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

Sep 25 @ 1:41 PM ET
I'm sure the 30+ goals and 80+ points will help them get over it.
- eichiefs9


Yeah, I think Pajama Boy is gonna have a huge season this year unfortunately.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 25 @ 1:42 PM ET
Don’t agree with this. Let’s say by some miracle we’re competitive in two years and we are tied to one of these half treads. 2 or 3 million adds up and it has the potential to become a problem that was unnecessary to create to begin with.
- Cptmjl



So you do what any other GM does in that situation you make a trade to get cap relief if need be
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 25 @ 1:43 PM ET
Also, the guy just had knee surgery everyone cut him some slack. Boychuk is a legitimate good veteran and he’s invaluable to this team imo.
- Cptmjl

Well my point was partly that his body breaking down after a long career of beating it up should be expected. It's concerning that, in every season as an Islander, he has played fewer and fewer games each year. In fact, he's missed a minimum of 10 games every year since we've acquired him.

I love the guy and he's an important voice in the locker room, but he's steadily declining. Doesn't mean I'm going to blame him for signing the deal though. Everyone looking at that signing pragmatically should have known that they needed to maximize his value during the first part of the deal. They failed to do that and now they're forced to suck it up and deal with what he is...an immobile, injury-prone defenseman. I won't blame JB for that...but that's what the reality is.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 25 @ 1:45 PM ET
Yeah, I think Pajama Boy is gonna have a huge season this year unfortunately.
- nyisles7

I love some Islander fans' revisionist history. As if PJB's issue with taking long shifts is something that should prohibit anyone from being insanely excited about the immense amount of value he brings to your team.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 25 @ 1:45 PM ET
Don’t agree with this. Let’s say by some miracle we’re competitive in two years and we are tied to one of these half treads. 2 or 3 million adds up and it has the potential to become a problem that was unnecessary to create to begin with.
- Cptmjl


Deal with it then. Good problem to have.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 25 @ 1:46 PM ET
I love some Islander fans' revisionist history. As if PB's issue with taking long shifts is something that should prohibit anyone from being insanely excited about the immense amount of value he brings to your team.
- eichiefs9


That's common that's just something fans do with every team. It is pretty comical though
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 25 @ 1:47 PM ET
I love some Islander fans' revisionist history. As if PB's issue with taking long shifts is something that should prohibit anyone from being insanely excited about the immense amount of value he brings to your team.
- eichiefs9


Guy was a work horse.
Hate the way he left but I have to say he's a great player and with the cast of talent around him now, not to mention the coach, I just think he's gonna tear it up.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 25 @ 1:48 PM ET
That's common that's just something fans do with every team. It is pretty comical though
- Vukota

Oh yeah, it's not limited to Isles fans. It's so stupid to see.

"OH yeah? Well every January he has trouble scoring for 6 days. WAIT AND SEE IF YOU'RE STILL HAPPY WITH THAT $11M DEAL THEN!!!1!"
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 25 @ 1:48 PM ET
Guy was a work horse.
Hate the way he left but I have to say he's a great player and with the cast of talent around him now, not to mention the coach, I just think he's gonna tear it up.

- nyisles7

The Leafs are going to be awesome. Not many teams are going to be able to handle a top-6 that has Matthews/PJB/Marner/Nylander successfully over the course of a season.

I was just starting to kinda like that team, too. Now I hope they hire a Germanwings pilot to fly the team charter.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 25 @ 1:49 PM ET
Guy was a work horse.
Hate the way he left but I have to say he's a great player and with the cast of talent around him now, not to mention the coach, I just think he's gonna tear it up.

- nyisles7


Yeah just another team to root against is how I look at it. He can put up 100 points a year I don't care I just don't want them to win the cup while he is there
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 25 @ 1:50 PM ET
The Leafs are going to be awesome. Not many teams are going to be able to handle a top-6 that has Matthews/PJB/Marner/Nylander successfully over the course of a season.

I was just starting to kinda like that team, too. Now I hope they hire a Germanwings pilot to fly the team charter.

- eichiefs9


Yeah but come playoff time its about goaltending and D and they have neither
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 25 @ 1:50 PM ET
Yeah just another team to root against is how I look at it. He can put up 100 points a year I don't care I just don't want them to win the cup while he is there
- Vukota

Yup, I don't care what kind of personal achievements he reaches. I just hope he never gets his Cup.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 25 @ 1:51 PM ET
Yeah but come playoff time its about goaltending and D and they have neither
- Vukota

I think you're underselling Andersen a little bit. But yes, this year maybe not...but TOR is now an A+, #1 UFA destination so I would imagine they won't have a terribly hard time bolstering their blueline.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Sep 25 @ 1:52 PM ET
Yeah just another team to root against is how I look at it. He can put up 100 points a year I don't care I just don't want them to win the cup while he is there
- Vukota


100% agree
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 25 @ 1:54 PM ET
I think you're underselling Andersen a little bit. But yes, this year maybe not...but TOR is now an A+, #1 UFA destination so I would imagine they won't have a terribly hard time bolstering their blueline.
- eichiefs9


No I'm not
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Sep 25 @ 2:00 PM ET


Edit: Just saw mdw's post. Brilliant minds think alike

- nyisles7


This is more disturbing than the new Philly mascot.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Sep 25 @ 2:01 PM ET
I don't think this means, We will 100% see these pairs on opening night. Trotz is looking to see who plays well with each other.
- nyisles7

The last two games should let us see more of who trotz wants with who
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 25 @ 2:02 PM ET
So you do what any other GM does in that situation you make a trade to get cap relief if need be
- Vukota

Yes there is always that option but sometimes that option isn’t as easy as it sounds and can prevent you from being in the running to begin with. I don’t get the mind set of we have cap space so let’s spend twice as much as we should on a crap player just because. Sorry, it’ll never make sense to me.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Sep 25 @ 2:03 PM ET
Yes there is always that option but sometimes that option isn’t as easy as it sounds and can prevent you from being in the running to begin with. I don’t get the mind set of we have cap space so let’s spend twice as much as we should on a crap player just because. Sorry, it’ll never make sense to me.
- Cptmjl

Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 25 @ 2:04 PM ET
Guy was a work horse.
Hate the way he left but I have to say he's a great player and with the cast of talent around him now, not to mention the coach, I just think he's gonna tear it up.

- nyisles7

Unfortunately you’re probably right but he’ll hit that wall like he does every season and the press and fans will most likely rip into him so hopefully we at least have that😂
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sep 25 @ 2:04 PM ET
Deal with it then. Good problem to have.
- nyisles7

It’s a good problem to have a lot of money tied up with garbage players? Hahaha. Spartarti hack your account?
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 25 @ 2:05 PM ET
Yes there is always that option but sometimes that option isn’t as easy as it sounds and can prevent you from being in the running to begin with. I don’t get the mind set of we have cap space so let’s spend twice as much as we should on a crap player just because. Sorry, it’ll never make sense to me.
- Cptmjl


Well I'm pretty sure that's not what they are thinking. I know they don't know anything and all but I'm pretty sure that's not their game plan
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sep 25 @ 2:06 PM ET
This is more disturbing than the new Philly mascot.
- mdw7413


Funny not a peep out of you until 20 minutes after you got done looking at it now all of a sudden its disturbing
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Sep 25 @ 2:06 PM ET
Yeah, I think Pajama Boy is gonna have a huge season this year unfortunately.
- nyisles7

Ya Think? Playing for childhood team, on a great team surrounded by real talent. Yea hes gonna kill it just cause as isles fans thats what we deserve

Joined: 12.31.1969

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