander coverage how a club with only two more wins than them going into this game could win the Stanley Cup with fourteen games left in the season.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Mark Herrmann sure seems to have put on his rose-colored Ranger glasses for this article. The teams were separated by two wins going into last night's game and had just lost to the Isles. Was this really necessary today with double digit games left in the regular season to stick it to Islander fans with this after a split of a home and home?

It would be nice if Mr Herrmann he just came out and told the folks he's a Ranger fan covering the Islander beat on occasion. You can see it when he turns up and does articles questioning the clubs viability and then writes this today.

NY Times: Lynn Zinser's Ranger centric coverage had Ted Nolan and Wade Dubielewicz comments on the loss.

NY Post: Larry Brooks and Jay Greenberg here: Were all over Ted Nolan's decision to start Wade Dubielewicz and of course to praise the Rangers where the Isles are barely quoted in either article beyond Bill Guerin.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Was anyone expecting anything else from the bad news twins today? Mr Brooks is a life long Ranger die-hard who cannot write a word about the Islanders without some kind of insult included and Mr Greenberg even though he's from St Louis and Philadelphia markets long ago stopped being a hockey writer beyond occasional coverage. Neither one know anything about the Islanders beyond the days they show up to cover the Rangers.

Daily News: The News editor decided to leave Peter Botte at home for an Islander home game against the Rangers so John Dellapina could written two Ranger centric articles where not a single Islander is quoted but did all he could to claim a squabble between the coach and general manager for the decision to start Wade Dubielewicz even though he was too lazy to get quotes from either one of them. He had no problem going to Tom Renney to second guess Ted Nolan.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I fail to understand why Chris Botta is this nice to the Daily News or Post editors for this pathetic kind of treatment of our club leaving Peter Botte home so not a single player is quoted in either Ranger centric article? The AP could have done a far more fair and balanced job. I guess Mr Botta is more than used to it by now and we all know he lobbies all he can for Islander centric coverage. It's old news to see the Ranger fan/beatwriters take all the coverage space from the Isles and the infrequent Islander beatwriters disappear at times like this.

Garbage journalism from Mr Dellapina to write there is a squabble and use the general managers appearance on WFAN and only print a part of what he said to infer squabble without going to either one for a quote. Garth Snow defended his coach in that interview and only a portion of his comments were used here to make something out of essentially nothing. Later on WFAN Ted Nolan said the owner and general manager leave him alone. Mr Dellapina is the kind of writer who does back flips to protect Tom Renney and even went to him for quotes on Ted Nolan's decision?

Garbage journalism 101. Just another reason why hockey is so far down on the map in the New York market and why the game received no backpages in Manhattan today.

It's amazing the spin a handful of Ranger fans in the media business can create but we all know this is what many Islander fans will read and buy into despite the fact these writers are never around unless it's time to be critical or the Rangers are the opposition and do not follow the club on a daily basis.

This is where the Islanders lose the p.r game in the very limited New York Hockey media market and why some fans of the club need to break into the coverage business who will tell the Islanders story to the New York fans.

Journal News: Sam Weinman has the Ranger centric coverage of their win.

Islanders website: Has the full audio interviews from WFAN's appearance Thursday at the Coliseum.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Maybe Mr Dellapina should listen to Garth Snow's interview again and tell us where there is a squabble between the coach and general manager or at least be professional enough to write everything the general manager said?

The Sarnia Observer: Scott Stephenson reports Islander prospect Mark Katic will miss the rest of the season and the earliest he's expected to come back is the second round of the playoffs with the defender in a sling after injuring his other shoulder with coach Dave MacQueens comments.

Vancouver Province:Steve Ewen reports Vancouver Giants defenseman Brent Regner has heard from the New York Islanders this year as he was not selected in last summer's entry draft with several clubs reportedly interested in the young defender.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio had an interesting article on how the Sound Tigers have been doing very well without leading scorer Jeff Tambellini, with Jack Capuano's comments on the club winning despite the call ups. Matt Spiller comments on how hard the club has to work.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Portland Pirates
WHEN — Tonight, Saturday, 7:05
WHERE — Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, Maine
ON THE AIR — WICC-AM 1300 (Saturday only); Webcast and B2 Networks Internet pay-per-view at

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Not a misprint, becoming more common for teams to play road doubleheaders against the same team.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in his blog wonders how come WFAN's Chris Russo cannot pronounce Rick DiPietro or Alexander Ovechkin name properly but got it right on Dubielewicz?