Islander News Articles 3/15

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/14/2009 09:00:00 PM | | | | | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan recaps the Islanders 2-1 loss Saturday afternoon in Boston with head coach Scott Gordon's comments.

Boston Globe: Fluto Shinzawa game coverage and live blog has a few words on Jackman vs Lucic.

Boston Herald: Coverage of Saturday's game with Providence Journal paper that covers Scott Gordon's old AHL team.

Newsday: Mark Herrmann's interview with prospect John Tavares where he talks about the Islanders among several subjects.

Edmonton Journal: Had Bill Guerin's comments on his trade from the Islanders and the time he was away from the team before he was sent to Pittsburgh.

Slam Sports: Steve Simmons has comments from John Tavares agent, Pat Grissom who says " I know (owner) Charles Wang is trying to get a new building and that his feeling is, it will be his way or the highway and that if it were Grissom, he would avoid Tampa, Atlanta and the Island at all costs but it's not his choice and his client respects the process and the league. "

NYI Fan Comments:
It's one thing when the Canadian shock jocks like Mr Simmons (who went in this direction a while back) push for things like this but obviously Tavares agent does not think his client should play for the Islanders or a few teams which could make negotiations hard not only now but when the time comes he is a free agent.

Daily News: Elliot Olshansky has an outstanding feature on Jacques Lamoureux, about his very tough fight to overcome depression and as a sophomore who leads the NCAA with 29 goals for the Air Force Academy is a candidate for the Hobey Baker Award this year.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
That's just a remarkable story and my thanks to Mr Olshansky for e-mailing it to me to post here for our readers. I know I'm rooting for Jacques Lamoureux to win the Hobey Baker and be signed by an NHL team if that's what he aspires to. I'm sure some folks remember what former Islander Claude LaPointe went through after he left the Islanders along with Shayne Corson who Islander fans will only remember from his famous fight with Eric Cairns.

Sarnia Observer: Dave Pual had a Saturday feature on Islander prospect Matt Martin who was the prospect on television between periods this week who plays for the Sarnia Sting with fellow draft picks Justin DiBenedetto and Mark Katic. Recap of Bridgeport's 6-3 loss at Hartford Saturday night which has the Sound Tigers trailing 3-2 at the end of the second period.

1. HFD Moore, (22) (Fahey), 1:04
1. HFD Sauer, (4) (Urquhart, Ouellette), 17:34
1. BRI Walter, (16) (Smith, Lee), 18:26 (PP)
1. BRI Walter, (17) (Lessard), 19:13
2. HFD Sauer, (5) (Denisov, Rissmiller), 15:10
3. BRI Lessard, (10) (Smith), 3:05 (PP)
3. HFD Weise, (8) (Moore, Sauer), 8:12
3. HFD Potter, (8) (Dupont, Parenteau), 19:03
3. HFD Dupont, (13) (Owens), 19:21

Kris Mayotte again started in goal for Bridgeport. Robin Figren did not make his AHL debut.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's coverage of Bridgeport's loss at Hartford Saturday with quotes from Ben Walter who had two goals and head coach Jack Capuano with blog entries here and a brief preview of Sunday's big game against the Bears in Hershey at 5pm here.

Hartford Courant: Covers the Wolfpack win on Saturday and had an article on the Boston Bruins win.

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