Islanders Insider: Hunter gets an 'A'

Islanders Insider: Hunter gets an 'A'

There are 25 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 17, 2008, titled Islanders Insider: Hunter gets an 'A'. In it, Newsday reports that:

By the most obvious standards, Trent Hunter wouldn't seem to merit the best grades.

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dan

Bristol, CT

#1 Jan 18, 2008
I don't understand the love affair with Trent Hunter. He is an average hockey play plain and simple. Look the guy tries hard and is pretty good in his own zone and is willing to take the body however there are dozens of players just like him in the league who can fill that role and actually put the puck in the net
phishstyx

United States

#2 Jan 18, 2008
I'd like to punch Milbury in the mouth and the nose and the kisser again
phishstyx

United States

#3 Jan 18, 2008
Trust in Ted
Candyman

Patchogue, NY

#4 Jan 18, 2008
Hermann obviously doesn't watch Isles games if he agrees that Hunter is an "A" player. He constantly loses the puck, is a weak passer, and is too slow to compete with the speed of today's NHL players. His horrible +/- is indicative of his value to the team. When a player is put on the ice and his team usually gives up a goal, that player probably doesn't deserve the high compliments given to him in this article.
GIANT99

Garwood, NJ

#5 Jan 18, 2008
Mark, excellent information. You are a great writer
Trix

Plainview, NY

#6 Jan 18, 2008
Candyman wrote:
Hermann obviously doesn't watch Isles games if he agrees that Hunter is an "A" player. He constantly loses the puck, is a weak passer, and is too slow to compete with the speed of today's NHL players. His horrible +/- is indicative of his value to the team. When a player is put on the ice and his team usually gives up a goal, that player probably doesn't deserve the high compliments given to him in this article.
I really have no clue what games you watch.
While Hunter may not have lightning speed, this guy rarely gets knocked off the puck and threads passes better than Mr Duff.
Go back to watching Ranjerks games.....
wayne

Henderson, NV

#7 Jan 18, 2008
Candyman wrote:
Hermann obviously doesn't watch Isles games if he agrees that Hunter is an "A" player. He constantly loses the puck, is a weak passer, and is too slow to compete with the speed of today's NHL players. His horrible +/- is indicative of his value to the team. When a player is put on the ice and his team usually gives up a goal, that player probably doesn't deserve the high compliments given to him in this article.
So you're saying Hunter is different than any other player on the team because he's slow? The islanders have to be the worst passing team in the league. They make opposing players look like they're wearing size 20 boots while in reality they're wearing size 10-12 boots and their sticks look like snow shovels instead of regulation size.
Rob

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Jan 18, 2008
Hunter is probably one of the best players in the league at digging along the boards. He is also a fantastic hitter and he plays good positional hockey. His bad +/- is the result of playing against top players and his own (obvious) problems scoring this year. He doesn't have great speed but that didn't seem to be a problem in the past. I think he can be a very good player and a much bigger asset to the team than he is if he is paired with the right players. It seems like Hunter, Sillinger, and Fedotenko are trying to play the same style of game. Hunter seems to work better when he plays with a speed guy so they can complement each other. Do the Isles have a speed guy? It might be the only reason to hope for the return of Bates (though he probably wouldn't be too fast these days either).

“Let's go Islanders!”

Since: Nov 07

Huntington, NY

#9 Jan 18, 2008
wayne wrote:
<quoted text> So you're saying Hunter is different than any other player on the team because he's slow? The islanders have to be the worst passing team in the league. They make opposing players look like they're wearing size 20 boots while in reality they're wearing size 10-12 boots and their sticks look like snow shovels instead of regulation size.
I'm laughing at you. Not with you.

Everyone is now dumber for having read this post

“Let's go Islanders!”

Since: Nov 07

Huntington, NY

#10 Jan 18, 2008
Mark Hermann kind of reminds me of the sportswriter Dickie Dunn from "Slapshot." "Just trying to capture the spirit of the thing, Reg"

Thats not to say he's good or bad, but I think he overemphasizes things in a comical matter just like the character did.
bhockey47

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jan 18, 2008
I totally agree with Teddy...Trent Hunter deserves the "C". A true captain doesn't have to be the one with the highest numbers...goals/assists...but he needs to be the one who leaves it on the ice every game, every day, all the time.

Congrats Trent, well deserved.
John

London, Canada

#13 Jan 18, 2008
Hunter is gritty...blocks shots and is in the NHL's top 10 for hits. He knows his role and works hard. What more do you want than that?

Also, I hope Islanders management does the right thing and leaves Okposo, Tambellini and Frans N. down in the minors for the rest of this season building up chemistry so that they can come up and be the Isles #2 line next year after Satan, Tank and some others leave for more cash. The kids are off to a good start so please don't muck it up.
MSG

Hoboken, NJ

#14 Jan 18, 2008
Thanks Mark. There is no finer Islander than Trent Hunter. His grit is unmatched and he is a leader on and off the ice. He is one of the team's two remaining connections to the 2001/02 Toronto play-off series, where the team escaped from its 10 year post season funk.
Mike77NY

Baldwin, NY

#15 Jan 18, 2008
I like Hunter it is just to bad that he only shows up every other game or so. Luckily for Isles fans it has been when we need it most. If he could be on top of his game every night he could be the 30+ goal scorer we need.
ImaTedNolanKinda Guy

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Jan 18, 2008
Rangers are last in the division, Trent hunter is #1 A big f u to the rags fans
Ajay

Bolton, Canada

#17 Jan 18, 2008
Jan 22. remember that date guys?
niko

Harrow, Canada

#18 Jan 18, 2008
At one point before the lock out shortend season, Hunter looked primed to be a 30 goal and 60pts guy, now he's really slow, and but does the little things, block shots, takes the body and he been one of the longest serving islander on the team. 20 goals maybe, he still has a real good shot...
Bee

Henderson, NC

#19 Jan 18, 2008
Trix wrote:
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I really have no clue what games you watch.
While Hunter may not have lightning speed, this guy rarely gets knocked off the puck and threads passes better than Mr Duff.
Go back to watching Ranjerks games.....
I agree - he holds that puck as well as anyone - 1 guy never takes it from him.

Definitely a disappointed Ranger fan watching another underachieving season. All the talent, none of the heart - The NY Rangers!
Bee

Henderson, NC

#20 Jan 18, 2008
Ajay wrote:
Jan 22. remember that date guys?
Thanx, I will. Isles-Canes and I'll be there.
Mack

New City, NY

#21 Jan 19, 2008
Nice Article

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