Open House & Chalk Talk Recap:

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/17/2008 07:41:00 AM | | |

Islanders website: Recapped last night's open house and chalk talk with the fans at the Coliseum. Charles Wang, Chris Dey, Garth Snow, Ted Nolan answered the fans questions and talked about the plan for the franchise as well as the Lighthouse. Steve Mears hosted the event, Michael Bossy was on hand.

Newsday: Katie Strang covered last night's event with Charles Wang, Ted Nolan, Garth Snow's comments who also reported he has an agreement in principle with 2006 draft pick Tomas Marcinko of Slovakia on a three-year, entry-level deal.

Newday: Katie Strang provided two blogs on the night's events.

European Confirms Marcinko's transfer.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
First class by Mr Wang to show up and be there with everyone which is something I felt was very important. A lot got answered without the usual media spin and speculation that clouds a lot of things the club says it's trying to do.

I like the direction and what was said, it's impossible to make full commitments to every single player but Garth Snow and Ted Nolan said seemed like the basis for a good plan and players like Bergenheim and Comeau did get a lot of experience last season. The gm talked about the need for an enforcer, more speed and skill and how he would sprinkle in unrestricted free agents.

Newsday: Editorial section endorsed the Town of Hempstead's approval regarding the Lighthouse project taking the next step with a few words about Mr Wang and Town of Hempstead Supervisor, Kate Murray.

I will also add the full event on the side-bar here for those who would like to watch over the next few days.