--- In Islanders-SoundTigers@y..., ISLESzig16@a... wrote:
> You know, I dont know what the hell happened to these players over
the summer, but it seems like the ghosts of Islanders old has come
creeping back to haunt the Coliseum.>>>
It's either the ghost's of 1972 or the later years, some old ghosts
would be welcomed here.
> Osgood has been terrible, Snow is garunteed to give up
at least 3 goals, scoring is basically non existant, the PK is
Pathetic, the Powerless play hasnt even been mildly amusing, they
cant fight, they cant stay out of the box and the 4th line is the
only one putting forth any kind of noticable effort.>>>
That's the one constant, Lapointe and Blake's hard work every
night, but they cannot win games or score goals to make that happen.
> So what does Milbury do? He pulls some lame ass attempt
at a publicity stunt by teasing the fans with 30 seconds of Michael
Peca, which I hate to admit has been the best 30 seconds of the
season so far. >>>
That's how I felt the minute they got a pp and was not on it. All
they did was insult their own players and basically lose Asham, who
was supposed to be a third line player and bring something this team
needs. The thing that got me was Micheletti and Howie talking about
Bob Nystrom's 900th game, this had nothing to do with that unless
Peca is planning to retire and risked his health in the process
because who knows what could have happened.
> Dont hold your breath for any major trade, because if history
teaches us anything its that Milbury always seems to be on the short
end of the stick when it comes to trades. We always give up way to
much for far too little.>>>
The last two year under these owners have taught us they do nothing
until January. Milbury in these circumstances is brutal and frankly
if he does not pull a miracle trade where the Isles win big and give
up little, this season could be over unless more kids come up and
solve the problem. I do not see that happening or being the answer.
> Im disgusted and the season has only been a month long. I see no
signs of a turn around, nothing positive at all to say about any of
these games. It seems we are staring down the barrel of a long season
and a battle for dead last in the league (the one milestone the Isles
look likely to pull off) Glad I got digital cable, I now have more
channels to choose from after the first period of an unwinable game
for the isles. I do bleed blue and orange, but right now I need a
The thing that has me is they have played hard, they have skated,
what they cannot do is make players who are ten goal players, twenty
goal players. Now they have had the bubble popped and it's only going
to get worse.
Other problems like the goaltending are disappointing and have hurt
badly too. Three wins in games they could have easily lost too.
I see nothing to build on and a long season ahead.