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Isles Tame Lightning in OT

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There was some doubt in Isles fans heads after Monday's mess on Long Island versus the Sabres. The 7-1 trouncing reverberated in the Isles faithful. So it was important for the next game to be a steady affair, win or loss.

It was.

They met a team who made bold strokes all summer. They changed coaches, players, might have even went from Coke to Pepsi. The Tampa Bay Lightning, however, for all

Hunter - the resurgence - Bruno - the emergence

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I know my buddy Patrick Hickey (www.thedriveforfive.com) is very happy right now. He has Hunter on the banner at the top of his page.

I am sure that he was disappointed that he only tallied 12 times last season. He has said that he wants to improve his offensive scoring punch.

He has not disappointed so far.

You have all the reports that you could muster. I am not going to add any more that just these comments of mine:

Hunter and Company on the Prowl in 4-2 Win

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As I’ve said a thousand times on the site, even though I am a journalist, I write this blog as sort of a release from the shackles of unbiased writing and to share my thoughts on my favorite team in the world.

Last night was a night where I’m happier to do it than usual.

Why, you ask? Because guys like Jeff Tambellini, Mike Comrie, Kyle Okposo, Doug Weight, Frans Neilsen and Trent Hunter have to be able to produce offensively for this team to win hockey games this season and they did just that.

Good times I say. Good times.

Islander News Articles 10/17

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Newsday: Greg Logan's early recap (without lockeroom quotes) notes the Islanders averted a disaster coming out of this one with an overtime win and correctly point out Comrie had an open net for a possible second goal in the first period.

Game Notes: Isles @ Tampa 10-16-08

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Yeah... from the couch that is. End of second period and Isles are up 2 - 0. Nice start.

This morning I asked my friend Dr. David Lubin who was the 7th Man award winner in 2004 for the Tampa Bay Lightning for his feelings about the Lightening. This is what I got:

New York 4, Tampa Bay 3 OT

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Live Blog: Islanders at Tampa Bay

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So the Islanders are looking to get their first road win of the season, on their first road trip - which takes them through the sunny and warm state of Florida. There were questions on who would be the starting goaltender tonight - but that question was just answered: Joey MacDonald is going to get the nod and DiPietro is likely to get the start for the Panthers game. It would be fitting in a way, he gets the chance to re-do the horrible outing during the preseason.

I want my, I want my pre-game show...**

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You know, every Isles independent message board I head to, I find a good chunk of threads as being negative/pessimistic. And after tonight, it kind of solidified it in my brain why.

Live Chat 6:45pm/New York at Tampa 7:30pm Msg+

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Note-The game beings at 7:30, our chat/live blogging will begin at 6:45pm for a little Islander talk since it's been a while for everyone.

Islander/NHL/NYIFC notables

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So our first very brief vacation comes to an end which turned into NYIFC out of nowhere not having much vacation at all.

A little message board dialogue of all things instead of relaxing, but the person I responded to was very classy and a pleasure.

Next up of course I did not put down the keyboard, instead after that I sent my own e-mail to Times Sports Editor Tom Jolly to see what can be done for the paper to improve Islander coverage with a few questions and suggestions of my own.

If Mr Jolly responds I will post that for everyone.

Bad Day @ Blackhawks 1 pm

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So you're with an organization for more than 20 years in various capacities. You've just been fired. What's the first thing you do? Do a radio interview of course!

I just listened to a very good radio interview with fired-this-morning ex Blackhawks coach Denis Savard. What a gentleman. A very sensitive matter handled well by E.J. Rhadek and Don LaGreca.

This is why I love XM radio. Sure, the instaneous news stream on the web keeps us informed. But to hear the man's voice during this time is a different dimension.

SPECIAL DELIVERY: Mitch Fritz Called Up PLUS Live Blog Tonight at 7pm

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Mitch Fritz and his meaty fists has been called up for the Florida trip. DP is practicing, so many assume he'll actually be in goal soon (this weekend at the Panthers, perhaps?).

Word on the street is tonight Olaf Kolzig is slated to start for the Lightning. The Lightning are still looking for their first win. The Isles are looking regroup after an ugly loss.

SPECIAL LIVE B

The Maturation of “Amazing Andy”

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I can not take credit for the name… That was given to me by someone who will remain nameless. I was told this, because I know that it may cause someone to be a little aggravated. (we’ll just keep that a secret for now)

Since I have seen some constructive criticism on some of the boards about the:

a) Number of Blog Boxers increased to over 20 and
b) How many write about the same thing

Isles "Bolt"ing to Tampa

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Well I figured I needed a day off from blogging as I've been going non-stop for ever it seems like.

Well should prove to be an interesting test for the Isles as they'll make their first "real" road trip of the season as they fly to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. The Lightning are without a win this season and didn't look like the powerhouse team that they were supposed to look like so far. Suffering 2 straight losses to the Rangers out in Europe and an OT loss to Carolina, the Bolts seem like they're having trouble scoring goals.

Our Hot Prospect or Theirs - NYI vs TBL 10-16-08

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Okay folks, who is it gonna be??? Stamkos or Okposo? We've already seen Vinny light the lamp 18 times too many on the NY Islanders. What's Stamkos going to do... anything?

Isles Tampa Bay Pre-Game Thoughts

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The Isles are in need of win and Tampa Bay be just the team to get it from.

It’s funny how a team could add players like Ryan Malone, Andrej Meszaros, Gary Roberts, Mark Recchi, Radim Vrbata and Matt Carle and still have problems. You see, the Lightning never really had a problem scoring goals, so why they added so much more firepower is a bit alarming if you ask me.

Well did you?

NOTES, QUOTES AND THOUGHTS FROM THIS WEEKEND'S FOLLIES

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First, I would like to extend my condolences to the Cherepanov family who lost their son this weekend when he collapsed on the bench while playing for Avangard Omsk of the KHL. He was subsequently rushed to the hospital but medical personnel were unable to revive him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from the entire hockey community-RIP Alexei.

Sometimes It's Much Bigger than Hockey

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Please, let us pay respect to Alexei Cherepanov, his family, and his teammates.

Good Godard! Pens vs. Flyers 10-14-08

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Real quick because I've got two articles I need to complete and still have time to go work for the people who actually pay me.

The Anatomy of a Hockey fan

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What Responsablity do we have as fans

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