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New Islanders coach Scott Gordon describes his aggressive, high-tempo attack as "overspeed." But six games into the season, the Isles simply look overmatched. Full Story
BUSEY

United States

#1 Oct 23, 2008
They looked pretty good after the 1st period.

LETS GO ISLANDERS!!!
sskier

United States

#2 Oct 23, 2008
I was going to say its going to be a long season but it already is. Awful!!!!!!!!!!
whatever

Hempstead, NY

#3 Oct 23, 2008
its just not the right system for this team.
Say what

East Meadow, NY

#4 Oct 23, 2008
BUSEY wrote:
They looked pretty good after the 1st period.
LETS GO ISLANDERS!!!
Yeah, if you don't count those five goals that whizzed by Ricky D, then they would have won!
Very Loyal Fan

East Meadow, NY

#6 Oct 23, 2008
I took my son, Lil Joey, to tonight's game. After the first period, he looked at me and said, "Daddy, why does that Islander goalie let so many pucks get by him". I replied - "because he stinks, son - because he stinks". Ricky D, Silly, Sim, Okposo and Beetle Bomb Bailey - you all disappointed Lil Joey tonight. Hope you can live with yourselves!
Dangerous Dave

East Meadow, NY

#7 Oct 23, 2008
BUSEY wrote:
They looked pretty good after the 1st period.
LETS GO ISLANDERS!!!
You mean the Ice Girls, right?
Jeff of Bayside

Wallingford, CT

#8 Oct 23, 2008
The Gordon system forces the Isls to chase the puck, which moves so much faster and more accurately than any player can.
THis is especially true in the NHL...perhaps Coach Gordon's system worked well in the AHL, but all it seems to do here is force the Islanders out of position. It certainly would help to have some "muscle" to protect the large number of smaller players. I hope this coach is able to adjust to the NHL.
JoeS

Rego Park, NY

#9 Oct 23, 2008
Wrong coach,wrong system, but it Snows baby so let him live with it. Not only are they bad, where is the youth movement. With Comeau in Bridgeport there are less young players than last year. Only smart person was Nolan who got out while the getting out was good.Next year with a lot of the over thirty gang leaving, this team will get worse than they are now. Don't go to the games this will force Wangs hand to do something , like better players if he wants to sell tickets.
Clueless

Valley Stream, NY

#10 Oct 23, 2008
Gordon's high tempo attack will not work for two factors. 1. The Isle's are are a slow team. 2. They have no discipline. All he is doing is setting them up for failure. He is better off going with a NJ Devil Retro Trap system with this bunch. Play 5 back and take a chance every blue moon to score a goal in hopes to pull out a close 2-1/3-2 victory. His high tempo offense will only bring the end of the season much quicker
USArmyInfantryAf ghanistan

Columbus, OH

#11 Oct 23, 2008
Well, I guess the Islanders will be leaving us and moving elsewhere sooner than we thought: 1) coliseum's falling apart 2) team sucks 3) coach sucks 4) GM sucks 5) owner is losing 20 million per year. doesn't spell longevity for our pajama jersey wearing Islanders. Oh, and DiPietro sucks.
Jim Clark

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Oct 24, 2008
Let's look at the bright side. Our team is so bad that Toronto won't steal it. They will go after Phoenix or Nashville.
Mike Bossy

Miami, FL

#13 Oct 24, 2008
Very Loyal Fan wrote:
I took my son, Lil Joey, to tonight's game. After the first period, he looked at me and said, "Daddy, why does that Islander goalie let so many pucks get by him". I replied - "because he stinks, son - because he stinks". Ricky D, Silly, Sim, Okposo and Beetle Bomb Bailey - you all disappointed Lil Joey tonight. Hope you can live with yourselves!
Sorry red light Ricky disappointed your son. Hey Wang and Snow.....PUCK YOU!
islesfan81

New York, NY

#14 Oct 24, 2008
The problems of our beloved isles are a direct result of the lack of fan support. Stop complaining from your couch and yell your objections from the stands. The isles suck, as they have sucked since gretz and the oilers took over. But as fast as fans filled the arena during good times, they avoided it during the bad.
Mike Bossy

Miami, FL

#15 Oct 24, 2008
islesfan81 wrote:
The problems of our beloved isles are a direct result of the lack of fan support. Stop complaining from your couch and yell your objections from the stands. The isles suck, as they have sucked since gretz and the oilers took over. But as fast as fans filled the arena during good times, they avoided it during the bad.
They lack fan support because a lot of Isles fans are disgusted. years of
bad owners, trading away good young talent, empty promises....etc.etc.etc. I'm a die hard Isles fan, but its not easy. check this out, since the end of last season I saw the Isles play against the Panthers 3 times here in Florida. All 3 times they got shut out. including the pre season game and regular season game this month. 3 games and not 1 goal,rediculous!
islesfan81

New York, NY

#16 Oct 24, 2008
Bossy, bad back and all you prove my point. Success starts at support. Look at the mets who sucked for a decade, got good for a year, sold out, lost to the yandks, overpaid for freeagents, and now building a new stadium. All built on fan support and false hope. All im saying is lets fill up the coliseum and maybe it will pay off. Not gonna lie, live in NYC and stopped my season tix and now only by intriguing games but still support
johnny dubya

West Milford, NJ

#17 Oct 24, 2008
I heard on nhl radio this morning that it was buy one get one free tickets at the Mausoleum last night and they still only had around 10,000 at the gate. How pathetic!!!!!!!
skating on sand

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Oct 24, 2008
sskier wrote:
I was going to say its going to be a long season but it already is. Awful!!!!!!!!!!
You're wrong. It's going to be a looooooong season. Clank clank Clank...that's the sound of Islander pucks hitting the pipes. Swooosh swooosh swooosh ...that's the sound of opposing goals going into the net. If this new system is designed around the younger players, it isn't working because they (Okposo, thumbelina, bergenheim, etc )seem to be totally lost with it and the defense is lost, period. It may take time for the players to get used to it,but in the meantime you can safely unbuckle your seat belts, it's going to a looong slooow ride.
skating on sand

Las Vegas, NV

#19 Oct 24, 2008
The look of disgust on Gordons face last night said it all but who's to blame? DP?... No defense in front of him? The forwards not coming back? Everyone in the defensive zone looking like garden Gnomes?
skating on sand

Las Vegas, NV

#20 Oct 24, 2008
OOOPS sorry...the forwards are coming back but they are totally lost back there.. 5 garden gnomes being used as screens.

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