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DiPietro's first German game: 3 goals, no injuries


Rick DiPietro lost his first game for SC Riessersee in the Bavarian Alps 4-1 (EN). The team tried to keep things positive, though: "Bei Torhüter Rick DiPietro konnte man sehen, dass er noch ein bisschen Zeit der Eingewöhnung braucht. Axel Kammerer nahm den Torhüter der NY Islanders in Schutz: 'für ihn als Torhüter ist die Umstellung wesentlich schwieriger, er braucht noch ein paar Spiele'". "You could see that Rick DiPietro still needs some time to get used to things. [Coach] Axel Kammerer defended the NY Islanders goalie, saying: 'The transition is much more difficult for him as a goaltender, he still needs a couple of games'". The article also described the first two goals as "unlucky", so maybe there is more to hope for than just a few friendly excuses. Here are some numbers:

Shorty and assist for Grabner (updated and now with video)


In his first game for VSV, Michael Grabner scored once shorthanded and had an assist (+1) in a 4-3 victory over Dornbirn. The video shows all of this and a breakaway (no goal) as well as an interview at the end (glad that they won, that he meshed well with the team, and his goal and assist are the "bonus"). Here is the scoresheet.

Grabs goes home


Grabner is heading back to Villach for what is currently planned to be a month. More summary/translation in the first post below:

Montoya to Manitoba


Just thought this might be of interest...

1982 & 1983 Cup Winners on NHL Network


For those who have it, the Cup clinching games in 1982 and 1983 will be shown on NHL Network on Monday and Tuesday at 12 noon (EDT) - and the series continues each day year by year it would seem. The game is immediately followed by "Pioneers: Al Arbour" both times.

Grabner in the Austrian press (Updated: Both Articles Google Translated in Comments)


Of course he has been receiving ample attention in his home country's press over the past couple of weeks. In this interview (in German, of course) he talks about: - Being thankful for his "speed genes" (as reflected in the headline) - Being thankful to the Islanders for the opportunity to play, and wanting to remain with the team - Enjoying the relative quiet of Long Island, and only having gone to Manhattan once (maybe we shouldn't take that literally) - And not being sure about playing for Austria in May since he is expecting his first child in March (and because you can't rule out the playoffs yet!) Here is a similar interview...

Two Minutes with Ty


A fun if not so in-depth look at the Islanders' recent acquisition, Ty Wishart.

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