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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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  Tags: al+montoya, fighting, new+york+islanders, new+york+rangers, rick+dipietro

“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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Sillinger Talks Smyth & Islanders

from Newsday,

On July 1, Mike Sillinger was as disappointed as anyone in the Islanders’ organization to learn that his friend Ryan Smyth had signed with Colorado rather than accept a slightly better offer from the Isles. As one of Smyth’s partners in a British Columbia real estate development and as alternate captain, Sillinger had pushed for “Captain Canada” to become “Captain Islander.”

“Even with me, he kept everything inside,” Sillinger said. “He kept his private stuff private between him and his family and his agent. I had no idea he was going to sign with Colorado. When he did sign, he told me the Islanders were one of his teams to the very end….”

continued with more Islander talk…

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DiPietro Takes On Leadership Role

from Newsday,

As he approaches his 26th birthday Wednesday, DiPietro acknowledged he’s also trying to do more to control his impulsiveness in the locker room in an effort to demonstrate more leadership.

“I definitely want to become someone the guys can rely on and count on for support,” DiPietro said. “I’m a competitive person, and I have a tendency to have a short fuse with guys sometimes. That’s something, as a leader, that you just can’t do….”

more on Rick…

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Moncton Welcomes The Islanders

from On the Islanders Beat,

The Isles’ arrival was the good news yesterday on the front page of the Moncton Times & Transcript right next to the tragic news of the funerals for three of the four local 16-year-old boys who died in a terrible traffic accident last Saturday. The fourth service will be held today in nearby Beresford, and the Islanders are exploring ways to make a goodwill gesture to aid a community in mourning.

For some, the opening of hockey season will provide an escape from their grief. Moncton has scheduled a Hockey Night in Downtown celebration tonight, featuring a parade led by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police band and players from the Islanders as well as four local university and youth teams. On Saturday, there will be a Road Hockey Challenge for kids ages 5 to 10 to launch the opening of the season for the Wildcats, now coached by Danny Flynn, who was Nolan’s top assistant last season with the Islanders and previously in juniors with Moncton and Sault Ste. Marie.

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For “Em

from Barry Melrose Rocks,

It’s safe to say that the New York Islanders are all for class participation. From their famous Blog in a Box, to the numerous fan articles that they publish through various mediums, there’s no doubt that they love to hear what the public has to say. In another very unique move, the Islanders have acquired an internet fan forum to become the team’s official message board/fan forum/gripe fest for their website.

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Islanders Ice Girls Can Handle Anything

from Newsweek,

It’s that kind of grace under fire - not to mention the ability to wear a midriff crop top with pride (hey, every job has its dress requirements) - that Beach no doubt was looking for at the tryouts, held at Islanders’ Iceworks, the team’s practice facility in Syosset.
“We have nothing but fun,” says Kelli, 24, of Manhasset, who had the well-publicized showdown with Lundqvist. (For privacy, the Islanders do not release last names.)
She just rolls her eyes when asked about the incident. “It’s all behind me,” she said. “I’m moving on, starting fresh.”

more (with video)...

Read more on the new squad at the Islanders website…

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