Islander News Articles 7/18

New York Islander Fan Central | 7/18/2008 12:22:00 AM | | | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan has an interview with Islanders prospect Josh Bailey, how he has been paired with Kyle Okposo in camp as he talks about his experience last season, chances of making the Islanders and the pressure of being selected after the club traded down for him vs going back to Windsor as captain of the Spitfires next season.

Assistant general manager Ryan Jankowski also comments.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
For those wondering Bailey's NHL circumstances are simple. He can play nine games with New York this season to open the year, after that he can only be returned to Windsor or finish out the season with the Isles, there is no Bridgeport option for Bailey.

Same as Tim Connolly in 1999.

Newsday: Jim Baumbach covers the Islander prospects playing paintball with a few words from Josh Bailey and camp invitee Anthony Perdicaro.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has a feature on prospect Rob Hennigar with his comments, reports Sound Tigers coach Bernie Cassell will not be back with the Sound Tigers in 2008-09, for personal reasons and has a few words from Boston University sophomore Joe Pereira who was invited for the week to the Islanders' development camp.

Doug MacLean who was a guest host on Fan590 on Thuesday mentioned Gerard Gallant interviewed for the Islanders job. MacLean is the former Jackets gm, Gallant the former Jackets coach.

Thusday pm:
Boston Globe: Fluto Shinzawa in the Bruins blog reports to this point the Islanders have not asked for permission to speak with AHL Providence Bruins coach, Scott Gordon with assistant general manager Jim Benning's comments. Scott Cullen has an article on the upside and potential downside of signing Doug Weight and Mark Streit.