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David_Volek
New York Islanders
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Jul 9 @ 11:08 AM ET
Agreed. Maybe he can do something with Greiss as well. Of course it helps when your own defense doesn't set up opponents with beautiful passes right in the slot. So if they can eliminate that it'll probably help the shell-shock effect.
- Isleshockeyman

If anybody can do it, Mitch Korn can. He’s a goaltending guru. I hope he joins the staff!
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 9 @ 11:14 AM ET
Finally some good news. I think that's absolutely massive.

Not to mention Lehner was, at one point, a pretty highly-touted goaltending prospect. Really hoping Korn can help get his head on straight and see if he can't rediscover his game playing behind and actual NHL team.

- eichiefs9


Team should be well coached. Will be on Lou to get enough talent and on the players to produce.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jul 9 @ 11:23 AM ET



Wow, they signed that guy out of the KHL. Certainly didn't expect that. There's your 2nd line center, probably.

https://www.eliteprospect...om/player/18083/jan-kovar




Dirt cheap, can't beat that on a one-year deal. Hopefully he proves to be useful.





Isleshockeyman
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Jul 9 @ 11:50 AM ET



Wow, they signed that guy out of the KHL. Certainly didn't expect that. There's your 2nd line center, probably.

https://www.eliteprospect...om/player/18083/jan-kovar




Dirt cheap, can't beat that on a one-year deal. Hopefully he proves to be useful.





- eichiefs9


Good $$. We'll see what he can do here. Hopefully step right in and pop in some goals. Curious what kind of foot speed he has. (cue Chief)
Isleshockeyman
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Jul 9 @ 11:53 AM ET
https://youtu.be/yNC4mFwK2NI

Nice little redirect.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jul 9 @ 11:53 AM ET
Good $$. We'll see what he can do here. Hopefully step right in and pop in some goals. Curious what kind of foot speed he has. (cue Chief)
- Isleshockeyman



I doubt he'll be a big-time scorer in the NHL like he was in the KHL, but if he could be a 25-25-50pts kinda guy I'd be pretty damn happy. Anything above that is gravy, as far as I'm concerned.
Isleshockeyman
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Jul 9 @ 11:56 AM ET
Looks like he can throw a hit or two as well.

https://youtu.be/56LHXV--bEc
Isleshockeyman
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Jul 9 @ 11:58 AM ET


I doubt he'll be a big-time scorer in the NHL like he was in the KHL, but if he could be a 25-25-50pts kinda guy I'd be pretty damn happy. Anything above that is gravy, as far as I'm concerned.

- eichiefs9

Can't argue with that. Looks like he has some nimble hands and footwork. Hard to tell from a few video clips, but his speed doesn't look too bad.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
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Jul 9 @ 11:59 AM ET




Isleshockeyman
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Jul 9 @ 12:05 PM ET





- eichiefs9


I reckon we'll find out soon enough if he can play. Perhaps he rides on that edge with the physical play. Hopefully a little less than that scumbag Wilson.

All in all seems like a solid signing.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jul 9 @ 12:06 PM ET
I reckon we'll find out soon enough if he can play. Perhaps he rides on that edge with the physical play. Hopefully a little less than that scumbag Wilson.

All in all seems like a solid signing.

- Isleshockeyman

He did take a lot of penalties last year. 80 PIM's in 54 games in the KHL. Hope they got the PK taken care of.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
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Jul 9 @ 12:09 PM ET
Andrew Gross
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29s30 seconds ago

Was able to ask Lou Lamoriello about Brock Nelson and Nelson filing for arbitration.
Lou said, "He will be on the roster, one way or the other."
#Isles


Not really sure what that means, but it doesn't sound like Nelson is going anywhere.
Isleshockeyman
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Jul 9 @ 12:11 PM ET
Andrew Gross
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29s30 seconds ago

Was able to ask Lou Lamoriello about Brock Nelson and Nelson filing for arbitration.
Lou said, "He will be on the roster, one way or the other."
#Isles


Not really sure what that means, but it doesn't sound like Nelson is going anywhere.

- eichiefs9

Doesn't seem like it. Then again, Lou doesn't say which teams roster. Only "the roster".

Edit* - Wait a second! Someone asked him a question and he answered it without being a d!ck? What kind of GM actually fields questions then answers them?
BINGO!
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Jul 9 @ 12:12 PM ET
Kovar had career low point totals last season, with career high penalty minutes.

So that's a good sign for a 28 year old.
niteislander
New York Islanders
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Jul 9 @ 12:13 PM ET
Andrew Gross
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@AGrossNewsday
29s30 seconds ago

Was able to ask Lou Lamoriello about Brock Nelson and Nelson filing for arbitration.
Lou said, "He will be on the roster, one way or the other."
#Isles


Not really sure what that means, but it doesn't sound like Nelson is going anywhere.

- eichiefs9


I am looking forward to see what Brock does this year. He finally has a real coaching staff and this is around the same age where we wanted to trade Okposo & Bailey and it clicked (more so Okposo than Bailey who still drives me nuts often). If Brock goes to the net instead of around it he can be a very solid player.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
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Jul 9 @ 12:14 PM ET
Michael Fornabaio
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10s10 seconds ago

Huge free-agency splash for the Sound Tigers, who announce they've signed LW Chris Bourque and G Jeremy Smith, re-signing C's Ben Holmstrom and Connor Jones and LW Ryan Bourque.
Isleshockeyman
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Jul 9 @ 12:15 PM ET
I am looking forward to see what Brock does this year. He finally has a real coaching staff and this is around the same age where we wanted to trade Okposo & Bailey and it clicked (more so Okposo than Bailey who still drives me nuts often). If Brock goes to the net instead of around it he can be a very solid player.
- niteislander


Said that all last year (and the year before). He started going to the net and playing in the high slot to use his wrist shot and he was scoring. Then he went back to playing the half wall and disappeared.
Isleshockeyman
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Jul 9 @ 12:16 PM ET
Kovar had career low point totals last season, with career high penalty minutes.

So that's a good sign for a 28 year old.

- BINGO!

Career high in anything we'll take.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
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Jul 9 @ 12:16 PM ET
Kovar had career low point totals last season, with career high penalty minutes.

So that's a good sign for a 28 year old.

- BINGO!

It's a 1 year deal for $2M, the risk is zero. I'm fine with it.
ses111
New York Islanders
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Jul 9 @ 12:18 PM ET
Andrew Gross
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@AGrossNewsday
29s30 seconds ago

Was able to ask Lou Lamoriello about Brock Nelson and Nelson filing for arbitration.
Lou said, "He will be on the roster, one way or the other."
#Isles


Not really sure what that means, but it doesn't sound like Nelson is going anywhere.

- eichiefs9


I know Nelson is very frustrating but hard to believe another team would not take a chance on him and the Isles could not move him in a package. Problem is Isles lost JT and probably cannot lose a another forward at this time.
ses111
New York Islanders
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Jul 9 @ 12:19 PM ET




Low risk move. No damage if Kovar does not work out.

Wow, they signed that guy out of the KHL. Certainly didn't expect that. There's your 2nd line center, probably.

https://www.eliteprospect...om/player/18083/jan-kovar




Dirt cheap, can't beat that on a one-year deal. Hopefully he proves to be useful.





- eichiefs9

Isleshockeyman
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Jul 9 @ 12:22 PM ET
I know Nelson is very frustrating but hard to believe another team would not take a chance on him and the Isles could not move him in a package. Problem is Isles lost JT and probably cannot lose a another forward at this time.
- ses111

Gotta change the culture before anyone will want to play for them. It's been a clown show for the last couple decades or so. It's not going to be a destination for players just because uncle Lou showed up.
ses111
New York Islanders
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Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 9 @ 12:47 PM ET
Gotta change the culture before anyone will want to play for them. It's been a clown show for the last couple decades or so. It's not going to be a destination for players just because uncle Lou showed up.
- Isleshockeyman


I'm not looking for a star player back for Nelson, but figured he would have some value to another team?
Isleshockeyman
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Jul 9 @ 12:49 PM ET
I'm not looking for a star player back for Nelson, but figured he would have some value to another team?
- ses111

We shall see.
BD is responding to his own posts using his alt now. Pathetic.

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