Islander News Articles 10/25

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/24/2008 09:39:00 PM | | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan's article has comments from head coach Scott Gordon and former Islander coach Peter Laviolette on their coaching philosophies and influence as they have both been part of the Providence Bruins.

Mr Logan has no update on injuries or lineup beyond speculation given club policy.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Given Mr Wang comments on Peter Laviolette a few years ago if the Canes fired him last summer I have little doubt he would have succeeded Ted Nolan unless that was a deal-breaker for Garth Snow coming back himself.

Of course we all know how that has to work. Gm has to hire his coach, not the other way around which is why the general manager's contract has to be the first story.

NY Post: Dan Martin has Trent Hunter's comments on the early success he has had in Scott Gordon's system despite the clubs overall struggles on offense.

: Chip Alexander reports Cam Ward is expected to start against New York on Saturday after the Canes gave up four goals in the third period against Pittsburgh and Peter Laviolette having a few words about his clubs uneven performances this season to date here.

New Glasgow News: Has a feature about Joey Mac Donald on being a full-time player in the NHL along with playing in New York as he also comments about playing with New Glasgow’s Jon Sim who resides about eight houses apart on the same street.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Impressive stuff from the New Glasgow News who even had Joey MacDonald comments about Martin Brodeur giving up six goals against the Flyers on Friday night. This was not some article from training camp that finally made a blurb in the sports section.

If everyone recalls Sim and MacDonald were among the players who were part of the play the pros charity event in August started by Jon Sim and Colin White of the Devils here.

In the no one can top this department:
Blues goalie Manny Legace tripped on the carpet VP pick Sarah Palin came out to drop the puck on Friday and had to leave his game after the first period with a hip injury here.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Of course if this happened to the Islanders Charles Wang, Chris Dey and Rick DiPietro would never hear the end of it while the former golden personality of broadcasting John Davidson receives another pass along with Dave Checketts after Flyers chairman Ed Snider took a lot of criticism for having the VP nominee drop an earlier puck.

Nothing like bonds, friendships to influence sports journalism double-standards.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has the recap of Bridgeport's loss with comments from head coach Jack Capuano on his clubs puck-management/turnovers and Tim Jackman with a post-game blog here.

I am not seeing the Pirates coverage in the publication that covered them last season here.

Ct Post: Mr Fornabaio previews Saturday's game at Worcester Sharks.

WHEN -- Tonight, 7:05
WHERE -- DCU Center, Worcester, Mass.
ON THE AIR -- Webcast and Internet pay-per-view at
RECORDS THROUGH THURSDAY -- Bridgeport 4-1-0-1; Worcester 2-2-0-0

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