Day Three of Training Camp 9/22

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/22/2008 01:48:00 PM | | | | |
Islanders website: Sound Tigers head coach Jack Capuano comments on tonight's game against the University of Moncton (6pm) featuring former Wildcats Travis Hamonic, Andrew MacDonald and also talks about how the players that went to prospect camp are adapting to Scott Gordon's " overspeed " system.

Scott Gordon talks a lot more about how the players are adapting to his new system and what it will take from them as a group for it to work on the ice while strength and conditioning Coach Chris Schwarz has made some adjustments in training to address what the coach is doing on the ice.

Sound Has interviews with Kurtis McLean and Chris Lee along with more on tonight's game.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Again, I love what Scott Gordon is trying to do with what he has to work with because the Islanders team speed is one of the basic flaws with this roster but it will come down to if this group of players are capable of playing this kind of hockey of if they will buy-into it?

What Scott Gordon has not addressed or mentioned is how he will get more goals from overspeed because you cannot teach hands or scoring skills and to this point a lot of players on this roster have not demonstrated they can score enough to play in a teams top six forwards which is where your goals must come from.

My guess is here the first test of the working relationship between coach and general manager will be when a veteran wants to do what he does best and play as he always has while the coach wants him playing his system vs when someone can play the system but not score enough to keep a spot.

What was it Al Arbour told Bill Torrey when he has a choice of Dwight Foster or Micheal Bossy? " Get me the home run hitter "

Different times but the same basic theory applies.

Newsday: Mark Herrmann has an NHL column that includes Bruno Gervais comments on former teammate Richard Zednik who is returning to play with the Panthers.

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