NASHVILLE 1, ISLANDERS 0Weight out with groin strain

Doug Weight misses second half of the game with a groin strain. Jeff Tambellini completes Bridgeport stint tonight with third goal in as many games. Blake Comeau plays okay. Howie and The Jaff reference Fiddler on the Roof mid-third.

 

After the game Scott Gordon says he’s good with the effort of his broken-down lineup, which is fair. Among his other comments to C.J. Papa, the coach says, “We’re thin right now,” “We’re not physically imposing,” “We don’t have a lot of speed” and “At this point right now, we don’t have the personnel that are gonna bury their chances.”

 

Those points are not inaccurate, but – as beat up as your team may be – a head coach making those points out loud is not recommended in a league where the fans pay to see the games and where you never want your players to give up.

 

Talk about it in Comments. Your chance to pick the ’09-10 lineup continues in the next thread.