NY Islanders News

Butchie the Analyst and other musings

By Gary Harding
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Butch Goring, former Conn Smythe recipient, four time Stanley Cup Winner, and former Coach, now has a new title.

Color commentator:

According to Chris Botta at Islanders Point Blank, Goring was named the new color analyst, replacing the extremely popular Billy Jaffe.  Goring, and former Islander captain Denis Potvin were in the running, and Goring, who has done ‘man in the stands’ for the past year, apparently had the upper hand.  Also, his work on Hockey Night Live on MSG network was also an added consideration.

Potvin, who has been a regular contributor on XM Satellite Radio, and the NHL network, will probably remain in those dual positions.

OTHER NOTES

Aren’t you so glad that “AMAZING ANDY” Hilbert returns to the Isles?  Seriously, he will be an injury replacement.

A lot of talk in Islander nation that we are looking at Niemi…. Not a chance.  We are going to war with Ricky and Rollie.

Why is Garth not making moves?  Why isn’t any other GM’s.  It is the famous poker game where you don’t want to show your hand so quickly.

NJ is back in negotiations with Kovalchuk.  Good luck!

We still have about 24 million or so to spend….

Less than a month until camp… Getting excited by the second.  BTW – if you are looking for Islander tickets, the Booster Club will have a group outing for the opening night.  Tune to here, or check out the NYI Booster Club Page on Facebook, or www.nyiboosterclub.org.

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