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

Oct 9 @ 2:11 PM ET
Crazy right...……...he does look like he belongs on that rights side. Barzal is crafty too, and can draw the other team towards him to thread that needle cross ice to either Bailey or a one timer from the point. Im pleasantly surprised with Bailey on the PP....
- kindlyrick

I'm pleasantly surprised by the play of the whole team. Playing as a unit and not individuals running around headless. Can't wait to watch a whole game Saturday.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Oct 9 @ 2:12 PM ET
Martin on pk idk but trotz has him there so he knows more than I. I just think for whatever reason that line works together i was skeptical they coyld do it again but so far they have and had 3 goals last game. I do agree 3 games is a small sample and we need to see where they are at game 20
- Upstate_isles

Edit i got into this 20 game thing on main thread (eks) earlier with some leafs fan
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Oct 9 @ 2:13 PM ET
I'm pleasantly surprised by the play of the whole team. Playing as a unit and not individuals running around headless. Can't wait to watch a whole game Saturday.
- Isleshockeyman

You havent even seen a full game yet? SHUT THE (frank) UP
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 9 @ 2:13 PM ET
I still think this season is going to ultimately turn out to be a non playoff season, but I do think its encouraging to see them responding and watching them correct some problems from last year.
- kindlyrick

I figured this to be a lost season. But a positive if I saw structure and a shift in the culture of the organization. ie no more country club. So far, so good.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Oct 9 @ 2:15 PM ET
I'm pleasantly surprised by the play of the whole team. Playing as a unit and not individuals running around headless. Can't wait to watch a whole game Saturday.
- Isleshockeyman

The first game against Carolina there were clearly some lapses in the structure. Guys were out of position not as much as in the past but there were some players not doing the right thing. It then got buttoned up each game after hopefully it continues. I’m sure they’ll have their bad games all part of the process but they seem to be buying in to Trotz’s plan so far.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 9 @ 2:15 PM ET
You havent even seen a full game yet? SHUT THE (frank) UP
- Upstate_isles

I caught the last 8 minutes of the first game. Was at the Roadrunners game Saturday night and was at work yesterday. Didn't set my dvr.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Oct 9 @ 2:15 PM ET
I figured this to be a lost season. But a positive if I saw structure and a shift in the culture of the organization. ie no more country club. So far, so good.
- Isleshockeyman



Its absolutely bananas to think this team was coached for over a decade by one incompetent guy after another. This years roster is arguably worse than last years, and they could have more points simply by coaching alone. That said, theres peaks and valleys to every season and three games is not a good representation. But, again i'll say having a perfect PK thus far is a major stat that shouldn't be overlooked.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 9 @ 2:17 PM ET
Its absolutely bananas to think this team was coached for over a decade by one incompetent guy after another. This years roster is arguably worse than last years, and they could have more points simply by coaching alone. That said, theres peaks and valleys to every season and three games is not a good representation. But, again i'll say having a perfect PK thus far is a major stat that shouldn't be overlooked.
- kindlyrick

Amazing what a real coach can do with some talent.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Oct 9 @ 2:18 PM ET
Its absolutely bananas to think this team was coached for over a decade by one incompetent guy after another. This years roster is arguably worse than last years, and they could have more points simply by coaching alone. That said, theres peaks and valleys to every season and three games is not a good representation. But, again i'll say having a perfect PK thus far is a major stat that shouldn't be overlooked.
- kindlyrick

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

Oct 9 @ 2:19 PM ET
Arguably? 😂
- Cptmjl

Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Oct 9 @ 2:20 PM ET
Amazing what a real coach can do with some talent.
- Isleshockeyman

Most were aware of this hence the incredible frustration of watching capuano make the most moronic coaching decisions nightly only to see Weight do the same after he finally got fired. Such a Snow move to fix a problem with the same exact thing that caused the problem to begin with.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Oct 9 @ 2:20 PM ET
I still think this season is going to ultimately turn out to be a non playoff season, but I do think its encouraging to see them responding and watching them correct some problems from last year.
- kindlyrick


Unfortunately I agree. I think teams will adjust to the way they are playing.

It's just nice to watch them play as a team instead of 5 guys skating around like they've never played with each other before and have no clue where to go.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Oct 9 @ 2:20 PM ET

- Isleshockeyman

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

Oct 9 @ 2:20 PM ET
Most were aware of this hence the incredible frustration of watching capuano make the most moronic coaching decisions nightly only to see Weight do the same after he finally got fired. Such a Snow move to fix a problem with the same exact thing that caused the problem to begin with.
- Cptmjl

Definition of insanity. Do the same thing and expect a different result.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Oct 9 @ 2:22 PM ET
Unfortunately I agree. I think teams will adjust to the way they are playing.

It's just nice to watch them play as a team instead of 5 guys skating around like they've never played with each other before and have no clue where to go.

- JimmyP

I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like that before in my life. It was just as funny as it was maddening at times. I was literally cracking up some nights watching this team last season.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Oct 9 @ 2:23 PM ET
Most were aware of this hence the incredible frustration of watching capuano make the most moronic coaching decisions nightly only to see Weight do the same after he finally got fired. Such a Snow move to fix a problem with the same exact thing that caused the problem to begin with.
- Cptmjl




True. Hopefully he's now going around and emptying trash cans and taking coffee orders.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 9 @ 2:23 PM ET
Unfortunately I agree. I think teams will adjust to the way they are playing.

It's just nice to watch them play as a team instead of 5 guys skating around like they've never played with each other before and have no clue where to go.

- JimmyP


That may be, but I think Trotz will adjust to whatever it is they do. Not just pull a Crappy and continue on with the one strategy that he had.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Oct 9 @ 2:23 PM ET
Most were aware of this hence the incredible frustration of watching capuano make the most moronic coaching decisions nightly only to see Weight do the same after he finally got fired. Such a Snow move to fix a problem with the same exact thing that caused the problem to begin with.
- Cptmjl



Coach Capuano, you just lost tonights game in the last minute, with your league leading leads blown in under a minute to go (statistic). What do you have to say to that?

"Well I thought our guys played a heavy game, battled hard on the half wall......Johnny was Johnny. Just didn't have that puck luck tonight. We'll watch some video and see where we went wrong...…. I never comment on the goaltending."

Reporter scratching their head as he answered nothing and gave the same canned response nightly.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 9 @ 2:24 PM ET
I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like that before in my life. It was just as funny as it was maddening at times. I was literally cracking up some nights watching this team last season.
- Cptmjl


Garth, Cappy, and Doug are going to hate any success Barry has with this team. Would love for this team to make the playoffs just for these 3 guys.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 9 @ 2:24 PM ET


True. Hopefully he's now going around and emptying trash cans and taking coffee orders.

- JimmyP

I was hoping he'd be in the trash can with people throwing their coffee at him.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Oct 9 @ 2:25 PM ET
That may be, but I think Trotz will adjust to whatever it is they do. Not just pull a Crappy and continue on with the one strategy that he had.
- Isleshockeyman


I hope so. It's been so long since they had a real coach I forgot what it was like.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Oct 9 @ 2:25 PM ET
Definition of insanity. Do the same thing and expect a different result.
- Isleshockeyman

Myself and 7 mentioned it yesterday it makes you wonder what a real coach could’ve done with some of our other teams? Damn shame that Snow was completely incapable of getting a real staff due to his insecurity which led to his obvious nepotism. How that went unchecked for twelve (frank)ing years is absolutely beyond me.
Isleshockeyman
Location: IT FINALLY HAPPENED!! I CAN DIE HAPPY NOW!
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 9 @ 2:25 PM ET
Garth, Cappy, and Doug are going to hate any success Barry has with this team. Would love for this team to make the playoffs just for these 3 guys.
- ses111


You can throw Cronin in their too.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 9 @ 2:26 PM ET
Coach Capuano, you just lost tonights game in the last minute, with your league leading leads blown in under a minute to go (statistic). What do you have to say to that?

"Well I thought our guys played a heavy game, battled hard on the half wall......Johnny was Johnny. I never comment on the goaltending."

Reporter scratching their head as he answered nothing and gave the same canned response nightly.

- kindlyrick





I love that the head coach does not talk about the goalies.

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