Islanders are on a 'team-building' run

Islanders are on a 'team-building' run

There are 12 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 5, 2009, titled Islanders are on a 'team-building' run. In it, Newsday reports that:

Sharing the same foxhole through losing streaks of 10 and eight games the past two months may or may not have provided the Islanders with a greater appreciation of each other.

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Battfist

United States

#1 Feb 5, 2009
I say Callahan!!!
skating on sand

Henderson, NV

#2 Feb 5, 2009
In the business world "team building" means time wasted in meetings in an attempt to get employees from different departments to work together instead of stabbing each other in the back. I think it has the same meaning here.
Rob

United States

#3 Feb 5, 2009
skating on sand wrote:
In the business world "team building" means time wasted in meetings in an attempt to get employees from different departments to work together instead of stabbing each other in the back. I think it has the same meaning here.
Don't you think that's pretty much what he meant when he said we'd need to go 30-10 to make the playoffs? We know that the rest of the season is pretty much a wash but he wants to use the otherwise "wasted time" to build for the future. I can't disagree with that.

I like Callahan or Hillen. I think they both show a lot of promise.
champ4

AOL

#4 Feb 5, 2009
to all of you,i truly believe that we will be the team to beat next year.i can feel it.life is a average of laws my friends.it is things can only get better for them... i believe it.and if were ment to get the t man in the pics we will.but with or with out the t man we have a good team.... lets go islanders i care right now about the present thats what there trying to change and rebuild not tommrow that will come right?lets go islanders.....
Battfist

United States

#6 Feb 5, 2009
skating on sand wrote:
In the business world "team building" means time wasted in meetings in an attempt to get employees from different departments to work together instead of stabbing each other in the back. I think it has the same meaning here.
Do you share the smae foxholes where you work too?
Patience

Bronx, NY

#7 Feb 5, 2009
Where are all the Okposo and Bailey bashers lately?
Rob

United States

#8 Feb 5, 2009
Patience wrote:
Where are all the Okposo and Bailey bashers lately?
They went out drinking with Stamkos after the TB game and they're still hung over.
bhockey47

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#9 Feb 5, 2009
Bottom line, I've been preaching, especially to those who want Garth's head, bash Wang, and know little to nothing about building a team, or building an entire organization of scouts, etc. etc. I look at the Isles before Cup 1,,,damn they weren't so great,,,but then a player here, a youngster there...omg 4 cups. So Garth, thanks for what you do, and what you are doing, because to those of us in the REAL know,,,we know. We aren't there yet, but I'd rather be where we are vs. where we were...
islanders1972

Miami, FL

#10 Feb 5, 2009
bhockey47 wrote:
Bottom line, I've been preaching, especially to those who want Garth's head, bash Wang, and know little to nothing about building a team, or building an entire organization of scouts, etc. etc. I look at the Isles before Cup 1,,,damn they weren't so great,,,but then a player here, a youngster there...omg 4 cups. So Garth, thanks for what you do, and what you are doing, because to those of us in the REAL know,,,we know. We aren't there yet, but I'd rather be where we are vs. where we were...
I have been giving Snow and Wang the benefit of the doubt all along before I bash them. I see improvement, and a future for this team. lets hope the future is on Long Island!
Battfist

United States

#11 Feb 5, 2009
Im with you two guys...
things are improving with youngsters.
I also beleive in Coach Gordon. Im expecting a team going into next season that fully understands what he wants.
ThenewislesGM

Bayonne, NJ

#12 Feb 5, 2009
Things are looking good, but come on...how good would John Tavares look in a NY Islanders jersey?
Mike Bossy

Shanghai, China

#13 Feb 7, 2009
Although Bill Guerin and Doug Weight have been great leaders for the team, I hope Garth can deal them for additional prospects and draft picks. The Isles are following the right strategy. Keep playing the kids, and let us hope that they get the number 1 draft pick.

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