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Islander Notables/Quick Hits

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NHL.com: Brian Compton has a feature on Islander prospects David Toews and Blake Kessel with their comments along with brothers Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Black Hawks and Phil Kessel of the Boston Bruins.

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Another outstanding feature from NHL.com on the teams young prospects, almost seems like the league's staff is doing more on the Isles to make up for what the media is not providing.

Setting My Sights on Vancouver 2010 - 8-26-08

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Forward Preview Pt I: Guerin, Comrie, Weight

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Today New York Islander Fan Central begins it's early season preview where we look at a group of three players, what happened last season, where they left off and what can be expected as the countdown is on toward training camp and the regular season.

Every few days we will review three other players, and move to the defense and finally the goaltenders.

No better place to begin than with last year's captain, Bill Guerin.

1. Bill Guerin:

Tuesday Islander/NHL Notables

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Sarnia Observer: Dave Borody reports current Sound Tiger/former Sarnia player Jamie Fraser was working out with the Sting veterans and will be attending Islanders training camp.

Toronto Sun/Wire Services: Terry Koshan has former Islander Jason Blake's comments as he prepares to begin his second year with the Leafs.

5 Things Gordon Needs to Change

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Scott GordonI am a regular reader of Greg Wyshynski’s blog - Puck Daddy and Greg has been polling various bloggers and media types on 5 things they would change in the NHL. Feeling inspired, I wanted to list 5 things that Scott Gordon needs to change in order to make the Islanders better and/or successful.

Bergenheim paying for the Sins of Mark Gandler? 8-16-08

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NYIFC Top Ten Hockey Items to Drop/Crush

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A iittle fun for a quiet Monday, a Scott Gordon inteview on a local radio show today
Kjoy.com is mostly all that's happening.

I'm sure a few older folks remember this on television so I thought being that this is the time of year we see articles about things folks want to change around the NHL in that spirit here at NYIFC we would give our own list of requests as what we would like to see dropped or crushed in terms of hockey.

Enjoy.

What is Mike Comrie Capable of in 09?

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You wouldn’t expect a guy that led his team in points last season to have this much uncertainty about their game this year, but Islanders center Mike Comrie’s game is that unpredictable to understand.

At times, Comrie can be a potent finisher, capable of being a leader on a team and despite his size, is willing to drop the gloves if he has to. For those reasons, he’s a guy that many teams would like to have in a second or third line role. However, considering the combination of the Islanders rebuilding plan and a lack of solid free agents wanting to go there, Comrie was slotted as the team’s number one center.

Sibling Rivalry: Offseason Edition

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Faster than a speeding Sundin indecision, more powerful than a McCabe rumor . . .
It’s a bird. It’s a plane.

Nope. It's another insult-filled installment by the Gallof brothers.

Sibling Rivalry: Offseason Edition

If you are like us, you’ve been watching the dull days of August wind down. There is nothing worse for a hockey fan than August. The entire month leaves a c

Islander Notables/Quick Hits

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Islanders website: Kimber Auerbach has a feature on two of the players general manager Garth Snow's signed this summer in goaltender Peter Mannino, defenseman Brett Skinner with their comments and their link back to winning a National Championship in Denver.

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For New York to return to the playoffs.....

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In writing this blog entry I'm going to take a few things for granted about the Islanders overall because these are things you could write about any club.

On the Isles it's slightly different going in because the trend on defense is the group overall is prone to injury. They also have forwards who are older and played out a season injured along with a goaltender who has had two surgeries the last two summers. In that regard we'll forecast less injuries overall for the team and hope for the best.

So what will it take to return to the playoffs?

How I'd change Hockey by Steve Carlson 8-23-08

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Quick Saturday Update

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Windsor Star: Jim Parker has an article on Windsor Spitfires training camp that has a few words on Josh Bailey.

Sports Illustrated: Alan Muir puts Islanders defenseman Mark Streit in his top five of players who could be a potential failure of a signing putting him ahead of Jeff Finger (Toronto), Michael Ryder (Boston), Jose Theodore (Washington) and Ryan Malone. (Tampa Bay)

Prospect Notables

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Sarnia Observer: Dave Borody explains the rules in the Ontario Hockey League only allow clubs to carry three overage prospects with coach Dave McQueen's comments as Sarnia opens training camp with Islander draft pick Justin DiBenedetto one of those overage players who will report to the Islanders training camp as Sarnia current has four overage players but a situation the coach says will work itself out within a month.

Garth Snow Goalie Fights!

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I was searching for some cool videos and found a couple of our GM Garth Snow getting into some fights during his playing days. He definitely had some fire and didn't mind getting into scraps.  I wonder how this affects his mentality in the office... 

 

Islander News Articles 8/22

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The News Pictou County Nova Scotia: Report the Islanders will be sending an ITV camera crew up to Pictou County this weekend to cover the second annual Play the Pros event at John Brother MacDonald Stadium with Jon Sim's comments on the event started by Sim and the Devils Colin White.

ECHL.COM/serveral outlets: Report Andy Sertich was resigned by the Utah Grizzlies.

Slap Shot - The Cult Classic - Spawns Anew 8-21

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2nd in the 3 part series of my discussion with Steve Carlson. Next up will be his feelings on the game and how he would change the NHL today. ( You can guess which was #1 that made me cringe.)
Also coming up an indepth look at CJ Papa, the hardest working man in Sports broadcasting. Happy Friday people!

Thursday Islander Notables

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NHL.com: Brian Compton has an outstanding blog entry with comments from head coach Scott Gordon and general manager Garth Snow Thursday where they both discuss the hiring process and what they will have to happen for this to work on the ice with a lot of information from both along with the plan for the young players and the veterans.

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NYI Fan Central New Prospect Center Open

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The Reviews are in…. BD was a great guest!

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And this is by no means, a ‘buttering up’ for the lad!

Great show last night - BD was on - and it was a great conversation, touching all sorts of topics, from Dey not getting a congratulations gretting card, to Gordon’s philosophy, to the lineup, and the 2 on 1 assaults that BD got with his Ranger fan siblings.

Must have been quite a household….

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