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Ben Shelley
Joined: 03.12.2019

May 6 @ 11:59 AM ET
Ben Shelley: Looking at the numbers behind the Islanders’ offensive struggles
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

May 6 @ 12:54 PM ET
Palmieri in the lead. Hardly surprising.
Shady1962
Joined: 02.06.2021

May 6 @ 12:56 PM ET
Trotz Is a defense first coach and the best hockey coach on any planet so no one should be surprised that the Isles don't lead the league In scoring but this team Is more than built to go deep Into the playoffs.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

May 6 @ 2:05 PM ET
I’m still sticking to my prediction that we go in hot to the playoffs even though we’re running out of time. Prepared to eat those words
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

May 6 @ 2:41 PM ET
Palmieri in the lead. Hardly surprising.
- JimmyP

He got my vote. I wasn't expecting an offensive juggernaut, but 1 goal and 2 assists in 14 games, combined with a -2 in the +/- stat............. he sure hasn't been a difference maker yet.

Hockeyislife
New York Islanders
Joined: 05.29.2018

May 6 @ 2:44 PM ET
Its open season on NHL star players. NHL wants players to be injured or murdered on the ice they welcome it and celebrate it.
disorca
New York Rangers
Location: NY
Joined: 07.01.2015

May 6 @ 2:47 PM ET
Torts was a defense first guy and rangers made deep runs. I think Isles have more firepower and will be dangerous this year.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

May 6 @ 3:23 PM ET
He got my vote. I wasn't expecting an offensive juggernaut, but 1 goal and 2 assists in 14 games, combined with a -2 in the +/- stat............. he sure hasn't been a difference maker yet.
- JohnScammo

Yeah he has been a disappointment so far. Holding out hope he starts clicking with someone.
Mancalledsting
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 10.12.2008

May 6 @ 3:37 PM ET
Yeah, here's hoping they "turn it on" come playoff time.
Like Captain Jack used to say, raise the battle level!
Mancalledsting
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 10.12.2008

May 6 @ 3:38 PM ET
Yeah he has been a disappointment so far. Holding out hope he starts clicking with someone.
- Cptmjl

Palmieri has done very little since he arrived. I can see what Devil fans have saying about him. He doesn't seem to be the same player he has been in recent past.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

May 6 @ 3:57 PM ET
Palmieri going to get his chance tonight with Barzal and Zajak it looks like.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

May 6 @ 3:59 PM ET
Palmieri going to get his chance tonight with Barzal and Zajak it looks like.
- niteislander

One of Zajac or Komarov has to be on that line

Palmieri and him have played together in the past I get it but come on.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

May 6 @ 4:27 PM ET
Yeah, here's hoping they "turn it on" come playoff time.
Like Captain Jack used to say, raise the battle level!

- Mancalledsting


Just get back to playing Trotz style hockey!
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

May 6 @ 5:14 PM ET
Palmieri has done very little since he arrived. I can see what Devil fans have saying about him. He doesn't seem to be the same player he has been in recent past.
- Mancalledsting

He’s adjusting to the system and his line mates. Hopefully he is fully adjusted shortly...
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

May 6 @ 6:42 PM ET
Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic · 6m

Varlamov in net for #Isles
tonight. Lineup same as AM skate:

Zajac-Barzal-Palmieri
Beau-Nelson-Bailey
Johnston-Pageau-Wahlstrom
Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck
Pelech-Pulock
Leddy-Mayfield
Coburn-Dobson

Eberle, Komarov, Dal Colle, Greene scratched.


Ebs and Greene out tonight. I thought Greene has been good. Certainly better than Coburn. I hope he's not banged up.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

May 6 @ 6:45 PM ET
Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic · 6m

Varlamov in net for #Isles
tonight. Lineup same as AM skate:

Zajac-Barzal-Palmieri
Beau-Nelson-Bailey
Johnston-Pageau-Wahlstrom
Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck
Pelech-Pulock
Leddy-Mayfield
Coburn-Dobson

Eberle, Komarov, Dal Colle, Greene scratched.


Ebs and Greene out tonight. I thought Greene has been good. Certainly better than Coburn. I hope he's not banged up.

- JimmyP

Almost definitely getting rested I would think.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

May 6 @ 6:47 PM ET
Arthur Staple @StapeAthletic · 6m

Varlamov in net for #Isles
tonight. Lineup same as AM skate:

Zajac-Barzal-Palmieri
Beau-Nelson-Bailey
Johnston-Pageau-Wahlstrom
Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck
Pelech-Pulock
Leddy-Mayfield
Coburn-Dobson

Eberle, Komarov, Dal Colle, Greene scratched.


Ebs and Greene out tonight. I thought Greene has been good. Certainly better than Coburn. I hope he's not banged up.

- JimmyP

I doubt it's anything serious. But he is an old-timer, and Trotz is resting some of the vets for the playoffs, so it makes sense to give him the night off, even if he's healthy.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

May 6 @ 6:48 PM ET
Almost definitely getting rested I would think.
- Cptmjl

Beat me to it.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

May 6 @ 6:50 PM ET
Beat me to it.
- JohnScammo

He better be we can’t have him injured.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

May 6 @ 6:53 PM ET
He better be we can’t have him injured.
- Cptmjl

Definitely. He's one of the steadier d-men on the roster.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

May 6 @ 7:33 PM ET
Ugh.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

May 6 @ 7:47 PM ET
Ugh.
- JimmyP

I'm beginning to think that Barry and the players are resigned to the fact that they're finishing 4th in their division and don't really give a shat.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

May 6 @ 8:07 PM ET
Nice Beau!
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

May 6 @ 8:08 PM ET
Nice Beau!
- JimmyP

keaner17
New York Islanders
Location: REJECTED REFEREE
Joined: 07.12.2007

May 6 @ 8:09 PM ET
I'm beginning to think that Barry and the players are resigned to the fact that they're finishing 4th in their division and don't really give a shat.
- JohnScammo

Both winning and losing can become habitual. I get wanting your players to be rested, but they've been struggling offensively for quite some time now. I get nervous about them taking the 'Don't worry, we'll turn it on when the playoffs start." stance.
It isn't always that automatic
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