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Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 29 @ 11:16 AM ET
Well I sure hope they're part of a package for ongoing trade talks to get a defenseman when Tavares re-signs...but I have a feeling they have the framework of a deal in place to trade for a center to replace Johnny if he leaves.
- eichiefs9

They have guys that can play center now they need a goalie and d more than anything but who knows
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 29 @ 11:17 AM ET
Oh god I have no idea. Ho Sang is the ultimate wild card. Wotherspoon is a really good second-tier prospect and Soderstrom is obviously coming off a season plagued by injuries and poor play...but was absolutely stellar the year before.

Depends if "whatever GM" could look past the most recent seasons for Ho Sang/Soderstrom to their true potential or if they'd view their respective years as disconcerting and not value them particularly highly.

Maybe O'Reilly? Although that seems like a bit of a departure from the reported asking price of 1st+2nd+high-end prospect. If it's not him? I haven't got a clue.

- eichiefs9

They could spend on stasney with the money they dont spend on jt if he walks
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jun 29 @ 11:18 AM ET
Maybe, but that's the way to go if JT leaves. It won't be like the last rebuild starting from absolutely nothing. I think it could turn around quickly...a couple of years for the young players already on the team and in the system to develop, and, like you said, to get out from under some of the bloated contracts. Then they'd have a solid core in place and a lot of cap space to fill in the holes.

But...I think it was you who told me the other day not to start thinking like that yet

Hopefully JT signs, Lou sheds some of the bad contracts on the fly, and the table's set for a push this year

- UIF

Ummmm....... yeah, it was. But don't believe that guy; he's an idiot. I think I said that before the most ominous rumblings, and before JT's departure became more imminent. Now I'm trying to prepare for the worst.... ........although as cpt and I and some others have said, maybe the worst is overpaying him to stay.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 29 @ 11:18 AM ET
Oh god I have no idea. Ho Sang is the ultimate wild card. Wotherspoon is a really good second-tier prospect and Soderstrom is obviously coming off a season plagued by injuries and poor play...but was absolutely stellar the year before.

Depends if "whatever GM" could look past the most recent seasons for Ho Sang/Soderstrom to their true potential or if they'd view their respective years as disconcerting and not value them particularly highly.

Maybe O'Reilly? Although that seems like a bit of a departure from the reported asking price of 1st+2nd+high-end prospect. If it's not him? I haven't got a clue.

- eichiefs9


Wonder if Soderstrom would be included in a deal for Dubnyk?
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jun 29 @ 11:19 AM ET
I think Ho Sang/Wotherspoon/Soderstrom is a package to trade for the John Tavares Contingency Plan and that's why they've been held out and that's why they're not letting Josh blab it to the media with his big, dumb mouth
- eichiefs9



Nah, I don't buy that one. No way Lou said to Ho-Sang hey we might trade you but don't say anything about it Not one of your better takes
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 29 @ 11:19 AM ET
Ummmm....... yeah, it was. But don't believe that guy; he's an idiot. I think I said that before the most ominous rumblings, and before JT's departure became more imminent. Now I'm trying to prepare for the worst.... ........although as cpt and I and some others have said, maybe the worst is overpaying him to stay.
- JohnScammo


Losing JT would be a big short term hit, but it could be the best thing long term. JT's skating and defense will only get worse in today's NHL speed game.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 29 @ 11:20 AM ET
https://www.sportsnet.ca/...l-says-islanders-tavares/
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 29 @ 11:24 AM ET
Nah, I don't buy that one. No way Lou said to Ho-Sang hey we might trade you but don't say anything about it Not one of your better takes
- Vukota

Well you can't really tell a guy "hey you're healthy but we're going to keep you off the ice and also we're not going to tell you why. Oh and we're going to tell the media you're hurting, despite that being a bold-faced lie".

Kinda gotta give them at least a partial-explanation as to why they traveled all the way to Long Island to sit around in the locker room with their thumbs up their ass. I mean Soderstrom came all the way from (frank)ing Sweden

Think more analytically
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jun 29 @ 11:26 AM ET
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John Tavares releases a statement through his agent: "We are still weighing all the options at this time. Except for Montreal. Definitely not Montreal. Just to re-iterate, Montreal is not an option."

12:06 PM - 29 Jun 2018

Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jun 29 @ 11:26 AM ET
Well you can't really tell a guy "hey you're healthy but we're going to keep you off the ice and also we're not going to tell you why. Oh and we're going to tell the media you're hurting, despite that being a bold-faced lie".

Kinda gotta give them at least a partial-explanation as to why they traveled all the way to Long Island to sit around in the locker room with their thumbs up their ass. I mean Soderstrom came all the way from (frank)ing Sweden

Think more analytically

- eichiefs9

Just take the L and move on
kasperrko
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island!! I am here............., NY
Joined: 03.09.2007

Jun 29 @ 11:29 AM ET
https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/friedmans-gut-still-says-islanders-tavares/
- Upstate_isles


This is dumb at this point. He is pissing off islander fans to the point we don’t care anymore. Just make up your mind do everyone can move on. I am pmsing 😑😑😑😑
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 29 @ 11:30 AM ET
This is dumb at this point. He is pissing off islander fans to the point we don’t care anymore. Just make up your mind do everyone can move on. I am pmsing 😑😑😑😑
- kasperrko


This is JT's plan. Make it easy for him to leave by having the fans turn on him.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jun 29 @ 11:32 AM ET
This is dumb at this point. He is pissing off islander fans to the point we don’t care anymore. Just make up your mind do everyone can move on. I am pmsing 😑😑😑😑
- kasperrko

Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 29 @ 11:32 AM ET
IF we had square asses we would shat bricks
- nyisles7

Source?
kasperrko
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island!! I am here............., NY
Joined: 03.09.2007

Jun 29 @ 11:34 AM ET
This is JT's plan. Make it easy for him to leave by having the fans turn on him.
- ses111


Well I did one have. I don’t even want him. I mean if he leaves can we get rid of his best friend Clutterbuck
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 29 @ 11:35 AM ET
Just take the L and move on
- Vukota

Never surrender
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 29 @ 11:35 AM ET
Just take the L and move on
- Vukota

Boy are you going to look dumb when we trade those guys for Karlsson
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jun 29 @ 11:36 AM ET
Boy are you going to look dumb when we trade those guys for Karlsson
- eichiefs9

I will carry them on my back to Ottawa
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 29 @ 11:38 AM ET
Just take the L and move on
- Vukota

I'll just keep refreshing until one of you two idiots posts the tweet of him leaving.

Who is going to win that race today?
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jun 29 @ 11:40 AM ET
I'll just keep refreshing until one of you two idiots posts the tweet of him leaving.

Who is going to win that race today?

- Cptmjl


No shot I'm on this board for at least a week if he leaves
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Jun 29 @ 11:40 AM ET
I'd rather they trade for a goalie or dman. Isles can use Bailey as 2C and sign JVR for wing.
- ses111


UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Jun 29 @ 11:41 AM ET
Ummmm....... yeah, it was. But don't believe that guy; he's an idiot. I think I said that before the most ominous rumblings, and before JT's departure became more imminent. Now I'm trying to prepare for the worst.... ........although as cpt and I and some others have said, maybe the worst is overpaying him to stay.
- JohnScammo


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

Jun 29 @ 11:42 AM ET

- Wildschwein




Bailey was drafted as a center and we know he loves to pass. Let's see what Bailey can do without JT holding him back.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 29 @ 11:42 AM ET
No shot I'm on this board for at least a week if he leaves
- Vukota




And miss all the fun?

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