Down two, Isles battle back, then los...

Down two, Isles battle back, then lose in 3rd

There are 56 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 23, 2008, titled Down two, Isles battle back, then lose in 3rd. In it, Newsday reports that:

Like nearly everyone else, Bill Guerin has a holiday wish list. But what he and the rest of his Islanders teammates want isn't going to fit under just any old Christmas tree.

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The Truth

AOL

#41 Dec 24, 2008
Jay wrote:
14,227 fans in attendance.... how many free tickets were given away to watch the visiting Thrasher's!
The battle for last place in the league, lol....
actually it was a free ticket give away they gave free tickets to all uniondale school district schools that was over 1,000 tickets and gave out to eab plaza offices and omni so yes you are actually right my friend in hawaii
The Truth

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#42 Dec 24, 2008
just found out from a friend who works for the new york islanders,5,000 free tickets were given out for that game,but hey I love my Ny islanders
ThenewislesGM

United States

#43 Dec 24, 2008
10 games now we've lost. Most due to third period disasters and lack of offense. I'm at a lost for words at this point. There's nothing else to be said that hasn't been said already. Everyone has made valid points. This for me is by far worse then the fishstick era...at least we had Palffy scoring 48 and 46 goals...
bono

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#44 Dec 24, 2008
i long for 79 -83 seasons
BeaturwifePotvin

Waynesville, NC

#45 Dec 24, 2008
ISLES wrote:
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This was the plan all along...a couple of losing seasons to give the organization a chance to rebuild with you and rebuild the system.
A couple of losing seasons?? You effen idiot!! You haven't won anything in over 20 seasons !! Wake the "F" up !
champ4

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#46 Dec 24, 2008
red white and blue are you sure oh that would be wonderful... i hope so..... or are you just wishful thinking i hope you know a man upstairs to leak that kind of good information but i just dont see it....
champ4

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#47 Dec 24, 2008
opps made a mistake in my comment i meant to say fire gorden not nolan i guess i have nolan on my mind lololo
another1

Plainview, NY

#48 Dec 24, 2008
BeaturwifePotvin wrote:
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A couple of losing seasons?? You effen idiot!! You haven't won anything in over 20 seasons !! Wake the "F" up !
Denis Potvin retired 30 years ago. Get over it.
goislesgo105

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#49 Dec 24, 2008
Be patient fellow Isles fans. I know that things look bleak right now but it will get better. Looks like we have a real chance at the first or second pick in the draft and Okposo, Bailey, Comeau, Bergenheim and Tamby are all playing valuable minutes and getting experience. I've been an Isles fan since '72 and I don't mind being a laughing stock for a few more years while we build through the draft.We did it in '72 and ended up with 4 cups!!It will happen again. Keep the faith!And trust me, we will win 4 more cups before the Rangers ever win another one.
Patience

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#50 Dec 25, 2008
Andy Bathgate wrote:
Two years ago the Chicago Black Hawks looked were the laughing stock of the league. Before Crosby and Malkin the Penguins were the joke of the NHL. Both Chicgao and Pittsburgh stuck to the rebuilding plan by exhibiting patience. If the Islanders remain patient, and draft well their fortunes will indeed change for the better. Gordon's system has little to do with team that lacks talent. This year was written off before it started. It makes little sense to spend money like the Rangers (they blew a 4 goal lead to Washington at the the SEX Palace aka MSG last night) and dwell in mediocrity at best evey year.
You're so right! The babies in here don't know what they're talking about
Tide Runner

Bridgeport, CT

#51 Dec 25, 2008
Being a Season Ticket Holder from the good ole days, I knew a long time ago that it would turn out this way...Even when they made the playoffs a few times, they seemed to think that was the main goal !!! Bulldoze everything away... There a joke !!!
BeaturwifePotvin

Waynesville, NC

#52 Dec 25, 2008
Tide Runner wrote:
Being a Season Ticket Holder from the good ole days, I knew a long time ago that it would turn out this way...Even when they made the playoffs a few times, they seemed to think that was the main goal !!! Bulldoze everything away... There a joke !!!
FINALLY a realist
Tide Runner

Bridgeport, CT

#53 Dec 25, 2008
BeaturwifePotvin wrote:
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FINALLY a realist
Merry Christmas !!!
Carl

Hamden, CT

#54 Dec 25, 2008
I was at the Thrasher game using tickets I got for free because I gave to a food drive. Amazing how easy these tickets are to come by. I can remember just before Peca and Yashin got here, a balloon would fly around the Coliseum and drop free tickets each night during the intermissions.

Maybe we can choose somebody besides DiPietro to build this team around. He's becoming the Chad Pennington of the New York Islanders...getting hurt all time...except he's never taken us anywhere in the playoffs. I'm not looking forward to hearing about how uncertain everyone is about his status for the next few weeks. Just rest him. There is nothing to play for, except beating the Rangers on Monday.
ISLES

Tenafly, NJ

#55 Dec 27, 2008
Last I checked, the Isles had a winning season and playoffs the season before last. And let's see, they made the conference finals in '93, that would also fall within the 'last 20 years'. Rag fans like you need to wait until the rags have won something before taunting any other team. How long did you go without playoffs before you stumbled upon queen henry? And how is he doing for you this year? And before you point to this year's standings, remember that the rags have more trouble scoring than the isles and their 1st place status is as a result of playing 10 more games than the rest of the league to start the season. Have fun crashing at the end of the year.
By the way, you seem to like denis potvin....now he's in the hall of fame, how is that no-name ranger who's career he ended? Where is he these days? Didn't do much after that hit did he?? HAHAHA! Potvin rules!
BeaturwifePotvin wrote:
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A couple of losing seasons?? You effen idiot!! You haven't won anything in over 20 seasons !! Wake the "F" up !
Big Al

Phoenix, AZ

#56 Dec 30, 2008
-BDIS- wrote:
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Another know nothing hockey fan..
go back to watching the WNBA ya dope ya
I heard you have season tickets to Liberty games,cause you get into dykes playing ball,well your a c/o/c/k su/c/k/er,you should know.

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