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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Isles ticket sales on the rise ... and roster for 1st game announced
Neil Best (@sportswatch) has a story on Newsday.com about the rise in Isles ticket sales ("Islanders fans buying into team now"). Paul Lancey is cited in story that says the team has added 1,000 new season season tickets and 1,100 partial plan subscribers.
Also, Arthur Staple has a blog post noting that the Isles will send a mostly "B" lineup to Boston to face the champs tomorrow. They'll have one line of NHL regulars (Comeau-Bailey-Parenteau) and two veteran defenders (Mottau-Staios). Rick DiPietro will make the trip and get to play in his hometown (along with Anders Nilsson); it also likely means that he won't play on Coliseum ice on Saturday.
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick