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Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Oct 19 @ 11:19 AM ET
Beau-Barzal-Eberle was maybe the only bright spot last season, so, yeah, it's probably worth seeing at some point if they can replicate that. But...the second line could use a bit more speed too, and if Beau is going to crash a little in the corners like he did against Anaheim, that's something any line with Brock Nelson on it could sorely use.
- UIF

I’ve honestly missed the last couple games too much going on with work to stay up till one in the morning. Trotz is still learning what works I get it and attempting to spread out the scoring it’ll probably take till end of November to have legit set lines.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Oct 19 @ 11:32 AM ET
Arthur Staple
‏Verified account
@StapeAthletic
2m2 minutes ago
Arthur Staple Retweeted Craig Custance
Not that my esteemed colleague needs my confirmation, but the #Isles and Bobrovsky are indeed a hot topic even this early.


Isles and Bob already started to be linked. Timely article.

3. Sergei Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets – Things aren’t going so great for the other high-profile Blue Jackets potential free agent. He didn’t start the season opener for the Blue Jackets (nothing to see there!) and then lost two of his next three starts, including an eight-goal shelling against the Lightning.

But if you pan back and look at the big picture, Bobrovsky is the rare bonafide No. 1 franchise goalie who might be available in free agency. In 315 games since being traded from Philadelphia to Columbus, he has a .922 save percentage, two Vezinas and four finishes in the top 10 in Vezina voting.

One source pegged the Islanders and GM Lou Lamoriello as the team most likely to be aggressive in their pursuit of a high-end goalie over the next year.

“Lou always puts a premium on goaltending. He knew what Martin Brodeur did for him,” said an NHL source. Lamoriello had Brodeur and made high profile trades for Cory Schneider and Frederik Andersen. He’s certainly a person of interest on this front.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Oct 19 @ 11:38 AM ET
I’ve honestly missed the last couple games too much going on with work to stay up till one in the morning. Trotz is still learning what works I get it and attempting to spread out the scoring it’ll probably take till end of November to have legit set lines.
- Cptmjl


I mean, if Filppula's going to be a point-a-game player, that solves a lot of problems with having to spread the scoring out

But yeah, when he inevitably cools down, it'll be interesting to see where all these guys land in the lineup. I don't think a 2C is going to be the highest trade priority, but a legit second threat down the middle would help a lot of the other forward pieces fall into place.
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Oct 19 @ 11:39 AM ET
I’ve honestly missed the last couple games too much going on with work to stay up till one in the morning. Trotz is still learning what works I get it and attempting to spread out the scoring it’ll probably take till end of November to have legit set lines.
- Cptmjl



Teething sucks
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Oct 19 @ 11:40 AM ET
7. Anders Lee, New York Islanders – Lee has grown into one of hockey’s most dangerous goal-scorers, especially in front of the net. He was also recently named captain of the Islanders during a potential walk year, which was a tell to one NHL source.

“You’ve got to think they know they’re getting him signed,” he said of Lee.

When reached for his thoughts on the theory, veteran agent Neil Sheehy gave a laugh but wouldn’t divulge much more on negotiations than that — the rules of play when dealing with Lamoriello. Sheehy would only share that Lee likes it with the Islanders and wants to stick around.

“He’s always said he wants to stay with the Islanders,” Sheehy said.


Enjoy Toronto, Anders!!
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 19 @ 11:49 AM ET
7. Anders Lee, New York Islanders – Lee has grown into one of hockey’s most dangerous goal-scorers, especially in front of the net. He was also recently named captain of the Islanders during a potential walk year, which was a tell to one NHL source.

“You’ve got to think they know they’re getting him signed,” he said of Lee.

When reached for his thoughts on the theory, veteran agent Neil Sheehy gave a laugh but wouldn’t divulge much more on negotiations than that — the rules of play when dealing with Lamoriello. Sheehy would only share that Lee likes it with the Islanders and wants to stick around.

“He’s always said he wants to stay with the Islanders,” Sheehy said.


Enjoy Toronto, Anders!!

- eichiefs9



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

Oct 19 @ 11:50 AM ET

- Wildschwein


She saw chiefs tattoo
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 19 @ 11:50 AM ET
Arthur Staple
‏Verified account
@StapeAthletic
2m2 minutes ago
Arthur Staple Retweeted Craig Custance
Not that my esteemed colleague needs my confirmation, but the #Isles and Bobrovsky are indeed a hot topic even this early.


Isles and Bob already started to be linked. Timely article.

3. Sergei Bobrovsky, Blue Jackets – Things aren’t going so great for the other high-profile Blue Jackets potential free agent. He didn’t start the season opener for the Blue Jackets (nothing to see there!) and then lost two of his next three starts, including an eight-goal shelling against the Lightning.

But if you pan back and look at the big picture, Bobrovsky is the rare bonafide No. 1 franchise goalie who might be available in free agency. In 315 games since being traded from Philadelphia to Columbus, he has a .922 save percentage, two Vezinas and four finishes in the top 10 in Vezina voting.

One source pegged the Islanders and GM Lou Lamoriello as the team most likely to be aggressive in their pursuit of a high-end goalie over the next year.

“Lou always puts a premium on goaltending. He knew what Martin Brodeur did for him,” said an NHL source. Lamoriello had Brodeur and made high profile trades for Cory Schneider and Frederik Andersen. He’s certainly a person of interest on this front.

- eichiefs9


Maybe he could talk Sorokin over as well. What would you be willing to pay Bob?
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Oct 19 @ 11:54 AM ET
And seriously, that's what you need to do. It's how goals are created. We all know this of course. Except Bailey, who likes turning the puck over at the blue line and create 2 on 1 the other way. Though he did have a nice snipe.
- Isleshockeyman


Yeah, Trotz also mentioned the "traffic" in front numerous times. Getting traffic in front and putting the puck on net. I love his simple approach to hockey. It used to drive me nuts watching this team pass the puck around like the globetrotters of hockey during a PP last year. Get people in front.. throw it at the net and battle. ...

same on defense.. all shots from the perimeter, no second shots..etc. It's nice to see what they are doing so far and I hope it keeps getting better.
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 19 @ 11:54 AM ET
She saw chiefs tattoo
- mdw7413


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

Oct 19 @ 11:56 AM ET

- Wildschwein

niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Oct 19 @ 11:56 AM ET
Forwards made it so easy on Gibson. Last night the forwards were crashing the net and the forecheck was very good.
- ses111


They were crashing the net at times in Ducks game too... just did not get the goals. Brock had a few golden opportunities in that game. we had a few hit posts..etc. It sounds like Trotz was happy with the team play too.

To be honest it was Greiss' bad goal that cost us that game (and hickey's 2 awful plays too).
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Oct 19 @ 11:57 AM ET
Maybe he could talk Sorokin over as well. What would you be willing to pay him Bob?
- Wildschwein

I'm less concerned with the AAV than I am with the term. I'm happy to pay the guy $8M AAV, but I don't want to do it for 7 years. I'd rather overpay a bit for a shorter deal. I'd love a 3 year deal, I'd be happy with 4. I might be able to live with 5 but 4 is really then tail-end of my comfort zone.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Oct 19 @ 11:58 AM ET
Maybe he could talk Sorokin over as well. What would you be willing to pay him Bob?
- Wildschwein

Speaking of Sorokin....

Chris Botta
‏@ChrisBottaNHL
48m48 minutes ago

Thanks to @SNY and the #Isles fans and readers for everything. Didn’t want to write this season. Prefer to just enjoy watching the games. See you at the old barn. BTW, Sorokina has 2 years left on KHL deal, but there’s talk of a buyout and getting him to NYI next season.


I suspect that's more speculation than anything, but still nice to hear.
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 19 @ 11:59 AM ET
Speaking of Sorokin....

Chris Botta
‏@ChrisBottaNHL
48m48 minutes ago

Thanks to @SNY and the #Isles fans and readers for everything. Didn’t want to write this season. Prefer to just enjoy watching the games. See you at the old barn. BTW, Sorokina has 2 years left on KHL deal, but there’s talk of a buyout and getting him to NYI next season.


I suspect that's more speculation than anything, but still nice to hear.

- eichiefs9


How does a buyout work between two leagues?
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Oct 19 @ 12:01 PM ET
How does a buyout work between two leagues?
- Wildschwein

There is no NHL-KHL transfer agreement, so KHL players have to (technically) buyout their own deal. So Sorokin would have to pay off the final year of his deal if he wanted to leave.

I'm not naive though, so I'm sure there is some under-the-table/roundabout way that teams can reimburse former-KHL players for paying their way out of that league. I just don't know what it is.
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Oct 19 @ 12:02 PM ET
How does a buyout work between two leagues?
- Wildschwein

Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 19 @ 12:05 PM ET
There is no NHL-KHL transfer agreement, so KHL players have to (technically) buyout their own deal. So Sorokin would have to pay off the final year of his deal if he wanted to leave.

I'm not naive though, so I'm sure there is some under-the-table/roundabout way that teams can reimburse former-KHL players for paying their way out of that league. I just don't know what it is.

- eichiefs9


Gotcha.

Yeah I’m sure there is some compensation of some sort.
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 19 @ 12:06 PM ET

- mdw7413


So are you suggesting that I could give Putin a puppy and he’d give me a MiG?
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Oct 19 @ 12:07 PM ET
Gotcha.

Yeah I’m sure there is some compensation of some sort.

- Wildschwein


Would they take a few 4th liners and a German Goalie?
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Oct 19 @ 12:08 PM ET
So are you suggesting that I could give Putin a puppy and he’d give me a MiG?
- Wildschwein


Probably just a shirtless horseback ride
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 19 @ 12:10 PM ET
Probably just a shirtless horseback ride
- mdw7413


Oh.

Might be fun.
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Oct 19 @ 12:12 PM ET
Would they take a few 4th liners and a German Goalie?
- niteislander


Are you slandering the soon to be Hart finalist Filppula?

Greiss can go though.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Oct 19 @ 12:13 PM ET

- mdw7413




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