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James Wisniewski’s Hand Gesture Today

update 2:33pm, replaced original video with one of better quality.

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 10/10/10

Today’s three cheers for those who deserve as much from their performances of a night ago:

***Cheers to Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers, who burst onto the NHL scene last night with a hat trick in his first career game. Dallas’ Fabian Brunnstrom was the last player to manage three goals in his NHL debut and Stepan became the fourth player in league history to accomplish the feat. That it came against the reigning Vezina Trophy winner in Buffalo’s Ryan Miller, too, makes the performance that much more impressive. If Stepan’s contributions in the early-going are any indicator, New York will fare far better than some of us may have predicted.

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Wisniewski With The Hit Of The Night

Stars Coach Marc Crawford said after the game that the recipient of the hit, Jamie Benn, was fine.

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Tavares Out With Mild Concussion

via New York Islanders tweet,

Tavares will not return to the game. He is out with a mild concussion to be evaluated Monday.

added video of the hit from Burish on Tavares and note, original post time was 8:51pm.

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Islanders Team Up With Hofstra University For Broadcast Rights

UNIONDALE, NY, October 5, 2010 – The New York Islanders announced today a new radio broadcast agreement with WRHU 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University, to broadcast games throughout the 2010-11 National Hockey League season.  Islanders games are set to air on WRHU 88.7 FM.  Former color commentator, Chris King will move over to the play-by-play position and various Hofstra broadcast students will have the opportunity to serve as the color analysts and sideline reporters throughout the season.

“Radio Hofstra University and our students are honored to join in this unprecedented partnership between the New York Islanders and its academic neighbors,” said Bruce Avery, WRHU General Manager. “

The agreement gives WRHU radio rights to Islanders games throughout the regular season. Islanders Radio veteran Chris King will produce the broadcasts and announce the games for WRHU. Hofstra University students will assist in the broadcast.

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All The Motivation Konopka Needed

from Christopher Botta of Fanhouse,

Ask most NHL players where they get their character and work ethic, and you’ll hear warm and appreciative stories about moms and dads who drove them to hockey practices at five o’clock in the morning. Ask Zenon Konopka, the gritty and pugnacious fourth-line center of the New York Islanders, and he’s got some story to tell about Zenon Konopka Sr.

“I play hockey and I scrap, and I guess people say I’m tough,” said Konopka, who led the NHL last season with 33 fighting majors while a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning. “But my dad ... now, he was tough. There isn’t any comparison between what I do as a hockey player and what his life was all about.”

Konopka’s Polish-born father was three years old when Germany and later Russia invaded Poland at the start of World War II. Russian soldiers came to his family’s home and said they would be placed in a concentration camp in Siberia.


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The Bolts Beat, 10/5/10: Predictions Special

In the latest episode of The Bolts Beat, the boys offer their conference forecasts, predicting teams 15 all the way to 1 for both the West and the East. Cramming details for all 30 teams into an hour show proved to be a formidable task, with those projected as non-playoff clubs getting far lengthier explanations than those the hosts see qualifying for postseason play. Spoiler alert: Obligatory Alex Tanguay cracks included, the Lightning make the playoffs and Jon’s orange-and-blue hallucinations return (sort of).


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Pre-Season Points

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Some Monday morning musings for your dining and dancing pleasure…with only three more sleeps to go until the games start meaning something:

• The New York Islanders icing split squads for the pre-season is an abomination of the highest order. This is a team that has barely enough talent to put together one competitive NHL team. We know exhibition games are a joke and little more than a money grab, but when a team is preparing for the season, it wants to face something replicating an NHL roster, not a bunch of minor leaguers and fringe NHLers the way the Montreal Canadiens did Saturday.

The Islanders played just one pre-season game at home this fall, which tells us one of two things – the organization bleeds money every time it opens its doors or those who run the team didn’t want the locals to see how bad they would be any earlier than necessary.

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Reaching The Cap Floor

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

But the Islanders are making a mockery of the spirit of the Collective Bargaining Agreement-mandated payroll floor and the concept of competitive balance by using the $6,088,400 in buyout chargers for Alexei Yashin and Brendan Witt to reach this year’s floor of $43.4 million, yet nobody but nobody seems to be rushing to charge Charles Wang and Garth Snow with circumvention.

It seems clear to Slap Shots that while the Islanders are compliant with the letter of the CBA, they are violating the spirit of the CBA by using those payouts to chin up over the $43.4 million bar by maybe a couple of million bucks.

They are flaunting the spirit of competitive balance by presenting a roster that will account for perhaps $39 million in payroll—and it will be that high only if the entry level guys on the club reach their ultimate performance bonus numbers.

And that number includes Mark Streit’s $4.1 million the defenseman will receive while on IR for the next four to six months.

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Cammalleri With The Slashing Major & Game Misconduct

via the CP at TSN,

Montreal Canadiens winger Michael Cammalleri was ejected from a pre-season game Saturday night for a nasty slash to the ankle of New York Islanders rookie Nino Niederreiter.

Cammalleri, one of Montreal’s top scoring forwards, was handed a slashing major and a game misconduct at 16:52 of the second period at the Pepsi Colisee and may face further discipline.

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