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UFA Signing: Mark Parrish

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UFA winger Mark Parrish has signed with the Dallas Stars. The deal is a 2-way contract that would pay Parrish $500K at the NHL level and $100K at the AHL level. Supposing he passes a physical scheduled for Tuesday, Parrish could be in the flailing Dallas lineup as soon as Friday. Thus ends Parrish's brief return to the Islanders organization with which he had recently signed a 25 game Professional Tryout with the team's AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Monday November 3

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Former Islanders were busy yet again despite a slow 3 game night around the NHL. FIs made boxscore contributions in 2 of those tilts and newsworthies in the other one. Here is a look:

Islanders at Rangers!

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Sorry folks, not really going to be able to catch much of the game tonight as it is the first day of the 2008 SEMA show. I will be watching the live tracker and checking in from time to time.

The team honestly did not deserve to win last night, but now they need to build on the game and work the full 60 minutes. I wasn’t expecting Hitchcock to sit by going into the third and not fire up his team, they came out ready to win and almost succeeded in doing so.

The Rangers are going to be tough, given their similar collapse against Toronto the other night - it is definitely going to be a fun game to watch - wish I could.

Live Tracker!

New York at Rangers 7pm Msg+

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AP: Has the preview for tonights game against the Rangers in Manhattan.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Normally I would write four games in six days is asking a lot but this group needs to play games and build some momentum/chemistry as they have been holding back or limited since camp began with all the injuries just trying to survive.

This is the perfect time to improve improve it's chemistry and survival skills in games and you do that best by playing with whatever the roster is. For what it's worth the Islanders have been competitive against Philadelphia, Montreal and Columbus the last three games.

No reason not to go into a building they have been dominating in and do it again.

TONIGHT: Sibling Rivalry Live Blog: Election Edition

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My body feels like it's been run over by a bulldozer. But that won't stop from my brother and I from assaulting hockey sense and sensibility with a Live Blog Chat at 6:45pm.

Isles actually won a game last night, of course, made us bare-knuckled in doing so. Stay tuned for that and more later, as I wait for a cache of Advil to kick in.

In the meantime, discuss all things Isles (and Rangers)

Quick Review of Islanders Stats

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Offense POS GP G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GW GT SOG Pct
Doug Weight C 11 2 8 10 0 8 2 6 0 1 0 0 17 .118
Trent Hunter RW 11 4 5 9 -4 6 1 2 0 1 1 0 31 .129
Mark Streit D 11 4 5 9 -4 10 3 2 1 1 0 0 27 .148
Bill Guerin RW 11 5 3 8 0 16 2 3 0 0 0 0 42 .119
Mike Comrie C 11 2 6 8 -2 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 21 .095
Richard Park RW 11 1 5 6 -2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 21 .048
Andy Hilbert C 11 2 2 4 -4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 .105
Frans Nielsen C 11 1 3 4 -4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 14 .071
Bruno Gervais D 11 0 4 4 -5 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 .000
Sean Bergenheim LW 10 2 2 4 -2 29 0 0 1 0 1 0 26 .077
Kyle Okposo RW 11 1 2 3 -5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 .036
Freddy Meyer D 7 1 1 2 -1 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 .167
Chris Campoli D 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 13 .154
Jon Sim LW 11 2 0 2 -1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 .091
Thomas Pock D 10 0 1 1 -3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 .000
Joey MacDonald G 8 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Phew…

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Thank God for Campy… Well - he made his mother’s birthday complete! Really had a hat trick with the first one of the two going through and out of the net… But he will take two and like it!

Another collapse in period 3. What is it? Missed assignments, a little lax in chasing pucks. Losing battles left and right. You would think they would have learned their lesson after Saturday’s Debacle with Montreal.

There was some good signs… Richard Park finally got one in. He has been doing well the last 5 games. So has the Captain. What a move he made to get the 2nd goal out of the box. Campy has done well, since returning to the lineup. Sutton has made the defense a little bigger and stronger.

Hunter with four helpers in 2 games. (Congrats for Player of the Month for NYI) Joey Mac had a decent game, not brilliant, but workman like. He should be back in tonight at the Isles head to the Garden.

My Three Isles Stars.

Blue Jackets are in town - 11-3-08

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And it's also the first game of the season that IslanderQueen and I are seeing together (sort of) so I'm somewhat distracted.

Jon Sim seems to have earned the ire of the linesman as he has been called now for two penalties so early in the first. However, IslesOfficial Doug has explained that the last goalie interference call is purely a black and white issue.

WE don't care.

2:42 left, SOG 7 - 13 and ther is no score. Now, let's see if Joey has the Ricky syndrome of letting up a goal with 1 minute left.

Hopefully not. Oh, and Tambellini was actually throwing around his body for a change. What a surprise. Okay, heading to gate One for the Meet & Greet. Someone should score now.

Get Out and Vote!

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Today, go out and exercise your god-given American right and head to your local polling place and vote. Its the most important election in our nation's history...help be a part of it!

And remember, every vote does count, and if you don't believe so, just ask Al Gore!

Parrish Signs With Dallas

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Michael Russo is reporting it...as does the Dallas Morning News


Don't say I didn't tell you...

Campoli Scores Two for Mommy

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Lindsay Campoli’s [I hope I spelled her name right!] birthday may have been yesterday, but her son gave her the best present a mother could ask for in a 4-3 Islanders win.

The game wasn’t all peaches and cream though.

Scary stuff indeed.

Just when you think this team has a game all sewed up, they play down to level of their opponents. If this team is going to get back to .500, things like this cannot happen. See how fast this team sinks tomorrow night against the Rangers if they pull these same type of shenanigans.

Nevertheless, there were several positives to take from this game.

1- Trent Hunter had a solid game.

Shutout Dreams Turn to Overtime Screams

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I really thought we were going to shut the "offensively challenged" BlueJackets out tonight after going up 3-0 in the first two periods.  Luckily the Islanders were able to take a nice nap (while giving up three unanswered goals) in the third period so they could come out fresh in overtime and win the game.  It looked like Comrie nearly flubbed up the last play but the BJ defenseman stick checked the puck to Campoli who did his second Ray Bourque impression of the night to the thrill of the fans and his birthday celebrating mother by burying the puck into the top of the net. 

The goal in overtime was one of the funniest plays I have seen in my life.  After Campoli scored for the second time on the same play, I figured the Isles luck was changing.   Just the fact that he hit the net thrilled me and this play could be an omen for the rest of the season.  Either way they won the game at least and is a positive step.  

Islander News Articles 11/4

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Newsday: Mark Herrmann's early postgame seems to have a lot of game day quotes, not postgame at this time in his recap.

Star-Tribune: Michael Russo reports former Islander Mark Parrish has ended his tryout with the Sound Tigers and signed a two-way contract with the Dallas Stars. It’s a two-way deal. One year, prorated $500,000 in the NHL. In the minors, $100,000.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Best of luck to Mark Parrish.

Ct Post: Michael Fornabaio's article is on defenseman Andrew MacDonald who is among the league leading scorers in the AHL with comments from head coach Jack Capuano.

You can exhale now... Isles Beat BJs 4-3 in OT.

Game 11: Isles host Blue Jackets

{NHL.com recap}

Whew, damn. Crazy game, but I'll take it.

The Islanders finally broke a six game losing streak after beating the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at the NVMC 4-3 in OT.

New York 4, Columbus 3 OT

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AP: Has the recap of Monday's 4-3 overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Deja Vu... Almost

Answer honestly. When the Isles started the third period tonight up 3 goals, you thought right back to Saturday night. But wait, this is Columbus. We couldn't possibly squander this lead, right?

You could almost feel that the slighest bit of adversity would throw the Isles into a free fall. Such is the fragile psyche of this group right now. The Jackets first goal seem to instantly deflate the Isles confidence and you could hear the groans of even the most grisled fan.

LIVE! Columbus Blue Jackets @ Islanders - 7pm Start

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8:46 - I forgot to mention that the second ended as well! Well it's 3-0 NYI third period to start in two minutes
8:31 - First penalty over...
8:29 - Thompson for tripping...56 second 5-on 3 advantage for the Jackets
8:27 - Sutton goes for hooking...
8:24 - Campoli shorthanded ona delayed call...great shot...NYI LEADS 3-0
8:21 - Thompson gets delay of game for shooting the puck out
8:14 - Guerin escapes from the penalty box and puts a nifty move on Norrena for the goal...that penalty must have been planned....NYI LEADS 2-0

PENALTIES STILL KEEPING THE ISLES FROM FINDING THEIR STRIDE

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It has happened in season's past. The Islanders have taken costly penalties at the wrong time in games and it has cost them a chance at a win. On Saturday night, if you were watching the debacle that was the 3rd period against the Habs, you might not point to the two consecutive penalties the Islanders took to open the period as the start of any trouble. However, when Mark Streit took an interference penalty at 19:39 and Thomas Pock was called for tripping at 15:40, in my mind these two penalties represent what was the imminent collapse of the Islanders system that led to the 4 goals that were subsequently scored by Montreal.

Blue Jackets Buzz In Tonight

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So the Blue Jackets visit the Coliseum tonight for the first time in two years to face off the with the really struggling Islanders tonight.

Keep in mind, this is a young Columbus Blue Jackets team who the Islanders have only beaten once in eight matchups, so for a struggling team who has lost six in a row, that's not a good sign.

I'll have more later...Just finishing up some actual work from my day job. Have no fear, even though its my birthday tonight, there is no place I'd rather be than spending an evening at the Nassau Coliseum.

See you tonight!

Islanders Look to Turn Tide Against Columbus

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Helllloooooooo Islanders Nation!

I am blogging live from our hotel room in Las Vegas. It’s noon here, so I wanted to get a few things out before tonight’s game.

I did not get a chance to watch the game from Saturday night because I was driving from San Diego to Las Vegas. I did “watch” the progress of the game via the live tracker I posted - and I was happy for most of the game with the progress. I was actually in disbelief that the Habs managed to score 4 unanswered goals late in the game - it made me very mad that the “collapse” moved late in the game as opposed to the first period.

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