Isles rally from 2-0 deficit, then lo...

Isles rally from 2-0 deficit, then lose to Caps

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 5, 2008, titled Isles rally from 2-0 deficit, then lose to Caps. In it, Newsday reports that:

Except for the game's first score, goaltender Joey MacDonald and the Islanders handled everything else Washington star Alex Ovechkin could throw at them, including 11 shots on goal, 15 shot attempts, a ...

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Jack

New York, NY

#1 Dec 5, 2008
What makes the difference in close games like the Cap game is a superstar- Garth....sign a big time superstar and we'll win these tight games-
Battfist

United States

#2 Dec 5, 2008
Thanks for playing 8 minutes of hockey last night.

As a whole the Isles looked terrible.
Tambellini experiment needs to end soon.

Ovchekin is a stud! The young guys on the Isles could learn to play with grit from watching a guy like that play.

I wish we could play Ottawa again...
IslesFanInVa

Flushing, NY

#3 Dec 5, 2008
Was at the game last night, found out we look even worse in person than we do on TV. This is the least skilled team we have put on the ice in 30 years. Our young guys look totally overmatched. Two of the kids who skated in-between periods in the mighty mites game were faster than Guerin is now. It is one thing to stink, its another to stink and have no foreseeable future, sadly the Isles are the latter. Wang, please sell the team. Snow, go get on the job training with the SoundTigers, you are overmatched as an NHL GM.
champ4

AOL

#4 Dec 5, 2008
i agree with both of your comments.....what more to say its the way this team palys always has been hot and cold when they want to play they do and they sure can be real dissapointing when they dont.... this game was horrible....... i just dont get it.... you can usually tell when the islanders are going to have a good game by the way they come out and i new from the moment it started we were going to loose..... being tired or over skating this game not the excuse no skating... third period had nothin to do with this lost it started from the getko......... so dissapointed.......lets go islanders...
champ4

AOL

#5 Dec 5, 2008
isles fanln va i agree with you tooo.scrambled eggs...... i dont like all the playres on this team neither.and as far as wang i think if he doesnt get the lighthouse project he will sell it..we could have had other high paying coaches$$ its certin he doesnt want to spend the money the eam and the economy has nothing to do with his bank roll..... to much of a mix i miss nolan i really do i dont care for this coach.i have a good friend who was a season ticket holder since they started he used to sit in section 202 hes out here in ca with me now and he really doent want to wach the games to much cause of this coach he now hockey hes not happy.this team is so dissapointing....
Stu Pidasso

Hauppauge, NY

#6 Dec 5, 2008
Battfist wrote:
Thanks for playing 8 minutes of hockey last night.
As a whole the Isles looked terrible.
Tambellini experiment needs to end soon.
Ovchekin is a stud! The young guys on the Isles could learn to play with grit from watching a guy like that play.
I wish we could play Ottawa again...
The young guys did. Didn't you see them just sit back and watch everytime he had the puck.
Battfist

United States

#7 Dec 5, 2008
Stu Pidasso wrote:
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The young guys did. Didn't you see them just sit back and watch everytime he had the puck.
Hahahaha...

On another note-I think the Isles are a better team with KO on the ice.
Dr Phil

AOL

#8 Dec 5, 2008
I'm voting for Jeff Tambellini for the all-star game. If Gordon thinks he's an all-star then I'm all for it.
Come on Islander fans, let's flood the all-star voting with votes for our imitation of Alex Ovechkin, Jeff Tambellini!
Jack

New York, NY

#9 Dec 5, 2008
How much you want to bet Garth Snow is behind the bench coaching this team in the not-too-distant future ?
Stu Pidasso

Hauppauge, NY

#10 Dec 5, 2008
Jack wrote:
How much you want to bet Garth Snow is behind the bench coaching this team in the not-too-distant future ?
Coach and GM...Hmmm when has that ever happened to the Isles??? How about Coach, GM and Play net! That would be great!
Albuquerque Mike

AOL

#11 Dec 5, 2008
We just don't have the horses. In fact we don't even have one horse.
Ever notice that we can't score in a scramble in front of the net, but all the other clubs are able to push one in the net against us. Is it slow hands or poor eye/hand co-ordination?
Battfist

United States

#12 Dec 5, 2008
Jack wrote:
How much you want to bet Garth Snow is behind the bench coaching this team in the not-too-distant future ?
Politely disagree.
Gordon is a good coach. Like my man in N.M. said...we dnt have the horses....yet to play his system.
Jack

New York, NY

#13 Dec 5, 2008
Battfist wrote:
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Politely disagree.
Gordon is a good coach. Like my man in N.M. said...we dnt have the horses....yet to play his system.
Obviously nobody is good enough for Garth- Nolan wasn't good enough for Garth and Nolan is better than Gordon- Perhaps Garth feels he could do a better job coaching this team-
champ4

AOL

#14 Dec 5, 2008
oh no please..... not garth he couldnt even play golie are ya kidin?thats real s c a rrrrrr yyyyy........
Battfist

Howell, NJ

#15 Dec 5, 2008
Jack wrote:
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Obviously nobody is good enough for Garth- Nolan wasn't good enough for Garth and Nolan is better than Gordon- Perhaps Garth feels he could do a better job coaching this team-
Does Nolan even have a job?

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