>For those outside the New York area, though, note that although
>Newsday is the Isles' "hometown" paper, New York Newsday is a
>totally separate newspaper, and staffed by city writers. The
>fact they spend more ink on the Rangers is not surprising since
>it's marketed not towards the suburbs but towards city
>Administrator, New York Islanders Mailing List
>"Anatomically impossible, Mr. Garibaldi, but you're welcome to try."
Further, the article in Newsday burying the Isles was written by Jim Smith,
who, while being a knowledgeable hockey person, and is the main hockey
staffer with Newsday, seems to have a problem with Mr. Maloney in general.
Even early in the season, when things were not so bleak for the Isles as
they are now, he blasted Maloney for not signing Doug Brown (who went to
Pittsburgh and is having a career year) and instead going after a retread
like Keith Acton. Two or three weeks later, his article contained an apology
stating that part of the deal that the Devils gave Brown to allow him to be
a free agent included provisions not allowing him to sign with the Isles or
Get your facts straight, please, Mr. Smith.
This weekend's games against Washington will show how much of a chance the
Isles have of making the playoffs. After blowing an opportunity against
Florida this past week, I think they need to take home at least three points
from the Caps before I will start to take them seriously again. Between the
return of Turgeon, playing the Caps, and playing against Hunter for the
first time since last year's playoffs; if the Isles can't key themselves up
to win these games, then they probably never will.
And they better beat Ottawa in the game between, also!
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