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kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Sep 21 @ 10:04 AM ET
In a perfect world. You know Hickey and his newly minted four year deal will be crapping all over the ice opening night along with one of Sbisa or Seidenberg. That I will guarantee and is exactly why I was disgusted with hickeys four year deal.
- Cptmjl


I’m not a huge fan of hickey but in the speedy NHL game today he’s got some value.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 21 @ 10:08 AM ET
I’m not a huge fan of hickey but in the speedy NHL game today he’s got some value.
- kindlyrick

Hickey is slow as (frank). I think it’s hysterical when fans say he is fast. I think it’s just because he’s small so they assume he’s fast. It’s like he’s skating in cement it’s one of my biggest issues with him besides all of his other ones.

Pointed it out on here during games multiple times rarely wins a foot race.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 21 @ 10:09 AM ET
Hahaha it could happen in pre season. Seeing how he was playing in 2nd gear thus far in pre season i think he’s worried about it too.
- kindlyrick

He’s also still recovering from knee surgery.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sep 21 @ 10:27 AM ET
Hickey is slow as (frank). I think it’s hysterical when fans say he is fast. I think it’s just because he’s small so they assume he’s fast. It’s like he’s skating in cement it’s one of my biggest issues with him besides all of his other ones.

Pointed it out on here during games multiple times rarely wins a foot race.

- Cptmjl




Hickey should be the 7th dman. Rather Mayfield and Pelech get a shot with Trotz and this staff then Hickey can always step in if needed.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Sep 21 @ 10:37 AM ET
Hickey is slow as (frank). I think it’s hysterical when fans say he is fast. I think it’s just because he’s small so they assume he’s fast. It’s like he’s skating in cement it’s one of my biggest issues with him besides all of his other ones.

Pointed it out on here during games multiple times rarely wins a foot race.

- Cptmjl


That's because he was exhausted from staking laps around the offensive zone.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Sep 21 @ 10:38 AM ET
Hickey is slow as (frank). I think it’s hysterical when fans say he is fast. I think it’s just because he’s small so they assume he’s fast. It’s like he’s skating in cement it’s one of my biggest issues with him besides all of his other ones.

Pointed it out on here during games multiple times rarely wins a foot race.

- Cptmjl


He’s no Mayfield but he’s quick. Foot races are usually against forwards who are usually fast as well. The only guy who’s got that speed really is Leddy and maybe Barzal. But Hickey isn’t slow.
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Sep 21 @ 10:39 AM ET
Hahaha it could happen in pre season. Seeing how he was playing in 2nd gear thus far in pre season i think he’s worried about it too.
- kindlyrick


Its kind of sad, because when he is healthy, he is a fantastic player.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Sep 21 @ 10:39 AM ET
That's because he was exhausted from staking laps around the offensive zone.
- JimmyP



Haha. That’s funny.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sep 21 @ 10:39 AM ET
That's because he was exhausted from staking laps around the offensive zone.
- JimmyP




It was nice not seeing a lot of activating and dman behind the other teams net last night.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Sep 21 @ 10:41 AM ET
Its kind of sad, because when he is healthy, he is a fantastic player.
- mdw7413



Definitely a guy anyone would want on their team, but on a legit cup team at this point in his career he’s not a true first pair. He should be a 2nd pair dman, but it’s the isles so he’s the guy for now (until he’s injured).
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Sep 21 @ 10:54 AM ET
Definitely a guy anyone would want on their team, but on a legit cup team at this point in his career he’s not a true first pair. He should be a 2nd pair dman, but it’s the isles so he’s the guy for now (until he’s injured).
- kindlyrick


Yeah, agree, age and injuries caught up to him.

Was thinking maybe you guys could unload him at the TDL if he is healthy and has a good year, then I realized he is signed til 2022.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 21 @ 10:54 AM ET
He’s no Mayfield but he’s quick. Foot races are usually against forwards who are usually fast as well. The only guy who’s got that speed really is Leddy and maybe Barzal. But Hickey isn’t slow.
- kindlyrick

No he’s actually not quick at all.😂
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sep 21 @ 10:55 AM ET
Yeah, agree, age and injuries caught up to him.

Was thinking maybe you guys could unload him at the TDL if he is healthy and has a good year, then I realized he is signed til 2022.

- mdw7413


kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Sep 21 @ 11:08 AM ET
No he’s actually not quick at all.😂
- Cptmjl


Fast is a long stride. Quick is a short stride. To me he’s quick

Quarter horse vs Thoroughbred
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Sep 21 @ 11:13 AM ET
I like that more people are thinking Bellows is staying on the team. Every time he is on the ice it is noticeable and he is scoring. I still think he makes this team. reading through posts how everyone noticed how well Toews has been playing. I think Mayfield has been playing well too.... (I'm sure that will go over well with Capt.). Maybe it's just the system but Mayfield looks like he belongs. He made one bad pass in neutral zone but mainly played a very solid game.

Nelson is going to play his way off this team at this pace. I don't care what Newsday says this is not Cap and Weight. He stinks and they will sit him.

Boychuk looks absolutely horrific. I was hoping this new system would help his game but he stinks. Leddy has been awful too by the way.

Greiss has been very very solid.

My new line calls for day one.

Eberle/Barzal/Beauv
Lee/Bailey/Bellows
Ladd/Nelson/Leo K
MM/CC/CC

Boychuk/Leddy
Toews/Pulock
Mayfield/Hickey
Sbisa

(Nelson is 3rd line C in my mind and may be bounced for Fillpula or Kovar.)

I would not be surprised to see Nelson and/or Leddy traded before the season started.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sep 21 @ 11:16 AM ET
I like that more people are thinking Bellows is staying on the team. Every time he is on the ice it is noticeable and he is scoring. I still think he makes this team. reading through posts how everyone noticed how well Toews has been playing. I think Mayfield has been playing well too.... (I'm sure that will go over well with Capt.). Maybe it's just the system but Mayfield looks like he belongs. He made one bad pass in neutral zone but mainly played a very solid game.

Nelson is going to play his way off this team at this pace. I don't care what Newsday says this is not Cap and Weight. He stinks and they will sit him.

Boychuk looks absolutely horrific. I was hoping this new system would help his game but he stinks. Leddy has been awful too by the way.

Greiss has been very very solid.

My new line calls for day one.

Eberle/Barzal/Beauv
Lee/Bailey/Bellows
Ladd/Nelson/Leo K
MM/CC/CC

Boychuk/Leddy
Toews/Pulock
Mayfield/Hickey
Sbisa

(Nelson is 3rd line C in my mind and may be bounced for Fillpula or Kovar.)

I would not be surprised to see Nelson and/or Leddy traded before the season started.

- niteislander


I would not mind this lineup. I mentioned to try Bailey as 2C. He loves to pass and was drafted as a C. I cannot see Leddy being moved though.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Sep 21 @ 11:17 AM ET
He’s no Mayfield but he’s quick. Foot races are usually against forwards who are usually fast as well. The only guy who’s got that speed really is Leddy and maybe Barzal. But Hickey isn’t slow.
- kindlyrick


Devon Toews can fly.. fyi. He not only won the AHL all star skating contest 2 years ago. He broke the record for time and it still stands after 2 more all-star games.

Beauv and Eberle also are very fast. JHS too....
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Sep 21 @ 11:18 AM ET
I would not mind this lineup. I mentioned to try Bailey as 2C. He loves to pass and was drafted as a C. I cannot see Leddy being moved though.
- ses111


If he clicks with this system and remembers how to play defense he would be awesome but he is just asleep 90% of the time.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 21 @ 11:19 AM ET
Fast is a long stride. Quick is a short stride. To me he’s quick

Quarter horse vs Thoroughbred

- kindlyrick

Seriously watch him next time we play. One of the slowest players on the team. Start, finish, whatever. Agree to disagree but remember my opinion matters more.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Sep 21 @ 11:19 AM ET
Devon Toews can fly.. fyi. He not only won the AHL all star skating contest 2 years ago. He broke the record for time and it still stands after 2 more all-star games.

Beauv and Eberle also are very fast. JHS too....

- niteislander


Thank you. Anders Lee has some wheels as well
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 21 @ 11:20 AM ET


Hickey should be the 7th dman. Rather Mayfield and Pelech get a shot with Trotz and this staff then Hickey can always step in if needed.

- ses111

I almost vomited last night when Goring was saying how lucky we were to have him under such a great contract.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Sep 21 @ 11:21 AM ET
Just to see these guys prioritizing clearing the zone as a priority is refreshing. I have not seen any of those stupid backward passes in their own zone. the fundamentals are already starting to happen.

The other thing I notice is getting the puck deep in O-zone when u don't have a play. They already are cutting down the idiotic turnovers at blue line that caused so many odd man rushes. It's pre-season.. but what I have seen so far is exciting.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 21 @ 11:23 AM ET
I like that more people are thinking Bellows is staying on the team. Every time he is on the ice it is noticeable and he is scoring. I still think he makes this team. reading through posts how everyone noticed how well Toews has been playing. I think Mayfield has been playing well too.... (I'm sure that will go over well with Capt.). Maybe it's just the system but Mayfield looks like he belongs. He made one bad pass in neutral zone but mainly played a very solid game.

Nelson is going to play his way off this team at this pace. I don't care what Newsday says this is not Cap and Weight. He stinks and they will sit him.

Boychuk looks absolutely horrific. I was hoping this new system would help his game but he stinks. Leddy has been awful too by the way.

Greiss has been very very solid.

My new line calls for day one.

Eberle/Barzal/Beauv
Lee/Bailey/Bellows
Ladd/Nelson/Leo K
MM/CC/CC

Boychuk/Leddy
Toews/Pulock
Mayfield/Hickey
Sbisa

(Nelson is 3rd line C in my mind and may be bounced for Fillpula or Kovar.)

I would not be surprised to see Nelson and/or Leddy traded before the season started.

- niteislander

I was actually one of mayfields biggest defenders for some time. Then he started playing like absolute dog shat the 2nd half of last season and his contract is🤮
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sep 21 @ 11:25 AM ET
I almost vomited last night when Goring was saying how lucky we were to have him under such a great contract.
- Cptmjl


Loved watching Butchie as a player, but he is really tough to listen to as a broadcaster.

Joined: 12.31.1969

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