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kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Sep 7 @ 5:34 AM ET
That’s fantastic. I’m happy for him. Guy was a fan favorite in Toronto but his game dwindled the last couple of years. Hopefully he can rekindle that but there we go hoping again which was my point.
- Cptmjl



I think one of the things about him Lou liked was the leadership/lockeroom presence.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Sep 7 @ 5:35 AM ET
There is literally a 0.0% chance Johnston be a major part of a cup winning team. In fact I will say no team that plays Johnston more than 10 games will ever win the cup that season.
- JimmyP



Not even 0.01?
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Sep 7 @ 7:13 AM ET
Not even 0.01?
- kindlyrick


No. 0.0000000000000%. There is a greater chance that Ross will be struck by lightning while underwater spelunking than him even being a bit player on a Cup winning team. The percentage would be negative if that were possible.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 7 @ 7:45 AM ET
I dont mind hickey and johnston can be sent down, komorov is the worst one to me. At least filpulla and lehner are 1 year if they suck. Martin at 3 isnt great either
- Upstate_isles

I’m hoping somehow Komarov finds his old game for at least next season. Then we have three more seasons where you know he won’t....
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 7 @ 8:29 AM ET
So Lou signed questionable guys to 4-year contracts to tank this season??? Or are you saying they are trying to tank the next 4 seasons??? I'm just trying to understand your position.
- JohnScammo



The Islanders suck, have sucked, and will suck no matter who owns them or runs them.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 7 @ 8:31 AM ET
The Islanders suck, have sucked, and will suck no matter who owns them or runs them.
- nyisles7

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

Sep 7 @ 8:50 AM ET
I don't want to rehash the Martin trade, because I already had a lengthy argument with our resident Uber driver. But if you're going to relieve another team of a $2.5 MM cap hit for a guy who isn't even playing, why not at least pick up some draft picks in the trade?
- JohnScammo


Told you he was coming back, obviously Lou likes what he brings.

Why don’t we see how the Guy/team plays before we predict the teams position in the standings and what the GM and coach are trying to accomplish. After all The VGK ,Avalanche according to the Hockey Buzz expert GMs were going to suck and as we saw were a surprise. That said I’m not predicting a SCF appearance but for (frank) sake let’s play a game before we say Lou’s looking to tank. I mean I understand that’s tough as these owners don’t give a shat about the on ice product

As far as the signings, I believe Lou is addressing the bottom 6 which was an issue for the Islanders last year and also the P.K. He has also created competition which is a good thing and a big kick in the ass for the teams under achievers last year namely, Ladd, Nelson, Leddy, etc. No one should feel safe or comfortable in getting ice time.
Lastly in bringing in Trotz he is addressing the team structure namely the dumpster fire defensive scheme (or non) this team has played in the last decade. Lou was instrumental in turning The Leafs around in a couple years so let’s give him a bit of time before we start declaring that dementia has started to rear its ugly head on the HOF GM.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Sep 7 @ 8:56 AM ET
Good God! I just wasted 5 minutes of my life back reading the last couple pages.

Can y'all stop beating the same dead horse? The players are signed. Trotz, I'm assuming, is trying to figure out what the hell he's going to do with 3 4th lines, Barzal & Lee. Wishing & hoping is all we have. It's all we've had for 12 years.

Rick, how do you not get that after 12+ years of bad moves, crappy signings, horrible coaches & bad hockey a lot of us are going to be very skeptical until something good is shown us? It's beaten us into submission. Now, my mindset is prove me wrong (for the Isles, not you).

Capt., did your wife take off her diaper and run around the house pissing and crapping everywhere? Good gravy you're an angry, bitter old man. I do however, agree with you. And believe me, I know how you feel. (see above).

I'll return to my cave now. Good day.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 7 @ 8:59 AM ET
Good God! I just wasted 5 minutes of my life back reading the last couple pages.

Can y'all stop beating the same dead horse? The players are signed. Trotz, I'm assuming, is trying to figure out what the hell he's going to do with 3 4th lines, Barzal & Lee. Wishing & hoping is all we have. It's all we've had for 12 years.

Rick, how do you not get that after 12+ years of bad moves, crappy signings, horrible coaches & bad hockey a lot of us are going to be very skeptical until something good is shown us? It's beaten us into submission. Now, my mindset is prove me wrong (for the Isles, not you).

Capt., did your wife take off her diaper and run around the house pissing and crapping everywhere? Good gravy you're an angry, bitter old man. I do however, agree with you. And believe me, I know how you feel. (see above).

I'll return to my cave now. Good day.

- Isleshockeyman

Love the bold hahahaha
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Sep 7 @ 9:02 AM ET
Love the bold hahahaha
- Cptmjl


I knew you would. Had to calm your ass down some how.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 7 @ 9:02 AM ET
I dont mind hickey and johnston can be sent down, komorov is the worst one to me. At least filpulla and lehner are 1 year if they suck. Martin at 3 isnt great either
- Upstate_isles


Holy (frank) it’s 2 years
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 7 @ 9:03 AM ET
I knew you would. Had to calm your ass down some how.
- Isleshockeyman

Always calm.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 7 @ 9:12 AM ET
Always calm.
- Cptmjl


Angry, cranky calm
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 7 @ 9:13 AM ET
Told you he was coming back, obviously Lou likes what he brings.

Why don’t we see how the Guy/team plays before we predict the teams position in the standings and what the GM and coach are trying to accomplish. After all The VGK ,Avalanche according to the Hockey Buzz expert GMs were going to suck and as we saw were a surprise. That said I’m not predicting a SCF appearance but for (frank) sake let’s play a game before we say Lou’s looking to tank. I mean I understand that’s tough as these owners don’t give a shat about the on ice product

As far as the signings, I believe Lou is addressing the bottom 6 which was an issue for the Islanders last year and also the P.K. He has also created competition which is a good thing and a big kick in the ass for the teams under achievers last year namely, Ladd, Nelson, Leddy, etc. No one should feel safe or comfortable in getting ice time.
Lastly in bringing in Trotz he is addressing the team structure namely the dumpster fire defensive scheme (or non) this team has played in the last decade. Lou was instrumental in turning The Leafs around in a couple years so let’s give him a bit of time before we start declaring that dementia has started to rear its ugly head on the HOF GM.

- nyisles7

I don’t think anyone can argue he definitely addressed the bottom 3. We’re ok there for the next four years.😃
We’ll just have to extend Martin another four years in 2020(that was for you vukota).
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 7 @ 9:16 AM ET
Angry, cranky calm
- nyisles7

If you ever met me you would be surprised. In real life I actually like all of Lou’s moves. This is all an act for hockeybuzz.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 7 @ 9:27 AM ET
If you ever met me you would be surprised. In real life I actually like all of Lou’s moves. This is all an act for hockeybuzz.
- Cptmjl


You know, I can believe it

You need to organize a HB fishing trip so we can all see how lovely you truly are
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 7 @ 9:34 AM ET
You know, I can believe it

You need to organize a HB fishing trip so we can all see how lovely you truly are

- nyisles7

I wouldn’t go fishing with any of you mutants. Come on give me more credit than that I have standards.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 7 @ 9:58 AM ET
I wouldn’t go fishing with any of you mutants. Come on give me more credit than that I have standards.
- Cptmjl

No, you'd go on one of the boats out of Captree with your wife's 6th grade class trip
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 7 @ 9:59 AM ET
I wouldn’t go fishing with any of you mutants. Come on give me more credit than that I have standards.
- Cptmjl



Sorry, I should have known we are all to young and happy to step foot on the
SS Misery
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Sep 7 @ 10:02 AM ET
Ok. So are we saying that signing Khunackle, Komorov, Hickey, Kovar, trading for Martin, and extending Johnston FOUR YEARS is trying to be competitive? I want to make sure we’re on the same page here. Hahaha
- Cptmjl


Jesus Capt... take a step back off the ledge. Maybe you should stop worrying about the 12 guys competing for the 3rd/4th line and look at who will be the top 2 lines. Team has a LOT of talent and a real coaching staff. Coach and GM have stated that NO ONE is on this team yet. Everyone is competing for a job... you will see some players scrambling or not playing. Guys like Bellows, Ho Sang, and even Whalstrom should have guys like Brock, Bailey, and Ladd shtting their pants.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 7 @ 10:03 AM ET
There is literally a 0.0% chance Johnston be a major part of a cup winning team. In fact I will say no team that plays Johnston more than 10 games will ever win the cup that season.
- JimmyP


Kunachle? I mean he has 2 rings?
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Sep 7 @ 10:05 AM ET
Good God! I just wasted 5 minutes of my life back reading the last couple pages.

Can y'all stop beating the same dead horse? The players are signed. Trotz, I'm assuming, is trying to figure out what the hell he's going to do with 3 4th lines, Barzal & Lee. Wishing & hoping is all we have. It's all we've had for 12 years.

Rick, how do you not get that after 12+ years of bad moves, crappy signings, horrible coaches & bad hockey a lot of us are going to be very skeptical until something good is shown us? It's beaten us into submission. Now, my mindset is prove me wrong (for the Isles, not you).

Capt., did your wife take off her diaper and run around the house pissing and crapping everywhere? Good gravy you're an angry, bitter old man. I do however, agree with you. And believe me, I know how you feel. (see above).

I'll return to my cave now. Good day.

- Isleshockeyman


Truly amazing how negative this board is... you think we have 2 players? We were number 2 in scoring last year.. fyi. You think Eberle, beauv, Bailey, Brock, Bellows, Ladd, and Ho Sang are 4th line players?
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 7 @ 10:09 AM ET
Truly amazing how negative this board is... you think we have 2 players? We were number 2 in scoring last year.. fyi. You think Eberle, beauv, Bailey, Brock, Bellows, Ladd, and Ho Sang are 4th line players?
- niteislander



The thing that makes me laugh is JT sucks on here and isn’t elite etc. until someone does well playing with him and then it’s all because of how great he is.

Can’t make this shat up. This should be known as the doom and gloom thread of HB.

As far as Lee I think you may see him playing with Nelson and Bailey as N and L have played together on Team USA and had success.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 7 @ 10:17 AM ET
No, you'd go on one of the boats out of Captree with your wife's 6th grade class trip
- eichiefs9

Way to old for me.

Joined: 12.31.1969

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