Islander News Articles 4/13

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/12/2009 08:16:00 PM | | | | | | |
: Greg Logan's game recap includes Richard Park's comments to the crowd, head coach Scott Gordon on the second half and Rick DiPietro among several things and Josh Bailey.

Mr Logan added to his article late Sunday writing goaltender Rick DiPietro recently was seen on crutches at the physical therapy facility where several Islanders do their rehabilitation. No explanation was immediately available from the Islanders, who previously released a statement saying he will be ready for training camp in September.

Boston Globe & Boston Herald: Recaps the Bruins 6-2 win over New York Sunday.

NY Post: Dan Martin's game coverage has comments from Doug Weight and Josh Bailey.

A complete no show from the Daily News again while the Times had money to send a writer to Philadelphia for a meaningless Ranger game after not covering some road or home games.

Point Blank/Mr Botta: Recaps the Islanders season ending loss to Boston and does an excellent job pointing out how this team finished the season is inexcusable in his view.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Reading some of the spin from Scott Gordon about practice time or lack thereof for me just does not cut it because all teams have the same issues. This team in April looked painfully bad at time and even got back Streit, Okposo and Bergenheim and it did not raise their collective play one bit.

Was the goaltending as good? No, but the teams play in front of the goalies was lacking for a lot of young players and some veterans fighting for jobs while teams like Atlanta played hard every night for John Anderson. Earlier Sunday released the schedule for the opening round of the AHL playoffs for Bridgeport.
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 17 – W-B/Scranton vs. Bridgeport, 7:30 (U)
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 18 – W-B/Scranton vs. Bridgeport, 7:00 (U)
Game 3 – Sun., Apr. 19 – Bridgeport at W-B/Scranton, 5:05
Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 22 – W-B/Scranton at Bridgeport, 7:00
*Game 5 – Fri., Apr. 24 – Bridgeport at W-B/Scranton, 7:05
*Game 6 – Sat., Apr. 25 – Bridgeport at W-B/Scranton, 7:05
*Game 7 – Sun., Apr. 26 – W-B/Scranton at Bridgeport, TBA

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