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streaks
New York Islanders
Joined: 02.25.2018

Jan 12 @ 5:23 PM ET
Lehner is having himself a day so far
- eichiefs9

He's been our best player the past few games.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jan 12 @ 5:29 PM ET
The reason? Nah, but I'd just say I would think my team probably had a decent chance to win if I looked at the lineup for the opposing team and saw the bottom six wingers were Komarov, Johnston, Martin, and Clutterbuck. That's gotta put a lot more pressure on the top-six.
- UIF


CCM line has done there job this year and more. Other teams don’t like to play against them. You know your in a game playing them.

So substituting MDC for Johnson makes teams poop their pants? Of course not.

Look they have won with basically the same players and lately they just haven’t played well. They need to get back on track as a TEAM.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Jan 12 @ 5:34 PM ET
That's kinda my point. Why are we bothering to take away a lineup spot from someone else to give it to a guy who's unable to be used in most facets of the game that don't involve punching? He's not worth the paper his contract is printed on.

He only averages two more minutes per game normally anyway

Again, it's not the only reason they lost. But he's not part of the solution, so you know what he is a part of.

- eichiefs9


It's a simple question - Does having Johnston in the lineup give the team the best chance to win?
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 12 @ 5:38 PM ET
MDC would have gotten Ross Johnson’s ice time no more or no less probably.

He doesn’t kill penalties and he isn’t on the PP so would he have made a difference in 5 - 6 minutes of ice? I don’t think so Chiefs.

There are Ebs and flows in a season and the Isles are in a bit of a funk lately and it’s up to the coaches to get them back on track. Hopefully sooner then later.

- nyisles7

Maybe, maybe not. It's possible he could have gotten some PP time after Clutterbuck hurt his ankle but who knows. All I know is that Ross Johnston has absolutely no future as an NHL regular so playing him over a younger, more talented player makes absolutely no sense to me.

If you're not gonna ice your best lineup every night, then what are you honestly doing?
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 12 @ 5:39 PM ET
It's a simple question - Does having Johnston in the lineup give the team the best chance to win?
- JimmyP

Not unless they start counting punches and ass-splinters as goals
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Jan 12 @ 5:40 PM ET
CCM line has done there job this year and more. Other teams don’t like to play against them. You know your in a game playing them.

So substituting MDC for Johnson makes teams poop their pants? Of course not.

Look they have won with basically the same players and lately they just haven’t played well. They need to get back on track as a TEAM.

- nyisles7


If your point is they could use more skill in the bottom six, I'd find it hard to disagree with that...
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jan 12 @ 5:42 PM ET
It's a simple question - Does having Johnston in the lineup give the team the best chance to win?
- JimmyP


At the end of the day that’s the bottom line.

I’ll take it that’s why Trotz had Johnson in the lineup the last couple games.

With that for me the discussion is over. Not going round in circles on this anymore
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 12 @ 5:44 PM ET
If your point is they could use more skill in the bottom six, I'd find it hard to disagree with that...
- UIF

It doesn't even have to be Dal Colle. The god damn Coon would have given them a better chance to win than they had with Johnston in the lineup.

Johnston should be tied to the front-end of a train that's Siberia-bound. He's absolutely worthless.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 12 @ 6:12 PM ET
It doesn't even have to be Dal Colle. The god damn Coon would have given them a better chance to win than they had with Johnston in the lineup.

Johnston should be tied to the front-end of a train that's Siberia-bound. He's absolutely worthless.

- eichiefs9

😂😂😂 I would highlight what’s making me laugh but...
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Jan 12 @ 6:25 PM ET
Not unless they start counting punches and ass-splinters as goals
- eichiefs9


Exactly. The Isles are in a bit of a funk and Johnston isn't helping.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jan 12 @ 6:57 PM ET
Im at the b devils game and j.f. berube is starting for Cleveland

Edit he is all over the place jesus why they held on to him idk
Im updating cause no one cares but he is terrible
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 12 @ 7:44 PM ET
😂😂😂 I would highlight what’s making me laugh but...
- Cptmjl

I know why you (and I) are laughing.....
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 12 @ 7:45 PM ET
Exactly. The Isles are in a bit of a funk and Johnston isn't helping.
- JimmyP

Johnston is like a cop. You never need him.........until you do. It's worth noting that McLeod did not take any liberties running Islanders today.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 12 @ 7:46 PM ET
Im at the b devils game and j.f. berube is starting for Cleveland

Edit he is all over the place jesus why they held on to him idk
Im updating cause no one cares but he is terrible

- Upstate_isles

Please keep us updated on JF Berube. We need a laugh tonight.
watsonnostaw
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: they can't use a lint roller and a cup of hot black coffee on the guv before they put him on camera?
Joined: 06.26.2006

Jan 12 @ 7:47 PM ET
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Jan 12 @ 7:58 PM ET
I hope the scores after 1 don't hold up tonight because it's mayhem for the Isles right now
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 12 @ 8:01 PM ET
Johnston is like a cop. You never need him.........until you do. It's worth noting that McLeod did not take any liberties running Islanders today.
- JohnScammo

Pretty remarkable how the rest of the league has survived playing against McLeod 😂😉
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Jan 12 @ 8:02 PM ET
Johnston is like a cop. You never need him.........until you do. It's worth noting that McLeod did not take any liberties running Islanders today.
- JohnScammo


We'll have to disagree on this one. I don't see any reason to dress Johnston unless the Isles travel back in time to face the Broad Street Bullies.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 12 @ 8:08 PM ET
https://sports.yahoo.com/...ks-210146598.html?src=rss

This article is only remarkable, because it's uncommon for Yahoo Sports to run an article about an Islander.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 12 @ 8:09 PM ET
Pretty remarkable how the rest of the league has survived playing against McLeod 😂😉
- Cptmjl

Many of the other teams have their version of Johnston.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 12 @ 8:23 PM ET
Many of the other teams have their version of Johnston.
- JohnScammo

I would say some do and with that said I don’t think it’s as much of a deterrent as others like maybe yourself(?) does. Especially when we already have Martin, Clutterbuck, and the supposed tough guy Komarov in the line up. Also I’ll say some teams do have some “tough” players but adding Johnston to what we already have in our regular line up is a bit questionable especially when he doesn’t contribute anything at all.

I’m not saying we lost because Johnston was in the line up the team played like crap but I will say like someone stated earlier we didn’t dress our best line up. To me a worthless player like McLeod did his job just by inspiring that coaching decision forget about what useless contribution he made on the ice imo if in fact that was what inspired it. I’m all for hard hitting players but I think we all know they have to bring something else at least a little something to the table In this day and age. Johnston isn’t that guy contrary to what some believe especially with the players I mentioned already in the line up seems to be a bit of overkill.
Jesus that was long😂
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jan 12 @ 8:29 PM ET
Please keep us updated on JF Berube. We need a laugh tonight.
- JohnScammo

Well hust gave up a terrible goal again and we are all getting a free cheeseburger tomorrow

And another thats 3 in 2 min
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jan 12 @ 8:43 PM ET
I would say some do and with that said I don’t think it’s as much of a deterrent as others like maybe yourself(?) does. Especially when we already have Martin, Clutterbuck, and the supposed tough guy Komarov in the line up. Also I’ll say some teams do have some “tough” players but adding Johnston to what we already have in our regular line up is a bit questionable especially when he doesn’t contribute anything at all.

I’m not saying we lost because Johnston was in the line up the team played like crap but I will say like someone stated earlier we didn’t dress our best line up. To me a worthless player like McLeod did his job just by inspiring that coaching decision forget about what useless contribution he made on the ice imo if in fact that was what inspired it. I’m all for hard hitting players but I think we all know they have to bring something else at least a little something to the table In this day and age. Johnston isn’t that guy contrary to what some believe especially with the players I mentioned already in the line up seems to be a bit of overkill.
Jesus that was long😂

- Cptmjl


Very long
When you write to Trotz’s suggestion box make it shorter he might just read it
Maybe
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 12 @ 9:14 PM ET
Very long
When you write to Trotz’s suggestion box make it shorter he might just read it
Maybe

- nyisles7

The guy never returns any of my messages.

Joined: 12.31.1969

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