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The race to 8

Posted by rifleman22 (Members) at Yesterday, 11:22 AM. One comment

So, look at the wild card standings. It is apparent that we are in a three team race for the 8 spot with Carolina and Columbus. It doesn't look like we'll be catching anyone above us, except MAYBE Philly or the Devils, both of whom would have to go on a spiral to have that happen.

Translation- with 20 something games left, even going on an 8-2 run will not net a 16 point jump in the standings. Based on the fact that none of the 3 teams in the race are more than .500 in their last ten, that is what we should focus on. Us winning and both of them losing. 4 point games are critical, OT losses are the vig in this whole scenario.

So this is the thread for all the scoreboard watching, matchups, 4 point games and upcoming schedule.

Have at it.

Gary Bettman says Islanders coming back to Nassau Coliseum

Posted by LEDZEP (Members) at Jan 10 2018, 06:51 AM. 13 comments

Gary Bettman says Islanders coming back to Nassau Coliseum

https://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islanders/islanders-nhl-nassau-coliseum-bettman-1.16035867

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman toured the renovated Nassau Coliseum Tuesday to assess the improvements needed for the arena to host Islanders games while the team’s new home at Belmont Park is being built.
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Boychuk on IR

Posted by Acards (Members) at Dec 28 2017, 01:04 PM. 10 comments


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Islanders Injury Update: Johnny Boychuk has been placed on IR (lower body, week to week). Sebastian Aho has been recalled from loan (Bridgeport). #Isles #NHL

Kulimen out 6 months

Posted by rifleman22 (Members) at Nov 14 2017, 09:37 AM. 7 comments

Kulimen underwent shoulder surgery and is out 6 months. Means he probably played his last game as an Islander.

Mixed feelings on this one. It gives young guys the opportunity to play, including JHS. It hurts our penalty kill to a degree. It clears some cap space after this season.

Look, he was okay, not great. Scored 15 in 2015. Didn't do much else.

Was brutal this year IMO and as I have stated, I don't wish injury on anyone.

So, mixed feelings, wish him the best.

The season ahead...

Posted by rifleman22 (Members) at Oct 5 2017, 11:58 AM. 12 comments

So, here we go into "uncharted" waters. Things are certainly different, and some things are certainly concerning. My take follows, be interested to see if others feel the same.

First, my greatest concern is the obvious, John Tavares. And his future hinges on a number of issues which we all know. The arena, specifically, is on his list and understandably so. Eberle, who should provide stability for him on the wing. But my concern is twofold. First, IF this team struggles, has a long losing streak, is at or near the bottom of the league, I absolutely think that effects his decision. Plus, Toronto looks like the real deal. I know writers from everywhere but Toronto say no way, but if a guy is looking to win now, Toronto HAS to be on your list. So, how we play and how they play definitely concern me.

Different? Doug Weight. he ran a camp the right way, had players playing together from day one and ran a tough camp as well.

Some differences from year's past?

Crappy would've had Bernier and Gionta on the team. Beauvy and Barzal would be at the Bridge. Not Weight, the kids are here and will play. BIG difference.

The mindset. Different. Win now. From the first shift of game 1. That killer instinct has been missing for some time.

Pelech, Puloch and Mayfield will play. Seidenberg will not be asked for 20 minutes a night. Boychuk will get some games off. If Hickey struggles, he'll sit. This is a big change as Crappy wanted only vets, Weight plays the kids. And Pulock is on the first PP unit to boot.

Goaltending. No more three headed monster. Halak and Greiss will fight for time. And I truly believe that Halak will be moved during the season for a key piece. But that is a wait and see thing.

So, those are some of my thoughts. Here we go, anything can happen but I will say I feel better about our approach, our roster and our coach than I have in a long time. Means nothing, really, until the puck drops and we see how this goes.

Agree? Disagree? Don't care?


Rifle

Connor Jones Agrees to One-Year, Two-Way Deal

Posted by LEDZEP (Members) at Jul 29 2017, 09:46 AM. One comment

https://www.nhl.com/islanders/news/connor-j...eal/c-290522010

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with forward Connor Jones on a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) deal.

Jones, 26, made his National Hockey League debut with the Islanders last season, appearing in four of the final five games of the season. He also played 58 games with the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, recording 19 points (five goals, 14 assists) and 89 penalty minutes.


A native of Trail, BC, Jones has collected 42 points (15 goals, 27 assists) in 155 career AHL games with the Sound Tigers and Oklahoma City Barons. He also scored 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 27 games with the Bakersfield Condors of the ECHL during his first professional season in 2014-15.

Jones spent four seasons at Quinnipiac University, recording 129 points (49 goals, 80 assists) and 151 penalty minutes in 153 games with the Bobcats. He served as an alternate captain during his junior and senior seasons.


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Nassau/Suffolk Legislators Push

Posted by DannyBinSuffolk (Members) at Jul 14 2017, 07:36 PM. 8 comments

One interesting promise from the long island association prez Law--he claims anything that needs to be done to get the arena NHL ready will be done. How the hell is that gonna work? Islanders are gonna commit to coming back just to have some more political garbage stall any sort of construction work to expand the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum seating capacity?

I wanna believe, but I've been getting kicked in the grundle since 93, so...
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/...seum-1.13800937

Islanders Name Buchberger Assistant Coach

Posted by LEDZEP (Members) at Jul 13 2017, 07:35 PM. 3 comments

https://www.nhl.com/islanders/news/islander...ach/c-290175874

The New York Islanders announced today that Kelly Buchberger will serve as an Assistant Coach under Head Coach Doug Weight.

Buchberger served as Vice President of Player Development for the Edmonton Oilers last season, after spending the previous two seasons as the club's Manager of Player Personnel. The Langenburg, Saskatchewan native spent six seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Oilers from 2008-2014. He also served one season as Head Coach of Edmonton's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springield Falcons.


"Kelly adds years and years of NHL coaching and management experience to our staff," Weight said. "He is a tireless worker who commands respect behind the bench and in the locker room. I'm thrilled to welcome him to the organization."

During his 18 NHL seasons as a player, Buchberger scored 309 points (105 goals, 104 assists) in 1,182 regular season games in a career that began during the 1987 Stanley Cup playoffs with the Oilers and concluded in 2003-04 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Buchberger was named the Oilers ninth captain in 1995-96 and served in that capacity for four seasons. He won two Stanley Cups with the Oilers in 1987 and 1990.

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Kelly Buchberger

Calgary aquires Hamonic

Posted by dr_eagle (Members) at Jun 24 2017, 10:37 AM. 8 comments

#Isles get Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome.

Posted by Acards (Members) at Jun 22 2017, 11:46 AM. 4 comments

Good luck Ryan




Isles trade

Luke Richardson named assistant

Posted by rifleman22 (Members) at May 19 2017, 11:14 AM. One comment

http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/islan...tant-1.13646771

So Dougie tabs Luke Richardson and if you read the attached article from Newsday he ain't done yet.

Good, we need new views on this team and perhaps somebody can help our dreadful power play and late game antics.

Rumor .. SHARK TANK

Posted by LEDZEP (Members) at May 16 2017, 01:45 PM. 3 comments

A buddy of mine down by the river told me this

‘Not sure if this is true

Checked out internet an could not find anything

Called Islanders an they said not allowed to tell


................................................................................ :letssee:

Tommy Soderstrom Agrees To Entry-Level Deal

Posted by LEDZEP (Members) at May 14 2017, 08:05 PM. 2 comments

https://www.nhl.com/islanders/news/linus-so...eal/c-289397160

X Islander goalie Tommy “THE SNACK” Soderstrom WHO PLAYED 156 NHL games
78 with Islanders an 78 with Flyers has signed with Islanders to return the team to
its Glory Days

Soderstrom who is now 49 says he is excited an is in better shape now then when he was
playing. he plans on being # 1 goalie

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