Quick Hits

New York Islander Fan Central | 8/01/2008 02:50:00 PM | | | | | |
Team USA National Evaluation Camp: Got underway Friday with Islander prospects Blake Kessel and Aaron Ness representing the US squad. David Ullstrom will be coming over with team Sweden as will Jyri Niemi representing Finland.

The list of games in Lake Placid will be as follows:
Aug. 5, U.S. Blue vs. Finland, 4 p.m.
Aug. 5, U.S. White vs. Sweden, 7 p.m.
Aug. 6, U.S. White vs. Finland, 4 p.m.
Aug. 6, U.S. Blue vs. Sweden, 7 p.m.
Aug. 8, U.S. White vs. Sweden, 4 p.m.
Aug. 8, U.S. Blue vs. Finland, 7 p.m.
Aug. 9, U.S. White vs. Finland, 1 p.m.
Aug. 9, U.S. Blue vs. Sweden, 4 p.m.

Yahoo Sports: Has the Islanders team report which is basically a review of recent events along with signings and prospects.

The Boston Globe had comments from Providence Captain about how good a coach Scott Gordon will be.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Still a little way to go here. We have no idea if there is someone who did not make it on the media's list of interviews. My guess is Mr Botta will know on Sunday and tell us how it will play out before everyone if he blogs.

Neil Best in Newsday told us Ranger beatwriter Steve Zipay's blog generated one of the top page views at the paper.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I cannot do all the heavy lifting here and keep pointing out Greg Logan can and should blog more because this is not something that cost the print edition space because frankly I'm tired of blogging on it. If Mr Logan blogs more the Isles will get more page views at Newsday, if folks want to keep defending the longer blog theory is the same it's not because it does not mean as many page views.

You can do long blogs and short blogs. To keep interest going you have to have a steady influx of information. Mr Logan falls painfully short in this department and he should take it personally the only paper with an Islander blog is outworked by his Ranger counterpart consistently.