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New York Islander Fan Central | 1/17/2009 07:00:00 AM | | | | | | | | | |
First time the Islanders have played a Saturday game for a while, our little tradition here will be the put NYIFC in third jersey mode on such days.

Newsday: John Jeansonne has Saturday coverage with Wade Dubielewicz first comments heading into the Devils game who won in Columbus 2-1 Friday with Kevin Weekes in goal here.

Brendan Shanahan was not listed on the scoresheet.

Newsday: Anthony Rieber & Jim Baumbach report NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said this week that the Islanders are not looking to relocate but have comments from what they call a person familiar with the planning of their exhibition game in Kansas City as a showcase game as they recap comments from Mr Bettman on his XM radio show on Thursday.

NY Post: Dan Martin has Wade Dubielewicz's comments with head coach Scott Gordon. There is a chance Dubielewicz could start against New Jersey.

NY Post: Mr Martin also had Bill Guerin's comments who felt he and Doug Weight have upheld their part of the bargain and is very disappointed with the seasons results but hope they can contribute together when Weight returns.

NY Times: Dave Caldwell covered Dubie's comments yesterday with some post-Boston quotes from Scott Gordon.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
The Times went to Islander practice, Lynn Zinser went to Chicago? They did not cover these games when they played at Msg.

What are we all missing here?

NYI Fan Central Comments:
We do not even get two articles for games much less a day off from the Post? Reports Bridgeport lost against Hershey Friday night at Harbor Yard 5-3 dropping them into third place.

1. HER Osala, (19) (Bouchard, Wilson), 2:24 (PP)
1. BRI Iggulden, (17) (Smith, McLean), 7:11
1. BRI Walter, (9) (Smith, Iggulden), 15:43 (PP)
1. HER Perreault, (7) (Bouchard, Osala), 16:28
2. HER Giroux, (30) (Lepisto, Bourque), 15:54 (PP)
3. HER Giroux, (31) (Aucoin, Perreault), 7:34 (PP)
3. BRI Walter, (10) (Lee), 8:50 (PP)
3. HER Bouchard, (12) (Laing, Sloan), 11:20

Nate Lawson allowed five goals on seventeen shots.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has an full interview with Sound Tigers President Howard Saffan where he makes clear the following regarding Thursday's News and points out attendance is up in Bridgeport this season to fourteenth overall:

"One has nothing to do with the other," Saffan said. "We played a team this year, the Houston Aeros, owned by Minnesota. Proximity, one team versus the other, is fairly irrelevant.

"I'd be kidding you if I didn't say the convenience of Fairfield County to Long Island wasn't important, but at the end of the day, the New York Islanders need a place to develop players in the American Hockey League."

"We've built a good fan base. You can tell by the attendance," Saffan said. "My concern is, working with the Islanders, growing up on Long Island, desperately not wanting to see the Islanders forced off Long Island by politics."

"Charles' vision was to create a development that would be spectacular and draw people to Long Island. That's the premise for the Lighthouse project," Saffan said.

"Over the course of the past 24 months, politicians' timetables and developers' timetables are quite different. Charles continues to lose $20 million a year. (Wang partner) Scott Rechler and Charles are absolutely committed to this project."

"I know Charles many, many years. I've never met a person more committed to Long Island than Charles. The only way the Islanders move, in my opinion, off Long Island is if (town supervisor) Kate Murray and the Town of Hempstead turn down the Lighthouse project in a timely fashion."

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Normally I like to do a summary for everyone but too much for me and I wanted exact wording for you.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio recaps Friday's loss with head coach Jack Capuano and Nate Lawson with in-game blog coverage here and previews Saturday's game in Binghampton here.

Harrisburg Daily News: Covers the Hershey Bears with Patriot News here.

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