2019-2020 New York Islanders thread

Discussion in 'Ice Hockey Forum' started by CBG, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. statjeff22

    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    25,789
    Likes Received:
    6,139
    Once again Lou whiffs on the big scoring talent. I can't imagine how anyone could be surprised by this.
     
  2. GREG

    GREG Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,023
    Likes Received:
    2,645
    I appreciate Lou for bringing respectability back to the organization. Bringing Trotz here and the back to back ECF runs were exciting. But his time has passed as being a good GM. He doesn't manage the cap well, his old school tactics just don't work with todays young players as he does strike out getting the top FA. I could understand if JG went to an original 6 but to lose out to the Blue Jackets is pathetic. He will get this season but if its another bad one then L&M have to fire him and look for someone else to takeover.
     
  3. statjeff22

    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    25,789
    Likes Received:
    6,139
    I agree with all of this. I think the team hit a hard ceiling a couple of seasons ago, and he's taken them as far as he can. As I said at the time, when Trotz was fired, it was the wrong guy who needed to go - if Trotz was going to go, the Isles should have taken that as an opportunity to replace both of them.
     
  4. JetBlue

    JetBlue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    11,326
    Likes Received:
    5,501
    With Lou-induced silence in effect we have nothing but speculation at this point. But if we have to lose Beau to bring in Kadri I don’t see how adding another center but losing a winger improves the team, unless we are also moving Pageau and Bailey and probably Raty and getting someone like TJ Miller as in return.
     
  5. GREG

    GREG Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,023
    Likes Received:
    2,645
  6. JetBlue

    JetBlue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    11,326
    Likes Received:
    5,501
    Terrible deal if true and not what the Islanders need if he has to trade Beau or Wahsltrom to make it happen.
     
  7. GREG

    GREG Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    2,023
    Likes Received:
    2,645
    So much for the Kadri signing, He just signed with the Flames. I am done with Lou. I appreciate what he did in bringing respectability back to the organization but he is way past his prime when it comes to being an effective GM in today's game. Our offense still sucks and we fired the best coach in hockey (Trotz) and replaced him with a first time HC(Lambert). Please retire Lou.

    (17) Elliotte Friedman on Twitter: "Kadri 7x$7M in CAL" / Twitter
     
  8. statjeff22

    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    25,789
    Likes Received:
    6,139
    God, yes - not necessarily because of the specifics of this deal (I think 7 years is too long), but because of his complete inability to navigate the modern NHL. How often does he have to fail to get offensive help before Ledecky and Malkin do something about it?
     
    GREG likes this.
  9. JetBlue

    JetBlue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    11,326
    Likes Received:
    5,501
    I won’t be sad to see Lou go when he does but if he refused to trade Beau, as rumored, or Varly, to fit in Kadri this year then it’s actually a great move on Lou’s part. Sure he hasn’t won any off season free agent championships but he’s smart enough to know not to fuck the team this year giving up a winger when he need wingers to sign a player whose contract will fuck us in four years. Not signing Kadri is the best news of the offseason. I also think Lou will find a taker for Bailey now as well; the rumors that we needed to move a contract to sign Kadri hurt us as teams thought we were desperate to do so. Now it will be easier to find a reasonable trade for a team that could use his services or needs to hit the cap floor. And I think JT Miller is still realistic.

    we never needed a center (unless Barzal wanted to move to winger which I doubt); Raty will be on the team by season’s end.
     
    Red Menace likes this.
  10. JetBlue

    JetBlue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Messages:
    11,326
    Likes Received:
    5,501
    Dobson, Romanov and Bellows all resigned.

    Either last year was a fluke of scheduling and Covid or the team is truly in decline. If the former, I’m content going into the season with the team that went to back to back semi-finals, seeing what we need during the season and making a smart trade to improve from there. If the latter, expensive long term contracts for fTJ Miller or Kadri wouldn’t be enough and would screw the team long term.

    the reality is we need to resign Barzal and Sorokin before doling out any more money.
     

Share This Page