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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

Dec 3 @ 4:07 PM ET
Ryan Lambert: The Hockey Media's Angry Hipster
- eichiefs9

And I think he even gives hipsters a bad name.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Dec 3 @ 4:09 PM ET
I think Barzal has been pretty bad with giving the puck away lately. Like real bad it seems to have gotten worse... He needs to do some more work😂
- Cptmjl

Which is why I said earlier that there's probably only room for one of these guys on the team.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 3 @ 4:10 PM ET
And I think he even gives hipsters a bad name.
- JohnScammo

He's an intolerable cunt. I can't get through reading 5 words that he wrote without wanting to vomit all over my keyboard.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Dec 3 @ 4:16 PM ET
He's an intolerable cunt. I can't get through reading 5 words that he wrote without wanting to vomit all over my keyboard.
- eichiefs9

BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: Brian Boyle is better than Patrick Marleau - Dopps, SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Dec 3 @ 4:40 PM ET
He's an intolerable cunt. I can't get through reading 5 words that he wrote without wanting to vomit all over my keyboard.
- eichiefs9


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

Dec 3 @ 6:17 PM ET
https://sports.yahoo.com/31-takes-nylander-saga-old-gms-fault-150044154.html?src=rss

It's Lou's fault that Toronto is in a difficult cap situation now.

- JohnScammo



It's never Shanny's fault for anything and 20 years down the line Lou will still get blame.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 3 @ 6:30 PM ET
Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva
1m
Cap at around $83M next season according to Gary Bettman @NHL


Up from $79.5M
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Dec 3 @ 6:34 PM ET
Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva
1m
Cap at around $83M next season according to Gary Bettman @NHL

- eichiefs9


That'll be (frank)ing handy.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 3 @ 6:35 PM ET
That'll be (frank)ing handy.
- Wildschwein

It's the equivalent of the cap not changing but the NHL giving us a freebie-buyout of Clutterbuck
Wildschwein
Location: Jumping ship from the Oil to the Isles is like jumping from the Titanic directly onto the Bismark
Joined: 11.17.2012

Dec 3 @ 6:36 PM ET
It's the equivalent of the cap not changing but the NHL giving us a freebie-buyout of Clutterbuck
- eichiefs9


Well that's one way to look at it.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 3 @ 6:37 PM ET
Well that's one way to look at it.
- Wildschwein

Mental gymnastics baby

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

Dec 3 @ 6:39 PM ET
Mental gymnastics baby


- eichiefs9




HEY! That'll mean LA can afford Lucic.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 3 @ 7:20 PM ET


HEY! That'll mean LA can afford Lucic.

- Wildschwein

Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Dec 3 @ 7:24 PM ET
I'm wrong more than I'm right when it comes to judging prospects, so take this for what it's worth, but I watched most of the games over the last month, and to me:

Ho-Sang is probably the most impressive player on the ice for either team in most games he's played. But he's also directly responsible for like three or more odd-man rushes going the other way per game. I think that's just who he is and you'll have to take the good with the bad. The Isles don't seem like the kind of team that would be OK with that, but I think he'll get a shot somewhere. If he's with really skilled players who can read his unorthodox style a little better, he can probably rack up some points in the NHL.

I know Bellows' release is talked about probably too much, but every time he gets a shot away it's noticeable. And he's more physical than Dal Colle along the boards (but maybe not as aggressive as Dal Colle around the net). I'd say he has a lot more quiet shifts than you'd expect from someone knocking on the door, though. Part of it's probably skating, but, we already talked about Koivula not being a great skater and he manages to be where he should be more often than Bellows, making him more noticeable to me.

On D, Toews, Aho, Vande Sompel, and Wotherspoon all look like maybe they could see NHL minutes at some point in the near future, but if two of them ever become regulars, that might be the best case scenario. Vande Sompel looks like he has good instincts, but I didn't realize until recently that he's only 5'10 (so is Aho...). Wotherspoon looks pretty solid, if unimpressive most nights. And Toews we've probably talked about to death. Maybe a couple of these guys replace some of the filler in the current lineup at some point, but I can't see any of them becoming the kind of game-breaker on D that the Isles need.

- UIF

Bellows is the kind of player that will shine with good players around him in nhl and score goals, ho sang creates a ton but for both teams and its why he is in the minors
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Dec 3 @ 7:25 PM ET
Barzal's probably one player who could anticipate some of the crazier stuff Ho-Sang tries to pull off...but I can't even imagine how many goals that line would let up if they were put together
- UIF

Only one puck they couldnt be on the same line
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Dec 3 @ 11:36 PM ET
Bellows is the kind of player that will shine with good players around him in nhl and score goals, ho sang creates a ton but for both teams and its why he is in the minors
- Upstate_isles


100% agree.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Dec 4 @ 12:22 AM ET
100% agree.
- nyisles7

I knew you were smart
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Dec 4 @ 9:22 AM ET
You're right...he does all of that. But he also puts the puck right on an opponent's stick in the middle of the ice with risky passes when he doesn't need to. I'm not talking about a crazy pass he tries to make on a scoring chance that just doesn't work out; I'm talking about something completely unnecessary at his own blue line or in the neutral zone. It happens a lot.

I agree he should get a look, though...even if it's just like Chief said, to get a better idea of what his value is. But, I do see why a coach like Trotz would be really wary about playing Ho-Sang while the team's hanging with the pack and playing in so many close and tight-checking games.

- UIF


You sure you are talking about Ho Sang and not Hickey?
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Dec 4 @ 9:24 AM ET
I wanted him rather than Strome in that draft.
- David_Volek


A lot of us on these boards were praying that Cout would fall to us.. he did and we passed. (some wanted Dougie too.. .most assumed that RNH and Hub, and Landeskog would be gone. Devils jumping us by winning Lottery got them Larsson. Why we took Strome was a mystery.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Dec 4 @ 9:43 AM ET
You sure you are talking about Ho Sang and not Hickey?
- niteislander

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

Dec 4 @ 10:07 AM ET
New York Islanders
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3m3 minutes ago

#Isles Transaction: Stephen Gionta has been returned on loan to Bridgeport. Christopher Gibson has been recalled from Bridgeport.




Seems like one of three things:

1) Someone is sick/hurt
2) They were dying to return to Garth's vaunted 3-goalie system
3) Someone was traded
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Dec 4 @ 10:13 AM ET
New York Islanders
‏Verified account
@NYIslanders
3m3 minutes ago

#Isles Transaction: Stephen Gionta has been returned on loan to Bridgeport. Christopher Gibson has been recalled from Bridgeport.



- eichiefs9


While it's not easy losing Stephen Gionta, we can find some peace in knowing that we're getting the Stephen Gionta of goalies.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 4 @ 10:13 AM ET
While it's not easy losing Stephen Gionta, we can find some peace in knowing that we're getting the Stephen Gionta of goalies.
- UIF



Is there a fourth goalie line we can bury him on though?
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Dec 4 @ 10:17 AM ET


Is there a fourth goalie line we can bury him on though?

- eichiefs9


Up until a year ago I'd say general manager?

Joined: 12.31.1969

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