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Sunday @ 2:25 PM ET
Ben Shelley: Weekly Recap: Islanders Edition (February 21)
Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Sunday @ 2:29 PM ET
If the Islanders forwards were more consistent we would be talking 3 out of 4 or even 4 of 4. Instead it is a 50/50 split. If does not address this issue soon, it will comeback to bite them. They are placing weigh to much weight on the defense and goaltending.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Sunday @ 2:36 PM ET
If the Islanders forwards were more consistent we would be talking 3 out of 4 or even 4 of 4. Instead it is a 50/50 split. If does not address this issue soon, it will comeback to bite them. They are placing weigh to much weight on the defense and goaltending.
- Nfdbulldawg


That's the way the team was built. Lou and Barry are defense first guys.
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sunday @ 3:21 PM ET
That's the way the team was built. Lou and Barry are defense first guys.
- JimmyP


Going to be very interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out. Isles can still be a very tough matchup for a lot of teams. Question is will it be enough against the elite teams?
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sunday @ 3:24 PM ET
Going to be very interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out. Isles can still be a very tough matchup for a lot of teams. Question is will it be enough against the elite teams?
- ses111

If our secondary scoring kicks in and holds up then yes. If Wahlstrom starts putting some in also we’re going to be a tough team to beat. If not we’ll be battling for a playoff spot till the end.
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sunday @ 3:35 PM ET
If our secondary scoring kicks in and holds up then yes. If Wahlstrom starts putting some in also we’re going to be a tough team to beat. If not we’ll be battling for a playoff spot till the end.
- Cptmjl


I think under Barry this team will always be a tough playoff out. The question is can the current roster go all the way?
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Sunday @ 3:46 PM ET
If our secondary scoring kicks in and holds up then yes. If Wahlstrom starts putting some in also we’re going to be a tough team to beat. If not we’ll be battling for a playoff spot till the end.
- Cptmjl


The depth scoring has to start kicking in. JGP is in a 3 way tie for second place in points. Other players need to step up.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sunday @ 5:26 PM ET
I think under Barry this team will always be a tough playoff out. The question is can the current roster go all the way?
- ses111

If they’re firing on all cylinders I think they can and that goes for just about every team...
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sunday @ 5:26 PM ET
The depth scoring has to start kicking in. JGP is in a 3 way tie for second place in points. Other players need to step up.
- JimmyP

Nelson, Beau, and Wahlstrom have to start putting some in.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Sunday @ 5:45 PM ET
Nelson, Beau, and Wahlstrom have to start putting some in.
- Cptmjl


Nelson has been disappointing so far 5g 3a 8p in 17 games. Bailey need to produce more too. Really that whole second line.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sunday @ 6:22 PM ET
Nelson has been disappointing so far 5g 3a 8p in 17 games. Bailey need to produce more too. Really that whole second line.
- JimmyP

Shocked to see Nelson even has that many points he’s dysfunctional out there. Beauvillier cancels out good rushes or fore checks happened multiple times yesterday. I get it Beau has been out but he’s been like that before and after his injury. Both of them have also been terrible in the neutral which has been a killer for us.
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sunday @ 6:26 PM ET
If they’re firing on all cylinders I think they can and that goes for just about every team...
- Cptmjl


Hard to tell. They were firing pretty good until Tampa. I do not think they can with the current roster but I hope I'm wrong.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sunday @ 6:34 PM ET
Hard to tell. They were firing pretty good until Tampa. I do not think they can with the current roster but I hope I'm wrong.
- ses111

Tampa was a buzz saw last year nobody was stopping them. Who knows who will be the buzz saw this year it could be us if we stay healthy and the team performs to their capabilities. We don’t have the depth to absorb pretty much any injuries
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sunday @ 6:36 PM ET
Tampa was a buzz saw last year nobody was stopping them. Who knows who will be the buzz saw this year it could be us.
- Cptmjl


Like the positive attitude Cpt. You are risking your membership in the Wolfpack though.
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sunday @ 6:49 PM ET
Nelson has been disappointing so far 5g 3a 8p in 17 games. Bailey need to produce more too. Really that whole second line.
- JimmyP


Nelson is still on my list not scoring on that breakaway in OT in Game 6.

Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Sunday @ 6:56 PM ET
Like the positive attitude Cpt. You are risking your membership in the Wolfpack though.
- ses111

A lot of things have to break right for us but like I said that goes the same for any team. We also lack depth so it’ll be a little tougher for us as compared to a Tampa.
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sunday @ 7:12 PM ET
A lot of things have to break right for us but like I said that goes the same for any team. We also lack depth so it’ll be a little tougher for us as compared to a Tampa.
- Cptmjl


The lack of depth is a big issue. I was hoping we could have more help from Bridge at this point. Seems lots of the help would be from defense in Bridge.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Sunday @ 7:30 PM ET
The lack of depth is a big issue. I was hoping we could have more help from Bridge at this point. Seems lots of the help would be from defense in Bridge.
- ses111


You've been saying that for as long as I've been on this site. I'll say one thing, you are consistent.

Barry and Lou prefer vets.
Hockeyislife
New York Islanders
Joined: 05.29.2018

Sunday @ 7:54 PM ET
I want to see Bolduc in the lineup. He is tearing it up in Bridgeport and deserves an opportunity with the Islanders. Pittsburgh had 3 goals on 18 shots they took advantage of there limited opportunities and won the game. They have the weapons on that team to wait for the islanders to make a mistake.
ses111
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.07.2008

Sunday @ 8:58 PM ET
You've been saying that for as long as I've been on this site. I'll say one thing, you are consistent.

Barry and Lou prefer vets.

- JimmyP


I get it and a lot of coaches find them easier to coach. Lots of vets also have already reached their ceiling as well and will not improve. I guess there is good and bad with both. Enough babbling from me. Time for a mini break.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Sunday @ 9:58 PM ET
I get it and a lot of coaches find them easier to coach. Lots of vets also have already reached their ceiling as well and will not improve. I guess there is good and bad with both. Enough babbling from me. Time for a mini break.
- ses111


I think pretty much all of us wanted to land Trotz. That meant low scoring games with "safe" players. That's what we have and I still think it was the best decision. We can't have it both ways.

For the record I tend to agree with your tendency to play younger players.
Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Monday @ 6:30 AM ET
If our secondary scoring kicks in and holds up then yes. If Wahlstrom starts putting some in also we’re going to be a tough team to beat. If not we’ll be battling for a playoff spot till the end.
- Cptmjl


That is my point
TogaIsles
New York Islanders
Joined: 01.20.2018

Monday @ 8:18 AM ET
Beauvillier has 0 goals in a top six role - I realize he’s been injured and played 8 games (not even gonna bring up MDC). Our d-men have a total of 2 goals in 17 games or 102 total (17 games X 6 d-men) man games played. Hate to mention Toews but this is where we miss him. We need to get the scoring depth back like we had in the playoffs ASAP.
keaner17
New York Islanders
Location: REJECTED REFEREE
Joined: 07.12.2007

Monday @ 9:31 AM ET
Word has it Jeff Skinner will be a healthy scratch tonight, which is fine by me. He tends to be a pain in the ass against us (though no goals in 2021). I was about to suggest some type of salary exchange and trade with Bellows for him until I saw he makes 9mm pretty much until the rapture.
Hockeyislife
New York Islanders
Joined: 05.29.2018

Monday @ 9:33 AM ET
Islanders don't have the weapons to play a game that waits for mistakes from other teams. Other than Barzal Lee Ebs Pageau Nelson and cizikas they have nobody over 1 goal including the defense. 14 players 7 goals that is the problem
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