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

Jul 5 @ 11:59 AM ET
Karlsson didn’t say no Ses, he said Phuck no!
- nyisles7


potvin05
New York Islanders
Location: Snow's World (I just live in it), NY
Joined: 06.21.2008

Jul 5 @ 12:05 PM ET
I hate to say an Ek blog makes any sense, but the Duchene thing would actually make a ton of sense for us, and for them. I don’t think it would cost that much to trade for him. Biggest fear would be taking on that Ryan contract which, in that case, we should get Duchene for nothing.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jul 5 @ 12:09 PM ET
I hate to say an Ek blog makes any sense, but the Duchene thing would actually make a ton of sense for us, and for them. I don’t think it would cost that much to trade for him. Biggest fear would be taking on that Ryan contract which, in that case, we should get Duchene for nothing.
- potvin05

Duchene will not be cheap after what they gave up for him.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jul 5 @ 12:09 PM ET
Andrew Gross
‏Verified account
@AGrossNewsday
2m2 minutes ago

On Sirius XM NHL Network, Lou Lamoriello funny when asked about Leo Komarov. First thing Lou says is you might think he was overpaid. Then notes you could say that for any free agent. Says Komarov brings something special to the dressing room.



- eichiefs9

*bring back Boutlon*
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jul 5 @ 12:15 PM ET
Well, i know it feels like groundhog day for everyone but let's try and remember we have a GM who is a master of building system based teams and our first legit coach in ages. We still have a fair amount of talent with guys like Barzy, Lee, JHS, Bailey, Eberle, Beauvillier etc. If Boychuk and Leddy stay healthy and Polluck adds on to his progression, a decent system based team can still be formidable. I see Lehner as a decent upgrade in goal. Those 1990s Devils teams weren't exactly overflowing with talent but they were dedicated to their system and consistently won as a result. I'm not writing any obituaries just yet. Even dead weight like Ladd can suddenly become useful when you have a coach who know's how to properly apply them to a role.
- keaner17

Like I said in my earlier post having Trotz will be huge for this team but he can only do so much with what we have so far. Weve wasted quite a bit of cap space already on some not so great players we have more 4th liners then we know what to do with and our defense is the same and just as bad as it was last season. Now with that said if Lou makes even a couple, sensible moves to give us some top 6 depth while strengthening our top 4 the team improves drastically. I'm cautiously hopeful that happens but I'm not holding my breath with what we've seen so far.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 5 @ 12:24 PM ET
Duchene will not be cheap after what they gave up for him.
- Cptmjl


Have to think so. Would nice to have the speed of Barzal and Duchene though.
keaner17
New York Islanders
Location: REJECTED REFEREE
Joined: 07.12.2007

Jul 5 @ 12:25 PM ET
Like I said in my earlier post having Trotz will be huge for this team but he can only do so much with what we have so far. Weve wasted quite a bit of cap space already on some not so great players we have more 4th liners then we know what to do with and our defense is the same and just as bad as it was last season. Now with that said if Lou makes even a couple, sensible moves to give us some top 6 depth while strengthening our top 4 the team improves drastically. I'm cautiously hopeful that happens but I'm not holding my breath with what we've seen so far.
- Cptmjl

Fair enough. I think with Lou and Trotz even if we didn't add a soul, we are already a better team than last year regardless of losses. However; we definitely need more help on the blueline and i would love to see a kid like Duchenne added on.
When i think back to those early Lou teams, they always continually won for the same reasons the NE Patriots continually win: It's always a 'next man up' situation as their system requires system players, not game breakers. I'll hold out confidence that the old man can still make this happen.
keaner17
New York Islanders
Location: REJECTED REFEREE
Joined: 07.12.2007

Jul 5 @ 12:27 PM ET
As for Lou's comments on Komarov: I think that was very telling as to what Lou see's as a primary weakness on this team which is leadership. I imagine he didn't just come up with that on his own either.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 5 @ 12:28 PM ET
https://www.sny.tv/island...associate-coach/284353054
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 5 @ 12:29 PM ET
As for Lou's comments on Komarov: I think that was very telling as to what Lou see's as a primary weakness on this team which is leadership. I imagine he didn't just come up with that on his own either.
- keaner17


No question leadership is lacking bigtime. Even JT's buddy Weight said JT had to work on his leadership.
Jethro09
New York Islanders
Location: NJ
Joined: 08.16.2007

Jul 5 @ 12:30 PM ET
Putting aside the money/cap implications that you're speaking to...those are just bad players that he acquired. Komarov is 31 and has majorly declined. Matt Martin is terrible. Filppula isn't particularly good either. Hickey is a borderline-replacement-level defenseman. Not only did they get involuntarily-worse by losing Tavares, but they proceeded to intentionally make themselves worse also. They could have added similar value by signing a bunch of AHL players that would have cost them probably $3M combined.

They are doing a really, really bad job so far. Really bad. Signing Lehner to that dirt cheap 'show-me' deal has been the only positive thing they've done.

- eichiefs9

I don't like the Komarov signing. But the rest i am fine with. they need to fill the roster out. Bridgeport doesn't have enough guys ready to plug in. I'd rather have Fillpula and MM back than Quine and Prince. Hickey is not great, but if he's only asked to a 5-6 d-man, at $2.5M that is not a bad price.

I don't know, maybe its just me trying to be optimistic, but i don't see what else the Isles could have done so far than what they've done. Apparently they went after Karlsson. He wants no part of the Isles. JT walked away. He wanted no part of the Isles. Apparently de Haan took less money to go to Carolina from what I've read. Its going to take some time for Lou and Trotz to create a body of work to sell to players to keep them here or entice them to come here.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jul 5 @ 12:31 PM ET
Andrew Gross
‏Verified account
@AGrossNewsday
2m2 minutes ago

On Sirius XM NHL Network, Lou Lamoriello funny when asked about Leo Komarov. First thing Lou says is you might think he was overpaid. Then notes you could say that for any free agent. Says Komarov brings something special to the dressing room.



- eichiefs9


Wow a GM that addresses his fan base and doesn’t run and hide.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jul 5 @ 12:33 PM ET
I don't like the Komarov signing. But the rest i am fine with. they need to fill the roster out. Bridgeport doesn't have enough guys ready to plug in. I'd rather have Fillpula and MM back than Quine and Prince. Hickey is not great, but if he's only asked to a 5-6 d-man, at $2.5M that is not a bad price.

I don't know, maybe its just me trying to be optimistic, but i don't see what else the Isles could have done so far than what they've done. Apparently they went after Karlsson. He wants no part of the Isles. JT walked away. He wanted no part of the Isles. Apparently de Haan took less money to go to Carolina from what I've read. Its going to take some time for Lou and Trotz to create a body of work to sell to players to keep them here or entice them to come here.

- Jethro09


100%
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jul 5 @ 12:36 PM ET
https://www.sny.tv/islanders/news/islanders-name-lane-lambert-associate-coach/284353054
- ses111



Wait an associate that didn’t go to Maine University and has actually coached before in the NHL?
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 5 @ 12:38 PM ET
Wait an associate that didn’t go to Maine University and has actually coached before in the NHL?
- nyisles7


This is sure new for the Isles.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Jul 5 @ 12:40 PM ET
Wait an associate that didn’t go to Maine University and has actually coached before in the NHL?
- nyisles7

He's got to be from the New England area though, right?
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 5 @ 12:47 PM ET
https://www.newsday.com/s...es-free-agency-1.19615375
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jul 5 @ 12:52 PM ET
He's got to be from the New England area though, right?
- Isleshockeyman


Gonna blow your mind he’s Canadian
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Jul 5 @ 12:58 PM ET
Gonna blow your mind he’s Canadian
- nyisles7

nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jul 5 @ 1:09 PM ET

- Isleshockeyman




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

Jul 5 @ 1:37 PM ET
Gonna blow your mind he’s Canadian
- nyisles7


This is very good.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jul 5 @ 1:43 PM ET
https://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/john-tavares-free-agency-1.19615375
- ses111

Wow a plan and we have been informed of it too
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 5 @ 1:43 PM ET

- Isleshockeyman


Fook will be very happy. No more Capitalist America dog coaches.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 5 @ 1:44 PM ET
Wow a plan and we have been informed of it too
- Upstate_isles


I do love Lou will not hide like our former GM. Have to think Lou makes changes as well during the season and will not use injuries to an AHL dman as an excuse.

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