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Wildschwein
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Gio's face looks like someone hit a cat fish with a shovel.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Feb 27 @ 12:29 PM ET
True. I think the majority of fans will have there say at the Colli and it will be pretty much over after that. You will still have the fringe idiots like every fan base, and the media will be done with it unless something happens during that game.
- mdw7413


I certainly hope so.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Feb 27 @ 12:30 PM ET
That article I posted is actually a really good read. Lays the whole situation out pretty logically and also shoves up the assess of the high and mighty Leafs cheerleaders that collect a TSN paycheck that just keep repeating the same old tired crap they usually do.
- eichiefs9

I thought it was a good article also. Those guys do a better job over there than any other Islander related site imo.
mdw7413
Winnipeg Jets
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Feb 27 @ 12:32 PM ET
That article I posted is actually a really good read. Lays the whole situation out pretty logically and also shoves up the assess of the high and mighty Leafs cheerleaders that collect a TSN paycheck that just keep repeating the same old tired crap they usually do.
- eichiefs9


Best thing that can happen tomorrow for you rational fans is Isles spank the Leafs. Worst thing, something happens to JT on a hit or something and the media will talk about that till the next meeting. Don't get me wrong, for the rest of us fans of neither team, it wouldl be fantastic.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 27 @ 12:32 PM ET
Yeah let me be clear I couldn’t be happier that we have both Lou and Trotz especially when I think of the alternative. Also, I’ve stated numerous times I was on the fence with what to do with the TDL even with our obvious holes on this team. I will say I don’t fall in line with Lou being thrown for a loop with this teams success. We’re talking about a hall of fame gm here you adjust and fix things as you see what is before you. Part of me thinks we should’ve pushed harder for Stone. It would’ve filled a hole long term with a very good player but it’s not something I’m losing sleep over.

Again, I’m not saying he should’ve dumped prospects for quick fixes that’s not what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about(or at least I was)dealing with the problem at hand now which is not being able to score five on five or on the power play.

- Cptmjl

Yeah I wasn't trying to imply that you said any of the things I mentioned, just really throwing my own thoughts on the current state of affairs out there.

That's a fair point, about the bolded. Just to clarify, I didn't mean he was totally caught off-guard and didn't know what to do. Just that he probably didn't expect to be sitting in first in the Metro at the trade deadline and it made decisions much harder to make since it was a tricky spot to be in. I mean if we were where everyone thought we would be, he'd probably have sold Nelson and Eberle and maybe others.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Feb 27 @ 12:34 PM ET
Best thing that can happen tomorrow for you rational fans is Isles spank the Leafs. Worst thing, something happens to JT on a hit or something and the media will talk about that till the next meeting. Don't get me wrong, for the rest of us fans of neither team, it wouldl be fantastic.
- mdw7413

I don’t think there’s an Islander fan alive who gives a (frank) what Darren Dreger has to say about this situation. I’ll also add if Martin destroys him with an open ice hit and he’s done for the season none of us will care what he or anyone else has to say either. (frank) them all we’re used to them shatting on us it’s nothing new.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 27 @ 12:36 PM ET
Best thing that can happen tomorrow for you rational fans is Isles spank the Leafs. Worst thing, something happens to JT on a hit or something and the media will talk about that till the next meeting. Don't get me wrong, for the rest of us fans of neither team, it wouldl be fantastic.
- mdw7413



I don't even care anymore.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Feb 27 @ 12:36 PM ET
Yeah I wasn't trying to imply that you said any of the things I mentioned, just really throwing my own thoughts on the current state of affairs out there.

That's a fair point, about the bolded. Just to clarify, I didn't mean he was totally caught off-guard and didn't know what to do. Just that he probably didn't expect to be sitting in first in the Metro at the trade deadline and it made decisions much harder to make since it was a tricky spot to be in. I mean if we were where everyone thought we would be, he'd probably have sold Nelson and Eberle and maybe others.

- eichiefs9

Yeah absolutely but the way the team was trending in December I would think he adjusted his initial plan. I’m not losing my mind over the deadline I wouldn’t have been upset if he went either way I just want to see an attempt to fix what’s going on right now.😂
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 27 @ 12:44 PM ET
Yeah absolutely but the way the team was trending in December I would think he adjusted his initial plan. I’m not losing my mind over the deadline I wouldn’t have been upset if he went either way I just want to see an attempt to fix what’s going on right now.😂
- Cptmjl

We'll see what happens I guess. For all we know they'll find someone to take Ladd and he'll agree to waive. Not holding my breath on that one though.

Curious to see what they do with the 3rd line center spot next year. I could see them bringing Filppula back on another one year deal to occupy that spot.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Feb 27 @ 12:44 PM ET


I don't even care anymore.

- eichiefs9

This is so over hyped I mean they are gonna boo the piss out of him big deal. Now if some asshat throws a beer on the ice or dumps one on him that's b s. I can see a tavares Jersey thrown in the ice too
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Feb 27 @ 12:45 PM ET
We'll see what happens I guess. For all we know they'll find someone to take Ladd and he'll agree to waive. Not holding my breath on that one though.

Curious to see what they do with the 3rd line center spot next year. I could see them bringing Filppula back on another one year deal to occupy that spot.

- eichiefs9

I think filppula has done a decent job but would like to see an upgrade if possible.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 27 @ 12:46 PM ET
This is so over hyped I mean they are gonna boo the piss out of him big deal. Now if some asshat throws a beer on the ice or dumps one on him that's b s. I can see a tavares Jersey thrown in the ice too
- Upstate_isles

Someone will do something stupid. Probably a bunch of someones. I'd bet money on that. There's quite a bit of full-blown white trash Isles fans out there.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Feb 27 @ 12:47 PM ET
If those minutes were somewhat sheltered, then yeah, he probably could.

Or the Islanders could grab someone cheap, like Colin Wilson.

- Wildschwein


It’s got to be someone cheap if Panarin is signed. Otto would help with the Cap and it would be nice if he could make the junp.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 27 @ 12:55 PM ET
I think filppula has done a decent job but would like to see an upgrade if possible.
- Upstate_isles

I don't think they'll have to room to pay someone much more than the $2.75M in cap room that he's occupying. These are the roles that are supposed to be filled by cheap young players.

Isles have $20.6M tied up in their bottom-six. That's more than 25% of their total available cap space.

Comparably, the Lightning have under $13.8M, or around 17% of the cap, dedicated to their bottom-six.

Flames $11.9M, or 15% of the cap

Bruins $13.45M, or 17%

You get the idea. The Islanders are paying way too much for role players that are filling positions that, on good teams, are occupied by either young players on ELC's/2nd contracts or vets that are on cheap deals.
potvin05
New York Islanders
Location: Snow's World (I just live in it), NY
Joined: 06.21.2008

Feb 27 @ 12:58 PM ET
It's getting to the point where they have to call up Dal Colle or Ho Sang and start sitting guys that make money. Barzal can't be saddled with no-talent trash like Komarov and, to a slightly lesser degree, Ladd. It's a total waste of your most talented offensive player.
- eichiefs9

Where have we seen this script before?
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Feb 27 @ 1:02 PM ET
Someone will do something stupid. Probably a bunch of someones. I'd bet money on that. There's quite a bit of full-blown white trash Isles fans out there.
- eichiefs9

It's funny how much we hate our own fanbase but the vast majority of those attending games deserve it
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Feb 27 @ 1:03 PM ET
I don't think they'll have to room to pay someone much more than the $2.75M in cap room that he's occupying. These are the roles that are supposed to be filled by cheap young players.

Isles have $20.6M tied up in their bottom-six. That's more than 25% of their total available cap space.

Comparably, the Lightning have under $13.8M, or around 17% of the cap, dedicated to their bottom-six.

Flames $11.9M, or 15% of the cap

Bruins $13.45M, or 17%

You get the idea. The Islanders are paying way too much for role players that are filling positions that, on good teams, are occupied by either young players on ELC's/2nd contracts or vets that are on cheap deals.

- eichiefs9


Yup let young guys fill roles and then let them walk unless they become a core piece and replace them with other young players
mdw7413
Winnipeg Jets
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Feb 27 @ 1:04 PM ET
We'll see what happens I guess. For all we know they'll find someone to take Ladd and he'll agree to waive. Not holding my breath on that one though.

Curious to see what they do with the 3rd line center spot next year. I could see them bringing Filppula back on another one year deal to occupy that spot.

- eichiefs9


No (frank)ing way. He is in Staal territory
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 27 @ 1:05 PM ET
No (frank)ing way. He is in Staal territory
- mdw7413

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Stupider things have happened

I don't expect that to happen.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Feb 27 @ 1:06 PM ET
This is so over hyped I mean they are gonna boo the piss out of him big deal. Now if some asshat throws a beer on the ice or dumps one on him that's b s. I can see a tavares Jersey thrown in the ice too
- Upstate_isles

I would be shocked if there weren’t multiple Tavares jerseys thrown on the ice. It’s going to be out of control and I’m totally cool with it😂
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Feb 27 @ 1:06 PM ET
I think filppula has done a decent job but would like to see an upgrade if possible.
- Upstate_isles

He has done a great job but I’m with you. Maybe Otto will see a few games before seasons end and we can start getting him ready for that role?
mdw7413
Winnipeg Jets
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Feb 27 @ 1:11 PM ET
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Stupider things have happened

I don't expect that to happen.

- eichiefs9


I mean if you retained salary and gave something up like a pic or middling prospect, probably. Chicago did that with someone, can't remember.
Wildschwein
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Gio's face looks like someone hit a cat fish with a shovel.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Feb 27 @ 1:13 PM ET
I mean if you retained salary and gave something up like a pic or middling prospect, probably. Chicago did that with someone, can't remember.
- mdw7413


That would be one Bryan Bickell to the Canes for a 2nd and 3rd.

Oh and Chicago ponied up Teravainen too.
Wildschwein
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Gio's face looks like someone hit a cat fish with a shovel.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Feb 27 @ 1:16 PM ET
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Stupider things have happened

I don't expect that to happen.

- eichiefs9


Like Phaneuf being traded. Twice.
mdw7413
Winnipeg Jets
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Feb 27 @ 1:16 PM ET
That would be one Bryan Bickell to the Canes for a 2nd and 3rd.

Oh and Chicago ponied up Teravainen too.

- Wildschwein


Thats the one
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 27 @ 1:18 PM ET
I mean if you retained salary and gave something up like a pic or middling prospect, probably. Chicago did that with someone, can't remember.
- mdw7413

Well yeah I didn't necessarily mean that someone will take on his entire contract without the Isles having to give something in order for it to happen
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