Islander News Articles 4/9

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/08/2008 09:49:00 PM | | | | | | | |
Long Island Business News: David Winzelberg reports on Tuesday's Town of Hempstead Meeting about the Lighthouse where Hempstead Board became the agency in Nassau Hub plan with Islander owner Charles Wang's comments who felt this was tremendous along with town of Hempstead supervisor, Kate Murray's comments.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
If Mr Wang feels this is tremendous, I'm glad. I have no idea what this all means but if it starts things happening in a year that's fantastic. All I do know is the writer got the capacity on a renovated Nassau Coliseum incorrect. The republican machine and special interest have not been heard from in a while and I think we will start seeing that sooner than later from the folks at Smg or Al D'Amato or the holdovers from the Gulotta administration because this is a p.r battle too.

Newsday: Eden Laikin's article on the meeting gives a far different picture with the approval for environmental review with Kate Murray saying things would move quicker with only a coliseum renovation but neither Charles Wang or Scott Rechler think that is economically feasible with Mr Wang reminding the county that it is Nassau County's responsibility to provide the Islanders with a first-class arena.

Note-Greg Logan did one short article and not a single blog for the teams breakup day. Was this his concept of connecting with the fans he keeps telling people about?

Globe & Mail: Roy MacGregor has a few words from legendary Islander coach Al Arbour as to how important the first round of the NHL playoffs are.

Windsor Star: Sharon Hill reports North Bay which hosted the Hockeyville exhibition a year ago involving the Islanders and Thrashers did not win the competition this year with Roberval, Que winning this time around.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's article is on the defense which has been struggling with comments from Jeff Tambellini and Jack Capuano along with what has to happen for Bridgeport to make the playoffs.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
WHEN — Tonight, 7:05
WHERE — Wachovia Arena, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
ON THE AIR — Webcast and B2 Networks Internet pay-per-view at

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio blogged on the Sound Tigers injuries/lineup changes with some speculation on Dubielewicz along with a few words on some players contract status.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
After Bridgeport plays at WBS Wednesday, they play Albany Friday and then will have the rival Wolfpack who likely will be hungry to eliminate Bridgeport in back to back games over the weekend if it goes that far.

Hershey has back to back games with Philadelphia Friday/Saturday before playing Binghampton Sunday.

Binghampton has games with Steve Stirling's last place Norfolk Admirals and Western Conference Syracuse Crunch before they play Hershey.

Binghampton leads Bridgeport by a point in the standings, Sound Tigers lead Binghampton in wins which is first tie-breaker.

Good news here is Bridgeport controls it's destiny against Binghampton in terms of the tie-breaker which is wins.

Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice: Jonathan Bombulie has the WBS Pens preview with former Sound Tiger Alain Nasreddine's comments.