Time will tell
- View SourceHashpipe wrote:
>>>Is it just me or are they tryins to replace czerkawski's
22 goals not by adding more goals scored but by reducing
the goals against.
The goals against must be reduced one way or another.
There's no way we score MORE than we did last year
unless these new rules really kick in and our PP unit
can even somehow finally join the middle of the pack,
which it should always be with guys like Yashin, Jonsson,
Aucoin and Hamrlik around.
>>>It seems that they also expect a certain few to score 5
more goals IE Parrish,Kvasha,Isbister etc.. wich i think
will be asking alot because you know yashin is going to
have to fight his way through a lot of double coverage. I
think this means that scatchards line is
going to be counted immensley.
I think you are completely right! I personally think
Parrish is bound to take a step backwards, but 45pts from
him and 20 goals for Scatchard, at least 45 points from both
Isbister and Kvasha, 20 goals and 55 points from Bates and
a repeat performance of 75+ points from Yashin is expected
and MUST happen if this team is gonna hold itself up. Chip
in another 10 goals from each of Wiemer, Asham and say Blake
and get 35-40 points out one of Chabada, Weinhandl, Hunter or
even Torres and we'll be OK. I'd have to assume that we get
a combined 130 points from our blueliners and that peca
accumulates 25 in his brief stay. These numbers are all
realistic, necessary and I do dare say, probable.
However, as the Scatchard line goes up until X-mas,
so will the team go.
>>>What does all this add up to? Till peca retuns every game
is going to be a big chess match.
Well, with all the Jagrs, Hrdinas, Langs, Vasiceks, Stumpels, Handzus',
Prospals, Stefans, Nedveds, Elias', Satans, and Kaberles in our
conference, lets not hope we encounter too many czech mates!
(sorry, am in a giddy mood)
Bill writes in response to Kevin:
>>>I don't know either. The guy is playing center on
the fourth line in the two games, is this the spot
he is winning ? If so, someone who is supposed to
be on this team's fourth line may well be headed
Well Bill, I still think Justin will be sent down as a final cut, but this
long look can't be anything but positive. SHOULD he somehow
make the team, then I think it's safe to say that it is a sign that Lappy
is on his way out. We love him, but we all know he's lost a step,
is a more expensive guy and he's in the last year of his contract.
I'm not advocating this, but should Justin somehow make it, I expect
that to be Lappy's ticket to another team.
On a related topic, Detroit is now missing centers Yzerman AND
Kevin, as for your Raffi concerns, I don't think he's out of the picture
yet. I still believe 60+ points and 200 PMs accumulated in Bport
would be a necessary step in his development. He's got the tools
and I think he'll be a fan favorite - a ticket seller - so the Isles are
definitely building on him. I think we're too used to seeing guys
come in here and play right away (ummm, McCabe, Berard,
Fichaud, Pyatt, Connelly, Brewer, etc.) and perhaps MM has
FINALLY learned not to overdue it and rush the kids. I personally
would like to see Torres, Dipi, Mapletoft, Hunter, Goddard and
Kolnik remain on the farm. Let the older Euros fill in the last few
spots and perhaps be the answers. If they're not, then the club
will call up guys as necessary. Things will look much different
next fall when - I suppose and am guessing at this point - all
of Lappy, Webb and Snow will be gone.
Time will tell,
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- View Source--- In Islanders-SoundTigers@y..., chapin_landvogt@l... wrote:
> Well Bill, I still think Justin will be sent down as a final cut,but this long look can't be anything but positive. SHOULD he somehow
make the team, then I think it's safe to say that it is a sign that
Lappy is on his way out. We love him, but we all know he's lost a
step, is a more expensive guy and he's in the last year of his
Maybe, I think the one thing that may prevent that at the moment is
Peca not being here, they already lost one part of what was a good pk
unit. The other is I think Lapointe is very important to this group
at this time.
> I'm not advocating this, but should Justin somehow make it, I expectthat to be Lappy's ticket to another team.>>>
> On a related topic, Detroit is now missing centers Yzerman ANDDevereaux. Hmmmm?!?!>>>
Detroit has a lot of promising kids, perhaps a blockbuster deal
involving DiPietro, Lapointe or Mapletoft for a good player and
prospect ? I read the Islanders were taking to Detroit about a deal
over the summer involving DiPietro.
Personally, if Detroit wants these players I do not
make a deal. If the Wings see something in Mapletoft or DiPietro I
hold onto them unless their prime young players on the roster come
here in return with a player in his prime who can help. I do not want
their 35 year old players here for one season.