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Listen To Your Coach Rick

from Greg Logan of Newsday,

The situation between Nolan and his goaltender undoubtedly is the most sensitive right now. Michel Ouellet scored Tampa Bay’s first goal at 6:51 of the first period after DiPietro went behind his net to play the puck and gave it away to Jeff Halpern, who fed Ouellet for a shot on the open net.

“We ask him over and over again not to play the puck as much,” Nolan said of DiPietro. “He’s one of the best puck-handlers in the league, but you just can’t overhandle it. When you overhandle it, you get yourself in trouble a little bit.”...

Showing his frustration, Nolan said of DiPietro: “The only thing you can do is keep going through it over and over again. You can’t do that. You’ve got to let our defense handle it a little bit more. He just wants to play it. What can you do?”

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Back To DiPietro

from On the Islanders Beat at Newsday,

DiPietro’s mediocre stats since the All-Star break suggested he needed an extended rest to refresh mind and body. He made 14 straight starts until the unfortunate death of his grandmother necessarily forced him to take time off to grieve with his family and to attend the wake and the funeral.

The way it works out now, DiPietro will have had a full week off plus two full practices and a pre-game skate to work out the kinks before he returns to net tomorrow night in Philadelphia. And to listen to Nolan after the Rangers loss, the last 13 games belong to DiPietro, barring injury or poor performance.

“Now, he’s got two practices,” Nolan said, including today’s session, “and he’ll run with it from here on in.”

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Depressing Ceremony

from John Rolfe at Sports Illustrated,

Championship banners, retired numbers, and stirring reunions are all well and good. It can be great fun to revisit the glories of the past. Can be. But when a title drought or stretch of losing drags on well into the next generation, or beyond, it can be just plain depressing.

Case in point: Last Sunday, the New York Islanders again rolled out the members of their early ‘80s dynasty, this time to commemorate The Core of the Four—the 17 players whose names appeared on all four Stanley Cups they won from 1980 through 1983.

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Chris Simon Traded to Wild

The New York Islanders have traded Chris Simon to the Minnesota Wild for a 6th round draft pick. (source: TSN)

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Davison To The Islanders

via TSN,

The San Jose Sharks have dealt defenceman Rob Davison to the New York Islanders for a seventh-round draft pick.

The hard-hitting defenceman has scored 14 points in 176 games over five seasons with the Sharks, who drafted him in 1998.

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Report- Comrie Signs

via TSN,

Sources say the Islanders and centre Mike Comrie have agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal to keep the Edmonton, Alberta native in Long Island

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Islanders Talking To Their Own

from Greg Logan of Newsday,

According to an NHL source, the Islanders now have made an offer to right wing Miroslav Satan in addition to their previous offers to centers Mike Comrie and Josef Vasicek. Forward Ruslan Fedotenko’s agent is engaged in discussions with Isles general manager Garth Snow and has made it clear his client wants to stay, but it’s doubtful that will lead to a contract before Tuesday’s 3 p.m. deadline.

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Update 12:30am ET: According to Darren Dreger at TSN, the NYI are close to locking Comrie down for one more year.

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Yea, That Will Work Out Real Well

from On the Islanders Beat at Newsday,

A deal sending McCabe to the Islanders remains a longshot at this point, but if Fletcher yields his first-round pick, it could become a real possibility.

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Hunter Staying With Islanders

Trent Hunter signs a five year contract with the Islanders and here is something new, watch the video release…

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Simon Hears Booing At Home

from Greg Logan of Newsday,

Simon was booed by a segment of the crowd when he took his first couple of shifts in the first period, and there was no discernible applause to counter that negative reaction….

“For me to be effective and play the way I can, I have to be in the moment and focus on each game, each shift,” Simon said. “I can’t control what other people think. All I can do is work hard and play hard.”

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