The Isles have some time to collect themselves after a three-loss weekend put them back on the skids. They battle the B’s on Thursday, but in the meantime here are some media notes from around the Island, headlined by a particularly blunt call for the NHL to intervene.
Larry Brooks writes that it’s time for the NHL to declare a state of emergency for the Islanders and take over the team.
Lighthouse Hockey looks at the early returns of rookie call-up Travis Hamonic on the blue line.
Katie Strang’s Isles Files post from the weekend notes a perceived lack of effort from the New York locker room, quoting one player as saying “It’s like a country club in here.” A country club? Must be Bushwood.
Fan House’s Kevin Schultz evaluates the ownership of Charles Wang.
Bryan Trottier tells SNY (via Islanders Point Blank) that he stands ready to help the franchise in any way he can.