Compiled by Corey WittUSA Today’s Kevin Allen
spoke to Islanders GM Garth Snow and a few players about the changes made to the team this year and how it’s worked out in the Islanders favor. Wrote Allen: << Snow replaced roughly a third of his players in the offseason, including a majority of his key performers. Somehow in the process, he seems to have created one of the most cohesive teams the Islanders have had in years. >> Click here to read the full story
. ESPN.com’s Page 2 writer Jonah Keri
chatted with Islanders’ center Mike Sillinger on playing in his 1,000th game earlier in the month and his thoughts on growing up, his thoughts on playing hockey in Canada and more. Click here to read
Over at the Canadian Press
, hockey scribe Pierre Lebrun discusses how the Islanders are once again turning heads in the NHL and proving the pre-season predictions wrong. Lebrun goes into detail on how GM Garth Snow’s off-season acquisitions are paying off.
In case you missed it over the weekend, Newsday’s Islanders beat writer Greg Logan wrote a full feature on Islanders captain Bill Guerin. Logan discusses how important Guerin’s leadership on and off the ice has been on the team this season.
Over in the NYI Blog Box
, the bloggers have been busy writing about the Orange and Blue all season long. Check out these blogs: The Long Distance Islander by Jon Jordan
, Islanders Outsider
, B.D. Gallof’s The Bouncing Puck: Ravings of an Islander's Blogger
, Okposo Net by Ken Dick
, and New York Islander Fan Central