Islanders stock up with goalies in draft

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One day after filling the franchise-player need with John Tavares, the Islanders ignored their need for size and toughness to concentrate on the more pressing problem of developing a goaltender safety net in case Rick DiPietro 's multiple knee operations lead to a crisis in the crease. Full Story
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bye bye Dp

AOL

#1 Jun 27, 2009
bye bye dp
true blue and orange

Greenwood Lake, NY

#2 Jun 27, 2009
very well said bye bye, from your lips to GOD'S ear.
pmins

Atlanta, GA

#3 Jun 27, 2009
Snow and Jankowski had a chance to chance to draft some good talent with their later round picks, instead they pick a couple of beanpole goalies that will probably never see the light of day in the NHL. De haan may end up being a good D man down the road but what the hell were they thinking moving from #16 to #12 to get him, he would have been there later in the 1rst round. Just more of the same mess from a couple of incompetent idiots that haven't got much of a clue.

PM
Isles

Bronx, NY

#4 Jun 27, 2009
pmins wrote:
Snow and Jankowski had a chance to chance to draft some good talent with their later round picks, instead they pick a couple of beanpole goalies that will probably never see the light of day in the NHL. De haan may end up being a good D man down the road but what the hell were they thinking moving from #16 to #12 to get him, he would have been there later in the 1rst round. Just more of the same mess from a couple of incompetent idiots that haven't got much of a clue.
PM
Did you ever stop and think that maybe Snow had a hint that someone else was taking him with the #12,13,14,or 15th pick? I know you think you know more than the GMs who are actually in attendance and talk to each other, but there's more to this than meets the eye.
SNOWohknow

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jun 27, 2009
I have to admit I dont get taking 2 goalies with a team that has so many needs..I can understand taking the goalie in the 2nd round if they really liked the guy..but to take another goalie in the 3rd round tooo???? i just dont get this...especially cause if DP is ok..what are they gonna do with these goalies..idk if they can buy DP out of his contract...but maybe they have a plan because taking 2 goalies tells me they either think DP is still hurt or they are trying to get rid of him
steves labelle

Repentigny, Canada

#6 Jun 27, 2009
I hope Yann will be backmwithnourclub next year. What a goaler!!
steves labelle

Repentigny, Canada

#7 Jun 27, 2009
sorry !
I hope Yann Danis will be back with our club next year. What a goaler !!
Mike Milbury Maloney

Schenectady, NY

#8 Jun 27, 2009
Why did they ever trade Luongo???? Luongo & Jokinnen for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha. Then, instead of needing to take a goalie (Dipietro)with the first pick of the 2000 draft, they could have picked Gaborick or Heatley. Luongo & Heatley would have looked very nice compared to DP. Add to that, the trade that sent Chara and 2nd pick (Spezza) for Yashin. Luongo...Heatley...Spezza..... Chara. The Isles would be competing EVERY year for a championship instead of for the overall #1 pick in each years draft. Great job!!!
Jay

Columbus, OH

#9 Jun 27, 2009
Still puzzled on why 2 goalies were drafted in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. With Snow being a former NHL goalie, only he knows the meaning behind this madness. Guess these days, a team can never have enough goalies!

Either DiPietro looks 100% healthy for MacDonald and Danis to be released as UFA. Or, DiPietro doesn't appear to be in the future plans as an Islander. Although, Anders Nilsson looks to be a beast between the pipes.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/mikko_...

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/anders...

“Hoping LI moves past the 70's”

Since: Feb 08

Long Island

#10 Jun 27, 2009
I dont think an organization drafting goalies they think are promising means they have a problem with any of the other goalies in the system. It makes sense IMO to draft goalies if youre confident in them and think they are promising. What I think these draft picks might mean is that goalies like Lawson and Mannino may not wind up being longterm goalies here- and that Ridderwall is closer to the jump to the AHL/NHLů which we all hope is true, anyway. Rick is a fine starter but likely needs to be the top dog in a tandem once he is healthy. Weslosky and Poulin are underaged kids with years ahead of them in which to develop. Outside of them, whats left in the organization? Danis and Joey Mac are NOT in the picture anymore. There is nothing else! It makes sense to have options and not to expect that every single goalie you draft has going to make the NHL. Im glad the Isles arent doing that now, because its something Ive worried about in the past. Teams can fall into doing that with the G positon more than any other, and it will rarely work. Its similar to the ridiculous idea that drafting a goalie means you have no faith in your current goalie. Do you say that about any other posiiton? Come on.

Drafting a position doesnt mean that you have no faith in who you already have, it just means youre being smart enough to want some depth in your organization at that position- which is a good thing and what youre supposed to do at the draft.

Whats the worst that can happen if they all develop- that you have a fine player to trade? Oh, horrors.

“Hoping LI moves past the 70's”

Since: Feb 08

Long Island

#11 Jun 27, 2009
Mike Milbury Maloney wrote:
Why did they ever trade Luongo???? Luongo & Jokinnen for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha. Then, instead of needing to take a goalie (Dipietro)with the first pick of the 2000 draft, they could have picked Gaborick or Heatley. Luongo & Heatley would have looked very nice compared to DP. Add to that, the trade that sent Chara and 2nd pick (Spezza) for Yashin. Luongo...Heatley...Spezza..... Chara. The Isles would be competing EVERY year for a championship instead of for the overall #1 pick in each years draft. Great job!!!
Jesus ****ing Christ I am sick of hearing about Luongo. Luongo, Luongo, Luongo. Balls to Luongo, OK? Sure Luongo is good but the fact remains that Luongo has not accomplished jack ****- other than crying when he doesnt make the playoffs, blowing games int he playoffs for his team, and getting a C on his chin and pretending to be Captain. His next contract he will be paid double what Rick is paid, and for what? Jesus if you want to point to a successful goalie the Isles let go look at Osgood... he might not have the fancy stats but he comes up when it really matters, unlike Luongo.

Milbury is NOT HERE ANYMORE. Go taunt him about his decisions, its stupid to throw them in the faces of people that did not make them.
SnowMustGo

Woodbridge, VA

#12 Jun 28, 2009
While Snow avoided the major mistake by making the no-brainer choice of Tavares, why take not one but two goalies with high picks? If DiPietro cannot play than buy him out, if he can, than stop using high picks on goalies. With much more glaring needs, the picks seemed pretty frivolous.
Really

Fort Lee, NJ

#13 Jun 28, 2009
TheMetalChick wrote:
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Jesus **** ing Christ I has not accomplished jack **** fancy stats NOT HERE ANYMORE stupid face
Do you ever get tired of spewing shyte?
Isles fan in Georgia

Newnan, GA

#14 Jun 28, 2009
Another stupid mistake by Snow and company. You have a chance to draft Landon Ferraro and solidify yourself down the middle with a chance that the other Swedish goalie will still be there in round three and instead you pick TWO Tommy Salos. You sir, are a SCHMUCK!!! Watch Ferraro come of age in Detroit. Stupid is as stupid does Mr. Snow.
Hattrick72

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Jun 28, 2009
I must admit, drafting De Haan is not my problem, actually, i like the pick.But at 12? If he was on the radar all along and they had word he would be gone by 26 or 16, then garth did the right thing. I thought much more pressing needs like size were left on the board at 12, either a D man or a power forward, but thats just my opinion. Gotta trust garth here i guess. These are now issues i hope they address with free agents to some degree. As for the second round on, thats where i think they screwed up a bit. I understand the need for a netminder,and glad they got what they did, but the start of the second round should have been used on Carl Klingberg,he's got a nasty streak which they need, but hey, thats why garths GM and im not. Gotta trust his choices.
Hattrick72

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Jun 28, 2009
I had a strange "zach Parise" feeling in my stomach when we passed on Landon Ferraro.
Imus

San Diego, CA

#18 Jun 28, 2009
pmins wrote:
Snow and Jankowski had a chance to chance to draft some good talent with their later round picks, instead they pick a couple of beanpole goalies that will probably never see the light of day in the NHL. De haan may end up being a good D man down the road but what the hell were they thinking moving from #16 to #12 to get him, he would have been there later in the 1rst round. Just more of the same mess from a couple of incompetent idiots that haven't got much of a clue.
PM
When the state of Georgia gets indorr plumbing take you poop and flush it.
Lou

New York, NY

#19 Jun 28, 2009
Visit my Islander team store at www.nyislandersshop.com
Imus

San Diego, CA

#20 Jun 28, 2009
steves labelle wrote:
sorry !
I hope Yann Danis will be back with our club next year. What a goaler !!
You can have him.
Pete

Las Vegas, NV

#21 Jun 28, 2009
Unreal garth picks 2 goalies why??????If the first goalie is so good why pick another?I hope they do well but to me this doesn't make sense.DP is hurt then buy him out 15 year contract what a joke.Get a goalie in free agentcy not draft 2 goalies.With so many needs garth trades all these picks away instead of using them to pick up players ina deep draft.De Hann better be the real deal look at all the picks they gave up for him the experts thought he would be available at 26 why did we go overboard for him?garth is clueless are we going to be active come July 1st.I sat get Jay B and Komansarik to anchor the defense both young and entering there prime years give them 5-6 year contract they can't refuse.We are way under the cap start spending some money on young talent what about these Sendin twins they asked for 5 mill eack for 5 years give them the money they racked up 80 points each they will look good with Jay and Komasarik then people will come attendance will be up no excuses anymore get these 4 players shock the hockey world garth you don't you should be gone enough excuses already......Bring back Bill Torrey he knows talent when he sees it.

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