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NFT: Jets at Islanders, 7pm Game Thread

pganut : 3/16/2017 12:15 pm
A win and a measure of pride salvaged last game with a nice come from behind OT victory after a forgettable result the prior game. Home again, with a need to win.

Greiss in net. Same D. Beau sits out tonight and Nelson returns in his place.

So, Isles need to jump on the gas with the Jets. Their goaltending is...not solid. And it'd be wise to get them in the sin bin. WPG is 7-for-13 (53.8%) on the penalty kill in their last three games. Who knows, maybe that's the tonic to fix our PP.

Don't know why, but I'm feeling Lee and Leddy tonight. All good thoughts anyway after hearing Temples of Syrinx earlier.

Let's Go Islanders
Mike in Long Beach : 3/16/2017 1:39 pm : link
Don't know why, but I'm feeling Lee and Leddy tonight.

I like it.
feelflows : 3/16/2017 1:46 pm : link

"Don't know why, but I'm feeling Lee and Leddy tonight. "

gas..did you have Mexican food earlier?
Nah, I call the left one Lee  
pganut : 3/16/2017 2:24 pm : link
And the right one Leddy. Or is that the other way around...
Arthur Staple has a Reddit 'Ask Me Anything' going for another 10 min  
Mike in Long Beach : 3/16/2017 3:45 pm : link
if anyone's interested.
Link - ( New Window )
Thanks for posting that, Mike  
pganut : 3/16/2017 4:13 pm : link
Definitely a few nuggets in there, but I was happy to read he believes the Isles will protect Pulock in the ED.
pganut : 3/16/2017 7:09 pm : link
38 seconds in...noice
Man, JT has almost had 3 already  
pganut : 3/16/2017 7:16 pm : link
Nelson inadvertently blocked that last shot off the scramble. Looking hungry so far.
At the game  
The 12th Man : 3/16/2017 7:37 pm : link
Killer seats. Jets 1st goal helped when Gionta tripped coming over the boards on a line change
pganut : 3/16/2017 7:43 pm : link
You knew when we didn't score early again on the PP, it gave them life. Also saw from a mile away a late penalty on us would lead to a goal.

Isles, wake the fuck up. The Jets are toast, goaltending sucks, and we have nothng to show on 2 PPs against a horrible PK.

Good hustle at the end, but it feels like the puck is finding a way to stay out.
JT has to  
The 12th Man : 3/16/2017 7:43 pm : link
Get that puck out
RE: JT has to  
JayBinQueens : 3/16/2017 7:50 pm : link
In comment 13395723 The 12th Man said:
Get that puck out

Are you up for winning Honky tonight?
This team is dead  
KWhite2250 : 3/16/2017 8:21 pm : link
Just a joke with these asswhoopings
pganut : 3/16/2017 8:28 pm : link
Why are there constantly 4 Jet skaters against 2 Islander "defenders"?

4 goals on 18 shots. JFC.
This team got itself into  
giantgiantfan : 3/16/2017 9:26 pm : link
to big of a hole to start the year. The misery of being an Islanders fan. Born in 84, just as the magic ended, best team I've seen is that run we had with Turgeon in the early 90s.
Very sad loss tonight  
pganut : 3/16/2017 9:34 pm : link
Yes, the hole dug early was huge. But sputtering when you have the chance to put distance between other bubble teams in spite of improbably being in playoff position...inexcusable. I guess their strategy for the remaining games is to pray, because they sure haven't inspired anyone with these "efforts". The next 24 hours should be interesting.
PGA, if the next 24 hours are going to be interesting  
marbles : 3/17/2017 10:02 am : link
You haven't seen anything. After the season, this organization will go through a couple of months worth of colonics.

Not making the playoffs is going to be awful, but it is probably best in the long-term.

First and foremost, Snow will finally be gone and added to the erstwhile list of failed Isles GMs. A team president, with hockey smarts will be hired.

The only person who should be brought back is Weight. He proved to be more than just a product of the Maine mafia. He knows the game, and understands the players. He could be elevated to GM, and be a good recruiter. Coaching doesn't seem to be his passion.

I would think long and hard about hiring Kevin Dineen as coach. He must have learned a few things from being Joel Q's assistant.
I was excited for this one.  
Mike in Long Beach : 3/17/2017 10:14 am : link
My buddy and I had our seats upgraded to the front row. Best seats I've ever had. What a shit product though. It felt like de Haan was the only one doing anything in the defensive zone. On offense... I mean look, we had some chances. Sometimes the puck doesn't cooperate.

Greiss needs to be better (yet again). My main takeaway from this game and the season as a whole is our forwards are absolutely dreadful in the defensive zone. It's going to be our downfall, which is ironic since last year the way everyone bottled up in front of the net was maybe our best asset as a team.

Great pic, Mike  
pganut : 3/17/2017 10:30 am : link
Problem re: Garth is that right or wrong, it's known he has a very close relationship with JT (not that that is the sole reason to keep him around) and that'll count for something relating to his staying/going, especially as the new contract situation rolls around. In Staple's AMA Reddit yesterday, he also alludes to his thinking that Snow isn't going anywhere.

As long as they neuter him a bit and hire a competent President/Dir. of Hockey Ops, so be it if they keep him around.

My next 24 hours comment was more related to the possibility of Halak being called up ahead of the CBJ game.
Ready for a sobering Thomas Greiss stat?  
Mike in Long Beach : 3/17/2017 10:36 am : link
Over his last 10 games, he's allowed 3.75 goals per 60 minutes.

There's no doubt he's wearing down, IMO. The signs you see of a goalie losing his edge usually isn't found in the big saves. I don't think Greiss is wearing down in that sense where his body doesn't react to the puck as quickly. He has a great glove and he's quick for a big guy, and I don't think that's going anywhere.

It's the shots that surprise him, or the quick wristers from the the slot where there's no traffic and a tough angle and still finding twine. He's not saving those anymore. To me, that's a lack of concentration, and I think that's the type of wearing down you see in today's netminders. It's more mental than anything else.

That number speaks for itself. It's time for Halak.
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