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New York Islander Fan Central | 1/06/2009 09:49:00 PM | | | | | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan's article is on defenseman Mark Streit with Scott Gordon's comments he should be given Norris Trophy consideration as the defender talks about what it would be like to return to Montreal as an All-Star.

Mr Logan also has Doug Weight's comment about maybe being named to the all-star roster but is also excited for Streit to be selected.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
It a perfect world both would be going, it may well come down to who is selected from other teams at other positions. I do not see two Islanders selected but if I had to pick one Streit leads NHL defenders in scoring and is playing close to twenty five minutes and doing an excellent job on defense.

He absolutely deserves consideration for the Norris if things continue this way for the remainder of the season.

Newsday: Mark Herrmann had a lot of speculation on the Islanders all-star where he felt Mark Streit will be selected but Doug Weight should also be an all-star and credits him for wanting to stay here and how he felt the club cannot give up on the season. Mr Herrmann also endorsed Richard Park for being a pick because he has been the best overall two-way player.

Buffalo News: Mike Harrington reports in Buffalo's win against Jarkko Ruutu bit the gloved right thumb of Buffalo enforcer Andrew Peters — yes, bit — during a scrum near the teams’ benches with 6:47 left in the first period Tuesday in HSBC Arena.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Ruutu was the player Chris Simon kicked for the suspension last December. It will be interesting to see where this goes. Considering what Sidney Crosby got away with recently clearly NHL discipline and it's enforcements has a lot of double-standards in the judgements.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has comments from Andrew MacDonald & Mike Iggulden for being named to the Canadian all-stars with head coach Jack Capuano.

Ct Post: Mr Fornabaio previews tonights game against Houston at Harbor Yard.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in the Sound Tigers blog has the selections for Canadian All-Stars.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
With Kurtis McLean not selected, I'm not sure Jack Hillen or Trevor Smith will make the cut for team USA, I would guess Nate Lawson does not have enough games but we'll see Wednesday.

Our Sports Reports Long Island product Vladimir Nikiforov has been recalled to the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers after being named to the ECHL all-stars last weel.

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