New York Preseason Games Begin/Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 9/23/2011 12:48:00 PM |

6-3 Boston Final, twitter updates say it all.

Friday's game in Boston will be webcasted on ITV Live per the Islander twitter feed, it does not make clear if it will be an Islander-centric version, or the pickup of the Bruins feed.

ITV is advertising the Saturday game as a live stream webcasted game at the Coliseum against the Devils.

Islanders website: Reported on the group of players who remained in New York with more injury updates.

NYIFC Comments:
Obviously Boston will play more of it's veteran squad in it's home preseason opener, after already playing a game. DiPietro & Nilsson will be the goalies, or one will play the entire game with the smart money being on DiPietro getting bulk of work given it's his hometown.

Saturday at home against the Devils, expect to see more of the Islanders opening night lineup.

Friday is more a prospect/AHL lineup with vets sprinkled in, so expecting a great dominating result is likely not going to happen, but it's preseason and not to be over analyzed.

Win or lose there will be no post-game at NYIFC.

Clake Gillies will honored at the 26th Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis on Monday, September 26th, will officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

Mineola Patch: Has comments from designer of the latest Coliseum plan, that somewhat contradict earlier reports, but has images for those interested.

NYIFC Comments:
Nice images, obviously if it's a practically new building with a four thousand seat increase, it's going to cost more than one hundred million dollars, and could well displace the Islanders unless there is some conception of this being done, with the roof and major renovations being done during the summer.

Once again, words, actions, financing and something Charles Wang can sign on to for this to make economic sense are the name of the game, then the politics which kill everything that is proposed there.