Islanders Look to Attack Ottawa!

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Well, it never fails - no matter what time of day, the weather or anything else that can have some sort of “effect” on whatever it is writers use to get their creative juices, there is always at least ONE (or more…) who just have to drag the Islanders name through the mud. In this specific case, an article out of Ottawa (not even Garrioch mind you) but an unnamed writer on CBCSports

How do you spell relief for your worst beating of the season? NYI.

That’s the common abbreviation for the New York Islanders, the sad-sack team against which the reeling Senators open a home-and-home series on Thursday night in Ottawa (7:30 p.m. ET).

Luckily, the Islanders appear to be just the tonic for any queasy feelings that may be lingering in Ottawa.

New York at Ottawa 7:30pm Msg+

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Islanders website/AP: Has the preview for tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators.

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First thing I read about tonight's game was the struggling Islanders are 24th in league scoring. I know that's not very good but compared to last year when this group was getting ready to score two goals or less in fourteen straight it's a vast improvement with a lot of injuries.

No lineup changes at this time (unless Martinek returns) which means Josh Bailey plays NHL game number two and Mike Comrie who was last years leading scorer for the
Islanders does not play against a team he had a great game against last time the club went to Ottawa winning a very rare game.

View From the Ice with Dan Rice

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NHL News & Notes

Trent Hunter, must i say more?

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Trent Hunter..Must I even say more?Actually I think I should.

Islanders, Senators PreGame Thoughts

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Over the past few years, the Ottawa Senators have pretty much had their way with the Islanders.

However, things haven’t been going all that well for them and if the Islanders play smart, they may just be able to sneak out of dodge with a win.

Islanders Outsider

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Islander News Articles 11/13

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National Post: Ken Warren has comments from Senators gm Bryan Murray critical of his star players while the Sporting News here reports on Jarkko Ruutu's suspension, Ryan Shannon's recall and line juggling for the slumping Senators going into Thursday's game against New York.

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I wonder how long before Garth Snow shows a little temper he was known for as a player? He cannot be thrilled with some players performance despite injuries.

Ottawa Citizen: James Gordon reports Alex Auld will be in goal against the Islanders on Thursday.

Binghampton at Bridgeport (St Johns NF) 6pm

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Sound Previews tonight's game and reports Nate Lawson will start in goal along with both teams travels going from PEI to Nova Scotia.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio in his Sound Tigers blog reports tonight's game in St Johns NF has been moved back a half hour to a 6pm start time.

Dustin Kohn and Blake Comeau could play tonight along with several subjects.

Mr Fornabaio may have another live blog for those looking for updates beyond in game.

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Islander/Sound Tigers/NHL Notables

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Islanders website: Jason Lockhart has the weekly prospect watch.

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All Islander Prospect Watches back to last season are archived on NYI Fan Central Prospects Blog by date order. Released it's voting page for the NHL All-Star game, seems a bit slow to work on day one.

Newsday: Greg Logan has Doug Weight's comments in the Islanders Newsday blog about Bailey learning to play at this level and the youth movement while pointing out the significant injuries this team has had while at the same time now allowing it as an excuse.

AC/DC, the NHL and Bucci

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John Buccigross' column on is a must-read for me and anyone who loves hockey. His latest column -- or blogumn, as he likes to call it -- posits that AC/DC's "Back in Black" should be the soundtrack to the NHL.

I was moved to email John because AC/DC and the NHL have always been linked for me. I also wanted to let him know that I enjoy his weekly tributes to the late Jack Falla, hockey writer and professor at Boston University. Here's what I sent this morning:


I graduated from BU in 1989 and while I didn't take any of Jack Falla's classes (I was a Broadcasting and Film major), I saw him quite a bit at Terriers men's hockey games, which I covered for the student newspaper, The Daily Free Press. Reading the heartfelt tributes from his former students makes me wish I knew him better.

Isles Mistakes Cost Them in 3-1 Loss to Philly

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What’s worse than working all day and coming home to watch an Islanders game?

Working all day and coming home to watch a game that you already knew the score to.

Ah man.

If I was the Incredible Hulk, my first words on this game would be: “Hulk want powerplay goals, NOW!”

Seriously, it’s actually gotten the point this season where I have to quote superheroes I can’t stand [I'm more of a Spider-Man kind of guy] to depict the way I feel about this team.

Islander News Articles 11/12

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Newsday: Greg Logan's recap has comments from Doug Weight on the Islanders powerplay failure and head coach Scott Gordon on Josh Bailey's game which included winning a lot of face offs and the coaches comments " He belongs " in his postgame.

Newsday: Neil Best reported the Islanders will now be receiving pre-game shows from Msg-Cablevision for the rest of the season starting Saturday.

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Would it be mean-spirited of me to suggest as soon as Cablevision owned Newsday finally got some more details on Islander injuries Cablevision owned Newsday finally
decided to allow a pregame?

Islanders Philadelphia Flyers 11//11/2008 Veterans Day Video Highlights

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Not much to say today.  Another game.  Another loss.  Another sign of hope, yet another loss.  Try and enjoy the highlughts.



Philadelphia 3, New York 1

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Associated Press: Has the recap of the Islanders 3-1 loss to the Flyers on Tuesday afternoon, Josh Bailey made his NHL debut.

Bailey and Schuerlein IN Against Philly!

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Well as you may have read earlier, it was speculated that we would see Bailey’s debut this afternoon as Mike Comrie would likely be out with some sort of hip ailment. What’s even better is that I just got home and I am about to head out to the game after all. Talk about a game time decision!

I am very excited to see Bailey in action tonight, as I did not get to see him during the preseason. This is sort of special for me in a way, because I was there when Bailey was drafted and got to speak to him on several occasions during the past few months. Hopefully he does well and gives this team the boost they need in the third period.

Not to cut this short, but I gotta fly if I want to get there on time!

Philadelphia at New York 2pm Msg+

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Flyers Website/PR Blog: Previews the Flyers at Monday practice while the Islanders prepare to have Colin Powell drop the puck again on Tuesday here.

Since the last game the Flyers have traded Steve Downie and Steve Eminger for defender Matt Carle from the Sharks, Danny Briere, who missed the last Islander game in Philadelphia should be in the lineup this time.

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Islanders play a struggling club at the bottom of the league in goals against. It's time for a breakout game for some of these forwards where they pin the Flyers in their end of the ice and then make them pay with some powerplay goals. It's time for Tambellini, Okposo, to finish a play with a goal.

New York Islanders 2008 Best Blog Award

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This system of voting isn’t perfect and it is subjected to some biases, and yet – we’re only doing this for fun and the promotion of the New York Islanders blogosphere. We trust that our fellow bloggers will do what they can to play fair.

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  • There are two professinal blogs out there, Greg Logan's "On The Islanders Beat" writing for Newsday, and Chris Botta's "Islanders Point Blank".  Because they are paid and also have access to priveleged scoops, they will be counted in a seperate category so there will be two awards, one being "Best Professional NYI Blog" and the other being "Best NYI Blog".
  • After further contemplation, there will be only one blog award and the "professional" blogs will be excluded from voting. 
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Afternoon Uncertainty

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An afternoon game? That was my initial thought when I peered over my calendar. I knew I would be home from my trip to Vegas and I also knew it would be Veterans day, but I wasn’t sure if I had the day off. I do not.

As a season ticket holder and member of the Blog Box, I dislike missing many games. During the past week I sat out missed three so missing today hurts a bit. I am going to try my hardest to get to the game, even if I have to go in work clothes. I even started at 7am today so I would be done at three instead of four. It would make cutting out of work early more pallateable to my office.

That is just one instance of uncertainty.

What else is uncertain? The status of several Islanders players for this afternoons game against the Flyers.

Islander News Articles 11/11

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Newsday: John Jeansonne had Tuesday's Flyer preview which included the coach on Radek Martinek, Josh Bailey and Mike Comrie as the Islander defender talks about his injury while the coach discusses what's different about a day-game routine and why Mike Comrie has been struggling to a degree.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has the Sound Tigers weekly on several subjects which include Mitch Fritz on his Islanders experience, team President Howard Saffan on the school game and what he says is a substantial increase in group sales including five questions with Pascal Morency.

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Islanders Memories: Ray Ferraro

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The first season the Islanders and I became buddies was way back in 92-93 and it is a season I’ll remember for the rest of my life. While guys like Pierre Turgeon, Derek King and Steve Thomas were my favorite players, my father was always a huge Ray Ferraro fan. I never quite understood it until later that season. Spending a huge portion of that season on the shelf, Ferraro wasn’t as big a part of the team’s success as he was the year before, when he scored 40 goals and added 40 assists and was the team’s lone representative at the All-Star game. Nevertheless, when the chips were down, Ferraro was money in the bank and after a while, his card had a spot on my wall over my bed right next to Turgeon’s.

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