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from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
- New York Islanders GM Garth Snow said he wants to keep netminder Evgeni Nabokov and defencemen Mark Streit and Lubomir Visnovsky (Newsday's Arthur Staple reported that preliminary talks are underway with Streit). That's consistent with what the Islanders are telling other teams, at least until we see if they have staying power into April.
- Another exec on Snow: "Some guys are masters of the salary cap. He is master of the salary floor." Great line -- and not intended as an insult.
- Flyers GM Paul Holmgren on goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov's exit interview from last season: "He came in and said, 'I know I f----d up, I know I got to get better. Don't worry, I will." First impressions are hard to change and that one will last awhile in Philly. On a team decimated by injuries, he is taking his job more seriously.
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During Monday's Flyers-Islanders game at Nassau Coliseum, MSG announcer Howie Rose called the Phillie Phanatic a "washed-up, overrated hack" as the camera showed Mr. Met hugging a fan during the first intermission. Rose also mentioned that Mr. Met was "America's favorite mascot according to a national poll", leading to his slander of the Phanatic.
Portland Memorial Coliseum
The Calendar said it was President's Day in the USA and Family Day in many parts of Canada but for several New York Ranger and New York Islander prospects it might as well be "Kicked Butt day" or "Got My Butt Kicked" Day.
That view was from my seat in the press box at the Portland Memorial Coliseum as I was there to see how Brenden...
NEW YORK (February 18, 2013) -- New York Islanders center John Tavares, Anaheim Ducks goaltender Viktor Fasth and Carolina Hurricanes center Jiri Tlusty have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the period ending Feb. 17. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
Three Stars of the Week
1. John Tavares (New York Islanders)
Photo Credit: KATHY KMONICEK/AP
Over the last week, it has become quite clear that John Tavares is going to be a superstar in the league. The former first-overall pick scored five goals in three games and added two assists. He had a hat-trick against the Devils, which was certainly his most impressive game of the...