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Ben Shelley
Joined: 03.12.2019

Jan 13 @ 11:36 PM ET
Ben Shelley: Islanders beat Devils in first game after lengthy break
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Jan 14 @ 12:04 AM ET
Mick Vukota for the HOF.
Tee56
Joined: 10.02.2017

Jan 14 @ 6:54 AM ET

The winning begins

John Tonelli for HOF
Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 14 @ 10:31 AM ET
You hear the opposition saying that the Isles beat a depleted New Jersey Devils team. That they did not play the Islander Hockey brand.

To this I say, good teams find a way to win. Good teams beat the teams that they are suppose to beat.

I really like the development of Wally and Dober. They have shown me a lot through the season so far. I like the chances Bellows has been getting.

Lastly, I like the energy that Ross brought the four line. I do not think they should be quick to put Matty back in the line-up just yet.

One game at a time. One game at a time. LGI
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 14 @ 10:32 AM ET
NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety
24m
NY Islanders’ Ross Johnston will have a hearing today for an Illegal Check to the Head on New Jersey’s A.J. Greer.


Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 14 @ 10:33 AM ET
Mick Vukota for the HOF.
- JimmyP


I would support this. I think his hat trick gets him in. I believe it was against the CAPS
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 14 @ 10:33 AM ET
You hear the opposition saying that the Isles beat a depleted New Jersey Devils team. That they did not play the Islander Hockey brand.

To this I say, good teams find a way to win. Good teams beat the teams that they are suppose to beat.

I really like the development of Wally and Dober. They have shown me a lot through the season so far. I like the chances Bellows has been getting.

Lastly, I like the energy that Ross brought the four line. I do not think they should be quick to put Matty back in the line-up just yet.

One game at a time. One game at a time. LGI

- Nfdbulldawg

Before last night the Isles had played, I think, 3 games in 24 days or something like that. They didn't play a perfect game last night and probably should've won more comfortably but they've been getting jerked around so much with the schedule that it's hard to blame them. They were lucky that their opponent was depleted and not particularly good anyway....better than getting thrown to the wolves playing a top team that's healthy.
HolyDiver83
New York Islanders
Location: UBS Arena, NY
Joined: 08.05.2014

Jan 14 @ 10:36 AM ET
6-2-2 last 10 games..............

Just keep winning, this S isn't over yet.
Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 14 @ 10:37 AM ET
NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety
24m
NY Islanders’ Ross Johnston will have a hearing today for an Illegal Check to the Head on New Jersey’s A.J. Greer.



- eichiefs9


If he gets more than a fine it is an injustice. Ross did not go head hunting on this.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 14 @ 10:54 AM ET
If he gets more than a fine it is an injustice. Ross did not go head hunting on this.
- Nfdbulldawg

He caught him in the head. Doesn't have to really be head-hunting to deserve a suspension. He caught him in the head with a real late hit and Greer left the game injured and didn't return. I'd expect him to get a game or two and don't think that'd be unfair.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jan 14 @ 11:02 AM ET
If he gets more than a fine it is an injustice. Ross did not go head hunting on this.
- Nfdbulldawg


He shouldn't even be fined imho.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 14 @ 1:18 PM ET
He caught him in the head. Doesn't have to really be head-hunting to deserve a suspension. He caught him in the head with a real late hit and Greer left the game injured and didn't return. I'd expect him to get a game or two and don't think that'd be unfair.
- eichiefs9

I missed the hit last night, so I don't really have an opinion. I would just note that Johnston is listed at 6'5", so he's bigger than most of the guys in the NHL, including Greer who's listed at 6'3". If he (Johnston) delivers a hit with his shoulder, it could be into a smaller guy's head without Johnston's skates ever leaving the ice. I'm not saying that's what happened here, but it seems to me that head-hunting is a relevant issue, even if you are just determining the degree of punishment. So is the issue you raise that the hit was late.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 14 @ 1:23 PM ET
I missed the hit last night, so I don't really have an opinion. I would just note that Johnston is listed at 6'5", so he's bigger than most of the guys in the NHL, including Greer who's listed at 6'3". If he (Johnston) delivers a hit with his shoulder, it could be into a smaller guy's head without Johnston's skates ever leaving the ice. I'm not saying that's what happened here, but it seems to me that head-hunting is a relevant issue, even if you are just determining the degree of punishment. So is the issue you raise that the hit was late.
- JohnScammo

It wasn't a completely egregious hit and shouldn't be cause for outrage from anyone...but it's definitely not legal and may be a suspendable offense because of the injury and lateness

https://twitter.com/PuckR...tatus/1482004524520849410
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Let’s Go Branden, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jan 14 @ 1:35 PM ET
I missed the hit last night, so I don't really have an opinion. I would just note that Johnston is listed at 6'5", so he's bigger than most of the guys in the NHL, including Greer who's listed at 6'3". If he (Johnston) delivers a hit with his shoulder, it could be into a smaller guy's head without Johnston's skates ever leaving the ice. I'm not saying that's what happened here, but it seems to me that head-hunting is a relevant issue, even if you are just determining the degree of punishment. So is the issue you raise that the hit was late.
- JohnScammo



Greer was also hunched over a bit. If that hit gets him suspended then the NHL has lost all kinds of credibility imho. Like I said before he shouldn’t even be suspended. Hell Wilson throws a hit like that every other shift.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 14 @ 1:42 PM ET
It wasn't a completely egregious hit and shouldn't be cause for outrage from anyone...but it's definitely not legal and may be a suspendable offense because of the injury and lateness

https://twitter.com/PuckR...tatus/1482004524520849410

- eichiefs9

Thanks for the video. I honestly don't think it was egregious at all. Johnston's skates never left the ice. His arms were at his side. I saw nothing that resembled head-hunting. I don't even agree that the hit was really late. In slow motion, all hits look late.

Greer appeared to be partially bent over and Johnston should have let up, because Greer was in a vulnerable position, so the penalty was warranted. Regarding additional punishment by the League, maybe a fine, but not a suspension. I don't recall Johnston being a repeat offender.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 14 @ 1:43 PM ET


Holy poop
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 14 @ 1:43 PM ET
Greer was also hunched over a bit. If that hit gets him suspended then the NHL has lost all kinds of credibility imho. Like I said before he shouldn’t even be suspended. Hell Wilson throws a hit like that every other shift.
- nyisles7

Agreed.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 14 @ 1:44 PM ET


Holy poop

- eichiefs9

Old timer's contest?
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 14 @ 1:45 PM ET
Old timer's contest?
- JohnScammo

Fred Brathwaite is 49 and hasn't played any hockey in 10 years. Last time he played in North America I was still in high school
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 14 @ 1:47 PM ET
Old timer's contest?
- JohnScammo

I may have gotten duped on this one. I don't think it's real



JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Coming to a jail near you
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 14 @ 2:06 PM ET
I may have gotten duped on this one. I don't think it's real




- eichiefs9

Darn! I was hoping to see P.A. Parenteau back on the ice. The guy could do it all.
Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 14 @ 2:16 PM ET
It wasn't a completely egregious hit and shouldn't be cause for outrage from anyone...but it's definitely not legal and may be a suspendable offense because of the injury and lateness

https://twitter.com/PuckR...tatus/1482004524520849410

- eichiefs9


Depending on how the Department of Player Safety decides too handle it, I can see you point as Ross could be suspended. The was late. Watching it last night, it did not seem as late but when you go to slow motion you can see it a little clearly. Greer needs to have his head up as well. He is part at fault here as well.

Players need to be accountable on both sides of the puck. I remember a few times when I was playing that the coach would say you need to keep your head or you will get hurt.
Tee56
Joined: 10.02.2017

Jan 14 @ 2:18 PM ET


Holy poop

- eichiefs9


John Tonelli was invited but turned it down.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Calgary
Joined: 01.04.2021

Jan 14 @ 2:18 PM ET


Holy poop

- eichiefs9


It’s fake.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jan 14 @ 2:22 PM ET
It’s fake.
- TurdFergeson

Yeah I figured it out after I realized who hosted the podcast it came from
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