Islander News Articles 12/3

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/02/2008 08:56:00 PM | | | | | | |
Orillia Packet: Sara Ross reports Ken (Jiggs) and Marilyn McDonald will be flying out of Hong Kong on Wednesday at 4:20 p.m. (HKT) with the Air Canada flight due to arrive in Toronto on Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. (EST). The McDonalds are expected to be in Orillia several hours after landing.
Newsday: Marcus Henry had more from Rick DiPietro on what he is doing to get ready as he praised Joey MacDonald and his teammates while head coach Scott Gordon talked about his franchise goaltender. Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations had a few blurbs about Islander prospect Jason Gregoire and David Toews.

AP: Reports former Islander Raffi Torres is once again on the NHL injured list with the Blue Jackets.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Between Tim Connolly, Raffi Torres and Taylor Pyatt seems the Islanders top picks from that era have this ability not to be very durable or productive.

1999 Draft Class: Four First Rd Picks:
Tim Connolly, Taylor Pyatt, Branislav Mezei, Kristian Kudroc, Mattias Weinhandl, Brian Collins, Juraj Kolnik, Johan Halvardsson, Justin Mapletoft, Adam Johnson, Bjorn Melin, Radek Martinek, Brett Henning, Tyler Scott.

Sometimes going all youth fails too.

Los Angeles Times: Chris Foster reports Sean Avery has been suspended pending a hearing by the league with Dallas owner Tom Hicks saying he would have suspended him for inappropriate conduct.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Where are all the media people who unloaded on Garth Snow for being a terrible choice as gm to criticize Brett Hull who gave him all the money? I guess all the cablevision employees who got a kick out of his act last year no longer find it funny.

Nothing like a change of uniform to change a viewpoint.

Bridgeport plays at home again to the Wolfpack Wednesday at 7pm.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio previews tonight's game and the Sound Tigers four games in five day stretch with comments from head coach Jack Capuano as the injuries are updated for Bridgeport.

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