Islander News Articles 9/19

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/18/2008 11:43:00 PM | |
Newsday: Greg Logan interviews former Providence Bruin, Ben Walter about what kind of system Scott Gordon plays and what the veterans can expect when camp begins in Moncton on Saturday.

More Friday:
Times & Transcript: Gerald McLaughlin has an interview with Islanders assistant coach Dan Lacroix where he comments on Ted Nolan, the kind of hockey this team will play and how the young players have looked. Russ McKeon's New York Islander Preview is scheduled for release Friday around noon. I expect it will not be pretty but hope it reflects a team that was competitive last season.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Afraid my instincts were correct on this one.

For a man who does the team rankings every week and knows who is winning or losing to write the Islanders were really never a threat or a factor in the playoff chase means Mr McKeon was asleep at the wheel when the club was in a playoff spot as late as Jaunary that was two points out at the trade deadline which is why writers should not do thirty previews in thirty days because a lot gets missed.

He did do a nice job telling us about coverage problems but forgot to note the only shadow the Rangers cast in baseball centic New York is how they regulate hockey coverage on their network and now in Newsday which hurts attendance and changes how newspapers editors cover teams.

You would never know how comeptitive this club was within it's division last season after reading this article and outside of a little about Okposo knew nothing about the prospects.

Worthless preview.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio had more on yesterday's prospect game in his blog with a few other items as he will be covering the Isles training camp from afar unfortunately.

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