Prospect Camp/Islander/NHL notables
Islanders website : Has a feature on Jyri Niemi, the Islanders third-round draft pick in 2008 with his comments as he features a ninety seven mile an hour shot.
Islanders TV have several video blogs from the players in prospect camp and did a great job putting it together, too many names to list.
Sound Tigers website : Had an article on day two of mini-camp.
Telegraph Journal: Nathan White has comments from Ted Nolan who would not be opposed to coaching this season in the major junior league but for now he plans to return home to the Garden River First Nations reserve and contemplate his future. He had no regrets about taking the job, talked about having no offers for almost ten years, was thankful for the opportunity he wad given and that he judged his coaching on how hard the players competed and worked but felt with what he had the players gave what they had to give.
Christian Gaudet, who was captain for Moncton 2006 and played last season for Utah
felt Nolan leaving was unfair and that he is a great guy, person and coach and talked about his ability to communicate and motivate with his speech-making abilities.
Chris Morehouse, a member of the 2005-06 team who wore the captain’s “C” for the Wildcats this season, said he was shocked, did not not think it was a smart move by the Islanders and that Ted Nolan is a really good coach and knows how to get players to play and he discussed the Memorial Cup run and brought that team together with his ability to relate to players, communicate combined with how he cares more about the person than the player.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Seems Ted Nolan had to take a lot shot at the end his players did the best they could given their talent or lack thereof, was that really called for but it is those papers in the smaller towns he seems to be most comfortable with speaking.
Espn: EJ Hradek reports Los Angeles may be interested in former Washington/Philadelphia coach Terry Murray and felt Ted Nolan’s comments should have led to his dismissal but like many questioned the timing.
He also reported the NHL schedule will be released on Thursday and that the press conference on the outdoor game in Chicago will be announced next week.
Globe & Mail: Tim Wharnsby reports the Kings are in the process of finalizing a contract with Murray.
Ottawa Citizen: Ken Warren speculated Bob Hartley could be on Garth Snow’s short list to be named head coach and was a finalist for the job in Ottawa.
Newsday: Kevin Allen blogged on the Islanders situtation regarding Ted Nolan and felt this was inevitable going back to the season but waited because this was Charles Wang’s hire.
THN: Ryan Kennedy felt Garth Snow and Ted Nolan should have just admitted it was a firing and kept it real in his words if Greg Logan’s reports were correct and also questioned the timing.