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kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Sep 30 @ 3:42 PM ET
#Isles GM Lou Lamoriello a big believer of using any time available so Barry Trotz says team won't set final roster until moment it has to, which is 48 hours before first game. So...Tuesday.
Trotz also reports Lou has been working phones hard, seeing who might be available.

- Upstate_isles



If if nothing happens it’s nice to hear something from someone with respect to a possible move. Keeps us guessing

When did Garth Snow make trades or hit phones before the season to make said team better. Trade when you can not when you have to....

No doubt Lou is waiting the full time to hand in his roster cause he’s trying to make a move.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Sep 30 @ 3:58 PM ET
For what it's worth, I'd like to see:

Leddy-Pulock
Toews-Boychuk
Hickey-Mayfield

Probably your best two d-men are on the first pair getting the most minutes, Boychuk gets a partner with speed (which he needs since he's just not mobile at all at this stage of his career) while Toews gets the team's steadiest natural defender to calm things down, and then third pair is...well...a third pair.

- UIF

Tough decisions for Trotz. Leddy was terrible last season, and has been mediocre the little I have seen him in pre-season. Isles lack top pairing d-men.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Sep 30 @ 6:49 PM ET
Tough decisions for Trotz. Leddy was terrible last season, and has been mediocre the little I have seen him in pre-season. Isles lack top pairing d-men.
- JohnScammo


I'm not worried about Leddy. I think his performance last year had a lot to do with Weight's coaching.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Sep 30 @ 7:27 PM ET
I'm not worried about Leddy. I think his performance last year had a lot to do with Weight's coaching.
- JimmyP

That's fair. Weight's defensive strategy apparently eluded most of the team.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Sep 30 @ 7:50 PM ET
Komoriv and fritz look to have made team so is it filpulla or kovar at center? Actually it leaves johnston and moonsuckle
PeteM
New York Islanders
Location: Bklyn/Uniondale/Belmont, NY
Joined: 07.10.2007

Sep 30 @ 10:02 PM ET
Komoriv and fritz look to have made team so is it filpulla or kovar at center? Actually it leaves johnston and moonsuckle
- Upstate_isles


I thought Kovar was sent down
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Sep 30 @ 10:45 PM ET
That's fair. Weight's defensive strategy apparently eluded most of the team.
- JohnScammo


What strategy? Playing defense was completely optional.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Sep 30 @ 11:20 PM ET
I thought Kovar was sent down
- PeteM

Yea he was so i said actually being too lazy to fix it
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 1 @ 8:52 AM ET
Komoriv and fritz look to have made team so is it filpulla or kovar at center? Actually it leaves johnston and moonsuckle
- Upstate_isles

So you're saying that Cumbubble is making the team? I'm sure Johnston will get sent down.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 1 @ 8:53 AM ET
What strategy? Playing defense was completely optional.
- JimmyP


So was skating, backchecking and zone-clearing passses.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Oct 1 @ 9:41 AM ET
#Isles still have 28 players here. Ladd still not practicing. Lines today:

Beau-Barzal-Bailey
Lee-Nelson-Eberle

Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck
Komarov-Filppula-Fritz
Johnston-Kovar-Kühnhackl

- Upstate_isles


The Killer B's and the
Nel Lee Lee lines?

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

Oct 1 @ 10:54 AM ET
Oh lord, no

https://twitter.com/NYIsl...tatus/1046771865660928000
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 1 @ 10:57 AM ET
Oh lord, no

https://twitter.com/NYIsl...tatus/1046771865660928000

- eichiefs9



At least it's not the fisherman.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Oct 1 @ 11:17 AM ET
Oh lord, no

https://twitter.com/NYIsl...tatus/1046771865660928000

- eichiefs9



I don’t hate it
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Oct 1 @ 11:23 AM ET
I don’t hate it
- kindlyrick


Yeah, I don't think it's too bad. Better than the isis jerseys, and probably better than any third other than the winter classic jersey, which this is similar to.

UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Oct 1 @ 11:29 AM ET
So, 28 left. Ladd probably goes on IR, so it's really 27. Gionta gets cut, and that's 26. I'd like to say Seidenberg definitely gets cut, too, but I'm not sure. If Toews isn't in the top six, he probably goes to bport instead of riding the pine, and if they want 8 D, then Seidenberg stays. Maybe it's more likely, though, that if Toews goes to bport they just roll with 7 D (which is what I was hoping they'd do, only with no Sbisa).

Assuming Seidenberg is cut and Toews is sent down, that's 24. So, who's the last cut? I'm thinking it might be Kovar, given that both he and Trotz said earlier he needs time to acclimate to the smaller ice surface. He may want to put some time in at the AHL level.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Oct 1 @ 11:33 AM ET

Andrew Gross
‏Verified account @AGrossNewsday
4m4 minutes ago

Andrew Gross Retweeted Michael Schuerlein

Should be a busy day on waiver wire.


This is like our July 1.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Oct 1 @ 11:34 AM ET
So, 28 left. Ladd probably goes on IR, so it's really 27. Gionta gets cut, and that's 26. I'd like to say Seidenberg definitely gets cut, too, but I'm not sure. If Toews isn't in the top six, he probably goes to bport instead of riding the pine, and if they want 8 D, then Seidenberg stays. Maybe it's more likely, though, that if Toews goes to bport they just roll with 7 D (which is what I was hoping they'd do, only with no Sbisa).

Assuming Seidenberg is cut and Toews is sent down, that's 24. So, who's the last cut? I'm thinking it might be Kovar, given that both he and Trotz said earlier he needs time to acclimate to the smaller ice surface. He may want to put some time in at the AHL level.

- UIF

Given what the lines have looked like in camp most days, it certainly seems like Kovar is going to be the odd man out. Seems kind of shortsighted to not, at least, see how he does in a scoring role. It's not like they don't already know what they have in guys like Komarov/Filppula/Swoontoggle and whoever else. Or maybe Kovar is just another KHL guy that turned out to be unfit for the NHL¯\_(ツ)_/¯
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Oct 1 @ 11:35 AM ET

Andrew Gross
‏Verified account @AGrossNewsday
4m4 minutes ago

Andrew Gross Retweeted Michael Schuerlein

Should be a busy day on waiver wire.


This is like our July 1.

- UIF

Don't be surprised if they take a stab at Carrick. Lou seems to love guys he's familiar with.

John Shannon
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Maple Leafs have placed 3 players on waivers: Connor Carrick, Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Oct 1 @ 11:41 AM ET
Given what the lines have looked like in camp most days, it certainly seems like Kovar is going to be the odd man out. Seems kind of shortsighted to not, at least, see how he does in a scoring role. It's not like they don't already know what they have in guys like Komarov/Filppula/Swoontoggle and whoever else. Or maybe Kovar is just another KHL guy that turned out to be unfit for the NHL¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- eichiefs9


he didn't look terrible to me, but if even he is unsure of himself (at least as of a week or two ago when he made the comment), maybe building up some confidence wouldn't be a bad idea. I just hope they talk to him first and get an idea of what's on his mind. I'd rather give him a look in the NHL than have him go back overseas before seeing what he can do if it turns out he's not so excited about riding buses in the AHL.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Oct 1 @ 11:42 AM ET
Don't be surprised if they take a stab at Carrick. Lou seems to love guys he's familiar with.

John Shannon
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Following Following @JSportsnet

Maple Leafs have placed 3 players on waivers: Connor Carrick, Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard.

- eichiefs9


Yep, when I saw some Leafs hit the wire I was thinking we might see one or more end up here.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Oct 1 @ 11:43 AM ET
he didn't look terrible to me, but if even he is unsure of himself (at least as of a week or two ago when he made the comment), maybe building up some confidence wouldn't be a bad idea. I just hope they talk to him first and get an idea of what's on his mind. I'd rather give him a look in the NHL than have him go back overseas before seeing what he can do if it turns out he's not so excited about riding buses in the AHL.
- UIF

My guess is that his deal has some sort of out-clause that let's him run back to Russia if he doesn't make the big club out of camp. I have a hard time envisioning these guys making millions and getting top minutes in Russia and then being OK with going to the AHL and making, comparatively speaking, next to nothing.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Oct 1 @ 11:53 AM ET
My guess is that his deal has some sort of out-clause that let's him run back to Russia if he doesn't make the big club out of camp. I have a hard time envisioning these guys making millions and getting top minutes in Russia and then being OK with going to the AHL and making, comparatively speaking, next to nothing.
- eichiefs9


Right...I'm sure he does have a clause like that. But if it's voluntary...as in he really wants to give the NHL an honest shot but isn't quite comfortable enough on the smaller ice yet...he might agree or even ask to spend some time in the minors with an understanding that if it's not working out in a month or so, he bolts.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Oct 1 @ 11:55 AM ET
I don’t hate it
- kindlyrick


We've seen a lot worse.

Joined: 12.31.1969

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