More on Nate Thompson

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Anchorage Daily News: Doyle Woody has an article from the hometown paper on the newest Islander, Nate Thompson about being claimed on waivers, Scott Gordon from working together in Providence along with what's ahead and why he will wear the #45 for New York.

New York Islander Fan Central 08-09 Prewiew

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Disclaimer:

Simply put if you do not follow New York Islander Hockey on a regular basis. only look at the standings on the final day of the season or only accept what a lot of professional reporters who cannot name five current players tell you but start with DiPietro's contract or the late nineties to supplement their lack of current knowledge this preview is not for you.

Sound Tiger News Articles 10/9

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Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio has the compelete Sound Tigers preview in about five seperate updates, including the rosters biggest questions here along with a series of blog updates here which include rule changes, final roster polishing and notables from the Ct Post beatwriter.

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Take a look at the good things in Life

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We need to remember the good things in life

Josh Bailey makes the team . . . for now

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The 2008-2009 New York Islanders roster has been set for the opening of the season on October 9. Not counting the three players on the injured reserve list, the Islanders have set a roster of 23 players. The roster includes 13 forwards, 8 defensemen and two goalies. Much to the surprise of Islander fans everywhere, Josh Bailey has made the squad, at least for now.

Islander Notables/Nate Thompson Claimed

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Q & A with Scott Gordon

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Isles coach speaks

Nate Thompson Claimed Off Waivers

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According to Andy Strickland’s blog, the Islanders have claimed Nate Thompson off waivers from the Providence Bruins.

Thompson was drafted in the 6th round 183rd overall in the 2003 draft, he plays center and had 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points in 75 games with the P-Bruins last season.

Article links 10/4-6

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Before I get to the articles, I want to let everyone know I will be attending the NY Islanders first Booster Club meeting for 2008-2009. The first guest will be Scott Gordon. If anyone has any questions they want me to ask him, post it in a comment. and I will do my to get an answer.

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A Little Roster Speculation and a Question

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As I wrote the other day I feel like we are back in the summer wondering how someone out of Blake Comeau, Sean Bergenheim or Jeff Tambellini could play on a fourth line and be effective if Jon Sim is not in that spot?

We did our poll back then, huge response where everyone seemed to go all over the board as to who will in effect be the odd man out on a fourth line, regardless of how we speculate how much that line could play.

Islander News Articles 10/8

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Newsday: Greg Logan has Rick DiPietro's comments about how more important than the result Monday was that he is healthy as he discussed playing last season with injury and talked about his stick-handling abilities.

NY Post: Dan Martin's limited space article is on Josh Bailey surviving the first round of roster cuts along with Chris Lee returning to New York

A Statement on Coverage and a Deleted Blog

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I'm going to be direct with my readers here, I kind of held back on Tuesday for one of the rare times since I started writing this blog and I regret doing so.

I would like to take a blog entry here and explain why.

I made a quick little note in the articles Tuesday about Newsday not even giving us an AP article for Monday's game and had a few words on it because I had never seen that before in our clubs reporting.

I wrote up a big long blog unloading on Newsday that I deleted/before editing it down to what you read in the Tuesday articles.

Final Poll Results

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What I can write other than to thank everyone for a great job on the first complete poll in quite a while and our first triple digit response (I think 144 folks perticipated) as I did extend things to the day the team announced their roster cuts.

This poll put you in Garth Snow and Scott Gordon place asking you to make the roster cuts.

Here were the final results:

Joey MacDonald 30 (20%)
Yann Danis 36 (25%)
Frans Nielsen 57 (39%)
Andy Hilbert 87 (60%)
Jeremy Colliton 37 (25%)
Tim Jackman 97 (67%)

Isles Release Roster, Opening Night Friday

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Well, here it is, courtesy of the team’s official website:

http://islanders.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=385315

Well, now that that’s out of the way, here are my thoughts:

Anyone that doesn’t like that first round pick Josh Bailey ended up making the team is out of their minds. Sure, the Islanders have a host of veterans on the team this season, but with Bailey’s cup of coffee this season, combined with getting to see Kyle Okposo, Jeff Tambellini, Sean Bergenheim, Blake Comeau and possibly even Jack Hillen develop, this team has the potential of being very fun to watch.

New York Announces it's 2008-09 Roster

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Islanders website: Announced the 2008-09 roster that will begin the season in New York which will include Josh Bailey at the start.

Sillinger, Campoli, Sutton start on injured reserve.

If you had Skinner on your list to stay for now, you win the poll. MacDonald wins the backup spot to start. Welcome to the NHL Jack Hillen for now.

Roster Trimmed, Bailey Gets Extended Look

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According to Greg Logan over at Newsday and the Islanders Official Release today, the team has trimmed their roster down to 23-players by assigning several players to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL. This isn’t surprising as the NHL deadline for rosters is tomorrow (Wednesday 10/8). The part that is surprising to many is how 2008 1st round draft pick Josh Bailey remains with the team.

Islander News Articles 10/7

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Canadian Press: Provided a summary of the writers predictions that did not put the names to the quotes or predictions but the New York Islanders were not among this anonymous groups favorite teams.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio had a brief update on Bridgeport's cuts that did not include goalie Nathan Lawson, Andy Sertich, tryout forward James Sixsmith/Pascal Morency with
local product Vladimir Nikiforov for now.

DP and Bailey Playing, Listen Live!

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I know I am late to the party, but 2008 First round draft pick Josh Bailey and 2000 first overall draft pick Rick DiPietro are set to play tonight (already in the first intermission) in Florida. You can listen live - NOW by clicking on - this link! Panthers are leading 1-0, as you can see below!

New York at Florida 7:30pm (Panthers Radio)

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Seems a good news/I'm not completely sure situation regarding listening to the Islanders game against Florida tonight at 7:30pm but I think we can listen live to this game.

I will put up a special link to listen live, hopefully it works.

790 the ticket covers the Panthers on radio. This station seems to pick and choose what programming they go live with from it's website but the Florida Panthers radio station is advertising broadcasting this game live beginning with it's pregame at
7pm here for a 7:30 start.

Islander News Articles 10/6

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NY Times: Matt Higgins has the story of Brandon Sudgen's release from the Islanders with his story and comments along with those of Brendan Witt.

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I think the bigger shock was the Times doing anything New York Islander releated in it's print edition if they cannot be bothered to cover the new coach being hired.

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