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JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Dec 18 @ 11:52 AM ET
You can see him hustling back a lot more, it's glaringly-evident he's starting to buy in. If he can keep himself in the lineup in Trotz's system then that's a big win for the organization. Seemed like popular opinion was that JHS and MDC were starting to fade a bit, in terms of value.
- eichiefs9


I think JHS was. It would look bad for him if he couldn't crack the current roster. Its not like they are stacked with talent. However he is only 23 it would be too soon to write him off completely.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Dec 18 @ 11:53 AM ET
Even if he's not producing on the scoresheet, he adds an element to the third line that didn't exist prior. It's just spreading the talent from the top-6 to the top-9...without depleting the top-6 by taking someone like Beau out and dropping him down a line.
- eichiefs9


Agreed. I really hope he can buy in and stay with the team.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM ET
Agreed. I really hope he can buy in and stay with the team.
- JimmyP

It's a small sample, but it really seems like he has bought in. I don't even think they're trying to stifle his creativity that much, just eliminate the high-risk/low-percentage plays that put them at risk for a rush going the other way. The 2nd PP unit already looks light years better with him playing on it.

Like 7 said a few pages ago (late last night), team defense as a whole has improved ten-fold. The foundation being laid is starting to become apparent and if they can add about 2 more solid defenseman, whichever way, things are really going to start looking exciting. They're already doing an excellent job of shot suppression and that's with a pretty ragtag group on the blueline.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 18 @ 12:15 PM ET
It's a small sample, but it really seems like he has bought in. I don't even think they're trying to stifle his creativity that much, just eliminate the high-risk/low-percentage plays that put them at risk for a rush going the other way. The 2nd PP unit already looks light years better with him playing on it.

Like 7 said a few pages ago (late last night), team defense as a whole has improved ten-fold. The foundation being laid is starting to become apparent and if they can add about 2 more solid defenseman, whichever way, things are really going to start looking exciting. They're already doing an excellent job of shot suppression and that's with a pretty ragtag group on the blueline.

- eichiefs9

Speaking of....

nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Dec 18 @ 12:20 PM ET
It's a small sample, but it really seems like he has bought in. I don't even think they're trying to stifle his creativity that much, just eliminate the high-risk/low-percentage plays that put them at risk for a rush going the other way. The 2nd PP unit already looks light years better with him playing on it.

Like 7 said a few pages ago (late last night), team defense as a whole has improved ten-fold. The foundation being laid is starting to become apparent and if they can add about 2 more solid defenseman, whichever way, things are really going to start looking exciting. They're already doing an excellent job of shot suppression and that's with a pretty ragtag group on the blueline.

- eichiefs9



Did i say that? I was celebrating that win with some buddies a bit too much don't remember
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 18 @ 12:20 PM ET
Did i say that? I was celebrating that win with some buddies a bit too much
- nyisles7

nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Dec 18 @ 12:22 PM ET

- eichiefs9


Never touched the stuff

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

Dec 18 @ 12:24 PM ET
Never touched the stuff


- nyisles7

I don't do coke, I just love the way it smells
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Dec 18 @ 12:28 PM ET
I don't do coke, I just love the way it smells
- eichiefs9



Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Dec 18 @ 12:42 PM ET
Yeah...for a little while it looked like maybe he was getting a little too much thrown at him too fast. He was already adjusting to getting all of the other teams' attention without Tavares there, and then also changing a lot about how he approaches the game overall. But it looks like it's starting to click now, regardless of Butch disagreeing with seemingly every decision he makes with the puck
- UIF

Butch hates that he doesnt chip and chase
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Dec 18 @ 12:44 PM ET
I don't do coke, I just love the way it smells
- eichiefs9

It smells like money too
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Dec 18 @ 1:36 PM ET
Butch hates that he doesnt chip and chase
- Upstate_isles[]


Give it about a five count from the moment Barzal touches the puck and you're bound to hear Butch complain about something he will just have to learn
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Dec 18 @ 2:07 PM ET
Andrew Gross
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33s34 seconds ago

#Isles Barry Trotz said Brock Nelson is a game-time decision and Thomas Hickey is being evaluated. Both reported to Gila River Arena this morning. Neither skated.


Andrew Gross
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@AGrossNewsday
2m2 minutes ago

#Isles Barry Trotz said he does not expect team will have to make a roster move before NHL roster freeze goes into effect tomorrow.
kasperrko
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island!! I am here............., NY
Joined: 03.09.2007

Dec 18 @ 2:18 PM ET
Never touched the stuff


- nyisles7



Is that Garth Snow???
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Dec 18 @ 2:24 PM ET
Is that Garth Snow???
- kasperrko

UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Dec 18 @ 2:24 PM ET
Is that Garth Snow???
- kasperrko

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

Dec 18 @ 2:25 PM ET
Is that Garth's snow???
- kasperrko

fixed
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Dec 18 @ 2:26 PM ET
Andrew Gross
‏Verified account
@AGrossNewsday
33s34 seconds ago

#Isles Barry Trotz said Brock Nelson is a game-time decision and Thomas Hickey is being evaluated. Both reported to Gila River Arena this morning. Neither skated.


Andrew Gross
‏Verified account
@AGrossNewsday
2m2 minutes ago

#Isles Barry Trotz said he does not expect team will have to make a roster move before NHL roster freeze goes into effect tomorrow.

- eichiefs9


Looks like Gionta was suspended three games in the AHL. Please tell me that carries over to the NHL so he's not a viable call-up option, just in case...
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Dec 18 @ 2:28 PM ET

Newsday Sports
‏Verified account @NewsdaySports

John Tavares praised the #Isles organization, fans and Nassau Coliseum in his return to the metro area to face the Devils tonight: https://nwsdy.li/2rIL91b


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

Dec 18 @ 2:34 PM ET

Newsday Sports
‏Verified account @NewsdaySports

John Tavares praised the #Isles organization, fans and Nassau Coliseum in his return to the metro area to face the Devils tonight: https://nwsdy.li/2rIL91b



- UIF

Oh godddddddd enough of this (frank)ing cunt. I hate that people care what he thinks about anything. He's gone, let him be gone and stop talking about him. At least until the Isles are in Toronto a week from Saturday
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Dec 18 @ 2:45 PM ET
Oh godddddddd enough of this (frank)ing cunt. I hate that people care what he thinks about anything. He's gone, let him be gone and stop talking about him. At least until the Isles are in Toronto a week from Saturday
- eichiefs9

I like staple blazing the refs and actually not being vanilla. This doesnt really work with your post but im too lazy to scroll up.....much like correcting my misspellings
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Dec 18 @ 2:46 PM ET
Oh godddddddd enough of this (frank)ing cunt. I hate that people care what he thinks about anything. He's gone, let him be gone and stop talking about him. At least until the Isles are in Toronto a week from Saturday
- eichiefs9





*my post to all of your carefully crafted blocks, muted words, and wards on Twitter*:

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

Dec 18 @ 2:52 PM ET


*my post to all of your carefully crafted blocks, muted words, and wards on Twitter*:


- UIF



I wonder if they're going to do this anytime he plays within a few hours of NYC/LI.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Dec 18 @ 2:56 PM ET


I wonder if they're going to do this anytime he plays within a few hours of NYC/LI.

- eichiefs9


Tampa: "For all the NY snowbirds here, is there anything you'd like to say..."

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