Islander Notables/DiPietro, Meyer, Sutter

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/26/2008 07:08:00 PM | | |
AP: Reports Rick DiPietro will see a doctor on Monday for an undisclosed injury and is questionable to play against Rangers, Yann Danis was recalled on an emergency basis. along with defenseman Brett Skinner.

Newsday: Greg Logan in the Islander Newsday blog confirmed through a team spokesman Rick DiPietro will undergo a doctor’s examination Monday.

Brett Skinner was recalled to replace Freddy Meyer who was injured in the Carolina game according the the beatwriter on an emergency basis along with Yann Danis.

Mr Logan also writes Newsday (I guess that means not Greg Logan) had questions for general manager Garth Snow who defended the NHL policy as a way to protect his players from being targeted by opponents citing league rules that permit teams to withhold detailed injury information, no quotes from the Islander general manager.

Mr Logan also noted many teams choose to provide specific injury information, including recovery timetables, but others do not.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
What a shock the New York Islanders are the only sports team either way who take nothing less than an outright assault from their beatwriter among all the clubs who do not provide specific injury information which is the rub here for those who have not had enough of this yet.

Apparently the Islanders must do what the Cablevision-owned Newsday beatwriter wants or this is how he will report. Are fans of other clubs being put in the middle of this by their beatwriters?

Not a chance.

Aside from everything else I wrote about Mr Logan's coverage our fans need to understand this is the same Greg Logan who is employeed by a company that does not give our team a pre-game, did not show one preseason game or even allow live internet preseason coverage from camp.

They did not even give us live television coverage when Scott Gordon was hired.

Where was Greg Logan to complain about this for us being that he seems to be playing the fan card on the injuries and our need to know, he sure did not play the fan card on our television coverage or our pregame coverage?

But then Mr Logan would have to complain about his new employer and Cablevision/Msg policies which is never going to happen, Neil Best would not even touch that instead turning it around on the team.

You want to impress us Mr Logan being that this is all about our access to information blog and ask our fans what they wanted more, television coverage, preseason televised games, a pregame or specific injury reports?

I bet the television coverage wins hands down.

I know our fans complained about that, where we you aside from sitting on the sidelines in silence?

You did not even complain about the lack of live internet games by Cablevision in the preseason.

Finally for all the time Mr Logan and Newsday had full disclosure about injuries in the last year it's kind of ironic our beatwriter never wrote once the team on his beat led the National Hockey League in man games lost to injury with our four hundred.

Sure seems hypocritical to me but NYIFC is only a team-sponsored blog because it's linked to the blog box?
It just does not end with the injuries, now Freddy Meyer? No team can stay competitive with all of these players going out injured. I wonder if Scott Gordon is starting to regret what he signed on for here despite the real hockey story being how good his system has looked at times the last two games?

In an attempt to end the day on a good note AP: Brandon Sutter was released from a local hospital Sunday.

Mark Parrish should be reporting to Bridgeport today.

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