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mdw7413
New York Rangers
Location: I would rather see a dudes hairy balls than his hairy feet-Jimbro
Joined: 12.13.2013

Oct 18 @ 9:48 PM ET
Any of you guys know how the long Island royals program is? We are playing their mite AAA team in Philadelphia this coming weekend
- Upstate_isles


I thought you were older for some reason
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: Bitch Lasagna , NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Oct 18 @ 10:58 PM ET
Your gonna get your asses kicked, I hope

Let’s go Royals

- nyisles7

We play the gulls at some point too
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: Bitch Lasagna , NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Oct 18 @ 11:02 PM ET
I was a royal back in the day with Norm Ryder as coach. They/We were a MET league team back then. Pretty decent team.
Pat LaFontaine and Steve Webb as his assistant when he coached his son as a Royal for the Under 16 National Championship in 2012 I believe. Good program if many now on the Island.

Home of the Royals was the Islanders practice rink in the beginning. Superior Ice Rink. Gotta love the old rink!

- nyisles7

That is now the Atlantic hockey league, long Island Connecticut jersey philly valley forge and us lol. We just play all the teams as covid messed us up getting into the league. Buffalo area has great teams too the 15u AAA are the national champs i watched them play in the border showdown in Rochester last year and they killed all the Canadian teams. Place was filled with scouts, also thats the rink where the zamboni was on fire. Bill greys
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Barzal to the wing, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Oct 18 @ 11:10 PM ET
[quote=Upstate_isles]


Gulls are from Oyster Bay. They have had some good teams along the way as well.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Barzal to the wing, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Oct 18 @ 11:12 PM ET
That is now the Atlantic hockey league, long Island Connecticut jersey philly valley forge and us lol. We just play all the teams as covid messed us up getting into the league. Buffalo area has great teams too the 15u AAA are the national champs i watched them play in the border showdown in Rochester last year and they killed all the Canadian teams. Place was filled with scouts, also thats the rink where the zamboni was on fire. Bill greys
- Upstate_isles


Yes I know, awesome how much it has grown.

NY has become a good seeding ground for sure.

The Zamboni that caught on fire was awesome
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: Bitch Lasagna , NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Oct 18 @ 11:18 PM ET
Yes I know, awesome how much it has grown.

NY has become a good seeding ground for sure.

The Zamboni that caught on fire was awesome

- nyisles7

Yea that's a quad rink up there too

We are killing all the teams we play id rather lose than destroy teams . Closest game was 9 5 and we played that team in championship and played d and won 9 1. That doesn't help the kids
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Oct 19 @ 9:47 AM ET
Yea that's a quad rink up there too

We are killing all the teams we play id rather lose than destroy teams . Closest game was 9 5 and we played that team in championship and played d and won 9 1. That doesn't help the kids

- Upstate_isles



nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Barzal to the wing, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Oct 19 @ 10:23 AM ET

- UIF

niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Oct 19 @ 11:13 AM ET
[quote=nyisles7]

lots of programs on long Island these days..

Gulls play out of Iceworks.. Syosset. PAL has a few teams.. some out of Northwell (Eisenhower park), some out of Hauppauge the rinx and 1 or 2 out of Iceworks too.
Sharks program out of new Hyde park .. (practice in Bethpage)
Lions out of Hicksville .. Caniague park
Edge out of Port Washington ..
Rebels out of Dix Hills.
Royals out of King Park
Bruins out of Great Neck..
Aviators out of Brooklyn by the Marine Parkway bridge.
Arrows out of Freeport
and the Lightning or Bolts out of Long beach.

A lot of the programs are good depending on the year. some of these teams get 1 or 2 kids from another program and it turns the whole team around... so you may be told they are not very good and they have a new goalie and some kid that was only playing on Winter clubs and they are exponentially better.. so unless someone has a kid in your age group I would just look at their record and who they played.

niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Oct 19 @ 11:15 AM ET
[quote=Upstate_isles]


My kids is a Gull this year.. first year Bantam.. (aloud to hit.. gets pretty interesting). He was with PAL Islanders for 5 years.. switched with a couple of his buddies this year.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Oct 19 @ 11:22 AM ET
Ben's notes are clearly not coming from an Islander's fan perspective. I know he isn't an Isles fan, but his posts make it more apparent each time.

He spent most of the year talking about them not having enough offense or good enough defense despite what they did last year and this year in the playoffs. Now b/c we let our 4th best young D-man leave We are totally screwed. .... and NEVER mentions the expansion draft as a possible cause which it clearly was a part of the decision.

I am sure Lou checked the interest in Leddy and when he was not going to get enough he moved Toews instead.. our top 4 of Pelech, Pulock, Leddy, and Mayfield are still one of top in league and the bottom 2 of Dobson and Greene doesn't stink either. Your 7/8 is Hickey or Aho if someone goes down or Boychuk if he is not moved. this is not a defense anyone should be upset with in the least.

Our Goalie situaltion is even better then it has been the last few years when it was one of best in league.


niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Oct 19 @ 11:23 AM ET
Yes I know, awesome how much it has grown.

NY has become a good seeding ground for sure.

The Zamboni that caught on fire was awesome

- nyisles7


Truly amazing how many NHL players from Long Island and NY these days. Add in the Northeast in general and it's incredible.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Barzal to the wing, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Oct 19 @ 11:45 AM ET
Ben's notes are clearly not coming from an Islander's fan perspective. I know he isn't an Isles fan, but his posts make it more apparent each time.

He spent most of the year talking about them not having enough offense or good enough defense despite what they did last year and this year in the playoffs. Now b/c we let our 4th best young D-man leave We are totally screwed. .... and NEVER mentions the expansion draft as a possible cause which it clearly was a part of the decision.

I am sure Lou checked the interest in Leddy and when he was not going to get enough he moved Toews instead.. our top 4 of Pelech, Pulock, Leddy, and Mayfield are still one of top in league and the bottom 2 of Dobson and Greene doesn't stink either. Your 7/8 is Hickey or Aho if someone goes down or Boychuk if he is not moved. this is not a defense anyone should be upset with in the least.

Our Goalie situaltion is even better then it has been the last few years when it was one of best in league.

- niteislander


I think Ben is a Leafs Fan. Is this true Ben?
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Oct 19 @ 11:52 AM ET
I think Ben is a Leafs Fan. Is this true Ben?
- nyisles7


Pretty sure he is a Canes fan actually.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Barzal to the wing, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Oct 19 @ 11:56 AM ET
Read an interesting article on the Leafs looking once again to find silver (Stanley Cup) in an aging veterans blood but they have only come up with Fools Gold referring to the signing of Grandpa Joe.

Below is a list of others that they signed in the twilight of their careers and it just didn’t work out.

Wendel Clark 2x’s - 1995 & 1999
Owen Nolan - 2002
Doug Gilmore - 2002
Phil Housley - 2002
Ron Francis - 2003
Brian Leetch - 2003
Joe Nieuwendyk - 2003
Eric Lindros - 2005
Patrick Marleau -2017
Jason Spezza - 2019
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Barzal to the wing, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Oct 19 @ 11:58 AM ET
Pretty sure he is a Canes fan actually.
- niteislander


They needed a blogger too I think
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 19 @ 12:38 PM ET
Read an interesting article on the Leafs looking once again to find silver (Stanley Cup) in an aging veterans blood but they have only come up with Fools Gold referring to the signing of Grandpa Joe.

Below is a list of others that they signed in the twilight of their careers and it just didn’t work out.

Wendel Clark 2x’s - 1995 & 1999
Owen Nolan - 2002
Doug Gilmore - 2002
Phil Housley - 2002
Ron Francis - 2003
Brian Leetch - 2003
Joe Nieuwendyk - 2003
Eric Lindros - 2005
Patrick Marleau -2017
Jason Spezza - 2019

- nyisles7


Leafs love the names. Does it make sense for the Isles to try to sign Chara for a year or better to bring Greene back for a year?
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: Bitch Lasagna , NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Oct 19 @ 1:13 PM ET
[quote=niteislander]
Yea the gulls are supposed to be very good as are the Royals from what I've heard we also play the north jersey avalanche out of Hackensack and they are good. Team philly we play too. Philly has the little flyers, the junior flyers, and another flyers team..... switch it up boys
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Barzal to the wing, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Oct 19 @ 1:23 PM ET
Leafs love the names. Does it make sense for the Isles to try to sign Chara for a year or better to bring Greene back for a year?
- ses111


Greene fit in pretty well in Barry’s system and also played well with Dobson. That said your talking about Chara and the size he brings. I think Greene is quicker and Chara is tougher and has that large wing span.
Also has a big shot from the point which could be an asset on the PP.
Tough question, I honestly don’t know which way I would go but it’s hard to pick Greene over Chara I guess.
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 19 @ 1:25 PM ET
Greene fit in pretty well in Barry’s system and also played well with Dobson. That said your talking about Chara and the size he brings. I think Greene is quicker and Chara is tougher and has that large wing span.
Also has a big shot from the point which could be an asset on the PP.
Tough question, I honestly don’t know which way I would go but it’s hard to pick Greene over Chara I guess.

- nyisles7


Would be nice to have Chara finish his career with the Isles. I would give the edge to Chara.
nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Barzal to the wing, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Oct 19 @ 2:15 PM ET
Would be nice to have Chara finish his career with the Isles. I would give the edge to Chara.
- ses111


Yeah just got to believe he will be in Boston if he plays imho.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Oct 19 @ 4:59 PM ET
Pretty sure he is a Canes fan actually.
- niteislander

He’s a Leafs fan.
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

Oct 19 @ 5:10 PM ET
Yeah just got to believe he will be in Boston if he plays imho.
- nyisles7


Have to think so 7.
PeteM
New York Islanders
Location: Bklyn/Uniondale/Belmont, NY
Joined: 07.10.2007

Oct 19 @ 5:21 PM ET
Greene fit in pretty well in Barry’s system and also played well with Dobson. That said your talking about Chara and the size he brings. I think Greene is quicker and Chara is tougher and has that large wing span.
Also has a big shot from the point which could be an asset on the PP.
Tough question, I honestly don’t know which way I would go but it’s hard to pick Greene over Chara I guess.

- nyisles7


If the cost was equal or real close I would agree.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Oct 19 @ 5:38 PM ET
Yeah just got to believe he will be in Boston if he plays imho.
- nyisles7

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