Islander News Articles 2/12

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/12/2009 08:18:00 AM | | | | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan's captain obvious article plays the what if game on Parise-Islanders while Joey MacDonald talks about his career high game in saves, head coach Scott Gordon discusses the Devils and Kyle Okposo goal.

Newsday: Mr Logan's other article had injury updates and the following statement from Islanders spokesman Seth Sylvan on the offer by Queens officials:

"We are very flattered with the interest expressed in the Islanders by various Queens elected officials and business leaders, However, our current focus is to work diligently with the Town of Hempstead to obtain approvals for the Lighthouse Project."

Newsday: Mr Logan also had a short blog entry on Queens during the game.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Given some of these folks could have known Mr Wang from his Queens college days it may have been something that was put out there as a future option or a little push at Nassau County but again a move to Queens would mean no Lighthouse which has to be the priority for Mr Wang-Rechler because this is not just Charles Wang's project.

It does mean there is a market for this team locally if Charles Wang decides to move it there himself or sell it. I would think with Queens involved a buyer would surface without that Smg lease in a new facility.

New York officials have no problem adding the Islanders and that's the good news.

NY Post: Mark Everson's Devil-centric coverage was all the Post provided.

Newark Star Ledger: Rich Chere had Devils centric coverage and blog entries on the game.

Daily News: Kristie Ackert's Devils coverage had eight short paragraphs on the game with a few on the Islanders-Queens.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I fail to understand why the sportsticker articles the Daily News has for games with ap has far more space but not the written articles.

NY Times took the night off from coverage in Newark and Msg going all AP. Recaps Bridgports 4-3 comeback overtime win against San Antonio Wednesday on Mike Iggulden's goal.

1. SA MacLean, (16) (Nikulin, Spina), 2:33
1. BRI McLean, (12) , 15:04 (SH)
2. SA Keefe, (2) (Perry), 15:47
3. SA Porter, (6) (Smith), 3:57
3. BRI Fraser, (5) (Packard, Morency), 12:07
3. BRI Colliton, (5) (Wotton, Iggulden), 12:15
OT. BRI Iggulden, (20) (Walter, Smith), 4:11 (PP)

Dallas prospect goaltender Stephen Tobias stopped nineteen shots, Al Montoya backed up for San Antonio.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's game coverage has comments from Jeremy Colliton and head coach Jack Capuano. Blog coverage has Jamie Fraser's comments on the struggling powerplay here.

San Antonio Express News: Tony Uminski coverage of the Rampage.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

See ya at the Calder Cup finals.