Tying goal waved off as Isles lose si...

Tying goal waved off as Isles lose sixth straight

There are 21 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 8, 2008, titled Tying goal waved off as Isles lose sixth straight. In it, Newsday reports that:

Just 0.4 seconds and the whistle of referee Dave Jackson were all that separated the Islanders from getting at least one point last night at Mellon Arena.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Newsday.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
BrkmB

Raleigh, NC

#1 Feb 8, 2008
Good job Ricky! Just when the Isles need him to play just as good if not better he gives up an avg of 3.86 goals over the last 7 games. Great contract Wang.
Mike

Danbury, CT

#2 Feb 8, 2008
Much better effort all around last night. The Isles got back to playing physically and that's what they need to do every night to even have a chance. Jeremy Colliton was the best call-up. His size and physical play was a catalyst. Tank, Hunter, Meyer, and Witt were finishing their checks too and this had an obvious positive impact, imo.
FLORIDA

Saint Petersburg, FL

#3 Feb 8, 2008
If it wasn't for Ricky we would have been in the gutter long ago.
Eddy

Jersey City, NJ

#4 Feb 8, 2008
BrkmB just wishes his team had a goalie half as good, it's ok I understand. Much better effort, I liked the kid line. The puck was never covered at the end of the game and the whistle never should have been blown. Again the refs rob us of points.
Mike

Wilmington, DE

#5 Feb 8, 2008
At the end of last nights game it absolutely was a quick whistle, but this is not where the Islanders lost the game last night- DiPietro let in two soft goals....had he stayed focused he should have easily made those saves but he was not- It's just like a defenseman not taking someone out of the play and having a goal being scored or a forward not backchecking....by them not doing their jobs it costs the team- last night DiPietro cost the Islanders two important points because of the two softies he let past him- I know it sounds cliche' but this team is just not good enough to take shifts off...if they don't play a full 60 minutes any team in this league could strike. There's no stars on this team but they're a good team when they're all busting it and playing like a team- Hopefully the coaching staff can bring these guys back to life and make a run.
wayne

Henderson, NV

#6 Feb 8, 2008
Mike wrote:
At the end of last nights game it absolutely was a quick whistle, but this is not where the Islanders lost the game last night- DiPietro let in two soft goals....had he stayed focused he should have easily made those saves but he was not- It's just like a defenseman not taking someone out of the play and having a goal being scored or a forward not backchecking....by them not doing their jobs it costs the team- last night DiPietro cost the Islanders two important points because of the two softies he let past him- I know it sounds cliche' but this team is just not good enough to take shifts off...if they don't play a full 60 minutes any team in this league could strike. There's no stars on this team but they're a good team when they're all busting it and playing like a team- Hopefully the coaching staff can bring these guys back to life and make a run.
Coaching staff? Maybe there's a reason Nolan was out of coaching for 7 years
Ricky Red Light

Asbury Park, NJ

#7 Feb 8, 2008
FLORIDA wrote:
If it wasn't for Ricky we would have been in the gutter long ago.
And where are we now?

If he plays like this for the next 13 years we won't be winning the Cup.

Why can't he play more than 1 or 2 good games in a row?
Eddy

Jersey City, NJ

#8 Feb 8, 2008
Nolan is a good coach. He works with nothing and makes the team competitive. We don't have many big names however they made the playoffs last year and started this season off very well. Hopefully these guys can start working together again and start winning games.

Since: Jun 07

Oceanside, NY

#9 Feb 8, 2008
They looked much better last night, a sense of urgency if you will (COMRIE dropping the gloves?). However, they just don't have enough to do anything substantial in the playoffs even if they do make it. How far under the cap are they?? They cannot possibly be right under it with this roster.
Jim from St James

Mastic, NY

#11 Feb 8, 2008
Bobby Clarkes Gums wrote:
They looked much better last night, a sense of urgency if you will (COMRIE dropping the gloves?). However, they just don't have enough to do anything substantial in the playoffs even if they do make it. How far under the cap are they?? They cannot possibly be right under it with this roster.
They are about 7 mil under the cap and will be approx 10-12 under with the increase that the league is expecting, And we all have to remember that with the bying out of Yashin last year, the Team was basically starting anew this year. As it stands now the only real free agent that garth let get away was poti. I say give Garth another Draft/Free agent period to see what he can do. As for last year, Phili jumped on Briere, Gomez got way to much from the rags, and Drury wanted to be a rag since he was a kid. Smyth wantd to play with Sakic. Last I checked the next 4 best guys availabe all came to LI, so don't believe all that crap about no one wanting to play here. As for the arena, I've read quote from a lot of guys ( Hockey News ) who have said they would love to play in a place with so much history. That said I would rather see the team get a draft pick than lose in the 1st or 2nd round if they were to make it to the playoffs, and remember that there is no more Mad Mike to screw it up!!
Mike

Danbury, CT

#12 Feb 8, 2008
Bobby Clarkes Gums wrote:
They looked much better last night, a sense of urgency if you will (COMRIE dropping the gloves?). However, they just don't have enough to do anything substantial in the playoffs even if they do make it. How far under the cap are they?? They cannot possibly be right under it with this roster.
Bobby, keep in mind they're still making payments to Yashin, but yeah, they have a decent amount of room under the cap. I don't think they should do anything during this season though. I'd rather Snow waits 'til the offseason to make roster decisions. Just doesn't seem like we have much to gain by a trade right now.
BrkmB

Raleigh, NC

#13 Feb 8, 2008
Eddy wrote:
BrkmB just wishes his team had a goalie half as good, it's ok I understand. Much better effort, I liked the kid line. The puck was never covered at the end of the game and the whistle never should have been blown. Again the refs rob us of points.
I love the Islanders, but I can't take him not growing up already. He's good with the puck but he doesn't know when not to touch it and when to stop sprawling all over the place to try to make some unnecessary spectacular save. His save pctg is .908 which isn't even in the top 1/2 of the league. He has the talent to be in the top 1/4 of the league, but he certainly is not now.

I've been watching them since I was 4 years old, but I'm honest enough to know when they are sucking it up. Milbury screwed them when he traded Luongo away - who has been in the top 1/4 of the league for years now.
BrkmB

Raleigh, NC

#14 Feb 8, 2008
Eddy wrote:
BrkmB just wishes his team had a goalie half as good, it's ok I understand. Much better effort, I liked the kid line. The puck was never covered at the end of the game and the whistle never should have been blown. Again the refs rob us of points.
I do agree with you on the refs robbing us again - they have been calling Islander games as if they are still the worst team in the league like some years back. They missed the Malkin trip on Vasicek and the Whitney trip on Vasicek in the last 1:30.

“Let's go Islanders!”

Since: Nov 07

Huntington, NY

#15 Feb 8, 2008
wayne wrote:
<quoted text>Coaching staff? Maybe there's a reason Nolan was out of coaching for 7 years
Yea because I mean coaches who win the Jack Adams trophy can never get an NHL job, anyway

“Let's go Islanders!”

Since: Nov 07

Huntington, NY

#16 Feb 8, 2008
Jim from St James wrote:
<quoted text> They are about 7 mil under the cap and will be approx 10-12 under with the increase that the league is expecting, And we all have to remember that with the bying out of Yashin last year, the Team was basically starting anew this year. As it stands now the only real free agent that garth let get away was poti. I say give Garth another Draft/Free agent period to see what he can do. As for last year, Phili jumped on Briere, Gomez got way to much from the rags, and Drury wanted to be a rag since he was a kid. Smyth wantd to play with Sakic. Last I checked the next 4 best guys availabe all came to LI, so don't believe all that crap about no one wanting to play here. As for the arena, I've read quote from a lot of guys ( Hockey News ) who have said they would love to play in a place with so much history. That said I would rather see the team get a draft pick than lose in the 1st or 2nd round if they were to make it to the playoffs, and remember that there is no more Mad Mike to screw it up!!
Philly is much more of a hockey-crazed fan base than Long Island is...by far. Not only that, but the arena is spectacular. We're not getting any Briere's with our lack of game-in game-out atmosphere (although our attendance isn't terrible, its rough when one game you have a sellout and the next night it's 10,000) and lack of a attractive stadium.
coldforce

East Meadow, NY

#17 Feb 8, 2008
Not ashamed of this loss, thx to Comrie, Comeau, Nielsen and J Tambellini . Refere sucks.

“Let's go Islanders!”

Since: Nov 07

Huntington, NY

#18 Feb 8, 2008
I agree about the draft pick tho. Steve Stamkos would be a nice addition to the future Kyle Okposo and Jeff Tambellini first line
I cut my finger

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Feb 8, 2008
Eddy wrote:
BrkmB just wishes his team had a goalie half as good, it's ok I understand. Much better effort, I liked the kid line. The puck was never covered at the end of the game and the whistle never should have been blown. Again the refs rob us of points.
I respect that, but the game should not be so close to lose by a whistle.
whine

Bronx, NY

#21 Feb 8, 2008
Eddy wrote:
BrkmB just wishes his team had a goalie half as good, it's ok I understand. Much better effort, I liked the kid line. The puck was never covered at the end of the game and the whistle never should have been blown. Again the refs rob us of points.
than's right-blame the refs again. try putting the blame where it belongs-on the rotten team!
whine

Bronx, NY

#22 Feb 8, 2008
Mike wrote:
At the end of last nights game it absolutely was a quick whistle, but this is not where the Islanders lost the game last night- DiPietro let in two soft goals....had he stayed focused he should have easily made those saves but he was not- It's just like a defenseman not taking someone out of the play and having a goal being scored or a forward not backchecking....by them not doing their jobs it costs the team- last night DiPietro cost the Islanders two important points because of the two softies he let past him- I know it sounds cliche' but this team is just not good enough to take shifts off...if they don't play a full 60 minutes any team in this league could strike. There's no stars on this team but they're a good team when they're all busting it and playing like a team- Hopefully the coaching staff can bring these guys back to life and make a run.
you hit the nail right on the head!!!

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Brendan Witt Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Aaron Portzline looks ahead: New York Islanders (Jun '09) Jun '09 DAC-Islanders 2
News Islanders sign Doug Weight to one-year extension (Apr '09) Apr '09 roger43 31
News WILD 6, ISLANDERS 2: A rough and tumble loss (Mar '09) Mar '09 Patience 35
News Islanders power past Wild, 6-2 (Mar '09) Mar '09 Renegade 12
News Streit's play merits Norris Trophy consideration (Mar '09) Mar '09 Tavares09 64
News Isles question calls that stunted their rally (Mar '09) Mar '09 BrkmB 27
News Isles question calls that stunted rally (Mar '09) Mar '09 NYRfan 5
More from around the web