Islanders don't have star power for W...

Islanders don't have star power for Winter Classic

There are 21 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 1, 2009, titled Islanders don't have star power for Winter Classic. In it, Newsday reports that:

That was a pretty interesting game the Islanders played yesterday, considering it had the disadvantage of being indoors.

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Old Islanders Fan

Malaysia

#1 Jan 1, 2009
Keep playing the kids. Disregard the record. Get the number 1 draft pick and don't trade down this time! You got that Garth.
Battfist

Howell, NJ

#2 Jan 1, 2009
Any they pay this guy....

One player by the name of John Tavares...would give this team all the star power they need.
The Truth

Dublin, Ireland

#3 Jan 1, 2009
Looks like Newsday was in desperate need of a story to print this 'no sh*t sherlock' article. I agree with the other two posts, dump the season and get Tavares. Only problems are the likes of the scoring verterans are putting on a display to try and get traded to contenders at the deadline and Snow is too stupid to properly dump the season.
Batista

Bronx, NY

#4 Jan 1, 2009
If the Islanders played in the Winter Classic, they would lose badly and their coach would applaud them for playing in the cold. What a bunch of whimps!
joey m

Clifton, NJ

#5 Jan 1, 2009
They better do it soon before the Piles move.
RealSturat

Dubois, IN

#6 Jan 1, 2009
Last I checked. Wasn't it very recently where the Blackhawks were playing to half empty houses and had no star power themselves?
Rags to Riches

Port Washington, NY

#7 Jan 1, 2009
Isles could play in the Coliseum parking lot. Not much different than the Coliseum, right?
chip saunders

Lynbrook, NY

#8 Jan 1, 2009
I agree about forgetting this season,Taveras could be huge star,but with the Isle's luck,they wont get him.
Portland Rangers

New York, NY

#9 Jan 1, 2009
Guess what Mark Herrmann, the same thing applies to the Rags.

No star power power.
Completely invisible.

The Rags need Crosby, Detroit, Boston and Detroit, not the other way around.

Poor ratings for Rag hockey nationally and in NYC at playoff time don't lie.

Maybe the Yankees should play the Mets in an outdoor hockey game, it's the only game anyone would notice here.
Dino

Jackson Heights, NY

#10 Jan 1, 2009
Portland Rangers wrote:
Guess what Mark Herrmann, the same thing applies to the Rags.
No star power power.
Completely invisible.
The Rags need Crosby, Detroit, Boston and Detroit, not the other way around.
Poor ratings for Rag hockey nationally and in NYC at playoff time don't lie.
Maybe the Yankees should play the Mets in an outdoor hockey game, it's the only game anyone would notice here.
Portland rangers has returned after disappearing last week.

Are you going to tell us all how there were 17000 isles fans at the garden the other night, where there might gave been closer to 17?
Wolf

Dubuque, IA

#11 Jan 1, 2009
Once again all the morons miss the point of the game. Its for the FANS. An Islander / Ranger game would draw many fans from both teams no matter whos on the ice. And to talk about a team throwing a season just to get a draft pick is dispicable. Newsday should dump this bum writer.
aka

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Jan 2, 2009
chip saunders wrote:
I agree about forgetting this season,Taveras could be huge star,but with the Isle's luck,they wont get him.
Don't know if it is Islanders bad luck, or maybe just dumb as doorknobs management, the latter i suspect.
Dino

New York, NY

#13 Jan 2, 2009
a combination of both, but mostly boneheaded management.

This is a team that basically chose DP over a group of NHL allstars

“Small gov't.Low taxes, Freedom”

Since: Mar 07

Ronkonkoma

#14 Jan 2, 2009
Wolf wrote:
Once again all the morons miss the point of the game. Its for the FANS. An Islander / Ranger game would draw many fans from both teams no matter whos on the ice. And to talk about a team throwing a season just to get a draft pick is dispicable. Newsday should dump this bum writer.
Actually If the Game was played at Citifield it should be an Isle/Ranger game. But to play it at Yankee stadium it has to be Rangers/Devils or Rangers/Boston.
Portland Rangers

New York, NY

#15 Jan 2, 2009
Dino wrote:
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Portland rangers has returned after disappearing last week.
Are you going to tell us all how there were 17000 isles fans at the garden the other night, where there might gave been closer to 17?
Poor Dino,

How come half the lower deck rose up and was cheering when the Islanders scored Monday?

Dolan could use viagra night for that Msg crowd or a lot of Knick fans went.

Another announced sellout for Dolan monday.
Dino

New York, NY

#16 Jan 2, 2009
Portland Rangers wrote:
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Poor Dino,
How come half the lower deck rose up and was cheering when the Islanders scored Monday?
Dolan could use viagra night for that Msg crowd or a lot of Knick fans went.
Another announced sellout for Dolan monday.
Continued LSD use can lead to longterm brain damage. Your hallucinations are quite funny. So is your ability to estimate.

Was your television making loud noises in favor of the islander thats night too?
Dino

New York, NY

#17 Jan 2, 2009
No one wants to see Bill Guerin Mike Comrie and the Isles on national television. If they do draft Tavares, and the NHL gets a hype machine on, then I would think the Isles have a shot at a winter classic game.

Of course, if you ask Portland Rangers, the Isles are the most popular team in the NHL, and could probably set ratings records being taped just skating around in the rockefeller Center rink
Portland Rangers

New York, NY

#18 Jan 2, 2009
Dino wrote:
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Continued LSD use can lead to longterm brain damage. Your hallucinations are quite funny.
This from a fan of a team with one bought cup since 1940 no one cares about in NYC?
Portland Rangers

New York, NY

#19 Jan 2, 2009
Dino wrote:
No one wants to see Bill Guerin Mike Comrie and the Isles on national television. If they do draft Tavares, and the NHL gets a hype machine on, then I would think the Isles have a shot at a winter classic game.

Of course, if you ask Portland Rangers, the Isles are the most popular team in the NHL, and could probably set ratings records being taped just skating around in the rockefeller Center rink
I never wrote the Islanders are the most popular team in the NHL, but when we owned hockey it was popular here and around the world.

You are in first place and no one cares in this town.

What you have not figured out no one wants to see the meatball Lundqvist, vanilla Drury and the boring Rangers with no star players either trap in an outdoor game.

Dino, being that the Rags will always be second fiddle to the Islanders in this town we will allow the Rag ice dancers (the ones who did not sue the garden for sexual harassment charges)
to be a part of the Islanders outdoor game at Yankee Stadium.

The Rag ice dancers will be coached by Tom Renney and instead of an actual game can do pre-game shootouts tournament games so everyone can get a good nap like the 9,000 knicks fans do at Msg who make up the 12,000 people actually sitting in the seats at Ranger games..
Asleep at the switch

Port Washington, NY

#20 Jan 2, 2009
Portland Rangers wrote:
<quoted text>...so everyone can get a good nap like the 9,000 knicks fans do at Msg who make up the 12,000 people actually sitting in the seats at Ranger games..
Most of whom are corporate drones on their cell phones doing deals, not actually watching the game.

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