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

Jan 22 @ 10:03 AM ET
Read that a little while ago. I know Lou doesn't give much away in terms of specific moves and players he might be targeting, but he's pretty open about his philosophy and about what he sees and looks for in terms of qualities beyond on-ice skill. It's such a change from Howie and Snow going through their brief and awkward "leave no stone unturned" schtick between periods of a hopeless game during a lost season.

Edit -- Although his most evasive answer was probably my favorite:

Has your team’s play so far changed your approach to the Feb. 25 trade deadline?


(Smiling) Next question.

- UIF


Uncle Lou is ready to deal.

You cannot help love Garth's we have enough talent to win. Maybe he was right and he just never bothered to hire a good coach?
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 22 @ 10:18 AM ET
Uncle Lou is ready to deal.

You cannot help love Garth's we have enough talent to win. Maybe he was right and he just never bothered to hire a good coach?

- ses111

Nah, his 1C was extremely overrated....
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jan 22 @ 10:20 AM ET
Nah, his 1C was extremely overrated....
- JohnScammo


niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Jan 22 @ 10:34 AM ET
"the Islanders are receiving production from just about everyone on a roster that seems stitched together from an expansion draft"

Never change Toronto media, never change.

- Wildschwein


This cracks me up... first round picks currently on Isles roster that were drafted by Isles. Barzal, Bailey, Pulock, Bouv, Brock, MDC, ... Second round Mayfield. They had a 40 goal scorer last year, point a game rookie, 6 players not named JT with 18 of more goals, 4 guys with over 50 points.. but the only player we had was Tavares. this is supposed to be the place where everyone knows hockey. truly amazing.
kasperrko
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island!! I am here............., NY
Joined: 03.09.2007

Jan 22 @ 10:45 AM ET
This cracks me up... first round picks currently on Isles roster that were drafted by Isles. Barzal, Bailey, Pulock, Bouv, Brock, MDC, ... Second round Mayfield. They had a 40 goal scorer last year, point a game rookie, 6 players not named JT with 18 of more goals, 4 guys with over 50 points.. but the only player we had was Tavares. this is supposed to be the place where everyone knows hockey. truly amazing.
- niteislander


People are just jealous in Toronto. They never thought that maybe jt was the problem with the islanders. Most of the time the star player is. Yes trotz has been a big help but if Tavares was still here would they have the same success? We will never know
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Jan 22 @ 10:46 AM ET


- JohnScammo


winner
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Jan 22 @ 10:47 AM ET
Sorry I’m late gentlemen. Congratulations on 1st in the Metro and one hell of a statement win.👍


- Wildschwein


um.... also a winner.. wow
bixll
Location: New Glasgow, NS
Joined: 09.04.2008

Jan 22 @ 10:51 AM ET
I had to just add something to the leafs thread. It was too easy.
- Cptmjl



You were amazing.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 22 @ 11:03 AM ET
People are just jealous in Toronto. They never thought that maybe jt was the problem with the islanders. Most of the time the star player is. Yes trotz has been a big help but if Tavares was still here would they have the same success? We will never know
- kasperrko


Seriously JT was the problem? Or maybe they just have professionals for the first time in important positions in the front office? JT left and that's fine but don't start acting like he was the problem.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 22 @ 11:04 AM ET
Seriously JT was the problem? Or maybe they just have professionals for the first time in important positions in the front office? JT left and that's fine but don't start acting like he was the problem.
- Vukota

Komarov is good, Tavares sucks
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 22 @ 11:18 AM ET
Komarov is good, Tavares sucks
- eichiefs9


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

Jan 22 @ 11:21 AM ET
Seriously JT was the problem? Or maybe they just have professionals for the first time in important positions in the front office? JT left and that's fine but don't start acting like he was the problem.
- Vukota


I heard he's a meth-head.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Jan 22 @ 11:22 AM ET
Seriously JT was the problem? Or maybe they just have professionals for the first time in important positions in the front office? JT left and that's fine but don't start acting like he was the problem.
- Vukota


It's very nice to watch a hockey game and not see 3 or 4 odd man rushes a period that is for sht sure. Last year was so friggin painful to watch. Had the talent to lead the league in scoring at times but lacked even the most rudimentary system to prevent them from scoring constantly.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Jan 22 @ 11:26 AM ET
People are just jealous in Toronto. They never thought that maybe jt was the problem with the islanders. Most of the time the star player is. Yes trotz has been a big help but if Tavares was still here would they have the same success? We will never know
- kasperrko


He would have been great on this team as 1C for sure. He isn't here and I hope he fails miserably, but the Isles still need a 1C/2C and I expect Lou will make a move for one in the near future.
kasperrko
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island!! I am here............., NY
Joined: 03.09.2007

Jan 22 @ 11:34 AM ET
Komarov is good, Tavares sucks
- eichiefs9


Finally you have seen the light!!!
kasperrko
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island!! I am here............., NY
Joined: 03.09.2007

Jan 22 @ 11:36 AM ET
Seriously JT was the problem? Or maybe they just have professionals for the first time in important positions in the front office? JT left and that's fine but don't start acting like he was the problem.
- Vukota


Jt had management wrapped around his finger. I mean he is the main reason cal was signed to that contract. They did everything to keep him happy and basically did everything he said. Now he is gone we have a true captain and leader. I mean this is pretty obvious
kasperrko
New York Islanders
Location: Long Island!! I am here............., NY
Joined: 03.09.2007

Jan 22 @ 11:36 AM ET
On another note captain don’t go to the leafs thread please. Someone bashed you in there.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 22 @ 11:39 AM ET
Seriously JT was the problem? Or maybe they just have professionals for the first time in important positions in the front office? JT left and that's fine but don't start acting like he was the problem.
- Vukota

For the first time in 30 years we have professionals in management and coaches who have won at this level. It’s all trickling down to the players. That’s what’s going on. If we had Tavares and everything I just mentioned we would be all the better... obviously.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 22 @ 11:39 AM ET
On another note captain don’t go to the leafs thread please. Someone bashed you in there.
- kasperrko

Oh no. That’s terrible.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jan 22 @ 11:48 AM ET
Oh no. That’s terrible.
- Cptmjl

As you head over to attack
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 22 @ 11:50 AM ET
As you head over to attack
- Upstate_isles

Yeah like who gives a (frank)?
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jan 22 @ 11:51 AM ET
It's very nice to watch a hockey game and not see 3 or 4 odd man rushes a period that is for sht sure. Last year was so friggin painful to watch. Had the talent to lead the league in scoring at times but lacked even the most rudimentary system to prevent them from scoring constantly.
- niteislander



The odd man rushes every other play had nothing to do with Tavares and everything to do with inept coaching and systems.
Ddomnitch
New York Islanders
Joined: 07.02.2012

Jan 22 @ 11:54 AM ET
Erin Brown @rinkside
29m
Could be something, could be nothing.

Team scouts (outside the usuals) in attendance for tonight's #SJSharks , #FlaPanthers game: #NHLBruins, #LGRW, #GoAvsGo, #Isles.


Sounds like the vultures are circling the Panthers

- eichiefs9


Barkov!!!!
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 22 @ 11:56 AM ET
The odd man rushes every other play had nothing to do with Tavares and everything to do with inept coaching and systems.
- kindlyrick

Boo him and Smash him up a bit next game at home and move on. He was part of an era of this club that’s needs to be forgotten about along with his buddy Snow.

Joined: 12.31.1969

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