Islander News Articles 10/10

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/10/2008 04:23:00 AM | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan's article has head coach Scott Gordon's comments on the success of his system throughout his coaching career while the beatwriter looks at the injures and provides speculation on the lines combinations.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Scott Gordon is going to coach the way he knows how and stick to his concepts or he is the wrong coach for the team regardless of the injuries, for now he will try and get his club healthy and balance out four lines any way possible.

Best circumstances to start a season? Absolutely not, but after the way the first weekend started a year ago I hope our newer fans have learned never judge a book by it's cover.

Newsday: Mark Herrmann's mostly worthless filler article is about arcane numbers with the only value the occasional quote from the players on the few peripheral items that relate.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Instead of this numbers article we needed more on the line combinations, why Comrie is on a left wing with two fourth line player and what numbers are being called on the powerplay and shorthanded.

Newsday: Greg Logan has an interview with the newest Islander, Nate Thompson and did a little backtracking on the other first rounders like Filatov who he wrote were NHL ready the other day because he has been sent down at this time.

He also had a few words on the hit on Chris Lee that did not produce a suspension to
Florida’s Rostislav Olesz and wondered because he was ok if that was the reason.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I did not see the Florida game but did the webcast/radio thing. Newsday did not report live on the game the next day. We finally got the ITV version on Thursday after this was already decided. Perhaps if Newday had a writer in Florida to tell the story and demanded action it would have influenced the league to suspend the player as we see often with media who demand action.

If this happened against the Leafs five writers would have been demanding suspension Monday night, all day Tuesday it would have produced a fan outcry on Colin Campbell's doorstep after it hit the radio shows that likely would have seen some action or at least an explanation.

Instead Mr Logan only mildly questioned the decision in a blog entry long after it had been decided.

Cannot blame the age of the Nassau Coliseum on this one.

Not good enough Newsday/Mr Logan.

For those keeping score at home that's about four articles on Nate Thompson with comments and that's excellent. Having written this the player who may just beat out Bruno Gervais from a spot in the top six on defense picked up on waivers a week ago still had not said one word in print on the teams website or in the local paper.

I don't know about anyone else but I would love to read a quote or two from Thomas Pock at this point or does he enter the Martinek-coverage zone?

Daily News: New Ranger beatwriter
Michael Obernauer (big time Ranger fan according to his opening blog) produced a postage stamp article who had a few recycled words from head coach Scott Gordon's August press conference about winning the Stanley Cup but then the writer immediately brought up DiPietro's contract, not his all-star appearance last season.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Please take off that Ranger jersey when you write about our team. I do not expect a full time writer assigned to Saturday's home opener because I have never seen more indifference from the News toward the club.

NY Post: Dan Martin
has a season preview where he feels the club will not stay in contention as long as it did a year ago that had no quotes from anyone but did look at the roster by position.

NY Post: Mark Everson I guess gave the Islanders-Devils somewhat of a shared preview for tonight's game with little more than Brent Sutter's comments about his club has struggled against both New York teams.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's article is on Bridgeport's special teams with comments from assistant captain Joe Callahan along with head coach Jack Capuano who talks about his team and the decisions behind naming his assistant captains.

Ct Post: Micheal Fornabaio previews Friday's season opening game against the Phantoms in Philadelphia.

Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Philadelphia Phantoms
WHEN -- Tonight, 7:05
WHERE -- Spectrum, Philadelphia
ON THE AIR -- Webcast and Internet pay-per-view at
C Ben Walter (knee), C Micheal Haley (hand) and D Chris Lee (head) are all out for the weekend with Pascal Morency still sorting through immigration paperwork to sort and a contract to sign.

Bridgeport plays it's next game in Albany on Saturday.

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