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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

Nov 26 @ 2:31 PM ET
Really? Cause i remember him almost netting 20 goals his first year as an Islander. Pretty standard for a power forward.

Side note : he also came straight outta junior and had 18 goals his first year pro. He wasn’t struggling/unnoticeable fours years after being drafted 5th overall.

- kindlyrick

18 goals, but -14. He was still learning the NHL game.

And then he had 10 goals in season 2. Then in season 3 he had 7 goals and was -19 in 52 games before he was traded.

I'm not saying he was horrible, but he was not playing as well as was hoped for. I seem to have some recollection that the Isles even hired Clark Gillies to work with him.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Nov 26 @ 2:45 PM ET
18 goals, but -14. He was still learning the NHL game.

And then he had 10 goals in season 2. Then in season 3 he had 7 goals and was -19 in 52 games before he was traded.

I'm not saying he was horrible, but he was not playing as well as was hoped for. I seem to have some recollection that the Isles even hired Clark Gillies to work with him.

- JohnScammo


I remember someone from the Isles telling a story that Gillies went up to Bertuzzi at a team function to BS with him and Bertuzzi's wife went off on Gillies saying leave him alone he won't be the next Gillies and basically saying everybody was putting pressure on him to be the next Gillies and he couldn't take it blah blah blah and then they traded him later on that year I believe
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Nov 26 @ 2:47 PM ET
I remember someone from the Isles telling a story that Gillies went up to Bertuzzi at a team function to BS with him and Bertuzzi's wife went off on Gillies saying leave him alone he won't be the next Gillies and basically saying everybody was putting pressure on him to be the next Gillies and he couldn't take it blah blah blah and then they traded him later on that year I believe
- Vukota

Seems unlikely the mid-90's Islanders would mismanage any of their young players. I don't believe this.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Nov 26 @ 2:51 PM ET
I remember someone from the Isles telling a story that Gillies went up to Bertuzzi at a team function to BS with him and Bertuzzi's wife went off on Gillies saying leave him alone he won't be the next Gillies and basically saying everybody was putting pressure on him to be the next Gillies and he couldn't take it blah blah blah and then they traded him later on that year I believe
- Vukota


I remember that. I recall Gillies being upset because he just came over to say hi and instead he got screamed at by a crazy woman.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Nov 26 @ 3:01 PM ET
Seems unlikely the mid-90's Islanders would mismanage any of their young players. I don't believe this.
- eichiefs9

Well known for their developing prowess.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Nov 26 @ 3:23 PM ET
Well known for their developing prowess.
- Cptmjl

Chara and Luongo turned out great!
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Nov 26 @ 3:39 PM ET
Chara and Luongo turned out great!
- eichiefs9


2nd place you (frank)ing loser
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Nov 26 @ 3:41 PM ET
Del Colle is a top six type of player he doesnt posses the skills to be good defensivly or check. He may be a guy thats top 6 in ahl but not good enough to be top 6 in NHL. He just to me doesnt fit in as a bottom 6 guy
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Nov 26 @ 3:49 PM ET
Del Colle is a top six type of player he doesnt posses the skills to be good defensivly or check. He may be a guy thats top 6 in ahl but not good enough to be top 6 in NHL.He just to me doesnt fit in as a bottom 6 guy
- Upstate_isles


You’re likely right. Better trade him for Lucic and a 1st before he loses all value.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Nov 26 @ 3:58 PM ET
Oh its our boy

https://twitter.com/BDGal.../1067068736262340608?s=19
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Nov 26 @ 4:07 PM ET
God i love me some barry trotz

#Isles Barry Trotz on facing #Capitals for first time after leading them to Stanley Cup last season: "My whole deal right now is I'm trying to do the same thing with the young men on this side. It is closure. I’m a New York Islander. I’m not a Washington Capital."
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Nov 26 @ 4:07 PM ET
Oh its our boy

https://twitter.com/BDGal.../1067068736262340608?s=19

- Upstate_isles


Hat doesn’t suit him.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Nov 26 @ 4:26 PM ET
Hat doesn’t suit him.
- Wildschwein

Sorry, flagged this.

He looks like an extra from the BBW reboot of Newsies.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Nov 26 @ 4:26 PM ET
Hat doesn’t suit him.
- Wildschwein

Hes a pompous dbag, just killing isles at everyturn like super high shooting percentage. What he doesnt get is some of these plays are so good goalie has no chance to stop it.
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Nov 26 @ 4:37 PM ET
Sorry, flagged this.

He looks like an extra from the BBW reboot of Newsies.

- eichiefs9


That hat deserved flagging, so no harm done.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Nov 26 @ 4:42 PM ET
God i love me some barry trotz

#Isles Barry Trotz on facing #Capitals for first time after leading them to Stanley Cup last season: "My whole deal right now is I'm trying to do the same thing with the young men on this side. It is closure. I’m a New York Islander. I’m not a Washington Capital."

- Upstate_isles

That’s right ram man. (frank) those guys.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Nov 26 @ 4:42 PM ET
Del Colle is a top six type of player he doesnt posses the skills to be good defensivly or check. He may be a guy thats top 6 in ahl but not good enough to be top 6 in NHL. He just to me doesnt fit in as a bottom 6 guy
- Upstate_isles

Top 6, Bottom 6, it still helps the team if you can play a little defense. The best players play a 2-way game.......even guys who were forced to learn how by Coach Trotz (i.e., Ovechkin).

Also, a Bottom 6 player who can pot a few goals is a help to the team, too. So I wouldn't be too quick to write off DalColle as having Bottom 6 potential.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Nov 26 @ 4:43 PM ET

Arthur Staple
‏Verified account @StapeAthletic
12s13 seconds ago

#Isles activate Matt Martin off IR. He’s in tonight.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Nov 26 @ 4:43 PM ET
God i love me some barry trotz

#Isles Barry Trotz on facing #Capitals for first time after leading them to Stanley Cup last season: "My whole deal right now is I'm trying to do the same thing with the young men on this side. It is closure. I’m a New York Islander. I’m not a Washington Capital."

- Upstate_isles

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

Nov 26 @ 4:44 PM ET

Arthur Staple
‏Verified account @StapeAthletic
12s13 seconds ago

#Isles activate Matt Martin off IR. He’s in tonight.

- UIF

So we don't get to watch Johnston chase Wilson around the rink?
mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: You're exactly the problem with trying to have a conversation on here. - Tanner
Joined: 12.13.2013

Nov 26 @ 4:49 PM ET

Arthur Staple
‏Verified account @StapeAthletic
12s13 seconds ago

#Isles activate Matt Martin off IR. He’s in tonight.

- UIF


Have Wilson and Martin ever fought? Thats seems like it would be a good bout.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Nov 26 @ 4:51 PM ET
Have Wilson and Martin ever fought? Thats seems like it would be a good bout.
- mdw7413

Pretty sure Martin tried a few years back and Wilson turtled if I remember correctly. Wilson seems to pick his fights meaning he only fights dudes he knows he can whip.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Nov 26 @ 4:53 PM ET
Have Wilson and Martin ever fought? Thats seems like it would be a good bout.
- mdw7413

Don't think it ever happened while Martin was an Islander.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Nov 26 @ 4:57 PM ET
Don't think it ever happened while Martin was an Islander.
- JohnScammo

Pretty sure they fought

https://youtu.be/8SUqesXvxkU

Joined: 12.31.1969

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