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ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 4 @ 9:47 AM ET
Game day ya bunch of pansy's. Get ready for negativity and SUCK. Big SUCK forthcoming.
- Cptmjl




It's going to be very strange not seeing dmen activating and playing behind the other teams net.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 4 @ 9:51 AM ET
Fixed
- kindlyrick

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

Oct 4 @ 9:52 AM ET
I really have no idea what to expect tonight. Do the bottom six of the isles get completely outplayed and that's where carolina beats us? Do the mental breakdowns and poor defense of last year show up and sink us? Does Greiss start the game off allowing a softie and go downhill from there like last year? Does the pk allow a couple of goals and put us into a big hole?
- Isles_since_6


Stay tuned for the next episode of, SOAP.
(It's a real old reference. You whippersnappers probably won't get it)
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 4 @ 9:54 AM ET
Stay tuned for the next episode of, SOAP.
(It's a real old reference. You whippersnappers probably won't get it)

- Isleshockeyman




I got it.
theguy
New York Islanders
Location: Our Future, NY
Joined: 08.01.2007

Oct 4 @ 10:17 AM ET
Stay tuned for the next episode of, SOAP.
(It's a real old reference. You whippersnappers probably won't get it)

- Isleshockeyman



Yeah we got some interesting stuff, but hopefully if this doesn't work we got something to call up, excited about bellows and toews... I just don't see how you can go out sign a player outside the organization for a stupid contract and then tell your young guns they need to take a discount. Nylander wants 8m per.. i doubt with how bad a few of these teams are we are in the top 5 for picks next year. i would really like hughes but thats a pipe dream. why not take a shot and put a offer out there. my bet is he will take it and use it against leafs, doubt he would come here but man would that tie them up cap wise. No way Matthews takes less then PJB
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Oct 4 @ 10:20 AM ET
Back to the topic of this thread...I'm going with, no, the Isles aren't making the playoffs this year. That's fine by me as long as there's progress toward building something meaningful here, and a clear direction by the end of the season with a stated plan we can all get behind...or, at the very least, comprehend.

Missing the playoffs the last couple of years was inexcusable because they were supposed to be emerging from (or even well out of) a rebuild. And then as that dream was obviously crumbling, there was, quite obviously, no plan for what to do...they weren't making aggressive moves to get better to compete with the top teams, and they weren't selling assets in an effort to further retool. They were just spinning their wheels in mediocrity. Deadline days, free agency, drafts, etc. would all pass without the team adding or subtracting anything meaningful.

I'm looking at the trade deadline this year as a key date. The team should be very aggressive one way or the other...either shedding contracts and trade-able vets for a proper rebuild, or adding assets for a quick retooling if this season goes well enough to warrant that. Heck, even if I don't agree with which of the two options they pick, I'll be relieved to know there's finally a plan.

ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 4 @ 10:24 AM ET
Back to the topic of this thread...I'm going with, no, the Isles aren't making the playoffs this year. That's fine by me as long as there's progress toward building something meaningful here, and a clear direction by the end of the season with a stated plan we can all get behind...or, at the very least, comprehend.

Missing the playoffs the last couple of years was inexcusable because they were supposed to be emerging from (or even well out of) a rebuild. And then as that dream was obviously crumbling, there was, quite obviously, no plan for what to do...they weren't making aggressive moves to get better to compete with the top teams, and they weren't selling assets in an effort to further retool. They were just spinning their wheels in mediocrity. Deadline days, free agency, drafts, etc. would all pass without the team adding or subtracting anything meaningful.

I'm looking at the trade deadline this year as a key date. The team should be very aggressive one way or the other...either shedding contracts and trade-able vets for a proper rebuild, or adding assets for a quick retooling if this season goes well enough to warrant that. Heck, even if I don't agree with which of the two options they pick, I'll be relieved to know there's finally a plan.

- UIF


Great points UIF. I want to see the team playing a proper system and I want Lou and Barry making the right decisions. No playing vets because they are vets. No mortgaging the future but making a move if it makes sense. Just no letting the season collapse without doing something. We need to know we have a GM this year and no more Where's Waldo like with Garth.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 4 @ 10:34 AM ET


I got it.

- ses111


So you're an old phuck like me.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Oct 4 @ 10:39 AM ET
So you're an old phuck like me.
- Isleshockeyman


Don’t know what the Phuck you old bastards are talking about?
Vukota
New York Islanders
Location: Groupthink Run Amok, NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Oct 4 @ 10:46 AM ET
Stay tuned for the next episode of, SOAP.
(It's a real old reference. You whippersnappers probably won't get it)

- Isleshockeyman


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

Oct 4 @ 10:46 AM ET
Back to the topic of this thread...I'm going with, no, the Isles aren't making the playoffs this year. That's fine by me as long as there's progress toward building something meaningful here, and a clear direction by the end of the season with a stated plan we can all get behind...or, at the very least, comprehend.

Missing the playoffs the last couple of years was inexcusable because they were supposed to be emerging from (or even well out of) a rebuild. And then as that dream was obviously crumbling, there was, quite obviously, no plan for what to do...they weren't making aggressive moves to get better to compete with the top teams, and they weren't selling assets in an effort to further retool. They were just spinning their wheels in mediocrity. Deadline days, free agency, drafts, etc. would all pass without the team adding or subtracting anything meaningful.

I'm looking at the trade deadline this year as a key date. The team should be very aggressive one way or the other...either shedding contracts and trade-able vets for a proper rebuild, or adding assets for a quick retooling if this season goes well enough to warrant that. Heck, even if I don't agree with which of the two options they pick, I'll be relieved to know there's finally a plan.

- UIF


In the same vein, I will consider it a successful season if I see a defensive system being played, players not coasting back and the team trajectory shifting away from
the country club mentality. As for defense, if I see shots, goals and dumb turnovers are reduced and forwards are actually chipping in in the D zone, that's improvement. If guys are skating and backchecking, that's improvement. If there are trades, players waived or cut because they weren't performing, that's improvement. That's all I ask or want.
I'm willing to give them time to turn things around and I'm not looking for a quick fix (although it'd be nice). No high level player wants to come to NY to play for the Isles. That's a simple fact. I think it'll take a few years before that would happen. We'll see what happens starting tonight. I believe that is when the auditions begin and Lou starts plotting out his next move. Based on what he and Trotz see over the next week or 2 from the players. Just sayin'.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
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Oct 4 @ 10:46 AM ET
Facking hilarious show!!!
- Vukota


Yeah it was.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 4 @ 10:50 AM ET
So you're an old phuck like me.
- Isleshockeyman




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

Oct 4 @ 10:50 AM ET
Yeah it was.
- Isleshockeyman


Like many of those great shows from the past a show like that couldn't air today
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 4 @ 10:51 AM ET
Like many of those great shows from the past a show like that couldn't air today
- Vukota


I still love watching All In The Family and MASH.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 4 @ 10:54 AM ET
Like many of those great shows from the past a show like that couldn't air today
- Vukota

Sadly, you're right. Everybody is waaaaaaay too sensitive nowadays. People get up in arms over a stupid (frank)ing commercial now.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 4 @ 10:55 AM ET
I still love watching All In The Family and MASH.
- ses111

Those were good shows. Although Archie is a racist.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Oct 4 @ 11:21 AM ET
I still love watching I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners.
- ses111

Fixed
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 4 @ 11:23 AM ET
Fixed
- JohnScammo


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

Oct 4 @ 11:28 AM ET
Fixed
- JohnScammo

Nothing wrong with those shows either.
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Oct 4 @ 11:36 AM ET
I still love watching Boy Meets World and Will & Grace.
- ses111


Fixed again
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 4 @ 11:39 AM ET
Fixed again
- mdw7413


Will and Disgrace?
mdw7413
New York Rangers
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Joined: 12.13.2013

Oct 4 @ 11:42 AM ET
Will and Disgrace?
- ses111


Vukota labeled it under

UIF
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Joined: 01.09.2009

Oct 4 @ 11:44 AM ET

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