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NHL 09 VS. NHL 2K9, Reviews

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Is this really, questionable??

Nystrom vs Bridgman Bout Ranked 8th

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Building on the enforcer theme today, cruising along the internet earlier I came across an AskMen.com Top Ten Amazing NHL fights list.

Browsing through their ten selections, I found a fight between Bobby Nystrom and Mel Bridgman ranked at #8. As you can see from the video below, it was a pretty wild fight indeed.

The Ike Spike - Shame on EXXON - 9-14-08

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I interrupt this hockey blog to get angry at something I was witness to today. Gas gouging. Or so it seems. But I'd like to understand why the EXXON stations (you know the guys who made billions of dollars in profits) seem to have made the bold move of increasing their gas prices to about $4.09 a gallon for regular while other gas stations have only increased their prices by about .05 a gallon to about $3.79.

NHL 2K9 Review

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Review of the new game for the Wii

Brandon Sugden Coming to Camp, Afterall

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This has been an interesting story for the past few weeks, and it’s nice to see it ended on a positive note for a change.

Was Gonna Take The Weekend Off, But...

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NYI Fan Central Update

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A few things:

Islander News Articles 9/14

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Point Blank: Mr Botta reports he received a call from Brandon Sugden that he has been cleared by the league and can attend Islanders training camp which Darren Dreger of Tsn.ca confirmed last night.

NHL 09

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NHL 09 isn't just a great hockey game, it's one of the best sports games to be released in the last decade."

A Damn Yankee Shame! 9-13-08

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Big Angry Man tells me to stay the hell away from talking about baseball. I certainly don't know enough about it. But I can't help it as I sit here trying desperately to write my entry on my interview with TV 55's CJ Papa, but watching the Yankee game.

Brandon Sudgen Update/Notables

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Toronto Sun: Joe Warmington reports NHL deputy comissioner Bill Daly called Brandon Sudgen and said he would contact the teams that voted against his return and see what could be done but made no promises as the groundswell of support increases.

The Star:Mark Zwolinski's article today apparently only had the story before Bill Daly's call that he was going to drive to New York but intends to play in the AHL if the rule stands.

Quick Hits

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I’ve been pretty busy as of late, I have been wanting to post some updates on the latest developments from the past week.

Thankfully, some of my esteemed fellow Blog Boxers are on the job keeping everyone out there in Islanders Nation informed.

Forward Preview Pt V

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After a week off from forward previews today we have a few words about the rest of the Islander forwards.

1. Jeff Tambellini:
Nothing really new to write about Jeff Tambellini, an impact player in the AHL, a player who looks like he does not belong when given chances (albeit limited minutes most of the time) in the NHL. You see Comeau, Okposo and Bergenheim visible in games, creating chances and driving the net and wonder why this former first round pick is virtually invisible when he gets his opportunities, then goes back to the AHL and dominates?

Worst Case Scenario

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Since I discussed what I wanted to see from the team this season in my last post, I thought I’d discuss the things that could ruin my hockey experience in 2009.

1- A change in philosophy if the team is close to a playoff spot at the trading deadline-

If this team is within striking distance and they decide to take a chance on another Ryan Smyth clone, I will personally fart in every seat in Nassau Coliseum. If it fails, not only would it ruin any chance this team has at getting any respect in this league, it will also reduce Garth Snow’s credibility as a General Manager and make it even harder in the future for the team to bring in key veterans to support the youngsters.

2- Radek Martinek or Brendan Witt going down for any prolonged period of time-

Isles Back To Glossy Programs in 08-09!

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Gerard Gallant special consultant to the GM

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One Less Assistant... 9-12-08

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This just in:

The New York Islanders have announced that Assistant Coach Gerard Gallant has been reassigned as a special consultant to General Manager, Garth Snow.

Good move? I cetainly can't tell. But I know there was speculation that Gordon should have his own coaching staff has come up prior. Personally I believe anyone who has an opportuntiy to work with Garth is lucky.

Now... Can they drop Lacroix off in Moncton and sort of .... leave him there...

NHL Fight Club

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1. First rule of NHL Fight Club is you get yourself an enforcer

There are many this summer who have sat waiting for Garth Snow to sign a solid enforcer. After all, doesn't a rebuild need protection? Yet, we all just kept waiting (checks watch). And waiting.

Then later this summer, we received an email touting "The Wrecker!" as if he was the second coming of Joey Kocur. And at 6

Islander News Articles 9/12

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Toronto Sun: Joe Warmington has an update on Brandon Sudgen with comments from players union spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon and agent Scott Nornton.

Daily Gleaner: Bill Hunt has an interview with Rob Hennigar on how hard he trained this summer for his first NHL camp and what's ahead at prospects camp as he wants to get into an NHL preseason game.

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Hopes for 2009

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While most of the league and it’s relentless bloggers and pit bull pundits say the Islanders don’t have a shot in hell this season of making the playoffs, I think the Islanders will be competitive and fun to watch regardless. Considering that, I thought I’d share a few of my hopes for the upcoming season.

Five Things I want to see:

1- Kyle Okposo’s continued development-

During the offseason, I chatted with hockey writer Ross Bernstein and the best damn play-by-play guy in NHL history, Jiggs McDonald about KO and they both seemed sure he’d come into camp ready to thrive. I too believe he’ll be a bit bigger and should be ready light the lamp a good 25 times. If he hits 30, that alone would make me happy regardless of where they finish this season.

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