Canada wins WJC 5-1 over Sweden

NYI Fan Central's picture Sweden lost to Canada 5-1 in the WJC final game on Monday, David Ullstrom had a penalty.

Kirill Petrov was a plus one in Russia's 5-2 win against Slovakia here.

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With the Holidays and 2008 in the rear view mirror, it's time....

New York at Edmonton 9:30 pm Msg+2

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Edmonton despite all the struggles comes in off a 4-1 win against Dallas Saturday after home losses to Calgary and Ottawa are two games over five hundred which places them tenth in the Western Conference only a point out of the eighth seed.

Injury Expected Return
12/30/08 Steve MacIntyre LW Face IR. Out until at least early January
12/30/08 Fernando Pisani RW Ankle Out until at least late January
01/03/09 Ales Hemsky RW Nose/concussion Out until at least early Jan
01/03/09 Marc-Antoine Pouliot C Concussion Questionable for Jan. 5

Dwayne Roloson in goal has posted 10-6-5 record with 2.63 gaa/921 save percentage.

Ales Hemsky 34 10 25 35 1
Shawn Horcoff 37 10 18 28 2
Sheldon Souray 36 12 16 28 0

30th Overall? Cannot see it happening.

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Team portrait of the 2000 - 2001 New York Islanders professional ice hockey team on center ice at Nassau Veterans' Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, 2000.

WHAT I DID FOR XMAS VACATION: A Story About The Isles & A Frazzled Blogger

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What I Did For Xmas Vacation

B.D. Gallof

Everyone tells you, usually with a sly laugh, or if they are male, with a slightly dazed grin, as if you have joined them at the front to some bloody battle, when you tell them you are expecting a first child. Life changes, or this is what they say, and then invariably it does, like the delayed snap of an Indiana Jones whip. Instead of going to th

Islanders at the WJC 1/5: Championship Game

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The big day is here at the WJC, Canada was five seconds from a huge upset Saturday, tonight they play Sweden with Islander prospect David Ullstrom at 7:30pm for the gold.

Earlier Monday it's Russia with Kirill Pertov in the consolation game against Slovakia at 3:30pm.

Given Petrov has been coming back from injury it's possible he may not play or see more time as others ice-time is scaled back.

Islander News Articles 1/5

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I could be wrong but perhaps Mr Logan's article on Frans Nielsen was the Monday article released early here or an extra article was written?

Usually we see two articles at best on the road, Sunday there was a third. If something is written I will add it to this entry Monday.

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Post-game comments from Scott Gordon & the players did not make it into Sunday game story, just a written recap. Not much time for a recap to make the printed version of the paper with the late start time. Good job by Mr Logan to have a recap written while many other teams games do not have an article from the West coast the next day.

ITV had the coaches press conference.

Aaron Ness Dodge Holiday Classic MVP

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All Star Voting a Cruel Joke

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Nothing against Carey Price, who is having an amazing season for the Canadiens, but Mike Komisarek, who has only played 21 games this season, Alexei Kovalev, who is not having anywhere close to an All-Star season and Andrei Markov [don't get me wrong about Markov, he's a good player, having a good year] are not All-Star game starters.

When I first found out the news, I thought it was a joke.

Sadly, I’d do anything to make sure it was.

The way technology is right now, people that have the spare time, can push players into All-Star games that don’t necessarily deserve to be there. I mean C’mon, former Islander Dave McLlwain has his own fan site for Christ sake.

Some Newsday Double-Standards

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Good thing Newsday created a hockey blog for Mark Herrmann to basically not do any entries for virtually the entire month of December. He did have an entry today about the WJC where he told us for about the third time recently (in articles) about possible/future Islander draft pick Jonathan Tavares here with Saturday's update about his Wednesday hat-trick.

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Actual comments or game statistics from Newsday staff on Islander prospects at the WJC playing there now? None.

Rangers: Top 5 Prospects

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Part four in a five-part series that will examine the top five prospects from each team in the Atlantic Division

Something has to give soon

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Just want to remind everyone Josh Bailey's next deadline according to Windsor Spitfire general manager GM Warren Rychel comes on January 10th here where if Bailey is returned to Windsor before playing 40 NHL games, the Islanders would lose one year on his entry-level contract, however Bailey would not be a year closer to unrestricted free agency.

Note-I'm not sure what Warren Reichel was talking about back on December 13th in the above article. The Islanders just played game number forty in San Jose, Bailey has played in his twenty sixth NHL contest.

Even with Mike Sillinger back on IR when Nielsen returns with Weight, Comrie, Park down the middle something has to give here for Bailey to stay. Nate Thompson seems to have his roster spot here regardless of how often he is out but at this time there is no spot for five centers.

Islanders at the WJC 1/4

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Today wraps up the WJC for Islander prospects Jyri Niemi with Finland playing Germany at 2:30pm & Blake Kessel with Team USA against Czech Republic at 7:30pm.

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Isles Fall to Sharks as Crash Continues

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I want someone to find out what the Islanders +/- is with two minutes left in the third period this season. I guarantee it’s pretty damn impressive. Considering the fact that the last time I checked the team was -24 in the third period, the way this team plays with a few minutes left is simply insane.

In the end though, it wasn’t enough, as San Jose is just too damn good a team.

Islander News Articles 1/4: Colliton injured

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I will add in more articles Sunday.

AP: Recaps the Islanders 5-3 loss to San Jose.

Newsday: Greg Logan's recap of the Islanders 5-3 loss to San Jose on Saturday.

San Jose Mercury News & Constra Cost Times with SF Chronicle here.

Globe & Mail: Sean Gordon recaps team Sweden 5-3 against Slovakia.

Vancouver Sun: Had a brief update on Finland's 7-1 against Kaz.

San Jose 5, New York 3

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Too small, slow, not skilled enough or strong enough on the puck for far too long tonight.

Islanders needed more than half a game to get skating, when they did they got some quality chances and were in this game to the end.

San Jose did not have to be very good to earn the 3-0 lead off Islander mistakes/breakdowns regardless of shot disparity, that's where the game was ultimately lost.

Cannot make mistakes to Mike Grier for goals. Nabakov flat out robbed Weight blind and Bergenheim did everything but finish at the end of the first. Guerin had a good chance and was robbed..

Still after two periods Islanders were in this hockey game, it easily could have been a different result if they skated like this to open the game.

Joey MacDonald played as well as a goaltender can play facing close to fifty shots.

Islanders Look to Survive Shark Attack

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How could anyone resist opportunities to twist around a title for an easy play on words? I know I cannot pass up those opportunities.

Well, last night the Islanders took on the Coyotes and played good enough not to get blown out. The game was chock full of interesting things, the continued progression and scoring of the “kids”, a pair of milestones, and Rick DiPietro’s comeback from a comeback from a comeback after injury. DP would go on to allow a goal under two minutes into the opening frame, although it would be neutralized a few minutes later by Bergenheim but the ‘Yotes would get the go ahead goal late in the first.

Penalties continue to be an issue - even though they did not allow a power play goal, Campoli took an offensive zone penalty while on a man advantage to even things up at four apiece. Phoenix would turn around and score on a delayed penalty on the four on four and the Islanders would be trailing the remainder of the game.

Ullstrom third period goal, Sweden advances to final

NYI Fan Central's picture Reports Islander prospect David Ullstrom scored the 3-2 goal in the third period goal for Sweden in their 5-3 comeback win against Slovakia to place them in Monday's Final at the WJC.

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Possibly The Greatest Islanders Commercial Ever

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I had a post last week explaining how Kyle Okposo and Josh Bailey were becoming the new “Faces of the Franchise” with their Hockey Equipment spot on Islanders TV. Well, this commercial is even better.

One of the newest sponsors for the Islanders happens to be a company called Spongetech. This commercial features three current Islanders - Doug Weight, Bill Guerin and Josh Bailey. It’s hard to explain the concept fully with words, so you will just have to watch it for yourself!

Click here to view the embedded video.

I think the commercial is a piece of marketing genius and shows just how creative Josh Bernstein and company are becoming behind the scenes for the Islanders.

Tavares Musical Interlude

The Musical Group, Tavares

"Heaven Missing an Angel"

"More Than a Woman"

RaRa Note: I prefer the #5 version from the movie Short Circuit.

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