Note: Michael Sauer and Blake Parlett Won’t Skate Tomorrow

Jim Cerny tweets that Michael Sauer and Blake Parlett will not take part in the Rangers conditioning tests tomorrow due to knee injuries.

Parlett tweaked his knee during the Traverse City tournament and Sauer during the Rangers informal practices.

Sauer told Cerny that he thinks he will be on the ice soon.

They will have to do the testing at some point but they shouldn’t do anything until they are fully healthy.





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clark_9
clark_9

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=774436

I think anyone interested in Ho Sang should watch the video clip here. it is wrong for people to write what "they heard"...when it's all second hand. the guy is a great kid...he is 19...news flash--there's racism in canada and in hockey...I guarantee you if ho sang were blonde haired and blue eyed he would have been "evaluated" differently

primus
primus

Clark, where was it when Wayne Simmonds had the bandana thrown at him? Sad, but true statement. As far as we've come we still have a long way to go. The thing I like the most is how positive he is about the organization. He wants to be an islander and a great one at that.

Jim Miller
Jim Miller

Seemingly a little confused, Graham smiled and allowed his lifelong friend to rest for a few seconds before the two burst into laughter and Ho-Sang found a vacant spot on the bench.

"I don't think you should do anything without having fun, it's kind of pointless," Ho-Sang said. "I've known Connor for almost my whole life. Being able to make jokes like that kind of lightens the mood."

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Detroit Red Wings prospect Dylan Larkin impressed coach Jeff Blashill during a stint with Grand Rapids during the Calder Cup Playoffs last season. READ MORE ›PROSPECTS STORIES ›2015 NHL DRAFT BLOG ›That lighthearted approach is how Ho-Sang, a first-round pick (No. 28) at the 2014 NHL Draft, is carrying himself through the duration of Islanders development camp. Ho-Sang signed a three-year entry level contract with New York last October but was returned to the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario Hockey League.

Now he's back at camp ready to prove to the staff why he should be in the NHL this season.

Although his White team lost 8-3 in the scrimmage, Ho-Sang, who assisted on each of the goals, continued to have fun throughout the skills competition when he attempted a unique, yet unsuccessful shot in the shootout portion. While approaching goalie Eamon McAdam, Ho-Sang dropped to his stomach, passed the puck from his stick to his hand and back to his blade before hitting it into McAdam's pads.

The eccentric shootout attempt and the antics on the bench were just a glimpse into the confidence Ho-Sang has each time he's on the ice. He put on a full exhibition of his skill set to the 6,311 in attendance Wednesday by showing off his speed, puck-handling skills and a little spin-o-rama backhand pass that baited McAdam out of the crease to allow 2015 first-round pick Anthony Beauvillier to score.

Ho-Sang, 19, is aware that his buoyancy sometimes crosses the line in the eyes of many hockey coaches and fans (Windsor traded him to the Niagara IceDogs last November), often drawing criticism, but his goal is to demonstrate to the rest of the hockey world that general manager Garth Snow didn't make a mistake in drafting him.

Since being selected by the Islanders, Ho-Sang said there haven't been any issues with his attitude or playing style.

"They always talk to me and they tell me exactly how they feel," he said. "That's all you can ask for, especially when they're in a position of teaching and helping you get to that next level. You just want them to help you and talk to you, and New York has done that tenfold for me. The conversations I've had with the coaches and trainers, they just want me to get better and that's their only goal."

Fellow Islander prospect Michael Dal Colle said he's known Ho-Sang since they were 8 or 9 years old and feels it is unfair to reproachfully tag him with a bad attitude.

"I've known Josh for a long time," Dal Colle said. "Sometimes people just like to read in the media and they get a bad rep from what they read. But he's a great kid. I think he's going to prove a lot of people wrong."

Fans vocally supported Ho-Sang during the scrimmage Wednesday, aware of how the speedy forward could be a future asset for the Islanders. Their cheer repeating his name echoed through the Islanders' new home several times while Ho-Sang was in the midst of creating heavy offensive pressure.

"When the fans show you love like that, you definitely appreciate it," Ho-Sang said. "You're giving them something to look forward to, and that's what I'm trying to do. I think that some people said Garth took a chance on me, so every time I'm on the ice I try to prove him right."

Brooklyn creates a perfect atmosphere for Ho-Sang's unique character, he said. A sundry combination of ethnicities, including Jamaican, Russian, German and Chinese, Ho-Sang is hoping to someday become an ambassador for diversity in hockey. He already saw a "heartwarming" mix of races in the stands Wednesday.

Before becoming an example for diversity in the NHL, though, Ho-Sang knows he needs to make the team first.

Although this is his second chance to work with the Islanders staff, having participated in rookie camp last year, Ho-Sang isn't ready to say this time around is any easier than the first.

"I definitely have some nerves, because every time I step out on the ice I have a purpose. I really want to try to make this team," said Ho-Sang, who had 14 goals and 48 assists in 49 games for Niagara last season. "I wouldn't say that it gets easier, but my passion continues to grow for that opportunity to play for New York."

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@Jim Miller Thanks for that, but you can't gloss over the Ho Sang attitude problems.  In the last minute of the last game he played this season with the Niagara Ice Dogs he decided to call his own line change.  He jumped over the boards and the coach literally had to grab him by the jersey and pull him back on the bench.  If the coach could have gotten away with it he might have tried to kill him.  This kid is enormously talented by he clearly had "boundary" issues.  Hopefully he'll grow up, many don't. 

Jim Miller
Jim Miller

@Macacawitz @Jim Miller All I know is what he's saying about being appreciative of the faith the Islander organization has in him. I will judge him by what he does now that he's one of us. Until he shows different, I wish him the very best. He's an amazing talent, with huge potential. The Islander future is bright indeed.

puckdad99
puckdad99

Anyone see the Blue/White Skills Competition highlights on Islanders TV?

In the slapshot speed competition, Ryan Pulock's two shots were 105 mph and 102 mph. Won the competition by a mile.

Didn't Chara win the NHL competition with a 106 mph shot? That would mean that Pulock has a harder shot than 99.9% of the NHL and he ain't even in the NHL yet.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Let's not mince words.  Ho Sang is GOD. 

mrcisback
mrcisback

I seen an interview with Ho Sang after the scrimmage and one thing this kid doesn't lack and thats CONFIDENCE.

puckdad99
puckdad99

@mrcisback 

<<I seen an interview with Ho Sang after the scrimmage and one thing this kid doesn't lack and thats CONFIDENCE.>>

Ditto for Barzal and Dal Colle. 

Beauvillier looked like a nervous 14 year old. 

bosstrots1
bosstrots1

@dimaio34 and i'll add if all of the above mentioned dont progress and/or rebound then there is going to be a lot of second guessing.  i'm optimistic that it was smart to believe in some of these guys getting better.  I can't wait to see how good strome gets and the reality was that we were the most dangerous team in the league until Grabovski went down vs the preds last year and if he is healthy then he just might be the lynch pin that pulls this all together.  

dimaio34
dimaio34

You know Garth has quietly made this team lethal. He got 4 first round picks in two years. He stole leddy and boychuk. Then got em for 7 years. The rest of the league is going to silent when ho sang develops. He's absolutely off the charts. Beauvillier is lights out. That pick is going grow into a knock out second line center. To say that I'm excited is a understatement. The only time I was ticked at Garth was when he didn't sign konopka gillies and Haley. That year was insane. The fighting Islanders. I was in favour of the vanek trade. Oh and by the way the first pick he traded he got back. In fact he got two firsts in that draft. So he made the trade in his favour any way. And when I see somerby play. You can trade reinhart. And just think we still got pilon and Burroughs devolping. This is the time to go balls out guys. What a time to be a Islanders fan. Guys we deserve this after what we have gone through. Yipee

dimaio34
dimaio34

To see ho sang play like that was awesome. Barzel line was magic. And to see somerby play told me that reinhart trade made sense. Snow is a magician. Lots of talent to watch. That Boston missed out on barzel not once but three times is mind blowing. I'll say this we got a 10 year window here to see a ton of success

gleichzal2
gleichzal2

i'm sure they knew about the nys law.  did they think they wouldn't get called out on it?  or that they were within the rules?

gleichzal2
gleichzal2

1- sorry i missed last night, had i checked in with ipb ahead of time i might have made it.

2- if ho-sang is that exciting, they need to figure out a way to plug his personality into this team, even if he's flaky.

3- not that reinhart was untradable, but all they did is bet on a different kid who's even less developed.  we'll see whether it made sense.

4- collberg scored?  the vanek trade already paying dividends.  :)

Don22
Don22

@gleichzal2 Hey glaichzal2: I like Ho-Sang, but I don't think he is ready for the NHL.  It's not just about being offensively exciting.  He needs to do more without the puck.  From what I hear, he needs some work.  No need to rush him.


In regards to the Reinhart trade, I get what you are saying.  But I think we need to look at it this way:  they took a depth strength (defense) and used it to create offensive depth.  Guys like Ho-Sang, Barzal and Beuillivier will be the forwards that start replacing the Grabners, Grabos and Kulimens when they start to faze out.  This is a good thing.  Had Reinhart been their only D prospect, then it would be different.  

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@gleichzal2 Isles appear to have a few prospects along the blue line that could be NHL players. They have 2 guys signed for 7 years, hammer signed for a few less, Hickey signed for 3 years, CdH will be an RFA status player when his deal dies..


They did a nice job dealing from a position for strength, and potentially surplus with blue line prospects. The dealt a pretty good blue line prospect in Pokka to get a very good player in Leddy, and still were able to deal REinhart without leaving the pipeline empty. They added a few nice players along the blue line in this draft..


Now they have 4 forwards that were all first rd picks in the last 2 years..Pretty good stuff..


Collberg will need some time, but he has the tools and skill set to be a goal scorer..21 years old, 5'11' and 180 pounds. Played every year for the Swedes in the World Juniors. Those teams finished second or first every time according to Wikipedia. Pretty solid resume outside of North America..

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

I was there last night.  I thought kid's name was Sore Anus.  I'm so relieved!

gowhale
gowhale

@Macacawitz He played Junior A for the Crusted Butte Deuces under head coach Stu Pidasso.  Led the team in dump-ins.  Loves going to the dirty areas.  Rumor has it he can squat a ton.  Wakka wakka

Mike T.
Mike T.

That editorial in Newsday today about the Cantiague rink agreement being against state law is Nassau County at its finest.  What a joke.

David Rosenthal
David Rosenthal

@Mike T. Yep...and wasnt work on the Coliseum supposed to get started in July....well its mid July nothing yet...did the final final final plan get approved/pass all the studies yet lol

Mike T.
Mike T.

@David Rosenthal @Mike T. 

Actually, to be fair about the Coliseum, they did say July, but then they scheduled the Billy Joel concert on August 4th as the last event.  However, the point is the same, it's highly unlikely that gets started on time.

ccm77
ccm77

Mike did you actually read the article?? It said the deal could violate a STRICT NYS LAW about the private use of public parkland. Btw that would hold true anywhere in ny state you do realize that?? If, lets say, a private company tried do the same thing in buffalo or albany that the islanders are trying to do they would meet with problems too. Once again-- ITS A NYS LAW about the private use of public parkland. The issue lies with ALBANY and not nassau county.

ccm77
ccm77

David did you ACTUALLY READ THE ARTICLE?? IT Says that the plan put forth could violate NYS strict rules on when dedicated public park land can be used for private purposes. You do realize that these laws and rules were not passed by nassau county but in ALBANY many yrs ago. And that would be true anywhere else in NYS from buffalo to Montauk.

Don22
Don22

@David Rosenthal @Mike T. Re-read the article guys.  It's not a problem with Nassau. It's actually a problem with a special interest group that is citing NYS laws being violated.  The County is actually trying to do something good - at least on the surface from what we know.  The county and Wang agreed to use his disputed money to renovate a pretty old rink and actually create a revenue steam for the County.  


We bash the county on a lot of things - rightfully so.  This isn't one of them.


4EverMets
4EverMets

@ccm77  Then why was it okay for the Isles to use the same rink from '79-'92? This is Dolan and Newsday having sour grapes over losing the bidding to renovate the Coliseum. Either way, Nassau County pols are a**holes and can't even get this right for the Isles.

ccm77
ccm77

Well thank you for actually reading the article don. Kudos.

ccm77
ccm77

Maybe so but read the arricle- a public park advocate is raising this issue CITING NYS LAWS understand??

Don22
Don22

@4EverMets @ccm77 It's a special interest group - a group that is a parks advocate (did anyone know that existed?).  Maybe Newsday has a beef, but they are really reporting on it as an Op-Ed. 

ccm77
ccm77

Don those groups do indeed exist.

Don22
Don22

@4EverMets @ccm77 Because the park advocates didn't care then.  This guy is probably a 24 year old Hipster 

ccm77
ccm77

Don you know this could happen ANYWHERE in NYS. I'm not for one minute supporting this "advocate'' nor do i know what his motive is but you could see this anywhere in NYS.

Mike T.
Mike T.

@ccm77  You are missing the point entirely.  If the editorial is accurate, and I suspect it is, then why did the asssclown politicians make this big deal over the project, and say that the Isles would already be occupying the facility in January?  If they knew the issue existed, which they darn well should have, then get necessary approvals first, or decide to build it somewhere else, and certainly don't announce that the team will be practicing there in January when you know that may be impossible.

gleichzal2
gleichzal2

@David Rosenthal @Mike T. i hope it gets delayed and delayed until somebody decides to turn it into an nhl arena for the islanders, instead of this minor league stuff.

elephant
elephant

@Don22 @ccm77 ... Yeah, its a super clear, statewide law, and any junior-level compliance grunt should know that it restricts the plans at Cantiague. So basically, Mangano and his crack team of LAWMAKERS don't understand or simply ignored a very obvious, simple law. When was the last time you saw a corporate office building in a public park? Those clowns should have known better.

ccm77
ccm77

Mike you said you suspect the editorial is accurate. It wasn't pretended as a ''news story'' but a fairly biased opinion piece BY THE EDITORS OF NEWSDAY. if it were indeed presented as a straight up news story then it would have more credibility imo. Btw a little something to chew on- jim Dolan and cablevision own newsday. Guess who was one of the guys who lost out on his bid to redevelop the coliseum?? Jim Dolan. See a connection mike??

ccm77
ccm77

The newsday piece was NOT PRESENTED AS A NEWS STORY but an OP-ED. and as i explained to mike you need to read between the lines here( more than meets the eye.) Newsday is owned ostensibly by jim dolan and cablevision. Guess who was one of the developers who lost out on refurbishing the coli-jim dolan. If the story was so accurate it should have, no it demanded to be, presented as a straight news story and not an opinion piece by a media outlet whose owner lost his bid to develop the coli. And i think you are smart enough to know that bruce ratner and jim dolan are rivals. NO??

ccm77
ccm77

Mike- editorials aren't meant to be ''accurate". They convey a biased opinion by either the media outlets editor or a opinion maker/columnist etc. If newsday wanted to run this story why did it choose to do so as an EDITORIAL and not a news story. And NEWSDAY is owned by none other than jim dolan whose development group lost out on redevelopment of the coliseum to his arch rival bruce ratner.

ccm77
ccm77

And mike here is something else from the article its not entirely clear that the law was technically violated only the " spirit of it". And Mike according to his bio- " bruce piel is chairman of "PARCnassau" a strident advocacy group who has lobbied the local and state govts on many occasions protesting the use of any public parkland space by any private entity even if it meets with accepted laws and standards.

ccm77
ccm77

And mike here is something else to chew on: if the politicians in nassau county were short sighted and foolish to go ahead with this what about the teams owners both wang and the new guys?? They were part of this deal too right?? Some of the disputed money from wangs escrow fund(600,000) was allocated to refurbishing the rink and new construction. Shouldn't he have known and for that matter the new owners who were set to have team offices built there??

elephant
elephant

@ccm... I dislike when media outlets serve public interest too, but I think you're looking way too deeply into this. It makes perfect sense that corporations are not allowed to occupy public park space. It's basic zoning law, just like you can't build a warehouse in a residential neighborhood.

Whether the op-ed has an agenda or not, the law is still the law, and its in place for a reason.

ccm77
ccm77

What you also fail to grasp or mention- if you actually read the article closely- is that its not clear if the deal violates any laws only the''spirit " of the law. And the article does not mention any issues the state of ny brought up. The complaints have been initiated by a strident advocate (bruce piel) who wrote to a state official(rose harvey) ASKING HER to review the situation. And mr piel is the head of a group called" PARCnassau" a group that frequently protests the use of any public spaces by private entities even if they meet with laws and standards.

elephant
elephant

ccm... I'm not failing to "grasp" anything in the article. I'm just not buying into the conspiracy.

Also, why are you always so belligerent when someone disagrees with you? Did I insult you?

ccm77
ccm77

Then why doesn't the state of ny just say so?? They didn't. The issue was raised by a professional advocacy group that has done this on many occasions. This " news story" is not really "news" its an opinion piece. Btw even the editorial board had to be careful about what language they used. The deal might very well have been in violation of state law but the state of ny didn't object to it a professional advocate did. See the difference?

ccm77
ccm77

I didnt insult you i merely said i thought you failed to grasp the issue which i stand by. Conspiracy?? I didn't say it was a '' conspiracy " you did. Fact: jim Dolan owns Newsday. FACT: JIM DOLAN and bruce ratner are rivals. fact: Dolan lost his bid to redevelop the coliseum. Not conspiracies just facts.

elephant
elephant

How do you know the state wasn't going to get involved? It is very common for advocacy groups to bring attention to otherwise unnoticed deviations from the law.

ccm77
ccm77

Maybe they would have but they didn't at least not officially the protests were from an advocate who makes a living doing such things.

elephant
elephant

@ccm77... I can agree with that

ccm77
ccm77

Speculative?? Thats your words if you chose to believe that there is no connection you label it a "conspiracy" to denude the very credible assertion i made about jim dolan and Newsday and this issue. You take care its been a good debate.

elephant
elephant

@ccm77... Those are facts, but you all of a sudden make a totally speculative connection to this whole park issue.

One could then just use that train of thought to try to connect anything bad that ever happens to the Islanders to Dolan, but that would once again be speculative.

elephant
elephant

@ccm77... Agree to disagree on whether it's speculative or not. Have a good night.

ccm77
ccm77

Which is why the story should have been presented as a news story and not an op-ed piece. No one from the NYS parks commissioners office was interviewed or asked any pertinent questions about this matter. The piece was presented as opinion and not news. Someone from the state should have asked..imo.

ccm77
ccm77

You too and yes we can agree to disagree although we may have found some common ground.

Mike T.
Mike T.

@ccm77  A bit defensive, aren't we?  When I said "if the editorial is accurate," I was referring to the description of New York Sate law concerning the use of parklands.  You know, the laws you said this about: "Once again-- ITS A NYS LAW about the private use of public parkland. The issue lies with ALBANY and not nassau county." 

The fact remains that Nassau County has taken the Islanders for granted for years, and now, when it finally looks like they are at least willing to do something positive for the team, the county apparently can't even get that right.


ccm77
ccm77

Mike you said- " if the editorial is accurate and i suspect it is''. The editors should've at least attempted to contact the NYS parks office, its commissioner and/or the state attorneys general office(eric Schneiderman).did they?? No. The editorial is garbage and presented as a worthy " news story "?? And as for what you "suspect'' , well there's a big difference between that and what really is. And as for nassau county abusing the team well true but keep in mind 4 people who held some title to islanders ownership have seen the inside of a jail cell and its current majority owner was the subject of a lengthy SEC investigation. Abuses were rife mike but I'm sure you only are concerned with the political ones. You have a nice day I'm off to the baseball HOF.

ccm77
ccm77

And mike up untill mr piel's petition to the state there was no issue at least not officially. Show me an article or item WHERE THE STATE OF NY said the plan actually violated the law!! Guess what you can't they because they didn't.

Mike T.
Mike T.

@ccm77  If the Isles are practicing there in a renovated facility in January great, but until that happens, I remain skeptical.  Given the county's track record, that's not much of a leap.

ccm77
ccm77

Again that isn't the issue once again with clarity- the county and the islanders submitted a plan to renovate the rink at cantiague park. Up until mr piels petition the state of ny apparently had no problems with it, at least not officially. It could very well be in violation of state park laws, but nothing officially was so decreed. And if you actually do some research on Bruce piel his group " PARCnassau " is a strident advocacy outfit that petitions the local and state authorities regularly on such matters. You have a good one.