Islander News Articles 11/22

New York Islander Fan Central | 11/22/2008 01:50:00 AM | | | | | | | | |
Newsday/AP: Has the early recap of the Islanders 5-2 loss to the Devils.

Newsday: Apparently Newsday is having some web problems so Mr Logan had the game article at this time in the Islanders Newsday blog where he asks head coach Scott Gordon why Mitch Fritz did not get on the ice in the third period or play much? Bill Guerin expects to see a suspension for Mottau's actions while Brent Sutter defended his player which drew criticism from Mr Logan because he was very outspoken about the hit against Brandon Sutter.

Newsday: Mr Logan's article for Saturday's paper with Bill Guerin's comments.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I kind of see where Scott Gordon is going with over extending his bench with no Nielsen, Hunter (after his fight) and if it was fair to put Fritz in cold but on the other hand no doubt Fritz has a lot of games where he goes in cold to fight to change momentum or at least stand up for a teammate at the risk of his safety.

Mr Logan got it correct, if dressing Fritz is overtaxing a roster that has three games in four nights and he is not going to play he has no business being here at all. I can understand if the head coach felt the Islanders still had a chance and did not want to throw it away with a penalty but again they needed a skater with finishing skills in this game and should have had one so no one is taxed or looking ahead to the next game.

I'm a little disappointed in Brent Sutter here but if he said he did not see the hit or the replay I will give him the benefit of the doubt until he does. After that I expect to see him be just as outspoken as he was when his son got injured on a completely clean hit.

Bill Guerin and Doug Weight defended Pock as a clean player but no one criticized the five game suspension among the players and in fact supported the excessive action to protect everyone.

Newark Star-Ledger: Rich Chere had comments from Bill Guerin on Mottau while Brent Sutter and Kevin Weekes downplayed their teammates hit in the game recap along with the notebook which included Colin Stephenson here who used to write Islander game articles in the Daily News.

Daily News : Kristie Eckert in the Devils recap had Bill Guerin's comments calling for a suspension of Mike Mottau while Ms Eckert reports Scott Gordon said after the game that Frans Nielsen may have a head injury to go with a right knee injury.

NY Post: Mark Everson has the Devils centric coverage on their win points out along with Mike Mottau's comments on a possible league review that the Islanders have scored more than three goals twice all season.

NY Post: Dan Martin has comments from Islander defenseman Mark Streit about playing at the Nassau Coliseum vs Montreal.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
All this print space for a long article with Mark Streit that could have been written back in October for all we know but no game coverage?

Daily News: Eliot Olshansky in Devils Prospect article for the news on Friday also included Islanders prospect Jase Weslosky, a goaltender at St. Cloud State, shared WCHA Defensive Player of the Week honors with 48 saves on 51 shots as St. Cloud swept then-No. 4 Denver & prospect Blake Kessel, a defenseman at No. 13 New Hampshire, scored the first goal of his collegiate career on Saturday in the Wildcats' 8-6 loss to No. 5 Boston College.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
This has by far been the best hockey work at the Daily News for all three local clubs this year with the Islander prospects receiving their fair amount of space and more. Just hard to know when it will be released because that aspect has not been consistent.

Enterprise : Glen Farley has an interview with Steve Carlson from the movie Slapshot where he talks about Islander head coach Scott Gordon
about his playing days and what he would bring to the Islanders crediting the job he has done with comparisons to Bruins head coach Claude Julien.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in the Sound Tigers blog notes Mike Sillinger will not be reporting to Bridgeport until Sunday for those wondering if he could now be recalled to the Islanders instead?

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