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Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Mar 6 @ 5:35 PM ET
I dunno. I keep expecting their offence to disappear (as per usual), but Aho is beginning to look like a legit superstar.

Regardless, I’m surprised they didn’t pick Washington.

- Wildschwein

Washington doesn’t seem to be the team they were. They’re inoncistent in game and seem to be almost fragile which is unusual for them. They don’t seem to have it this season. Our division is pretty up in the air. Carolina is the hot team right now but if we can somehow regain our mid season form there’s not a team that really scares me even with this rag tag line up😂
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Mar 6 @ 5:37 PM ET
I dunno. I keep expecting their offence to disappear (as per usual), but Aho is beginning to look like a legit superstar.

Regardless, I’m surprised they didn’t pick Washington.

- Wildschwein


Ditto.

It just... hasn't? Their shooting percentages were so bad for so long it seemed systemic. The only difference between now and then, according to Brind'amour, is that a proportionate # of pucks are going in the net for once.

I still don't like some of Brind'amour's coaching choices, but there's no denying that the team works incredibly hard for him.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Mar 6 @ 5:38 PM ET
No, but is it really a hot streak when it lasts half the season?

They're not a top 5 team in the league, and a lot of that is on the goaltending, but they do have very good depth both up front and on D. Almost every forward from 3rd line in the NHL to the 3rd line in the AHL can be plugged in to the bottom 6 and you'd see almost no drop off.

They dominate teams in shots, in scoring chances, and the defense core is arguably the best in the NHL.

The line up is not flashy, but they're extremely well balanced and aggressive.

Goaltending remains a concern, though. McElhinney has been great but the dude seems to be aging in reverse and that's gotta end at some point, right? Mrazek is just a (frank)ing lunatic.

In the end I doubt they make it beyond the first round, but I wouldn't be surprised if they do it. Either way just making the playoffs at this point is a win, considering the prospect depth they have, they should be better next year.

- BINGO!

Was counting the seconds till you showed up😂.
I honestly don’t pay all that much attention to the Hurricanes and I don’t mean that in a deragotory way I barely have enough time to pay attention to the islanders these days. My feelings on the Hurricanes is exactly what I stated. Every season is their year and I laugh on here because it’s the same posters saying it every season. You and I have gotten into it about it😂
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Mar 6 @ 5:39 PM ET
Washington doesn’t seem to be the team they were. They’re inoncistent in game and seem to be almost fragile which is unusual for them. They don’t seem to have it this season. Our division is pretty up in the air. Carolina is the hot team right now but if we can somehow regain our mid season form there’s not a team that really scares me even with this rag tag line up😂
- Cptmjl


Yeah, I don't think the Caps have the depth the used to, and guys like Vrana haven't stepped up to fill the gaps left by the guys they've lost the way they hoped.
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Mar 6 @ 5:42 PM ET
Was counting the seconds till you showed up😂.
I honestly don’t pay all that much attention to the Hurricanes and I don’t mean that in a deragotory way I barely have enough time to pay attention to thebislanders these days. My feelings on the Hurricanes is exactly what I stated. Every season is their year and I laugh on here because it’s the same posters saying it every season. You and I have gotten into it about it😂

- Cptmjl



No doubt.

It's been like (frank)ing clockwork for the last 4 or 5 years.

Hot start.
Mediocre play until December that sees them slowly fade out of the race.
hot streak in January to get them within 4 points of the playoffs
Struggle again, barely clinging to .500 hockey.
Trade UFA's and utter collapse.
Hot streak around mid march to build up hope again.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Mar 6 @ 5:42 PM ET
The first gif wasn’t stupid enough so you deleted that lame one for this? 😂
- Cptmjl





First one didn’t say Captain.

If I had Chiefs time I would have made it sat Ho Sang but I have people to drive.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Mar 6 @ 5:44 PM ET


No doubt.

It's been like (frank)ing clockwork for the last 4 or 5 years.

Hot start.
Mediocre play until December that sees them slowly fade out of the race.
hot streak in January to get them within 4 points of the playoffs
Struggle again, barely clinging to .500 hockey.
Trade UFA's and utter collapse.
Hot streak around mid march to build up hope again.

- BINGO!

Yeah I don’t hate them or anything in fact I hope they do well as long as it doesn’t screw us in any way. I always root for the under dog and I like how everyone hates that stupid shat they do at the end of games.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Mar 6 @ 5:45 PM ET


First one didn’t say Captain.

If I had Chiefs time I would have made it sat Ho Sang but I have people to drive.

- nyisles7

😂
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Location: Gio's face looks like someone hit a catfish with a shovel.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Mar 6 @ 5:46 PM ET
Ditto.

It just... hasn't? Their shooting percentages were so bad for so long it seemed systemic. The only difference between now and then, according to Brind'amour, is that a proportionate # of pucks are going in the net for once.

I still don't like some of Brind'amour's coaching choices, but there's no denying that the team works incredibly hard for him.

- BINGO!


I think the biggest change he’s brought to the Canes, is that he’s changed them from a being roster into being a “team”. The whole group has totally bought in, and it’s visible in the on ice product.

If Trotz didn’t have the Jack Adams already locked up, I think it would go to Brind'amour.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Mar 6 @ 6:25 PM ET
https://www.lighthousehoc...-ho-sang-islanders-impact
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Mar 6 @ 6:29 PM ET
https://www.lighthousehockey.com/2019/3/6/18253071/michael-dal-colle-josh-ho-sang-islanders-impact
- JohnScammo



Thanks for posting
mdw7413
Winnipeg Jets
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Mar 6 @ 6:42 PM ET
Schumer but I'm wrapping it 4 times
- BINGO!


Just go (frank) a potato, its pretty much identical...

Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Mar 6 @ 6:42 PM ET
https://www.lighthousehockey.com/2019/3/6/18253071/michael-dal-colle-josh-ho-sang-islanders-impact
- JohnScammo

😂😂😂
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Location: Gio's face looks like someone hit a catfish with a shovel.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Mar 6 @ 6:46 PM ET
Just go (frank) a potato, its pretty much identical...


- mdw7413


Just remember to microwave it first.

Same applies for the potato.
mdw7413
Winnipeg Jets
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Mar 6 @ 6:47 PM ET
Just remember to microwave it first.

Same applies for the potato.

- Wildschwein


I like it raw
mdw7413
Winnipeg Jets
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Mar 6 @ 6:49 PM ET
"The mayor of a small town in South Carolina remains adamant that she was targeted in a hate crime despite police determining that the yellow substance found all over the car was pollen."

Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Location: Gio's face looks like someone hit a catfish with a shovel.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Mar 6 @ 6:50 PM ET
"The mayor of a small town in South Carolina remains adamant that she was targeted in a hate crime despite police determining that the yellow substance found all over the car was pollen."


- mdw7413


Huh?
mdw7413
Winnipeg Jets
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Mar 6 @ 6:52 PM ET
Huh?
- Wildschwein


Mayor called the police and said she was the victim of a "hate crime", that someone put a substance all over her cars. Police investigated and found that it was pollen and bees, trees, flowers are now racist
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Location: Gio's face looks like someone hit a catfish with a shovel.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Mar 6 @ 6:54 PM ET
Mayor called the police and said she was the victim of a "hate crime", that someone put a substance all over her cars. Police investigated and found that it was pollen and bees, trees, flowers are now racist
- mdw7413


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

Mar 6 @ 6:54 PM ET

- Wildschwein


The best part is she still insists it was a hate crime.
Wildschwein
New York Islanders
Location: Gio's face looks like someone hit a catfish with a shovel.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Mar 6 @ 6:57 PM ET
The best part is she still insists it was a hate crime.
- mdw7413


Well if that’s the sword she wants to fall on...
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Mar 6 @ 7:33 PM ET
The best part is she still insists it was a hate crime.
- mdw7413

Surprised CNN and MSNBC haven’t run with the story yet.
potvin05
New York Islanders
Location: Snow's World (I just live in it), NY
Joined: 06.21.2008

Mar 6 @ 7:38 PM ET
Who was the Goalie that won you a round in the PO's?

He will be fine. He carried the load then He will carry it now with a defense first system Trotz has in place imho.

- nyisles7

I was talking about the fact that Snow kept Halak off the roster not about Greiss. They needed another goalie down the stretch that season and Snow was too pigheaded to recall Halak.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Mar 6 @ 7:45 PM ET
I was talking about the fact that Snow kept Halak off the roster not about Greiss. They needed another goalie down the stretch that season and Snow was too pigheaded to recall Halak.
- potvin05

You guys are talking about two different seasons. Yes, Greiss carried the load to get us into the playoffs in 2016 and then our first playoff series win in decades. But the following season he faltered down the stretch, likely due to overwork, while Halak toiled in the AHL.

So you're both right.
potvin05
New York Islanders
Location: Snow's World (I just live in it), NY
Joined: 06.21.2008

Mar 6 @ 7:52 PM ET
You guys are talking about two different seasons. Yes, Greiss carried the load to get us into the playoffs in 2016 and then our first playoff series win in decades. But the following season he faltered down the stretch, likely due to overwork, while Halak toiled in the AHL.

So you're both right.

- JohnScammo

I was talking about 2017 from the beginning. He got the years wrong. I don’t blame Greiss for that season, I blame Snow. Pigheaded douche.
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