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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.  
http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/neil-best/islanders-fans-buying-into-team-now-1.3191952

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. 

http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/isles-files-1.812028

 
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