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2 Man Advantage

From 2 Man Advantage, more fun with the NY Islanders. Here’s their video from the pre-season episode shot in Moncton, NB during training camp.  Get some workout tips from Drew Fata…

*here is the complete 2 Man Advantage selection on YouTube

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A Ship Full of Castoffs on a NY Island

From the CP via TSN,

It’s almost as if a ship full of NHL castoffs washed ashore and decided to dock in Long Island.

Just take a look at some of the players the New York Islanders have on their roster: Mike Comrie and Josef Vasicek are each now playing for a third team in less than a year; veteran Bill Guerin is skating on his fourth since the lockout ended; and then there’s Jon Sim, who is wearing his eighth different NHL jersey since 2002.

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Berard Just Wants To Play

from Mark Herrmann of Newsday,

His eye never will be the same. It always will look somewhat closed, a reminder of having accidentally been hit by the stick of Marian Hossa on March 11, 2000. He had looked done then, less than a week after his 23rd birthday. His mom, Pam, said at the time, “Just say a prayer for my kid.”

Berard never will be the big star he seemed destined to be when he was picked first overall in 1995 by Ottawa, which dealt him to the Islanders. But he is just fine, testimony to drawing straight with crooked lines. His odyssey says that you can get there if you just hang in there.

“I don’t take things for granted now,” he said. “I did have the game taken away from me for about a year and a half with the eye and almost [the same] with the back. I just love to play.”

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Looking At The Blog Box

from Eric McErlain at the NHL Fanhouse,

But if you had taken a trip to the “Blog Box” on Long Island on Saturday night, you would have seen something quite different: A group of fans segregated from the rest of the press who were only allowed guided access to Islanders players and no access to the visiting locker room at all. Most galling of all, many of the box bloggers trooped down to the Islanders locker room wearing Islanders jerseys….

All throughout the SI.com piece, you’ll see claims about how this “experiment”—one that comes complete with a couple of academics from a university in Pennsylvania who ought to be ashamed of themselves—is some sort of incredible innovation in sports media.

That’s actually the last thing that this deserves to be called. Instead, we ought to call it for what it is—a glorified fan club. That this farce is sponsored by Eklund, the least credible voice in sports blogging today, only makes the joke complete.

much more

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As Expected, Islanders Try To Move Freddy Meyer

from On the Islanders Beat,

Because Meyer is in the final season of a deal that pays him $540,000, it’s possible he might be claimed by another team in need of defensive depth. The cost and term of Meyer’s deal would make him a bargain investment.

Once Meyer clears or is claimed off the Islanders’ roster, there’s a good chance free-agent defenseman Bryan Berard would be signed. It’s uncertain how quickly he would find his way into the lineup. The Isles scored on three of four power-play opportunities in their season-opening win Friday night in Buffalo.

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Islanders Look To Guerin For Leadership

from the New York Times,

“We’ve been a close-knit bunch in a couple of weeks,” Guerin said Wednesday. “That means we’re going to play well on the ice.”

The Islanders’ top line, centered by Mike Comrie with Ruslan Fedotenko at left wing and the 37-year-old Guerin at right wing, was acquired through free agency. Half of the defensive corps was not with the team a year ago.

“I know a lot of faces have changed,” Guerin said. “I don’t think the attitude has.”

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Islanders Roster Almost Set

from On the Islanders Beat,

Free agent defenseman Bryan Berard remains unsigned, but that might change later today. It’s possible GM Garth Snow might be trying to trade Meyer to make room for the possible signing of Berard. It’s also still possible Gervais could be sent down to Bridgeport.

more on the opening day roster…

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Simon Should Not Have Been On The Ice

from Scott Morrison of CBC Sports,

Where is the common sense?

Simon shouldn’t have been anywhere near the ice against the Rangers for all the obvious reasons. And especially since the Rangers decided to dress Ryan Hollweg, the player Simon chopped down his with his stick back on March 8 to earn the supreme wrath of the league.

Can you say retribution?

But there they were together on the ice Monday night in Long Island and the mayhem was, well, as predictable and it was entirely avoidable. Hollweg and Simon sparred and jabbed with each other.

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New York Fight Night

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

To Rick DiPietro, it was simply a matter of “the intensity being ratcheted up against the Rangers, no matter where or when we play them.”

To Al Montoya, it was simply a matter of, “basically not really having a choice, but sticking up for my teammates even though I’d rather have been in the [game] to showcase my talents.”

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Check out the goalie fight…

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“Jiggs” Still Going Strong

from Simcoe.com,

From the moment he walked into the dressing room at the North Bay Memorial Gardens on Sept. 17, Ken ‘Jiggs’ McDonald felt like he was right at home.

The Georgian Bay area resident, NHL broadcaster and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee made the trip north to do a little pre-planning.

“It gets the juices going and makes you wish they would get the puck dropped for real and I could get back to the booth,” said McDonald, while watching the Islanders and Atlanta Thrashers battle it out in front of 4,100 fans.

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