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Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jul 22 @ 7:08 PM ET
If he gets 45 or 50 points and can play a half way decent two way game then he is a home run. My expectations aren’t exactly high for this guy if he pans out than great. Gave up no assets for him and if he can contribute at that level it’s an absolute steal.
- Cptmjl

They said he was also a product of two great linemates and usually 1 point in khl is .5 in nhl so im thinking more a 3c with nelson or beau at 2c. That said several teams wanted him
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jul 22 @ 7:09 PM ET
I’m so indifferent to Tavares at this point save for wishing him and his new team no success.
- Cptmjl

Yea im over that too ill be pissed whenever he scores on isles and you know he will have more points againt them than any other team
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jul 22 @ 7:12 PM ET
They said he was also a product of two great linemates and usually 1 point in khl is .5 in nhl so im thinking more a 3c with nelson or beau at 2c. That said several teams wanted him
- Upstate_isles

Yeah we all heard the same thing. It’s a freebie kind of thing. It’s worth taking a chance giving up nothing for him especially in our current situation but yeah his decline in numbers when he lost those wingers was suspect to say the least but maybe there were other factors? If he finds chemistry with someone may be a good surprise if not who cares we really don’t have much of a team at this point anyway. Hahaha
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jul 22 @ 7:13 PM ET
Yea im over that too ill be pissed whenever he scores on isles and you know he will have more points againt them than any other team
- Upstate_isles

Or the complete opposite. We’ll see...
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jul 22 @ 7:14 PM ET
Yeah we all heard the same thing. It’s a freebie kind of thing. It’s worth taking a chance giving up nothing for him especially in our current situation but yeah his decline in numbers when he lost those wingers was suspect to say the least but maybe there were other factors? If he finds chemistry with someone may be a good surprise if not who cares we really don’t have much of a team at this point anyway. Hahaha
- Cptmjl

And you have to think bailey and lee are better than those guys as well or at least comparable, small risk even if hes a placeholder till prospects are ready
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 22 @ 7:16 PM ET
I'm sure they have a plan, we just don't know what it is.
- JimmyP


Have to think so. I do think Lou and Barry want to give the season some time and then decisions will need to be made.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jul 22 @ 7:16 PM ET
And you have to think bailey and lee are better than those guys as well or at least comparable, small risk even if hes a placeholder till prospects are ready
- Upstate_isles

Exactly, which looks like the direction we’re heading. If Lou makes a trade or two it changes everything but I seriously doubt that’s happening.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 22 @ 7:17 PM ET
Lee seems like the kind of guy who would be a proud captain and stay here but i thought that about the last captain and hes a poop stain
- Upstate_isles


I do think Lee can be a good captain. You just worry about the lack of speed and Lee breaking down in terms of giving Lee a big money long term deal.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Jul 22 @ 7:19 PM ET
I’m so indifferent to Tavares at this point save for wishing him and his new team no success.
- Cptmjl


I hope Johnston puts him on his ass. It's the only justification for his contract.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jul 22 @ 7:21 PM ET
I do think Lee can be a good captain. You just worry about the lack of speed and Lee breaking down in terms of giving Lee a big money long term deal.
- ses111


Hes not fast now and still gets 40 in front of the net so that part of his game should stay the same and make him fairly consistent in how he scores
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Jul 22 @ 7:22 PM ET
Hes not fast now and still gets 40 in front of the net so that part of his game should stay the same and make him fairly consistent in how he scores
- Upstate_isles


Lee is a one trick pony, but it's a damn good trick.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jul 22 @ 7:23 PM ET
I hope Johnston puts him on his ass. It's the only justification for his contract.
- JimmyP

There’s no justification for that contract. I think about how that meeting must have gone when Lou offered him four years and what his agent must have thought and I crack up.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jul 22 @ 7:25 PM ET
Lee is a one trick pony, but it's a damn good trick.
- JimmyP

Hes like the mule franzen was in det, hes the best net front guy in the league if you ask me
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 22 @ 7:25 PM ET
Lee is a one trick pony, but it's a damn good trick.
- JimmyP


It is. If they can get Lee under a nice contract nothing outrageous, it will be hard not to lock him up and make him captain. Barry may also get a little more out of Lee at least in terms of a much better system.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 22 @ 7:26 PM ET
There’s no justification for that contract. I think about how that meeting must have gone when Lou offered him four years and what his agent must have thought and I crack up.
- Cptmjl


I'll never understand the Hickey, Leo, and Johnston deals along with not at least getting a pick included with Martin.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jul 22 @ 7:44 PM ET
I'll never understand the Hickey, Leo, and Johnston deals along with not at least getting a pick included with Martin.
- ses111

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

Jul 22 @ 7:55 PM ET
Agreed.
- Cptmjl


You think of Lou as this no nonsense guy and a tough negotiator so it's very shocking he gave out these deals. I do not care if both JT and Barzal left, no sense in giving out 4 years deals to some of these players.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jul 22 @ 9:46 PM ET
You think of Lou as this no nonsense guy and a tough negotiator so it's very shocking he gave out these deals. I do not care if both JT and Barzal left, no sense in giving out 4 years deals to some of these players.
- ses111

Tough to imagine Ross Johnston and his agent demanding a four year commitment. Hahaha
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jul 22 @ 10:02 PM ET
I'll never understand the Hickey, Leo, and Johnston deals along with not at least getting a pick included with Martin.
- ses111

That's what I was arguing with keaner a few weeks ago. However, I read somewhere that there were close to a dozen teams who showed interest in Martin! (Sorry, I forgot to post the article.) Assuming the article was accurate, then Lou didn't have the leverage in the Martin deal that I assumed he had.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jul 22 @ 10:09 PM ET
That's what I was arguing with keaner a few weeks ago. However, I read somewhere that there were close to a dozen teams who showed interest in Martin! (Sorry, I forgot to post the article.) Assuming the article was accurate, then Lou didn't have the leverage in the Martin deal that I assumed he had.
- JohnScammo

Hahaha that’s utter bullshat the Leafs would’ve dumped him instantaneously. He wasn’t even playing and was nothing more than a cap dump.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jul 22 @ 10:11 PM ET
Hahaha that’s utter bullshat the Leafs would’ve dumped him instantaneously. He wasn’t even playing and was nothing more than a cap dump.
- Cptmjl

No, I think the article was legit. It's the only thing that can explain Lou taking on Toronto's salary dump.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 22 @ 10:13 PM ET
That's what I was arguing with keaner a few weeks ago. However, I read somewhere that there were close to a dozen teams who showed interest in Martin! (Sorry, I forgot to post the article.) Assuming the article was accurate, then Lou didn't have the leverage in the Martin deal that I assumed he had.
- JohnScammo


12 teams after Martin?
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jul 22 @ 10:13 PM ET
Tough to imagine Ross Johnston and his agent demanding a four year commitment. Hahaha
- Cptmjl


To be a fly on the wall during some of these signings.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jul 22 @ 10:14 PM ET
No, I think the article was legit. It's the only thing that can explain Lou taking on Toronto's salary dump.
- JohnScammo

Were there any explanations for the other three stupid contracts he signed players to?

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