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Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 29 @ 7:28 AM ET
Can't see how it would drag on to this point unless he was leaving? I can only see if it were done for pure drama? He leaves it takes a serious chunk of our credibility after we just gained back a bunch.
- Cptmjl

I'm starting to think hes gone too idk with that guy. No matter who they get it's going to be a lesser player for sure. They can still be good, look what hard work and a real system did for Vegas, they didn't have a star and went to finals. Isles look like they've missed out on most goalies already so maybe a trade for one? Tavares wants to win and Toronto is in a better position right now to do that
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 29 @ 7:46 AM ET
I'm starting to think hes gone too idk with that guy. No matter who they get it's going to be a lesser player for sure. They can still be good, look what hard work and a real system did for Vegas, they didn't have a star and went to finals. Isles look like they've missed out on most goalies already so maybe a trade for one? Tavares wants to win and Toronto is in a better position right now to do that
- Upstate_isles

Whichever way it goes it may work out for the better in the end. Everyone on here knows my feelings on tavares I think he's a great player but I also don't believe he's worth some ridiculous contract in the 12 million dollar range. Christ I don't even think he's worth 11 million BUT like others have mentioned IF he does go the guy bullshatted an entire fanbase and organization for the last year saying all he wanted to do was stay.

Imagine if he goes to the Leafs for 10 million per so he doesn't hurt the cap to much? That will sting. With all of this said tavares himself is not immediately replaceable BUT we may be a better team for it without him. There are a lot of holes in his game which a ton of guys on here were always reluctant to point out because of some weird fandom loyalty to the guy. If Beau somehow superceded everyone's expectations and can become a 2nd line center and Barzal is just Barzal maybe we're better off in the long run?

Either way I'm still excited to be a fan of this team right now with their direction and if tavares isn't and bolts well (frank) him he's leaving just when things started getting better.

Look at the bright side. If he does leave we're safe over here from the trolls
PeteM
New York Islanders
Location: Bklyn/Uniondale/Belmont, NY
Joined: 07.10.2007

Jun 29 @ 7:49 AM ET
JT has said a lot of shat over the last year. If he leaves that's exactly what everything he said was. Shat.

If he goes (frank) him.

- Cptmjl


Exactly. And if he did in fact, tell Garth he didn't want to be traded at the deadline, and then leaves, then double (frank) him.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 29 @ 7:57 AM ET
Exactly. And if he did in fact, tell Garth he didn't want to be traded at the deadline, and then leaves, then double (frank) him.
- PeteM

If he stays in the conference make a big play for Marchand for whenever we play him
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 29 @ 8:01 AM ET
Whichever way it goes it may work out for the better in the end. Everyone on here knows my feelings on tavares I think he's a great player but I also don't believe he's worth some ridiculous contract in the 12 million dollar range. Christ I don't even think he's worth 11 million BUT like others have mentioned IF he does go the guy bullshatted an entire fanbase and organization for the last year saying all he wanted to do was stay.

Imagine if he goes to the Leafs for 10 million per so he doesn't hurt the cap to much? That will sting. With all of this said tavares himself is not immediately replaceable BUT we may be a better team for it without him. There are a lot of holes in his game which a ton of guys on here were always reluctant to point out because of some weird fandom loyalty to the guy. If Beau somehow superceded everyone's expectations and can become a 2nd line center and Barzal is just Barzal maybe we're better off in the long run?

Either way I'm still excited to be a fan of this team right now with their direction and if tavares isn't and bolts well (frank) him he's leaving just when things started getting better.

Look at the bright side. If he does leave we're safe over here from the trolls

- Cptmjl

Safe from the trolls after they all come in here and dump on us although we are somewhat hidden
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 29 @ 8:59 AM ET
Safe from the trolls after they all come in here and dump on us although we are somewhat hidden
- Upstate_isles

BD will tell them we're over here
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 29 @ 9:03 AM ET
BD will tell them we're over here
- Cptmjl

"They went thataway"

Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 29 @ 9:06 AM ET
"They went thataway"


- eichiefs9

Wouldn't put it past him he's that childish.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 29 @ 9:10 AM ET
Wouldn't put it past him he's that childish.
- Cptmjl

Well he has 64 posts so
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 29 @ 9:27 AM ET



streaks
New York Islanders
Joined: 02.25.2018

Jun 29 @ 9:38 AM ET




- eichiefs9

Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 29 @ 9:39 AM ET




- eichiefs9

I just flagged this

The insults start flying everyone mentally preparing themselves for him leaving
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 29 @ 9:41 AM ET
I just flagged this

The insults start flying everyone mentally preparing themselves for him leaving

- Cptmjl

Hes trolling us
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 29 @ 9:42 AM ET
Love how he'll start informing the teams he hasn't chosen today. Way to drag this out Tavares gimmea(frank)ingbreak. He knows where he's going stop with the dramatics.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 29 @ 9:44 AM ET
I just flagged this

The insults start flying everyone mentally preparing themselves for him leaving

- Cptmjl

I posted it over in the NYR thread, but a tiny part of me would be kind of into having all that cap space if he walked. Maybe my brain is just doing mental gymnastics to lessen the blow if he leaves, but I don't think it would be the end of the world. Obviously it means we need to re-tool for a year or two, at least, but I'm not sure the sky would be falling if it happened.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 29 @ 9:50 AM ET
I posted it over in the NYR thread, but a tiny part of me would be kind of into having all that cap space if he walked. Maybe my brain is just doing mental gymnastics to lessen the blow if he leaves, but I don't think it would be the end of the world. Obviously it means we need to re-tool for a year or two, at least, but I'm not sure the sky would be falling if it happened.
- eichiefs9

They were talking about that on NHL radio but they cant just throw money at anyone (cough ladd cough) who the hell are they gonna give money too? Stasney or O'Reilly maybe krejie
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 29 @ 9:53 AM ET
I posted it over in the NYR thread, but a tiny part of me would be kind of into having all that cap space if he walked. Maybe my brain is just doing mental gymnastics to lessen the blow if he leaves, but I don't think it would be the end of the world. Obviously it means we need to re-tool for a year or two, at least, but I'm not sure the sky would be falling if it happened.
- eichiefs9

I agree with this now but let me see how I feel when he bolts

I can't see him going through all of these theatrics if he were staying. I have a funny feeling he's going to say it's down to two teams us and the Leafs just to make it look like we were in it the whole time only to (frank) us in the end
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 29 @ 9:54 AM ET




- eichiefs9




JT does excel in OT's.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 29 @ 9:54 AM ET
BD getting ripped apart on Twitter for tweeting that his made-up "sources" are telling him some stuff

ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 29 @ 9:55 AM ET
I posted it over in the NYR thread, but a tiny part of me would be kind of into having all that cap space if he walked. Maybe my brain is just doing mental gymnastics to lessen the blow if he leaves, but I don't think it would be the end of the world. Obviously it means we need to re-tool for a year or two, at least, but I'm not sure the sky would be falling if it happened.
- eichiefs9


It would not be the end of the world with Lou and Trotz. It would be if Garth and Doug were in charge.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 29 @ 9:56 AM ET
They were talking about that on NHL radio but they cant just throw money at anyone (cough ladd cough) who the hell are they gonna give money too? Stasney or O'Reilly maybe krejie
- Upstate_isles


Hopefully someone like JVR and hopefully these use trades for D and goalie.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 29 @ 9:58 AM ET
BD getting ripped apart on Twitter for tweeting that his made-up "sources" are telling him some stuff


- eichiefs9

Duffy is killing him expect a decision by noon today
Jethro09
New York Islanders
Location: NJ
Joined: 08.16.2007

Jun 29 @ 10:03 AM ET
I'm starting to think hes gone too idk with that guy. No matter who they get it's going to be a lesser player for sure. They can still be good, look what hard work and a real system did for Vegas, they didn't have a star and went to finals. Isles look like they've missed out on most goalies already so maybe a trade for one? Tavares wants to win and Toronto is in a better position right now to do that
- Upstate_isles

If JT leaves, then so be it. Truthfully, I've been gearing up for this possibility since he refused to re-sign after the Belmont arena deal was finalized. Dragging this out is only being done for the purpose of getting JT options to go to. If he wanted back, he'd be signed by now.

A month or so ago, I absolutely dreaded the though of JT leaving and having SNOW be responsible to re-build this team after he left. It would have been a total calamity. But with Lou here, I'm not so concerned. Yes, the team will take a step back. yes, they are losing a player they won't likely find an equivalent of for some time. But if anyone can still turn this thing around and do it quickly, It's Lou. Especially with $32M in cap space to work with.

If JT leaves, it will absolutely suck, but the franchise is in better hands now then it has been in for decades. The Isles will bounce back.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 29 @ 10:12 AM ET
If JT leaves, then so be it. Truthfully, I've been gearing up for this possibility since he refused to re-sign after the Belmont arena deal was finalized. Dragging this out is only being done for the purpose of getting JT options to go to. If he wanted back, he'd be signed by now.

A month or so ago, I absolutely dreaded the though of JT leaving and having SNOW be responsible to re-build this team after he left. It would have been a total calamity. But with Lou here, I'm not so concerned. Yes, the team will take a step back. yes, they are losing a player they won't likely find an equivalent of for some time. But if anyone can still turn this thing around and do it quickly, It's Lou. Especially with $32M in cap space to work with.

If JT leaves, it will absolutely suck, but the franchise is in better hands now then it has been in for decades. The Isles will bounce back.

- Jethro09

Only been 1 year but barzal could have more points than Tavares and if they can get panarin it's not so bad

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