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JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jun 23 @ 4:21 PM ET
yea this is true but they got some very talented kids really like wahlstrom
- Upstate_isles

I hear he's a cross between Brock Nelson and Michael DalColle. No, he has all kinds of potential. Was supposed to go in the Top 10.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 23 @ 4:23 PM ET
I hear he's a cross between Brock Nelson and Michael DalColle. No, he has all kinds of potential. Was supposed to go in the Top 10.
- JohnScammo

kid can shoot it man, him and barzal would be deadly
jmo16
New York Islanders
Location: No Whining Allowed! This is a blog. Silly Gif's only!
Joined: 02.26.2011

Jun 23 @ 4:24 PM ET


Isles seemed to have a very nice draft. Disappointing but not surprising news about JT.

- ses111


Or who knows....maybe a smokescreen to keep other clubs spinning their wheels, thinking they might have a shot and maybe holding off on other trades?

Or....maybe CAA agents convince him to field other offers for sole purpose of getting a barometer of his value. As an agent, who works off commission, you know their SOLE motivation is not that their clients are happy but rather that their clients receive MAXIMUM dollar contract.

JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jun 23 @ 4:24 PM ET
kid can shoot it man, him and barzal would be deadly
- Upstate_isles

Plus he has size and I think they said an above average skater.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jun 23 @ 4:26 PM ET
Or who knows....maybe a smokescreen to keep other clubs spinning their wheels, thinking they might have a shot and maybe holding off on other trades?

Or....maybe CAA agents convince him to field other offers for sole purpose of getting a barometer of his value. As an agent, who works off commission, you know their SOLE motivation is not that their clients are happy but rather that their clients receive MAXIMUM dollar contract.

- jmo16


Strange thing is I'm not even that concerned. I feel the Isles are in good shape with Lou and Barry and they will be ready no matter what happens. You do not have the success they have had by relying on one player.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 23 @ 4:40 PM ET
Or who knows....maybe a smokescreen to keep other clubs spinning their wheels, thinking they might have a shot and maybe holding off on other trades?

Or....maybe CAA agents convince him to field other offers for sole purpose of getting a barometer of his value. As an agent, who works off commission, you know their SOLE motivation is not that their clients are happy but rather that their clients receive MAXIMUM dollar contract.

- jmo16

It's his job to make sure all options are at least heard it's his fiduciary responsibility, we all knew he was going to at least listen and no point in being this close and not doing it
jimmc7722
New York Islanders
Location: TAVARES IS A LIVING LEGEND!!!, ON
Joined: 02.06.2008

Jun 23 @ 4:50 PM ET
So 8 year... 88 million to JT.... other teams would have to do 12.5 million to match $$$$ if that is an issue.

The only team I can see him leaving for is TO. They will pull at his heart strings. Ex players Domi, Tucker, Wendel, Sittler, etc.... tell him to come home and win a Cup.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jun 23 @ 4:51 PM ET
JT and his agent Brisson are doing exactly what Stamkos did last year. As I said many times he’s earned that right.

The Islanders having the 8th year is big, and Lou and Trotz are proven winners.

I think a deal gets done with JT and The Islanders however if it doesn’t, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out JT. Either way Lou knew this when he signed on and clearly was up for the challenge with JT or without him.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 23 @ 4:55 PM ET
JT and his agent Brisson are doing exactly what Stamkos did last year. As I said many times he’s earned that right.

The Islanders having the 8th year is big, and Lou and Trotz are proven winners.

I think a deal gets done with JT and The Islanders however if it doesn’t, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out JT. Either way Lou knew this when he signed on and clearly was up for the challenge with JT or without him.

- nyisles7

Stfu
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jun 23 @ 4:55 PM ET
From what I'm hearing from those exiting Dallas, #isles goaltending targets seem to be centering on Craig Anderson and Jimmy Howard. Thought is Cam Talbot little too pricey for what seems a stopgap in a weaker market. #nhl its graziano but it's been around other places[/img]
jimmc7722
New York Islanders
Location: TAVARES IS A LIVING LEGEND!!!, ON
Joined: 02.06.2008

Jun 23 @ 5:01 PM ET
From what I'm hearing from those exiting Dallas, #isles goaltending targets seem to be centering on Craig Anderson and Jimmy Howard. Thought is Cam Talbot little too pricey for what seems a stopgap in a weaker market. #nhl its graziano but it's been around other places
- Upstate_isles[/img]



Anderson, Lehner, or Hutton right now.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jun 23 @ 5:05 PM ET
Stfu
- Upstate_isles


Ok sorry.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 23 @ 5:10 PM ET
Isles had a great draft
- Upstate_isles

Fantastic
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 23 @ 5:11 PM ET
JT and his agent Brisson are doing exactly what Stamkos did last year. As I said many times he’s earned that right.

The Islanders having the 8th year is big, and Lou and Trotz are proven winners.

I think a deal gets done with JT and The Islanders however if it doesn’t, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out JT. Either way Lou knew this when he signed on and clearly was up for the challenge with JT or without him.

- nyisles7

Nope. Stamkos didn't meet with other teams.
jmo16
New York Islanders
Location: No Whining Allowed! This is a blog. Silly Gif's only!
Joined: 02.26.2011

Jun 23 @ 5:13 PM ET
So 8 year... 88 million to JT.... other teams would have to do 12.5 million to match $$$$ if that is an issue.

The only team I can see him leaving for is TO. They will pull at his heart strings. Ex players Domi, Tucker, Wendel, Sittler, etc.... tell him to come home and win a Cup.

- jimmc7722



Or 13.5 -14% of 2018-19 salary cap. That seems to be the standard for JT caliber player.
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Jun 23 @ 5:37 PM ET
Nope. Stamkos didn't meet with other teams.
- Cptmjl


I thought Stamkos met with the Leafs, and that he was a little put off by how female genitaliay they were.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jun 23 @ 5:38 PM ET
Nope. Stamkos didn't meet with other teams.
- Cptmjl



Yes he did. Emotional?

https://www.tsn.ca/tavare...-of-free-agency-1.1121232

https://www.sportsnet.ca/...on-really-wasnt-surprise/

For your reading pleasure
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 23 @ 6:07 PM ET
Yes he did. Emotional?

https://www.tsn.ca/tavare...-of-free-agency-1.1121232

https://www.sportsnet.ca/...on-really-wasnt-surprise/

For your reading pleasure

- nyisles7

Sorry thought he did not? I'm an old (frank). Yeah sorry boys I'm not as enthusiastic as some about the draft I'm done with prospects and the prospect of them . I feel this draft was meant to give the team immediate help and I feel that's what Tavares was looking for as well. We've been rebuilding the team for twelve years and we've been mediocre at best. I get it we have new management and the best coach available but I was hoping for something different and I feel Tavares was also. Who knows maybe there were no trades to be made? Maybe we'll do something big later(unusual)? Maybe I'm wrong assuming what Tavares is thinking who knows? All I know is I was expecting something different and I'm a bit disappointed but I do have faith in Lou to right it but I don't feel as overly confident as I once did about Tavares...
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 23 @ 6:10 PM ET
Yes he did. Emotional?

https://www.tsn.ca/tavare...-of-free-agency-1.1121232

https://www.sportsnet.ca/...on-really-wasnt-surprise/

For your reading pleasure

- nyisles7

Wait a second. No where does it say he did in fact it says he did not you jackarse
"Stamkos was free to meet with teams to discuss potential deals, but ended up re-signing with the Lightning on June 29, two days before he officially became a UFA."

He didn't meet with anyone (frank)er
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jun 23 @ 6:23 PM ET
Wait a second. No where does it say he did in fact it says he did not you jackarse
"Stamkos was free to meet with teams to discuss potential deals, but ended up re-signing with the Lightning on June 29, two days before he officially became a UFA."

He didn't meet with anyone (frank)er

- Cptmjl


Bigger (frank)er, he met with other teams. Your a bit emotional

JT will be a free agent July 1 as well but will meet with teams before than just like Stamkos in the official meeting period.


“I can tell you that’s not true,” Meehan said. “There’s been a lot of speculation on what transpired. We had a meeting with the Toronto Maple Leafs, very similar to meetings we had with other teams at that time. And Toronto was professional with every respect by saying this is what we have, this is where we’re at as an organization, we’ll answer any questions that you have. It wouldn’t take a person like myself long to figure out that being in a position and a city like Toronto would offer all kinds of endorsement opportunities, so that’s not a secret

I feel like cheif with all this copy and pasting
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 23 @ 6:30 PM ET
Bigger (frank)er, he met with other teams. Your a bit emotional

JT will be a free agent July 1 as well but will meet with teams before than just like Stamkos in the official meeting period.


“I can tell you that’s not true,” Meehan said. “There’s been a lot of speculation on what transpired. We had a meeting with the Toronto Maple Leafs, very similar to meetings we had with other teams at that time. And Toronto was professional with every respect by saying this is what we have, this is where we’re at as an organization, we’ll answer any questions that you have. It wouldn’t take a person like myself long to figure out that being in a position and a city like Toronto would offer all kinds of endorsement opportunities, so that’s not a secret

I feel like cheif with all this copy and pasting

- nyisles7

I'm shot was on the boat all day

I interpreted what I copy and pasted as he didn't and stopped reading there

What the (frank) ever were all doomed.

All kidding aside I believe we'll be fine in a couple years if he bolts and I'm not down with signing this guy for 11 and or God forbid 12 million a year. He's just not worth it no matter how much I want him to stay. I love the guy don't get me wrong but that kind of contract will handcuff this team long term and to me will go against his whole putting winning first routine.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jun 23 @ 6:31 PM ET
Sorry thought he did not? I'm an old (frank). Yeah sorry boys I'm not as enthusiastic as some about the draft I'm done with prospects and the prospect of them . I feel this draft was meant to give the team immediate help and I feel that's what Tavares was looking for as well. We've been rebuilding the team for twelve years and we've been mediocre at best. I get it we have new management and the best coach available but I was hoping for something different and I feel Tavares was also. Who knows maybe there were no trades to be made? Maybe we'll do something big later(unusual)? Maybe I'm wrong assuming what Tavares is thinking who knows? All I know is I was expecting something different and I'm a bit disappointed but I do have faith in Lou to right it but I don't feel as overly confident as I once did about Tavares...
- Cptmjl


Yeah I totally get your we had a great draft dislike, however they are assets and always can be used for trade chips.
Snows rebuild is over and failed. Let’s give Lou some time to change the team. When training camp opens in a couple months then we can see what team shows up. I’m thinking there will be changes made.
Lou has time and when he does he likes to use it. Just like tossing Snow and Weight from their positions it took some time.
I’m hoping JT signs and think he will, but if he doesn’t see ya John. Lou get your ass in gear there’s work to be done
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jun 23 @ 6:33 PM ET
I'm shot was on the boat all day

I interpreted what I copy and pasted as he didn't and stopped reading there

What the (frank) ever were all doomed.

All kidding aside I believe we'll be fine in a couple years if he bolts and I'm not down with signing this guy for 11 and or God forbid 12 million a year. He's just not worth it no matter how much I want him to stay. I love the guy don't get me wrong but that kind of contract will handcuff this team long term and to me will go against his whole putting winning first routine.

- Cptmjl


Flunking I assume or Bass ? How did you do?
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jun 23 @ 6:35 PM ET
Flunking I assume or Bass ? How did you do?
- nyisles7

Caught a few fluke one nice one around 7lbs. Terrible conditions.

Joined: 12.31.1969

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