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kasperrko
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island!! I am here............., NY
Joined: 03.09.2007

Dec 11 @ 10:58 AM ET
Last think the NHL needs is more playoff teams. They need the old playoff format.
- ses111


Last thing we need is another team to water down the sport. I say knock it down to 30 teams go back to the top 8 teams in each division make the playoffs. Get rid of this wild card nonsense. Get rid of shootouts all together they are just dumb. Ties worked in the past. Make the game a little more physical the way it was meant to be. Enough of these soft players who come in and someone looks at them and they get hurt. I miss good old hockey.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 11 @ 10:59 AM ET
Barry is a great coach but it's not going to work with the current mix.
- ses111

It's like 30 games into his tenure here and they're still evaluating everyone. I think Trotz's track record has earned him some time to work his magic. Things aren't going to get fixed overnight.
kasperrko
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island!! I am here............., NY
Joined: 03.09.2007

Dec 11 @ 10:59 AM ET
Barry is a great coach but it's not going to work with the current mix.
- ses111


No it is not and hopefully he sees that. Only a handful of guys should be safe.
kasperrko
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island!! I am here............., NY
Joined: 03.09.2007

Dec 11 @ 11:00 AM ET
It's like 30 games into his tenure here and they're still evaluating everyone. I think Trotz's track record has earned him some time to work his magic. Things aren't going to get fixed overnight.
- eichiefs9


You are right. I feel by the trade deadline and next year we are going to see a way different team
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Dec 11 @ 11:01 AM ET
It's like 30 games into his tenure here and they're still evaluating everyone. I think Trotz's track record has earned him some time to work his magic. Things aren't going to get fixed overnight.
- eichiefs9


There is only so much magic Barry can do when the talent is not there. Players like Nelson, Eberle, Fili, and Leo are not long term answers. This is more on Lou than Barry. Lou needs to supply better players.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Dec 11 @ 11:15 AM ET
There is only so much magic Barry can do when the talent is not there. Players like Nelson, Eberle, Fili, and Leo are not long term answers. This is more on Lou than Barry. Lou needs to supply better players.
- ses111

Dude he has had one offseason and inherited snows mess. How many blockbuster deals did you see this off season? Its gonna take time
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Dec 11 @ 11:19 AM ET
This is worse than komorov

https://twitter.com/Hocke.../1072524882192334849?s=19
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Dec 11 @ 11:22 AM ET
This is worse than komorov

https://twitter.com/Hocke.../1072524882192334849?s=19

- Upstate_isles

How do you miss that????
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Dec 11 @ 11:23 AM ET
Last thing we need is another team to water down the sport. I say knock it down to 30 teams go back to the top 8 teams in each division make the playoffs. Get rid of this wild card nonsense. Get rid of shootouts all together they are just dumb. Ties worked in the past. Make the game a little more physical the way it was meant to be. Enough of these soft players who come in and someone looks at them and they get hurt. I miss good old hockey.
- kasperrko

That's more teams in the playoffs than in your 30-team league.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 11 @ 11:27 AM ET
This is worse than komorov

https://twitter.com/Hocke.../1072524882192334849?s=19

- Upstate_isles

Still not the worst ever:

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

Dec 11 @ 11:29 AM ET
Dude he has had one offseason and inherited snows mess. How many blockbuster deals did you see this off season? Its gonna take time
- Upstate_isles


Who's talking about blockbuster deals? We are talking about calling up Toews and giving players like MDC or Ho Sang a look in the top 6 when the top 6 is not getting it done. There are small things that can be tried first. I'm not demanding a trade for Doughty or Panarin.
kasperrko
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island!! I am here............., NY
Joined: 03.09.2007

Dec 11 @ 11:30 AM ET
That's more teams in the playoffs than in your 30-team league.
- JohnScammo


Lol I meant conference. Screw it everyone makes the playoffs one game eliminations. Worse team plays the best and so on and so on
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Dec 11 @ 11:31 AM ET
Still not the worst ever:


- eichiefs9

Patrick stephan you should be embarrased for what you just did, that does not belong in the national hockey league.......
That is the all time greatest flub i remebmer when it happened
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Dec 11 @ 11:32 AM ET
Lol I meant conference. Screw it everyone makes the playoffs one game eliminations. Worse team plays the best and so on and so on
- kasperrko


That may actually be fun to watch.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Dec 11 @ 11:33 AM ET
Who's talking about blockbuster deals? We are talking about calling up Toews and giving players like MDC or Ho Sang a look in the top 6 when the top 6 is not getting it done. There are small things that can be tried first. I'm not demanding a trade for Doughty or Panarin.
- ses111

I thinkntoews would be here if healthy as we heard trotz wasnt impressed with pelech last night. Mdc came up and did 0. Bellows is the best option up front for a sniper
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Dec 11 @ 11:34 AM ET
Lol I meant conference. Screw it everyone makes the playoffs one game eliminations. Worse team plays the best and so on and so on
- kasperrko

I kind of figured that was what you meant.

In the old days, it felt like everyone DID make the playoffs. During the Isles glory years, it was a 21-team league. So the entire regular season was just to eliminate 5 teams, and determine playoff seeding.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Dec 11 @ 11:35 AM ET
Still not the worst ever:


- eichiefs9

Wow! Now THAT was REALLY bad!
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Dec 11 @ 11:37 AM ET
I thinkntoews would be here if healthy as we heard trotz wasnt impressed with pelech last night. Mdc came up and did 0. Bellows is the best option up front for a sniper
- Upstate_isles


You try to do something with a lousy 4 line center for 5 minutes. I just to do not want to wait forever for changes like Garth and co. I do not want Lou and Barry being afraid to give a look to young players. i give a young player time with top 6 talent and if they still cannot do well, they at least know they need more work. They are learning nothing playing on the 4th line with lousy players.
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 11 @ 11:47 AM ET
Wow! Now THAT was REALLY bad!
- JohnScammo


And I’ll forever love him for it.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Dec 11 @ 11:49 AM ET
You try to do something with a lousy 4 line center for 5 minutes. I just to do not want to wait forever for changes like Garth and co. I do not want Lou and Barry being afraid to give a look to young players. i give a young player time with top 6 talent and if they still cannot do well, they at least know they need more work. They are learning nothing playing on the 4th line with lousy players.
- ses111

Not disagreeing, but just to set the record straight (my function today ), MDC on his recent call-up was in fact given some shifts on the 3rd line. I don't think you can blame his invisibility ONLY on the 4th line. Also, wasn't he tried last season on other lines? Unfortunately, I think the problem may be MDC, not his linemates.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Dec 11 @ 11:51 AM ET
And I’ll forever love him for it.
- Wildschwein

There was a time when I was hoping the Isles would sign or trade for Hemsky. But never wanted Stefan....
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 11 @ 11:53 AM ET
There was a time when I was hoping the Isles would sign or trade for Hemsky. But never wanted Stefan....
- JohnScammo


Hemsky was wasted in Edmonton. Fantastic talent doomed to be surrounded by trash for most of his career.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Dec 11 @ 11:56 AM ET
Not disagreeing, but just to set the record straight (my function today ), MDC on his recent call-up was in fact given some shifts on the 3rd line. I don't think you can blame his invisibility ONLY on the 4th line. Also, wasn't he tried last season on other lines? Unfortunately, I think the problem may be MDC, not his linemates.
- JohnScammo


It's beyond MDC. it's not being terrified giving a call up a meaningful shot. I do not remember MDC even getting a call up last year? I just need to accept the current roster for now. It's not going to be easy after years of a do nothing GM.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Dec 11 @ 12:04 PM ET
Not disagreeing, but just to set the record straight (my function today ), MDC on his recent call-up was in fact given some shifts on the 3rd line. I don't think you can blame his invisibility ONLY on the 4th line. Also, wasn't he tried last season on other lines? Unfortunately, I think the problem may be MDC, not his linemates.
- JohnScammo

Correct

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