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JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Mar 11 @ 10:59 AM ET
Or teams have figured out what works against them
- Upstate_isles

Yeah, that could be part of it, too. I think the Isles were mostly outworking other teams for the first 2/3 of the season. Now that other teams are playing harder, it's not so easy to win those one on one battles, or get to the loose puck first.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Mar 11 @ 11:24 AM ET
Yeah, that could be part of it, too. I think the Isles were mostly outworking other teams for the first 2/3 of the season. Now that other teams are playing harder, it's not so easy to win those one on one battles, or get to the loose puck first.
- JohnScammo

Yea not good if they were going 100% and the other teams 80
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Mar 11 @ 11:26 AM ET
Are they having equilibrium issues?
- eichiefs9

MDC definitely is.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Mar 11 @ 11:27 AM ET
OK, so just to be contrary, here is the opposing point of view....

It's less a matter of the Isles regressing, and more a matter of other teams' stepping up their play as they get into playoff mode. And the Islanders don't have another gear to shift into, because they were already playing as well as their talent (or lack thereof) allows.

I don't fully subscribe to this theory, but I do think there's something to it. I suspect the truth lies somewhere in between.

- JohnScammo

I don’t agree with this just because they aren’t skating out there. They’re not putting in the effort that they were. If they were playing at the same level and losing I would agree with this but that’s not the case.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Mar 11 @ 11:35 AM ET
What was Boychuk trying to do, go for the puck or hit Voracek? To me it looks like he was gonna run him from behind, in which case I would have done the same thing Voracek did. I had turned the game off by this point.
- streaks


So now if a player assumes another player is going to run them they should be able to blatantly interfere with that player and lay an unexpected shoulder to said players head?

This would definitely be a good thing to let go in the league.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Mar 11 @ 11:41 AM ET
So now if a player assumes another player is going to run them they should be able to blatantly interfere with that player and lay an unexpected shoulder to said players head?

This would definitely be a good thing to let go in the league.

- nyisles7

If you read the blog about this on the main page and the posts in it yes that’s exactly what these morons are thinking.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Mar 11 @ 11:43 AM ET
If you read the blog about this on the main page and the posts in it yes that’s exactly what these morons are thinking.
- Cptmjl



I guess that's why I don't read it. Just makes no phucking sense.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Mar 11 @ 11:52 AM ET
I guess that's why I don't read it. Just makes no phucking sense.
- nyisles7

Boychuk may or may not have hit Voracek from behind, despite not a single instance of doing that ever, that I can remember. So the responsible thing is to make no attempt to play the puck at all and just throw a shoulder into the guy. Just to be safe. Voracek was just being very safe.
TogaIsles
New York Islanders
Joined: 01.20.2018

Mar 11 @ 11:54 AM ET
So now if a player assumes another player is going to run them they should be able to blatantly interfere with that player and lay an unexpected shoulder to said players head?

This would definitely be a good thing to let go in the league.

- nyisles7

Lol, ok. So you’re supposed to let a player run you? Just curious what you think Boychuk was doing on the play. All I’m saying is if you’re about to hit me in the numbers and I see you coming you’re gonna get a shoulder or elbow in the mouth.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Mar 11 @ 11:56 AM ET
Do you think Komarov will ever sit a game this season?
- Cptmjl


No I think him and Filli being the 1st PK unit helps his case. Also i know this won't be popular on here but he is reliable on the d side of the puck. Can't say Him and Filli as a pair haven't played well this year no matter who was on their wing. My opinion of course.
TogaIsles
New York Islanders
Joined: 01.20.2018

Mar 11 @ 12:00 PM ET
Boychuk may or may not have hit Voracek from behind, despite not a single instance of doing that ever, that I can remember. So the responsible thing is to make no attempt to play the puck at all and just throw a shoulder into the guy. Just to be safe. Voracek was just being very safe.
- eichiefs9

Did you see Eichel hit on Soderberg. Pretty sure he’s never done that before either. Look, I obviously hate what happened to Boychuk I’m just not sure what the hell he was doing to get the reverse hit on him. Looked to me like he was gonna run Voracek in he numbers. What if it was reversed you think Boychuk would have let him run him?
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Mar 11 @ 12:09 PM ET
Boychuk may or may not have hit Voracek from behind, despite not a single instance of doing that ever, that I can remember. So the responsible thing is to make no attempt to play the puck at all and just throw a shoulder into the guy. Just to be safe. Voracek was just being very safe.
- eichiefs9


Oh yeah, safety first, pound the guy into the head

Also Chiefs, Voracek, after the game said that Boychuck was punching one of their Rockies at the end of the last game. So tell me does that mean you were looking for him Voracek.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Mar 11 @ 12:15 PM ET
Lol, ok. So you’re supposed to let a player run you? Just curious what you think Boychuk was doing on the play. All I’m saying is if you’re about to hit me in the numbers and I see you coming you’re gonna get a shoulder or elbow in the mouth.
- TogaIsles


Yup, You're certainly not supposed to Clang him in the head when he's no where near the puck. Unless of course you want a 5 minute major interference penalty and a 2 game suspension.

Don't assume he's hitting you and if he does illegally he'll get the 5 minute penalty and the suspension. My opinion of course and with that I'm done with this discussion.

Edit:Just watched it again and to me Boychuck is going to pursue the puck and Voracek totally moves into his lane to cream him. No question.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dub9ZwaR0gU
Mancalledsting
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 10.12.2008

Mar 11 @ 12:23 PM ET
Yup, You're certainly not supposed to Clang him in the head when he's no where near the puck. Unless of course you want a 5 minute major interference penalty and a 2 game suspension.

Don't assume he's hitting you and if he does illegally he'll get the 5 minute penalty and the suspension. My opinion of course and with that I'm done with this discussion.

Edit:Just watched it again and to me Boychuck is going to pursue the puck and Voracek totally moves into his lane to cream him. No question.

- nyisles7


This. Everything else is just noise.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Mar 11 @ 12:37 PM ET
Yup, You're certainly not supposed to Clang him in the head when he's no where near the puck. Unless of course you want a 5 minute major interference penalty and a 2 game suspension.

Don't assume he's hitting you and if he does illegally he'll get the 5 minute penalty and the suspension. My opinion of course and with that I'm done with this discussion.

Edit:Just watched it again and to me Boychuck is going to pursue the puck and Voracek totally moves into his lane to cream him. No question.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dub9ZwaR0gU

- nyisles7


yeah.. i guess after watching it again it looks like first contact is the head. should be interesting the next game they play the Flyers.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Mar 11 @ 1:32 PM ET
Can we get a Bode Wilde or Sorokin update to end this melancholy mood? Perhaps a Dobson dominant story?
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Mar 11 @ 1:38 PM ET
Whalstom isn't doing sht again.. He will fit right in with this team.
Wildschwein
Location: Gio's face looks like someone hit a catfish with a shovel.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Mar 11 @ 2:19 PM ET
Oi! Cheifs! (or anyone else)

I need an insulting avi should the Oilers beat the Rangers tonight. Have any suggestions?
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Mar 11 @ 2:19 PM ET
Oi! Cheifs! (or anyone else)

I need an insulting avi should the Oilers beat the Rangers tonight. Have any suggestions?

- Wildschwein

How depraved are we going here?
Wildschwein
Location: Gio's face looks like someone hit a catfish with a shovel.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Mar 11 @ 2:22 PM ET
How depraved are we going here?
- eichiefs9


Riding the ban hammer line my friend, yet not quite crossing it.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Mar 11 @ 2:23 PM ET
Riding the ban hammer line my friend, but not quite crossing it.
- Wildschwein

Well this is safe, yet good



or

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

Mar 11 @ 2:24 PM ET
Well this is safe, yet good


- eichiefs9


Ooo... I like that one.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Mar 11 @ 2:24 PM ET
Ooo... I like that one.
- Wildschwein

I added another similar to that one
Wildschwein
Location: Gio's face looks like someone hit a catfish with a shovel.
Joined: 11.17.2012

Mar 11 @ 2:26 PM ET
I added another similar to that one
- eichiefs9


Also great.

Can we size this one too? I'm gonna challenge Tom as well. If the Rangers win I want him to wear it.

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

Mar 11 @ 2:29 PM ET
Also great.

Can we size this one too? I'm gonna challenge Tom as well. If the Rangers win I want him to wear it.


- Wildschwein



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