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

Nov 30 @ 9:47 AM ET
You know the type. I love physical play and big hits but if that’s being used as a barometer to judge a players worth they’re most likely worthless.
- Cptmjl

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

Nov 30 @ 9:52 AM ET
It was pretty bad😂
- Cptmjl


It's only one game but lots of troubling signs. Even with Barry this team needs a roster makeover.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Nov 30 @ 9:58 AM ET
“We look at analytics a lot more,” Trotz said. “There’s cross references. We do our own coaches’ analytics. To me, the marriage is there’s an analytic community that does the chances and high quality, low quality, all that. But the breakdowns within the system that allow those chances to happen are not in those numbers. You see this guy was on the ice but was he the primary guy or was he the guy covering up for the guy who made the mistake? That’s what the analytics community doesn’t really know."

This is really a fantastic quote... That was a better game defensively but the forwards just seemed to float a lot. Every good chance by them continues to be when Hickey is on the ice. Hopefully Trotz changes that soon

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 30 @ 10:00 AM ET
It's only one game but lots of troubling signs. Even with Barry this team needs a roster makeover.
- ses111


Hopefully Lou hasn’t had the time to erase Garth’s contact list.

1) Chiarelli
2) Chiarelli
3) Chiarelli
4) Chia...
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Nov 30 @ 10:00 AM ET
Brock I didn’t think was so terrible he did some good stuff out there imo but bailey I agree he seems to have gone back into that effortless mode we all love so much😂
- Cptmjl


For 1/2 the game he was fine. he was skating and battling and trying to get in front of goalie. The second 1/2 of 3rd period and OT he was just like Bailey. Waiving at the puck, not skating, not giving 100%. That drives me effing nuts.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Nov 30 @ 10:09 AM ET
From Staple's article about Toews:


If anything might be holding him back, it’s upper-body strength — he was barely 175 pounds when he arrived in Hamden in the fall of 2013 and he’s listed now at 191. With his skating and stick skills, he doesn’t need to be a bruiser, but it’s still something coaches want to see.

“He’s strong — obviously, if you’re looking at something he can improve, it is the physical, defensive part of the game,” Thompson said. “But I don’t see any fear or cautiousness because of the shoulder or his upper body injury. That’s something he has to work on. Outside of that he’s got a great stick, he moves the puck, he skates well. It’s that physical, edgy side of the game he needs to develop, much like de Haan had to do — and he had to do it while he was up in the NHL. Toews is right there.”

Pro scouts who see Bridgeport play say much the same thing — it’s a wonder to them that Toews isn’t an NHL regular yet. “He’s gotten better every year he’s been down there,” one scout said. “Just a matter of time.”

...

“The D corps up there is playing well and it’s definitely what you want to see,” he said. “I’ve made good friends with a lot of those guys, it’s good to see them having success. When the opportunity comes, it’ll come — an injury or something else. At one point or another it’ll happen and I’ll be ready for it.”
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Nov 30 @ 10:10 AM ET
Hopefully Lou hasn’t had the time to erase Garth’s contact list.

1) Chiarelli
2) Chiarelli
3) Chiarelli
4) Chia...

- Wildschwein




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

Nov 30 @ 10:16 AM ET
From Staple's article about Toews:


If anything might be holding him back, it’s upper-body strength — he was barely 175 pounds when he arrived in Hamden in the fall of 2013 and he’s listed now at 191. With his skating and stick skills, he doesn’t need to be a bruiser, but it’s still something coaches want to see.

“He’s strong — obviously, if you’re looking at something he can improve, it is the physical, defensive part of the game,” Thompson said. “But I don’t see any fear or cautiousness because of the shoulder or his upper body injury. That’s something he has to work on. Outside of that he’s got a great stick, he moves the puck, he skates well. It’s that physical, edgy side of the game he needs to develop, much like de Haan had to do — and he had to do it while he was up in the NHL. Toews is right there.”

Pro scouts who see Bridgeport play say much the same thing — it’s a wonder to them that Toews isn’t an NHL regular yet. “He’s gotten better every year he’s been down there,” one scout said. “Just a matter of time.”

...

“The D corps up there is playing well and it’s definitely what you want to see,” he said. “I’ve made good friends with a lot of those guys, it’s good to see them having success. When the opportunity comes, it’ll come — an injury or something else. At one point or another it’ll happen and I’ll be ready for it.”

- UIF

You know...I'm pretty embarrassed that I'm all into prospects and stuff and I didn't ever know that Toews was legally blind
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 30 @ 10:17 AM ET
You know...I'm pretty embarrassed that I'm all into prospects and stuff and I didn't ever know that Toews was legally blind
- eichiefs9


UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Nov 30 @ 10:26 AM ET
You know...I'm pretty embarrassed that I'm all into prospects and stuff and I didn't ever know that Toews was legally blind
- eichiefs9


Let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say he's being diplomatic.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Nov 30 @ 10:36 AM ET
From Staple's article about Toews:


If anything might be holding him back, it’s upper-body strength — he was barely 175 pounds when he arrived in Hamden in the fall of 2013 and he’s listed now at 191. With his skating and stick skills, he doesn’t need to be a bruiser, but it’s still something coaches want to see.

“He’s strong — obviously, if you’re looking at something he can improve, it is the physical, defensive part of the game,” Thompson said. “But I don’t see any fear or cautiousness because of the shoulder or his upper body injury. That’s something he has to work on. Outside of that he’s got a great stick, he moves the puck, he skates well. It’s that physical, edgy side of the game he needs to develop, much like de Haan had to do — and he had to do it while he was up in the NHL. Toews is right there.”

Pro scouts who see Bridgeport play say much the same thing — it’s a wonder to them that Toews isn’t an NHL regular yet. “He’s gotten better every year he’s been down there,” one scout said. “Just a matter of time.”

...

“The D corps up there is playing well and it’s definitely what you want to see,” he said. “I’ve made good friends with a lot of those guys, it’s good to see them having success. When the opportunity comes, it’ll come — an injury or something else. At one point or another it’ll happen and I’ll be ready for it.”

- UIF


Have any of these guys seen Hickey? He is built like my 12 year old Son.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Nov 30 @ 10:37 AM ET
https://twitter.com/NYIsl...tatus/1068528138580299776
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Nov 30 @ 10:37 AM ET
Let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say he's being diplomatic.
- UIF

I know
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Nov 30 @ 10:37 AM ET
Hickey is listed as 6'0" and 183 pounds. There is no shot he is either of those.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Nov 30 @ 10:38 AM ET
Have any of these guys seen Hickey? He is built like my 12 year old Son.

- niteislander


If Toews is not strong enough how did Hickey sneak through?
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Nov 30 @ 10:38 AM ET
https://twitter.com/NYIslanders/status/1068528138580299776
- eichiefs9

Kill it with fire!
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Nov 30 @ 10:38 AM ET
You know...I'm pretty embarrassed that I'm all into prospects and stuff and I didn't ever know that Toews was legally blind
- eichiefs9


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

Nov 30 @ 10:39 AM ET
Let's give him the benefit of the doubt and say he's being diplomatic.
- UIF





Toews gets plenty of practice being diplomatic being in Bridge so long.
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 30 @ 10:48 AM ET
https://twitter.com/NYIslanders/status/1068528138580299776
- eichiefs9


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

Nov 30 @ 10:51 AM ET

- Wildschwein

They're so bad and were such a disaster that I can't not love them now.
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 30 @ 10:57 AM ET
They're so bad and were such a disaster that I can't not love them now.
- eichiefs9


Does your choice of lady friends mirror this questionable logic?
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Nov 30 @ 11:05 AM ET
Place is going to be rocking tomorrow night. Can't wait!!! Still trying to find out when the lots open
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Nov 30 @ 11:06 AM ET
Place is going to be rocking tomorrow night. Can't wait!!! Still trying to find out when the lots open
- Vukota

I'll be there. Barstool RV is going to be there too.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Nov 30 @ 11:06 AM ET
Does your choice of lady friends mirror this questionable logic?
- Wildschwein

No, thankfully. Although it's only one lady friend now....

Joined: 12.31.1969

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