Greg Logan goes off at Islanders Policy----again

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Newsday: Apparently Greg Logan decided to finally do some passionate hockey blogging about the Islanders like Steve Zipay does for his team several times a day.

Too bad it was not about the game, how the team played or to profile a player but what amounts to his latest public tantrum about club policy on injuries which began back in June when he found out Guerin-DiPietro had surgery.

Islander News Articles 10/26

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Newsday: Mr Logan in his game recap writes Rick DiPietro's turnover was " bone-headed " but did not go in the same direction with Freddy Meyer or other players made critical mistakes.

Exclusive: DiPietro Injured

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Just wrapped up all the interviews in room six and the locker room, it was announced that DiPietro was pulled because he suffered “an undisclosed injury”. Numerous attempts to pry details from Gordon and DiPietro himself proved unsuccessful by everyone in the media.

Carolina 4, New York 3: DiPietro injury

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Islanders website: Has the recap of the Islanders 4-3 loss Saturday to the Carolina Hurricanes where they took an all time franchise high sixty shots.

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I could write a novel about this game, it had that much to offer again with signs this team is picking up this system in some areas while struggling with it at others. Carolina looked like a team waiting to lose for a good part of the night.

Live Blog: Isles and Hurricanes

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Just getting settled in here at the Blog Box!

Your scratches for the Islanders - Witt, Bailey and Park

No word on Park’s replacement yet. Ok, Park is now on the ice - error perhaps?

Live Tracker

First Period

About to drop the puck here in the first period, Hilbert, Thompson and Sim with Campoli and Hillen as your starters.

Lavy vs Gordy: Hurricanes on Long Island

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Before I get ready to head to the Coliseum, I wanted to write a bit about the first matchup of Peter Laviolette and Scott Gordon.

Both men coached in the Bruins organization, both men know and respect each other. One was head coach of the Islanders and the other is the current head coach. Both men came into the league straight off AHL Coach of the year honors, one has had time to play his sytems and been rewarded greatly. The other, is biding his time before he proves he can perform at the NHL level.

Casual and Calm Dallas Recap

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You may have noticed that I did not post any thoughts on the clunker the Islanders put up on Thursday. I will go into things a bit today, I have had enough time to decompress and really analyze where I wanted to take the discussion.

New York vs Carolina Msg Plus 7pm

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Islanders website: Has the early preview for tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Roll the dice on the injuries with Sutton vs Pock/Hillen sitting, either way Bill Guerin just called a players-only meeting, the team has not been producing points at home and face a struggling team that just gave up four goals in the third against Pittsburgh with Cam Ward hardly dominating.

Islanders Carolina Pregame Thoughts

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After an abysmal defeat the other night against the Stars, things aren’t going to get any easier for the Islanders today, as they face off against the Carolina Hurricanes. While this isn’t the same Carolina team that won the Stanley Cup a few years ago, they still have players who can produce on offense and without their two best defensemen in the lineup in Brendan Witt and Radek Martinek, things aren’t going to be easy for them tonight.

In the games the Islanders have won this season, it’s easy to see how hard they’ve worked in both ends of the ice. Practically swarming the puck the entire game, the Isles have proved Scott Gordon’s coaching system works, as long as they stick to it. However, for the majority of the young season, the Isles have looked tentative and seem unable to push the kind of pace on the ice they need to in order to win hockey games.

The Blogging vs Professional Media issue again

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Sporting News: Craig Custance's blog entry had a lot more on the blogging vs professional media issue with Professional Hockey writers association President Kevin Allen, NHL's vice president of media relations Frank Brown while Mr Custance writes about the many markets where professional media coverage is declining.

Mr Custance article centers around why an Edmonton Oiler amateur blogger was removed from a press box recently because of a live chat.

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View From the Ice with Dan Rice

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NHL News & Notes

Islander News Articles 10/25

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Newsday: Greg Logan's article has comments from head coach Scott Gordon and former Islander coach Peter Laviolette on their coaching philosophies and influence as they have both been part of the Providence Bruins.

Mr Logan has no update on injuries or lineup beyond speculation given club policy.

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Portland 4, Bridgeport 3

NYI Fan Central's picture Reports Bridgeport lost a 3-1 lead in Portland and lost to the Pirates 4-3 Friday night.

Mike Iggulden, Andrew MacDonald and Jackman scored for Bridgeport.

Yann Danis was in goal for the Sound Tigers.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio blogged on the game with lines and updates that are different than what had with Comeau on the left or the right wing depending what you read.

Marketing the Players of the NHL

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The NHL must learn to market their players better for the fans

Islesblogger Now iPhone/iTouch Optimized!

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Islesblogger iPhone Optimized!Being an iPhone owner, it can be a tad stressful when viewing a regular webpage that is graphic intense with the built in Safari browser. Any iPhone owner can tell you that all it takes is too much processing power and *POOF* a blank black screen.

Quick Notables

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Newsday: Greg Logan in the Islanders Newsday blog gives his perspective on the early success of Luke Schenn and some of the players the club did not select in June. He noted it will take years before a final judgement can be made but it would be a lot easier to take if the Isles had Schenn to mold as a future cornerstone on defense if the growth process is going to be as painful as it has been through the first six games.

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Some folks only see the final score

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You read some of the stuff in the professional media and it's kind of comical that some think the Islanders played that poorly against Dallas last night.

I'm not going to write and tell everyone the Islanders played great but it was not bad as Greg Logan and a few others made it out to be.

The Buffalo game the Islanders were horrible in every area, against Dallas it was a different story. Scott Gordon had it correct when he noted the forecheck, the chances the defense created.

THC One Timers 10/28

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Time for some more One-Timers, so much to blog, so little time...
1. Voices- A Truly Great Show

Still Drivin'

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More than twenty-five years since their last Stanley Cup title (ouch), the New York Islanders continue the Drive for Five...

Inept Defense and Flaccid Offense Fall Flat in 5-3 loss

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Words can’t describe the smorgasbord of emotions and thoughts that were going through my head during that debacle of a game.

Well, in actuality, there are plenty of thoughts and even more words to describe them.

For your reading pleasure, here they are:

Why does Kyle Okposo look so tentative out there? Why isn’t he attacking the crease and taking shots that hit the net?

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