Islanders complete weekend sweep at C...

Islanders complete weekend sweep at Coliseum

There are 85 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 9, 2009, titled Islanders complete weekend sweep at Coliseum. In it, Newsday reports that:

Bulletins of good news about the Islanders' new generation keep coming. Goals by Jeff Tambellini, Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo - all under 25 and all testifying to the franchise's belief that an insistence on ...

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David Volek

United States

#1 Mar 9, 2009
Leave it to the islanders to screw up the draft lottery. This is when they should be losing games......and NOW they start winning. If they do not finish last this season, they are jeapordizing their future. They must draft either Tavares or Hedman to really get this ball rolling.....

“It might have been !!!”

Since: Aug 07

F&P City

#2 Mar 9, 2009
David Volek wrote:
Leave it to the islanders to screw up the draft lottery. This is when they should be losing games......and NOW they start winning. If they do not finish last this season, they are jeapordizing their future. They must draft either Tavares or Hedman to really get this ball rolling.....
Those pationate kids, duh.
Rangers Suck

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Mar 9, 2009
Take it easy smellas, the last 5 teams in the league have a shot at the #1 pick.

Inform yourselves, humanity will thank you.
Avery Awesome

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Mar 9, 2009
Ha Ha Ha!!!!

Icelanders can not do anything right. Can not even finish last to save the team. Oh wait, I think I hear KANSAS CITY!!!
Rangers Suck

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Mar 9, 2009
Avery Awesome wrote:
Ha Ha Ha!!!!
Icelanders can not do anything right. Can not even finish last to save the team. Oh wait, I think I hear KANSAS CITY!!!
LOL. Icelanders? Seriously? Is that the best that you can come up with??? We're not impressed, try again please.

What is that supposed to mean anyway??
Rangers Suck

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Mar 9, 2009
IF YOU KNOW THE RANGERS SUCK, CLAP YOUR HANDS. IF YOU KNOW THE RANGERS SUCK, CLAP YOUR HANDS. IF YOU KNOW THE RANGERS SUCK, AND THEY CAN'T SHOOT THE PUCK, IF YOU KNOW THE RANGERS SUCK, CLAP YOUR HANDS.
HAHAHAHAAHA
Mike

Danbury, CT

#7 Mar 9, 2009
McAmmond was a great acquisition for this team. He's a veteran whose play and work ethic are perfect for Gordon's system and his point production shows it. You have to have vets to anchor a youth movement and I really hope they resign him to a 2 year deal this summer.

“Go Ahead Liberal, Make My Day”

Since: Dec 07

Florida...home of Trump

#8 Mar 9, 2009
Rangers Suck wrote:
IF YOU KNOW THE RANGERS SUCK, CLAP YOUR HANDS. IF YOU KNOW THE RANGERS SUCK, CLAP YOUR HANDS. IF YOU KNOW THE RANGERS SUCK, AND THEY CAN'T SHOOT THE PUCK, IF YOU KNOW THE RANGERS SUCK, CLAP YOUR HANDS.
HAHAHAHAAHA
never heard that one before
Rangers Suck

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Mar 9, 2009
Guinness Drinker wrote:
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never heard that one before
Yeah, and Potvin has never heard his name in MSG before either.
skating on sand

Henderson, NV

#10 Mar 9, 2009
Here we go, the trade deadline is over and Thumbellina decides he's going to start scoring. If he had done this earlier Snow may have gotten a 5th round pick for him. I hate to admit this but he is playing better. Stronger along the boards and defensively.It only took him how many games?
Rangers Suck

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Mar 9, 2009
skating on sand wrote:
Here we go, the trade deadline is over and Thumbellina decides he's going to start scoring. If he had done this earlier Snow may have gotten a 5th round pick for him. I hate to admit this but he is playing better. Stronger along the boards and defensively.It only took him how many games?
I think it has to do with all the Bridgeport call ups, he thinks he's playing in the AHL again. Gotta like what you're seeing from the kids though, some healthy competition and having something to prove makes a world of difference. JOENSUU IS A BEAST
Chuck

United States

#12 Mar 9, 2009
Mike wrote:
McAmmond was a great acquisition for this team. He's a veteran whose play and work ethic are perfect for Gordon's system and his point production shows it. You have to have vets to anchor a youth movement and I really hope they resign him to a 2 year deal this summer.
Gordons System.....please-
Would you care giving me a brief synapsis of what this system really is...I watch and I'm not seeing any system-
Rob

United States

#13 Mar 9, 2009
Rangers Suck wrote:
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I think it has to do with all the Bridgeport call ups, he thinks he's playing in the AHL again. Gotta like what you're seeing from the kids though, some healthy competition and having something to prove makes a world of difference. JOENSUU IS A BEAST
This conversation is pretty funny. I can't decide if this is a sign that Tambellini might finally acclimate to the NHL and be useful or just a fluke. I still have some thoughts that he should be moved to make space for a real player but now he's placing a small amount of doubt. I guess we'll see how things play out between now and next October.
Rangers Suck

Brooklyn, NY

#14 Mar 9, 2009
Rob wrote:
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This conversation is pretty funny. I can't decide if this is a sign that Tambellini might finally acclimate to the NHL and be useful or just a fluke. I still have some thoughts that he should be moved to make space for a real player but now he's placing a small amount of doubt. I guess we'll see how things play out between now and next October.
I think he's smoke in mirros Rob. Look at this Joensuu kid compared to Tambellini.....Some guys have it, and some just don't. Joensuu lives in front of the net, Tambellini is just visiting. Don't get me wrong I'd love for Tambs to do well, but we've given him ample time to do something. How long can ya wait, ya know?

“Go Ahead Liberal, Make My Day”

Since: Dec 07

Florida...home of Trump

#15 Mar 9, 2009
Rangers Suck wrote:
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Yeah, and Potvin has never heard his name in MSG before either.
Ranger fans were smoking a bit too much weed back then. The ventilation up in the blue seats was bad
kallur

Andes, NY

#16 Mar 9, 2009
skating on sand wrote:
Here we go, the trade deadline is over and Thumbellina decides he's going to start scoring. If he had done this earlier Snow may have gotten a 5th round pick for him. I hate to admit this but he is playing better. Stronger along the boards and defensively.It only took him how many games?
Aha!
And Campoli was one of the three stars in Ottawa's last game. I'm two for three!
Rangers Suck

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Mar 9, 2009
Guinness Drinker wrote:
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Ranger fans were smoking a bit too much weed back then. The ventilation up in the blue seats was bad
LOL gotcha gotcha.
Mike

Bronx, NY

#18 Mar 9, 2009
Let's see the Islanders score when they have to score and win when they have to win- Until then, this little streak is nothing more than a fluke-
No game should ever be more important than an Islander Ranger game...especially at home...gotta win these games- The Devils obviously lie down for the Islanders....don't argue this fact. Phoenix can't beat a Pee Wee team right now- I'm sorry to be the pessimist but anyone who thinks this is the real deal needs a reality check- I'll give them a clean slate again in October to see what kind of progress this organization has made-
Jake99

United States

#19 Mar 9, 2009
If you finish last the Isles have a 49% shot at #1...don't act like finishing last does not have its benefits for the draft lottery...it clearly does..no guarantee but clearly an increased likelihood
Rangers Suck

Brooklyn, NY

#20 Mar 9, 2009
Chuck wrote:
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Gordons System.....please-
Would you care giving me a brief synapsis of what this system really is...I watch and I'm not seeing any system-
Maybe you're not watching the Islanders?

His system is pursuit, pursuit, pursuit. There's no passive forechecking, it's all pressure in the other teams own end. He sends 2 men in forechecking hard, the third forward hangs out up high. The D also need to be willing to pinch and jump into the play. Problem is, most NHL teams don't play this system and the guys didn't have the positioning down. Couple that with guys who are discouraged with playing for a young team, and guys who don't believe in the system and don't give it 100%......well, you end up with a season like this.

What you're seeing now is guys who are buying into it, getting used to where they need to be positionally, and giving great effort. This type of system can't work when you have guys not skating.

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