Islander News Articles 1/8: Streit is an All-Star...

New York Islander Fan Central | 1/08/2009 12:24:00 AM | | | | | | |

Newsday: Mr Logan in a late blog entry confirms Islanders defenseman Mark Streit was informed by the NHL after practice Wednesday he has been selected to represent the Islanders in Montreal at the upcoming all-star game and reports according to Elias Sports Bureau, Streit is the first player from Switzerland to be named to an NHL all-star team.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Congratulations to Mark Streit for a well-deserved honor, a little dig by head coach Scott Gordon about him playing forward in Montreal given some of Bob Gainey's comments?

Newsday: Greg Logan's article is on the recent production from the line of Blake Comeau, Mike Comrie and Kyle Okposo with comments from all three about what they have done and must continue to do.

Newsday: Greg Logan in the Islanders Newsday blog discusses the media process and the confusion Rick DiPietro's gameday status has created as head coach Scott Gordon talks about the process and that he talks with the goaltender on a daily basis and what goes into the decision as to whether he plays or sits out.

Mr Logan also reports Freddy Meyer missed practice with a groin problem but Radek Martinek rejoined the club, appears ready to return and it appears certain the Islanders will be represented at the all-star game when rosters are announced Thursday.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Mr Logan has to know a blog entry titled " It's DiPietro's call now " is only going to stir things up against the player which seems the intention unless Newsday has a blog headline writer for him? I have to ask the same question I just put in an e-mail and ask here if this were Mike Sillinger or another player would we see a blog entry along the same lines that it's Sillinger's (insert player name) call now?

For DiPietro who has kept a low profile and from day one said he does not want his injury to become a distraction, Mr Logan for his part seemed to go out of his way here to create a distraction and my question would be what was the point of that blog title?

From what I understand all NHL teams had to be represented at the ASG. I would think Mr Logan would know this but in his later entry includes the league does not mandate each team receive an All-Star entry and notes no Islander was named to the All-Star team in 2006 or 2001.

To be fair there was no NHL all-star game in 2006 so no one would have been named, in 2001 he would be correct.

Canadian Press: Selects Mark Streit as who they would send to Montreal to represent the Islanders at the ASG.

Point Blank: Mr Botta also includes according to multiple league sources Mark Streit will be named to the Eastern Conference all-star reserves on Thursday when rosters are made official to the public at noon.

Newsday: Mark Herrmann did a feature from Msg on Long Island product Mike Komisarek of the Montreal Canadians who was selected to the NHL all-star team.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Sorry folks, Mr Herrmann did not bring up Komisarek signing with the Islanders this summer as a free agent but a very good article.

Buffalo News/several media outlets: Mike Harrington reports Jarkko Ruutu of the Senators received only two games for biting Andrew Peters of the Senators.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Tomas Pock should have the NHLPA sue this league given the double-standards in decisions by Colin Campbell and the committee of people he says have input into these decisions. I suppose Ruutu has no such reputation that he gets three games less than Pock for biting or is no penalty call on the ice during incidents grounds for only a set minimum of games?

The only consistent element in these decisions is there are no rules.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio recaps Bridgeport's 4-3 shootout win against Houston Wednesday at Harbor Yard where a late penalty turned a 3-0 Sound Tiger lead into a tie game. Head coach Jack Capuano, Mike Iggulden and Kurtis McLean comment.

Ct Post: Mr Fornabaio also had a game notes entry for the paper and a blog recap on the game with several items.

Houston Chronicle: Has a brief recap of the Aeros shootout loss.

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