Islander/Sound Tiger Monday notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/03/2008 06:09:00 PM | | | | | |
Islanders website: Reported Bruno Gervais is out Tuesday and Aaron Johnson will return to the lineup as Ted Nolan talks about his team and the upcoming games.

Newsday: Mark Herrmann had three Islander blog updates Monday afternoon.

One was on the effect of the moves at the trade deadline and whether trading Marc Andre Bergeron could have been a mistake as Miroslav Satan did not looke good at the point on the powerplay. A second was on Bruno Gervais being day to day with Rick DiPietro a game time decision tomorrow but will rejoin the club Monday night. Finally a third blog asked if it's too much on the current players trying to carry the burden of what the past Islander team accomplished and play a game afterward?

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Agree with of the first blog about Marc Andre Bergeron's departure but include a disclaimer this team had been letting up goals against with it's powerplay all season and were terrible with Bergeron here for long periods also.

Second blog about Gervais I would suggest taking a step back until we know what day to day is. For Frans Nielsen it became two-four weeks.

Third blog is somewhat strange beyond Ted Nolan's comments. This team came out flat on Saturday against Philadelphia and fell behind on Al Arbour night. By Mr Herrmann's logic here no club should honor anyone because of the burden of the game afterward on the current roster. Not for anything but they did get fifty plus shots playing a third game in four days. Not like they took the ice and lost 8-3 like they did to Carolina.

Sound Reported Sound Tigers forward Trevor Smith has been named AHL rookie of the month with eight goals and seven assists for 15 points in 13 games for the Sound Tigers last month.