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Report- Streit Out Six Months With Shoulder Injury

via Katie Strang tweet,

Mark Streit is out 6 months with a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum; will require surgery

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Streit Hurts Shoulder In Scrimmage Game

from Chris Botta of NYI Point Blank,

Mark Streit, the team’s No. 1 defenseman and invaluable leader, suffered a shoulder injury in the third period after falling awkwardly into the boards after a soft cross-check from Matt Moulson. It was the kind of hit you see every day at practice and Streit absords bigger ones ten times a game. This was just the worst kind of luck for Streit and the Islanders.

Point Blank has learned that when Streit left the Coliseum, his left arm was wrapped and in a sling.

We should know by Monday the extent of the damage to Streit’s shoulder…


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Islanders Staying Right Where They Are For The Next Five Years

from Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post,

Charles Wang has always been a man with a plan. It just happens that since he bought the Islanders 10 years ago, that plan has hardly gotten off the ground.

So after years of contemplating moving the franchise because a construction project for a new stadium complex has not been approved, Wang said yesterday the Islanders would stay put for the time being.

“We’re going to be here until 2015,” Wang said at the team’s media day. “We’re going to pursue every option, but we’re here. 2015 is the date when our lease is up.”


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Will It Work In Hockey?

via a Deb Kaufman Placey tweet,

Just met the IMG camera crew shooting the Islanders for an NHL version of Hard Knocks. Players and team seem all in.

If you are unfamiliar with IMG, visit their website.

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Turnaround in Tampa Starts at the Top

Before a single tweak to the roster, the Tampa Bay Lightning were already poised for improvement in 2010-11. With the tumultuous era of previous ownership already behind them when the sale of the team to Jeff Vinik was completed late last season, gone in an instant were any and all off-ice concerns and the circus went back to being an annual visitor to the St. Pete Times Forum rather than a permanent resident. With the appointment of Steve Yzerman as general manager, credibility returned to the franchise and new head coach Guy Boucher was widely regarded as the hottest commodity on the off-season coaching market.

Without a solitary player move, hockey life in Tampa was good again.

But far be it from Yzerman to rest on the comfort that fans surely feel by him simply not being one of those other guys. The addition of former Flyers forward Simon Gagne headlines a list of shrewd off-season maneuvers for the rookie GM and the revamped roster could very well translate to the sort of on-ice success that will make Lightning followers quickly forgot about three non-playoff seasons gone by.


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DiPietro Expects To Be Healthy

from Brett Cyrgaus of the NY Post,

Rick DiPietro doesn’t need motivation. The Islanders goalie doesn’t need outside pressure and expectations, doesn’t need the judging glare of the hockey world or the critical eye of the New York fans to get him up in the morning, to get him to the rink on time, to get him to be the best damn goalie he can be.

All of that pressure comes internally for DiPietro. And all of that pressure sits on his broad shoulders this season, which technically started yesterday when the Islanders players showed up to IceWorks in Syosset for the first day of training camp that included off-ice testing and physicals.

“I put a tremendous amount of pressure on myself,” DiPietro told The Post. “The Islanders made a huge commitment in signing me to that long-term deal and I fully expect to be back and healthy and make good on that promise that we’re going to bring the Stanley Cup to Long Island.”


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Becoming Successful On Long Island

from Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post,

There’s a coach on Long Island who understands what it is to rebuild a franchise, who understands that losses are part of the process, even if they come by the score, and he sees the big picture when most everyone else is nearsighted.

Scott Gordon is entering his third year at the helm of the Islanders, a once-proud franchise that hasn’t been to playoffs in three years and hasn’t won a playoff series since 1993.

Now he sits in a place that a lot of coaches have, one that is on the cusp of turning a good young team into a successful team. When they take the ice for their first training camp session on Friday at Nassau Coliseum, the spotlight will be in a familiar place—far away from them—as most media outlets have pegged them to finish last in the Atlantic Division for a second straight year.

Instead, the pressure to succeed will be internal. Which is really nothing new for Gordon and his band of on-the-rise youngsters.


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The Bolts Beat, 09/03/10: With Special Guests Steve Downie and Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski

In the latest episode of The Bolts Beat (and the show’s debut here at Kukla’s Korner), JJ and co-host Mike Corcoran visit with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steve Downie to discuss last season’s individual success, off-season training with Gary Roberts, rivalries and much more. Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski drops in as well and touches on Ilya Kovalchuk, the recent Mt. Blogmore series, the newly rekindled bloggers/main stream media access debate and gives his opinion on how the Lightning might fare in 2010-11. Finally, Tampabaylightning.com contributor Mark Pukalo steps into the studio to add his two cents while helping to answer questions from The Bolts Beat mailbag.


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Weight Officially Back With The Islanders

via Islanders.com,

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with team captain Doug Weight.

A veteran of 19 NHL seasons and 1,220 career games, Weight returns for his third year with the Islanders. In 36 games last season, the Detroit, Michigan native scored seventeen points (1 goal and 16 assists).

“Doug has played an important role in helping to develop our young players over the past two seasons and we’re excited to see him continue his historic career on Long Island,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow said.

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Butch Goring The New TV Analyst For The Islanders

from Chris Botta of NYI Point Blank,

Point Blank has learned that Butch Goring has been hired by MSG Network and approved by the Islanders as the new color commentator on the team’s television broadcasts. Goring suceeds Billy Jaffe, whose four-year run in the job ended when the Islanders would not grant their approval to a contract negotiated between Jaffe’s agent and MSG Network, the employer.


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