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Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Aug 6 @ 11:22 AM ET
Kadri, Thompson..... Is this the "You can never have too many centers" strategy?
- JohnScammo


Team page....

Tage Thompson | #72
RW | 6' 7" | 218 lb | Age: 24 | Buffalo Sabres


Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 11:27 AM ET
The guy is 24 and has not hit his prime and he is succeeding on a Sabres team !!! Just imagine what he might do on a team that can support him and play defense.
- Nfdbulldawg


All true.

That said, considering what other forwards have gone for this off season, you're offering too much.

Would love to have him though.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

Aug 6 @ 11:31 AM ET
Team page....

Tage Thompson | #72
RW | 6' 7" | 218 lb | Age: 24 | Buffalo Sabres



- Nfdbulldawg


https://www.hockey-refere.../players/t/thompta01.html

This lists him as a center. Maybe he does it all?
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 11:34 AM ET
https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/t/thompta01.html

This lists him as a center. Maybe he does it all?

- JohnScammo


He’s played a variety of positions. I even think he played LW back when he was a Blue.

But yeah, he was predominantly a pivot last season.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

Aug 6 @ 11:48 AM ET
He’s played a variety of positions. I even think he played LW back when he was a Blue.

But yeah, he was predominantly a pivot last season.

- Wildschwein

That was my impression.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 6 @ 12:02 PM ET
What is funny is that the group is like another??? He is too old !!! his blade is facing the wrong way... There is truly no winning with your guys.

If you review the Sabres team both offers with help them. Its not a ones sided deal and you get a guy that is 24 !!! With his father having ties to the organization.

You basement GM's formulate a better proposal. Would love to hear it.

- Nfdbulldawg


You’ve met the Girls Club I see
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 12:04 PM ET
Whenever, got you covered.


- nyisles7


I do wanna see the new barn pretty bad. And I’d really like to meet a local New York Rangers fan.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 6 @ 12:07 PM ET
https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/t/thompta01.html

This lists him as a center. Maybe he does it all?

- JohnScammo

nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 6 @ 12:09 PM ET
I do wanna see the new barn pretty bad. And I’d really like to meet a local New York Rangers fan.
- Wildschwein


PeteM
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 07.10.2007

Aug 6 @ 12:14 PM ET
Here is an outside the box trade.

Islanders send Walhstrom, AB, Salo and a 1st

to Buffalo for Tage Thompson.

OR

Islanders send Varly, AB, Salo and a 1st

to Buffalo for Tage Thompson.

- Nfdbulldawg



Mike Milbury? Is that you?
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 12:15 PM ET

- nyisles7


But I wanna Richard punch one so bad…
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 6 @ 12:52 PM ET
But I wanna Richard punch one so bad…
- Wildschwein



Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Aug 6 @ 1:30 PM ET
All true.

That said, considering what other forwards have gone for this off season, you're offering too much.

Would love to have him though.

- Wildschwein


What do you think is a fair offer. I figured given his age and that he is a rfa next year, might have to pony up to pry him a way.

Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Aug 6 @ 1:35 PM ET
You’ve met the Girls Club I see
- nyisles7


Listen, I get that this is a blog. We we say or suggest here is the grand scheme of things means absolutely nothing. I was just trying to generate an outside the box conversation. Not look at the obvious pieces.

Has nothing to do with the girls club or anything else. Everyone is has a right to his or her opinion. Does not mean the logical assessment is correct.
Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Aug 6 @ 1:36 PM ET
https://www.hockey-reference.com/players/t/thompta01.html

This lists him as a center. Maybe he does it all?

- JohnScammo


It appears that even our references have a difference of opinion. My initial intent was to find a wing not another center.
Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Aug 6 @ 1:38 PM ET

- nyisles7


Okay, I'll bite....

https://www.nhl.com/player/tage-thompson-8479420

https://www.nhl.com/stats...ssists&page=0&pageSize=50

Scroll down to No.12....
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Aug 6 @ 2:06 PM ET
Listen, I get that this is a blog. We we say or suggest here is the grand scheme of things means absolutely nothing. I was just trying to generate an outside the box conversation. Not look at the obvious pieces.

Has nothing to do with the girls club or anything else. Everyone is has a right to his or her opinion. Does not mean the logical assessment is correct.

- Nfdbulldawg



Correct but word of advise, make sure your opinion is aligned with the Girls Club
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 6 @ 2:43 PM ET
That was my impression.
- JohnScammo

I guess you’re part of the girls club now?
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 6 @ 2:59 PM ET
Listen, I get that this is a blog. We we say or suggest here is the grand scheme of things means absolutely nothing. I was just trying to generate an outside the box conversation. Not look at the obvious pieces.

Has nothing to do with the girls club or anything else. Everyone is has a right to his or her opinion. Does not mean the logical assessment is correct.

- Nfdbulldawg

Just say whatever you want. You may get your balls busted for it. We all do and give it right back. At the end of the day we’re all a bunch of Islander fans that love the team and have our own individual opinions. Don’t take any of this seriously and start challenging anyone to fights, attacking other posters wives or family members you’ve never met, bragging about your hockey prowess, or challenging anyone to play against you in hockey tournaments or anything. If you do you’re a loser and taking this way too seriously
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 3:21 PM ET
What do you think is a fair offer. I figured given his age and that he is a rfa next year, might have to pony up to pry him a way.
- Nfdbulldawg


As he’s only had one good season (perhaps a legit breakout, perhaps not), AND his shooting percentage last year jumped something like 7%, I’d offer:

Anthony Beauvillier
Kieffer Bellows
Unprotected 2023 1st

Now I’d offer this for two reasons.

1) Thompson’s breakout year strikes me as legit. I don’t think he’ll be a career 15% shooter, but if he continues to put puck on net like last year, he’ll create a tonne of chaos.

2) He’s an RFA getting only paid 1.4 this year. That should give Lou enough wiggle room for Kadri as well. If he repeats last years performance, AND Kadri comes on board, that adds some pretty serious scoring ability to the roster.

Now, it’s also a huge ass gamble, and really only worthwhile if a person believes this team is capable of winning the Cup this year. And since it’s such a huge ass gamble, I’m not willing to throw more at Buffalo to get Thompson. Nor do I believe Buffalo takes such an offer.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 6 @ 3:32 PM ET
As he’s only had one good season (perhaps a legit breakout, perhaps not), AND his shooting percentage last year jumped something like 7%, I’d offer:

Anthony Beauvillier
Kieffer Bellows
Unprotected 2023 1st

Now I’d offer this for two reasons.

1) Thompson’s breakout year strikes me as legit. I don’t think he’ll be a career 15% shooter, but if he continues to put puck on net like last year, he’ll create a tonne of chaos.

2) He’s an RFA getting only paid 1.4 this year. That should give Lou enough wiggle room for Kadri as well. If he repeats last years performance, AND Kadri comes on board, that adds some pretty serious scoring ability to the roster.

Now, it’s also a huge ass gamble, and really only worthwhile if a person believes this team is capable of winning the Cup this year. And since it’s such a huge ass gamble, I’m not willing to throw more at Buffalo to get Thompson. Nor do I believe Buffalo takes such an offer.

- Wildschwein

This is really stupid you dummy.
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 3:42 PM ET
This is really stupid you dummy.
- Cptmjl


HOW DARE YOU!!!

I challenge you and your wife to game of shinny, during which I’m gonna beat both of you like MDW does his gimp!
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 6 @ 3:52 PM ET
HOW DARE YOU!!!

I challenge you and your wife to game of shinny, during which I’m gonna beat both of you like MDW does his gimp!

- Wildschwein

I’ll take MDW’s gimp and shove him right up your wife’s ass.
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.17.2012

Aug 6 @ 4:01 PM ET
I’ll take MDW’s gimp and shove him right up your wife’s ass.
- Cptmjl


Tell me more…

Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Aug 6 @ 4:10 PM ET
Tell me more…


- Wildschwein

I’ll take that pig and cut him into small, thin, rectangular, shaped, pieces, and fry him up. Then put him in between two slices of white bread. Follow it up with some lettuce and tomato and have my self a nice lunch.
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