Islander News Articles 4/10

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/09/2009 10:50:00 PM | | | | | |
Newsday: Greg Logan's game recap had comments from head coach Scott Gordon and Richard Park which for now seemed more about the Carolina game than the Pittsburgh loss but did note both the Katic/DiBenedetto signings which were officially announced by the team Thursday.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Shelly Anderson's game coverage of the Pens final home game in the regular season.

Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Rob Rossi's coverage.

Boston Globe: Nancy Marrapese-Burrell has comments from Islander prospect Corey Trivino Thursday before his BU team advanced to the NCAA Championship winning 5-4 against Vermont on Thursday here with boxscore and more coverage here.

The victory moved BU (34-6-4) into Saturday night's national championship game against Miami University (ESPNHD and ESPN360, 7 p.m. ET).

Sault Star: Kevin Barrett reports former Islander head coach Ted Nolan says he is not allowed to contact other teams because of his Islanders contract until 7/1 and is very interested in returning to coaching as he discussed the junior leagues and his former assistant in Moncton coach Danny Flynn.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
I'm pretty sure I read (to lazy to check now) that Nolan was given permission to make a deal with any other NHL club he could. I know on 5/2/08 he told a local paper he guaranteed he would be coaching somewhere next (this) season.

I have little doubt Charles Wang would have let him work for someone this year especially if it meant saving about any part of the 600,000 he would have to pay him.

Newsday: Earlier Thursday reported former Islander captain and long-time broadcaster Ed Westfall is selling his 4.19-acre Lattingtown estate for $1,950,000. Adam Kimelman reports on the NHL scouting combines for the top draft pick that invitations have been sent out to the top players with comments from NHL Central Scouting Director E.J. McGuire on what this entails as they head to Toronto before the draft.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has comments from Trevor Smith and head coach Jack Capuano on Friday's game against Springfield, the endless tie-breaker and playoff scenario's and what role the recent signings could have this weekend.

Springfield Falcons at Bridgeport Sound Tigers
WHEN -- Tonight, 7
WHERE -- Arena at Harbor Yard
RECORDS -- Springfield 24-42-8-4; Bridgeport 47-23-3-5
SEASON SERIES -- Bridgeport leads 2-1; both teams have a shootout win.

ABOUT THE FALCONS-- Springfield is locked into last place in the Atlantic and is out of the playoffs for the eighth time in nine seasons.....

NYI Fan Central Comments:
It should be noted the clear day roster is the group of players who have to dress first. McLean-Comeau injuries reduce the depth chart to open a spot but everything works off the clear day list.

Max Gratchev has also been playing games for Bridgeport on a tryout contract but does not have to be signed by June 1st as a 2008 draft pick.

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