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Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Sep 24 @ 2:48 PM ET
That makes it so much worse...
- mdw7413


Look at the size of the mouth on that thing. Mmmmm. Can't wait to go to sleep tonight.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Sep 24 @ 2:49 PM ET

- nyisles7

UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Sep 24 @ 2:49 PM ET
That makes it so much worse...
- mdw7413

eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 24 @ 3:00 PM ET
Gotcha. Didn't remember seeing that. Yeah, that's kind of brutal. Call me sadistic, but I am curious to see how that KFK line does.
- Isleshockeyman

Also:

This is a veteran-heavy, grind-it-out group right now. The first hint that this was in the offing came after Friday’s preseason win in Allentown, when Barry Trotz was asked about the Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck line, normally referred to as the fourth line.

“A lot of people call it the fourth line and I don’t really call it the fourth line,” Trotz said. “I just call it the third line and the grind line.”
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 24 @ 3:16 PM ET
Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic
now
#Isles announce that Luca Sbisa has signed a one-year deal.


UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Sep 24 @ 3:18 PM ET
Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic
now
#Isles announce that Luca Sbisa has signed a one-year deal.



- eichiefs9


His below-averageness will be a huge addition to our below average D.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Sep 24 @ 3:18 PM ET
I refuse to believe Seidenberg will be on this team. They are being nice b/c he has been a good soldier and Barzal lives in his house..etc. I don't see him getting a contract unless it's an assistant coach or something. ... Same with Gionta. Neither of those guys will be on final roster. this is not a circus anymore. they both were horrific in every shift.
- niteislander

Yea they are using them to have numbers to finish camp
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 24 @ 3:27 PM ET
Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic
now
#Isles announce that Luca Sbisa has signed a one-year deal.



- eichiefs9

and so it begins...
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Sep 24 @ 3:31 PM ET
Look at the size of the mouth on that thing. Mmmmm. Can't wait to go to sleep tonight.
- Isleshockeyman

UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Sep 24 @ 3:33 PM ET

Andrew Gross
‏Verified account @AGrossNewsday
4m4 minutes ago

Andrew Gross Retweeted Andrew Gross

That would mean 13 forwards. My guess there: Beauvillier, Barzal, Bailey, Lee, Nelson, Eberle, Martin, Cizikas, Clutterbuck, Filppula, Komarov, Kuhnhackl, Johnston. Ladd starts on IR. But we’ll see...


Andrew Gross
‏Verified account @AGrossNewsday

Barry Trotz said earlier today it’s still too early to say whether #Isles will carry seven or eight d-men. Right now, with Sbisa signing one-year deal, I’m guessing eight: Pulock, Pelech, Leddy, Boychuk, Hickey, Toews, Mayfield, Sbisa. But still time for changes until Oct. 4.



Soooo Trotz. You know that roster you just coached to the Stanley Cup? This ain't that.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 24 @ 3:40 PM ET
Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic
now
#Isles announce that Luca Sbisa has signed a one-year deal.



- eichiefs9



I don't understand why can't the Isles just sign a stud 8th defensemen like all the other teams do? Why do they always get the shatty players when everybody else gets All Stars? Some of you guys are the facking worst man
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 24 @ 3:48 PM ET
I don't understand why can't the Isles just sign a stud 8th defensemen like all the other teams do? Why do they always get the shatty players when everybody else gets All Stars? Some of you guys are the facking worst man
- Vukota



UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Sep 24 @ 3:49 PM ET
I don't understand why can't the Isles just sign a stud 8th defensemen like all the other teams do? Why do they always get the shatty players when everybody else gets All Stars? Some of you guys are the facking worst man
- Vukota


Because they have like, four eighth defensemen already. Signing more of them doesn't give the team "depth," it just blocks a better 8th defenseman from playing.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Sep 24 @ 3:54 PM ET
I'll reserve my judgement until I actually see the change. Until then, it's still the Islanders and Snowbag is still employed by them. What kind and how much say he has I have no clue. Gionta shouldn't even have had a pto. If Seids and Sbisa are such great people (and I'm not saying they're not) then give them a job in the pr department. Or in the events department. Just don't sign them to take up an unnecessary roster spot that could be given to a kid.
- Isleshockeyman


I don't like putting Sbisa and Seids in same sentence. One is a 28 year old kid who was in the cup finals last year. He is not anywhere near what Seidenberg has become at this point. I am fine if Sbisa is on the team b/c Trotz thinks he will play better than Pelech. I will not feel the same way if Seidenberg makes this team.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 24 @ 3:54 PM ET
Because they have like, four eighth defensemen already. Signing more of them doesn't give the team "depth," it just blocks a better 8th defenseman from playing.
- UIF


Who is the better 8th dman? They are 8th for a reason like I said they all suck. They aren't blocking anybody because they are already at the bottom of the barrel. Don't even mention any of the prospects down in BP either. You don't bring them up to sit or play once every 3 or 4 games for 10 minutes a night. That's why you have crappy guys like this around so the prospects can develop the right way
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Sep 24 @ 3:57 PM ET
Fine with Sbisa.. he outplayed Boychuk and Pelech in every game this preseason. I don't want him getting top 4 minutes but it isn't something that I would lose sleep over
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Sep 24 @ 4:00 PM ET
Because they have like, four eighth defensemen already. Signing more of them doesn't give the team "depth," it just blocks a better 8th defenseman from playing.
- UIF


The Kids that his is "blocking" are not supposed to be 8th defenseman. You hope that players like Aho, Dobson, Van Sompel and Quenneville are too good to put in press box every game.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 24 @ 4:05 PM ET
I don't understand why can't the Isles just sign a stud 8th defensemen like all the other teams do? Why do they always get the shatty players when everybody else gets All Stars? Some of you guys are the facking worst man
- Vukota

It's really not a big deal, but he sucks..a lot. I also don't have any faith that they won't routinely plug him in over Toews and/or send Toews back to BPT because he's the only waiver-exempt defenseman.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 24 @ 4:08 PM ET
It's really not a big deal, but he sucks..a lot. I also don't have any faith that they won't routinely plug him in over Toews and/or send Toews back to BPT.
- eichiefs9


I get the fear because of the past regimes but I would like to think those days are over. Toews is here to stay unless his play really falls off a cliff. Toews is probably in the top 4 already with never playing a regular season game
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 24 @ 4:08 PM ET
It's really not a big deal, but he sucks..a lot. I also don't have any faith that they won't routinely plug him in over Toews and/or send Toews back to BPT because he's the only waiver-exempt defenseman.
- eichiefs9



Gone but not forgotten

Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 24 @ 4:10 PM ET
Gone but not forgotten


- nyisles7

Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 24 @ 4:11 PM ET
The Kids that his is "blocking" are not supposed to be 8th defenseman. You hope that players like Aho, Dobson, Van Sompel and Quenneville are too good to put in press box every game.
- niteislander


It's amazing this still has to be explained
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Sep 24 @ 4:16 PM ET
Who is the better 8th dman? They are 8th for a reason like I said they all suck. They aren't blocking anybody because they are already at the bottom of the barrel. Don't even mention any of the prospects down in BP either. You don't bring them up to sit or play once every 3 or 4 games for 10 minutes a night. That's why you have crappy guys like this around so the prospects can develop the right way
- Vukota


I’d rather see them go with 7 d-men and evaluate those guys who might actually play a role on this team. Every time Sbisa rotates in -- and on this shaky D, he'll be rotating in plenty -- it's a waste of time...a game and a shift that should go to someone else to figure out if that player should stay or go. It's not the end of the world; it's just pointless. If he added something...talent or grit or hell even room-temperature-taking, then OK...but he's just a useless body on the roster.

I get the vet overload this year. Hell, I agree with it for the offense. This one gets under my skin, and I'm sure that's partly due to me being tired of seeing dogpoop unsigned d-men pointlessly log minutes every year on this team.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 24 @ 4:21 PM ET
I get the fear because of the past regimes but I would like to think those days are over. Toews is here to stay unless his play really falls off a cliff. Toews is probably in the top 4 already with never playing a regular season game
- Vukota

I just don't believe as much has changed as most people believe. Maybe I'm wrong but, outside of landing Trotz, Lou really hasn't done anything positive. I'm still not ready to drink the Kool-Aid just yet.

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