Islander-Sound Tiger Notables/Quick Hits

New York Islander Fan Central | 6/18/2008 03:18:00 PM | | | | | | | | | |
St Catherine's Standard: Jim Wallace has a full interview with prospect Alex Pietrangelo who comments he visited Long Island (among several clubs) during the process leading up to the draft.

Columbus Dispatch: Aaron Portzline reports Nikita Fliatov wants to play in North American next season with the young Russians comments while the writer speculates he could be available for the Islanders at number five who pick ahead of Columbus.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Why do I keep thinking of Alexandre Volchkov who Mike Milbury did not take in his first Islander draft and got abuse about who was one of the all-time draft busts for Washington. I will not bring that name up again before the draft.

Islanders website: Profiled the New Islanders Illustrated television show which will debut tonight at 6:30pm with it's host.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
No complaints with the Islanders here, they have to do the production from what I can gather and this can get very expensive/time consuming and they deserve a lot of credit for putting something together for the fans. It's a start but until Cablevision gives our fans the time and space on their networks (along with the classic games/player profiles) they do for the Garden's team on Msg this cannot be considered a fair partnership.

My suggestion is Jiggs McDonald would be perfect at doing half hour programs with supporting highlights and writers comments profiling each player with a few comments from the players themselves. Not only the legendary Islanders but the current ones.

This was done a long time ago with a program for Mike Bossy and Denis Potvin called Crowning Glory which was a one hour special on Sportschannel.

A lot of money to be made, DVD's for each season, the championships years. These highlights sitting somewhere are not helping the Islanders, Msg or the league.

Ottawa Citizen: Don Campbell has a full feature on prospect Zach Bogosian with his comments.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Outstanding article, a lot of information that goes beyond what I have read to this point.

Intelligencer Journal
: Greg Caldwell has a full feature on Sound Tigers Pascal Morcency with his comments about being named man of the year for charity work and his recovery from damage behind his patella with two meniscus tears that he is rehabbing from along with expectations that he can make the NHL with the Islanders or another club.

Note-Sound had this before I researched it and posted it on the website.

Sound Tigers website via hockey News: Posted a preview of the 2008 draft.

Miami Herald: George Richard has more from Marc Gandler on Olli Jokinen and that Tampa traded a seventh round pick to regain the rights to winger Vinny Prospal for negotiating purposes until 7/1 when he can become UFA again.

Quick Hits:
Not much to say about former Islander Glenn Healy leaving television to work for the NHLPA beyond what my impression that he seems like another person who would take the league into another lockout if he did not get what he wanted but that impression could be dead wrong. Where I live I do not get to see Healy's shock jock coverage often but it seems to have recieved mixed review.

Glenn Anderson in the Hall of Fame? I guess we can finally stop reading all the criticism Clark Gillies got now from the writers for his induction now that both are in and I can start asking how is Butch Goring not in the Hall of Fame?

Finally congratulations and best of luck to blog boxers Michael Schuerlein & Tom Liodice Tiger Tracks who were given credentials from the Islanders to cover the draft in Ottawa and will be in attendance live and will do a great job providing updates.