Islander News Articles 9/25

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/24/2008 09:10:00 PM | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan has an article on Josh Bailey and how impressive he has looked with speculation about him starting the season here while Mike Sillinger rehabs with the Islander first round pick scheduled to make his preseason debut against Philadelphia. Mike Comrie, Bailey and head coach Scott Gordon who compared the situation with Patrice Bergeron when he was with Providence comment.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I found it very interesting reading Comrie changed positions so Bailey can play center with Comeau on the left side. This is going to come down to how effective he looks in these games combined with producing chances at this level with his skills.

You see it with Kyle Okposo, he steps on the ice and he's involved, making plays and creating scoring opportunities. If Bailey can do the same and show his defensive skills are ready for this level he will make it a very tough choice for Scott Gordon and Garth Snow.

Islanders website: Has the recap of New York's prospects Wednesday's 4-1
win against the University of New Burnswick with comments from Sound Tiger coach Jack Capuano and Pro scout Rob Cowie on how the prospects played.

New York scored three power play goals in the game, two by Max Gratchev. Tomas Marcinko added a goal and an assist and Justin DiBenedetto recorded two assists. Peter Mannino allowed only one goal on 32 shots to earn the win.

35 Peter Mannino
49 Kevin Poulin

7 Mark Katic – 15 Travis Hamonic
16 Simon Lacroix – 6 Jared Spurgeon
3 Andrew MacDonald – 37 Jordan Hart

29 Matt Martin– 14 Rob Hennigar– 39 Vladimir Nikiforov
26 Max Gratchev – 11 Justin DiBenedetto – 19 Tomas Marcinko
24 Joel Rechlicz – 20 Tyler Haskins – 17 Jason Pitton

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Have to give the kids a lot of credit so far, they are going against clubs with an established roster and players who know one another and in some cases the players are older than the Isles prospects.

Updated Thursday AM:
Times & Transcript: Bill Hunt has an article on the Islander prospects win against the UNB with Rob Hennigar's comments on facing his former V-Red team.

Times & Transcript: Gerald McLaughlin has an interview with Islanders director of pro scouting Ken Morrow.

Journal Pioneer: Has an article on the team coming to Summerside PEI.