Giants Tuesday Morning Reading List

Plenty of reading to catch up on this morning….here’s a few that you find interesting:

Day Three at Camp: Defense back to ballhawking ways

Day Three Highlights: Dbacks, Randle stand out again

Eli likes what he’s seeing from his receivers so far

Super Bowls are nice, but missed opportunities still sting Mara

Reese pulling a page out of Rex’ playbook with countdown

Coughlin has no intention of riding off into the sunset

Cullen Jenkins has high praise for Linval Joseph




131 comments
bosstrots1
bosstrots1

You know things are going well when the only issue being discussed is the number 2 goalie.  the reality is that Chad Johnson is not good. he was a very pedestrian minor league goalie who took advantage of an excellent bruins D to have a career year in sheltered minutes and then burn the isles on what now looks to be a bad 2 year deal.  His rebounds are gross and the team doesn't seem to have any confidence in him.  only other issues are the health of our top 6 D and whether we need another scoring winger.  Our scoring has tailed off a bit and we ice 7 natural centers in our top 12 forwards but it seems to work for us and we are playing playoff level hockey and winning games with tight back checking which is what will win games in april and may when a grinder like Josh Bailey is more valuable than a regular season scorer like Thomas Vanek...look no further than the Kings and the Rangers last year.  You need to be able to win games 1-0 to win the cup. Not sure that I would make any changes to the roster.

fourcups
fourcups

Lubo's history says he might miss a lot of time at some point. Not a big Lubo guys, but he was terrific vs Flyers & first game vs Caps.


Not sure about Hulemin on first line. Big surprise to me.....terrific player, but would love to see JT with a top scoring LW. Maybe Hulemin win regain his scoring touch from a few years back in Toronto.


Top line still not producing in a dominant way.

elephant
elephant

Does anyone know what's up with Lubo and Boychuk?  All I found online is that each are out with upper body injuries and that Boychuk is day-to-day.  Anyone know how long Lubo is expected to be out?

gowhale
gowhale

6 games in 9 days over a holiday - a 5-1 record, 10 pts with only one road loss.  That's a huge statement.


This tempo is going to keep up for the next few weeks.  A H&H vs. Ottawa which always a tough game and a H&H with the Blues, broken up by a visit to Minny.  Not to mention Chicago and NJ back at home.  7 games in 14 days.  Expect injuries, maybe a tough loss or two.  Hopefully they can keep up the pace during this next stretch.  LGI.

fourcups
fourcups

Outplayed. Never thought they'd hold on.


Biggest potential weakness: believe or not it's still goaltending. Halak has played over 60 games in a season once. Scouting reports say his biggest weakness is stamina. I wanted Johnson almost as much as I wanted someone like Halak. I thought he could be a 1A goalie. I'm disappointed. Johnson is just another back up. I don't think he can carry the Isles for a long stretch and Poulin after a great start in A has tailed off. 


If Halak wears down as usual........there could be trouble. Right now he is playing like an All Star.

dzruggie
dzruggie

How many people were sitting there with oh about 10 minutes left waiting for the bottom to fall out?  I do not mean this in a negative way at all as we are moving into uncharted territory (in terms of this team of course) where they could be thoroughly outplayed, down 2 and come up with the win.  I will admit I was just waiting for it the demise and consider myself more of the glass is half full people, it is a nice problem to get used to.





rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

Nice win last night, in light of the last 2 plus minutes of the third period. Team is just gassed, and playing without two defenders who happen to QB PP units 1 and 2. Johnson had a poor game Friday night, Halak had a great game last night..

Tip of the Hat to Strait and Dono, who when called upon, have served the team very well. Your not regulars, but you have done commendable work when called upon to fill in..


Good for Potvin, stopping to take it all in one final time from the ice.. Hall of Fame player who was the engine on a Hall of Fame team..


Now back to the cesspool that is NY football.. 

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

Glad I taped Hockey Night Live and saw Cappy take a shot at hockey analytics as far as playing his 4th line goes, seems like I mentioned the same thing last week. 


Ya know- been very happy with the absence of tag(the diminished) the last few weeks. As the Isles have won more games, he has been absent. But at least now we know where he has been traveling, its been a long journey.


Like an atheist on his deathbed trying to cover his bases and accepting "Last Rites", tag( even more diminished) trying to get right with Cappy since he's 17-7. Your worth a great morning laugh on this sunday. 


Quoting and trying to have a moment with the coach you have RELENTLESS SPEWED VENOM at for the last 4 years. Your not worthless, because your good for a laugh this morning.. There, you have some value... 

fourcups
fourcups

Watched Johnson over the years. I just expected more from the get go.

willymayshays
willymayshays

@fourcups


Poulin has tailed off? Do you mean the 7 goals in 2 games... well he let in only 5 out the next 80 shots get passed him and his SV % slipped from 939 before those 2 bad games (where he slipped) to a horrible .932 SV %.  (going into tonight) 

2 bad games and then he bounced back with 2 more very good games.


By the way, so far tonight  29 shots against..... 29 saves 


Slipping, I think, is inaccurate.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@fourcups There was a stretch where Halak was playing as poorly as Johnson is now. 

Like skaters, it comes and goes..


Halak had a stretch where he gave up 14 goals in 4 games, and Johnson started 3 of the next 4.

Right now Halak is one, and Johnson is off. Comes and goes..

frankjb
frankjb

Dz I totally agree with you, I too was waiting for one to trickle in being a traumatized Isles fan for many years. The Isles have been missing this element of having a goalie steal some games for them for a very long while. I hope Halak can stay hot & healthy and help a march to the playoffs!

tag1
tag1

What's even more humorous is your consistent lying on here. I said many times Cappy deserved the least amount of grief it was Wang/snow who deserved it especially last season.

Too bad you didn't have enough hockey knowledge to realize that 89 never belonged on the first line and you don't use corsi to rate a guy like Martin whom you wanted to bench, what's their record since 89 is off the first line Otis?

I noticed people who were no where to be found when the team sucked are now posting at least I was watching and going to games when they sucked and held people accountable now go spit some more beer on your computer.

elephant
elephant

@rmbbanned2 Thanks.

@all Yeah... If only Lubo could just stay healthy. He is great when he's in the lineup.

willymayshays
willymayshays

@rmbbanned2 @elephant


Don't even say that word.  I'm really hoping Lubo proves me wrong about his ability to stay healthy.   He still has skill that's for sure.

Don22
Don22

@willymayshays @fourcups Unless Johnson has options, we will not see Poulin here this season unless there is an injury.  The Isles are not going to waive the guy.  He is having a bad stretch.  He will play out of it.  Remember in the beginning of the season when he had a couple of decent games and guys were screaming for him to be the starter?

since72
since72

@rmbbanned2    I feared a regulation loss!  I was waiting for a 2 goal outburst just like what happened earlier on against the Jets.

These guys are really getting the job done.  The PK isn't all that good - until it needed to be.  This without 2 of their top 4 D.  

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tag1

"I said many times Cappy deserved the least amount of grief it was Wang/snow who deserved it especially last season."


where? Hey, break out that how many seasons with out a playoff series win? come on sunshine- its your favorite stat. We need some cowbell! come big fella- throw some more negative stats.


"Too bad you didn't have enough hockey knowledge to realize that 89 never belonged on the first line and you don't use corsi to rate a guy like Martin whom you wanted to bench, what's their record since 89 is off the first line Otis?"


Interesting response to my post, which has nothing to do with my post. Concerning conacher i wrote early and often- " if the top 12 were healthy, he wouldn't even be dressed"..well, he ain't dressed. Did he deserve to make the team- heck yes..


"I noticed people who were no where to be found when the team sucked are now posting at least I was watching and going to games when they sucked and held people accountable now go spit some more beer on your computer."


well sunshine, you posted far more often when it was easy to insult the entire management team because the record was poor, and post far less often because the REBUILD has taken hold and the Franchise is  benefitting. Thats because you hate the owner more then you love the team. 

You know what is awesome- I wrote that early and often. 


When your defense is-well I'm better then people who were never here- that is chucking pathetic.

Shoe fits, enjoy walking around in it..

tonelli27
tonelli27

@tag1 you cannot judge what a guy like martin gives this team using analytics, which is why watching these games is far more important than dissecting numbers.

willymayshays
willymayshays

@Don22 @willymayshays @fourcups


Poulin will remain the 3rd option unless there is an injury, like you said, or Johnson plays extremely bad for a long time.  Good news is that Poulin is a RFA next yr as well. 


Mostly pointing out that we have a good option in Bridgeport in the case something does happen.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@since72 I wasn't worried about a loss, but i figured 5 on 3, with all those experienced guys playing vs a clearly gassed Isles team, I expected they could savvy their way to a tying goal.


They didn't get many shots during the 5-3, i don't think they got many during the entire advantage.

erika
erika

@rmbbanned2 @tag1 Last year, the whole management team deserved a big fat F! Wang blew his money on trying to acquire real estate. Garth's hands were tied and was not able to to get players that could help us. The whole Vanek mess was a total fiasco! Cappy and co., were awful, they were never able to make in game adjustments to help the team, not to mention their horrid choices with who sits and who plays. Their game management was awful!

This year, they have a stacked team. wang has financial help with 2 new owners. Garth had an AMAZING offseason getting Halak, Johnson, Leddy, and Boychuck...they were what us, the fans were screaming for, for years! The young picks Lee, Strome, DeHahn are finally excelling at the NHL game. Okposso and Tavares seam more mature and ready to take this team to the next level (or 2)! After a rough start with Cappy and coaching, who were making the same mistakes over and over, they seemed to have also turned the corner. Cappy is calling time outs when needed, and switching up the lines mid-game when things are not going well. So yes, rm, the fans had every right to criticize Wang, Snow and Cappy in the past. It is amazing what a few good players can do and an influx of cash! This year is awesome so far. No complaints about anyone! As I, and many others have said a million times, we liked Cappy and WANTED him to succeed, but we were not sure he ever would. Well, he has done very well so far and I couldn't be happier! 

tag1
tag1

I've been spot on with my posts this season Otis I know that kills you. I'll lead you can follow.

tag1
tag1

If it was up to Otis Vic there would be a computer instead of a coach behind the bench

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tonelli27

No, you can not concerning Matt Martin.. Funny how your a fan when you ALWAYS complain about Cappy starting the fourth line( and Matt Martin) after a goal. Now its working, you don't complain so much. 


Suddenly the same tactic - now thats its working- isn't a problem.. Change your mind?


But in your case, all numbers are distracting because your "challenged".

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@erika 

"This year, they have a stacked team. wang has financial help with 2 new owners. Garth had an AMAZING offseason getting Halak, Johnson, Leddy, and Boychuck...they were what us, the fans were screaming for, for years! The young picks Lee, Strome, DeHahn are finally excelling at the NHL game. Okposso and Tavares seam more mature and ready to take this team to the next level (or 2)! After a rough start with Cappy and coaching, who were making the same mistakes over and over, they seemed to have also turned the corner. Cappy is calling time outs when needed, and switching up the lines mid-game when things are not going well. So yes, rm, the fans had every right to criticize Wang, Snow and Cappy in the past. It is amazing what a few good players can do and an influx of cash! This year is awesome so far. No complaints about anyone! As I, and many others have said a million times, we liked Cappy and WANTED him to succeed, but we were not sure he ever would. Well, he has done very well so far and I couldn't be happier! "


You really think the two guys who own 10% of the team are writing checks? My goodness, why would they do that? Is this one of those- they guys at Barclays will demand a better product theories? The Barclays owners are looking to sell their shares... 


Lee, Strome, CdH, don't have a full NHL season each- of course they are gonna get better. 

Cappy and his time outs.. a 60 minute game is determined by when , and if, he uses his time out. Did Cappy use his timeout last night? Does Cappy still start the fourth line after a goal..HAve the players announced any change in his coaching concepts.

NOPE.. your clutching at straws to justify an improved roster..


IN game changes.. 

yeah it gets a bit easier when your choosing between Boychuk, Leddy,  Hammer, CdH, Hickey and Viz vs the 6 guys who played the last 40 games last season...


I really need to find out who has been writing all that mean stuff about Cappy, Snow and Wang the last 4 years that littered this board- becasue suddenly everybody is a fan..


Unless your Dunham- he was too popular a month ago..

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@erika theres a lot to shred here, so lets take in chunks..


" Last year, the whole management team deserved a big fat F! Wang blew his money on trying to acquire real estate. Garth's hands were tied and was not able to to get players that could help us. The whole Vanek mess was a total fiasco! Cappy and co., were awful, they were never able to make in game adjustments to help the team, not to mention their horrid choices with who sits and who plays. Their game management was awful!"


Wang is with over $900 million dollars..He has plenty of money.


There exists more then 1 story of top players taking less money to play elsewhere then to play in Uniondale.


How was the Vanak deal a fiasco?

You mean Matt Moulson was the difference between making the playoffs last year, and sitting home. Really?


Oh that second rd pick last year, and the first rd pick in 2015 will cripple the franchise going forward? Well given their youth and pile of talent, i disagree..


Horrid choices last year on who sits, who plays? like who? He tried every goalie in the system, and played how many defenders? You mean they did sign one of the suddenly not so good Gaolies in Edmonton, and now have two real goalies.. Yeah, i didn't forget al lthe angst last year when the oilers made those trades. Those awesome goalies in Toronot- how is that working out for the Leafs so far??


I think your post and reality, are two very different places.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@erika  And here I was thinking we were discussing emotion vs stats  and goal prevention.. 


Since you have moved on- your kinda admitting goal prevention is important, and stats has a place in Hockey?


Sweet.. Lets get onto this new topic..

tonelli27
tonelli27

@erika you are correct cappy is making adjustments, not just pre game but IN GAME TOO.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@tag1 you have been, we called conacher a waste of time from the get go, arguing over whether or not he was a journeyman, which he was. That kills some people around here, fine. Thank god it was only 10 games or so. He nearly got jt killed the first game when he went all pesty and forced jt to come to his defense. He was un qualified to be a 1st liner.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tag1

You mean the "planning the parade" posts...

You mean the "its only the 'Canes" posts..

Your posts have been spot on awful....


Hence your lack of appearance here in the face of 17-7.. You haven't been missed.. please, go back into "Wang hating hiding"..


The best part of this blog is the ability to review posts made during the early season wins, and early season losses-  the Leafs, Jets and 'Lanche threads are priceless..


Hint- you couldn't lead yourself out of a paperbag.


rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tag1

Sorry if the shift to advanced status bothers you. Given the League making the move to obtain more and more accurate data for analysis, its better to be right then your "wrong" position.


Hey, maybe you can follow that ancient "RINO" custom. Climb upon an iceberg and float out to sea- a worthless elder who has seen it all pass him by, and is unwilling to adjust his ways..

tonelli27
tonelli27

@rmbbanned as a human being i wish you no ill, you are obviously a disturbed individual who needs to pick arguments with anyone. Fine, ive run into people like you before. I will not indulge you ever by answering your responses to my posts. I will not feed your ego, ill let others do that. Peace and freedom.

erika
erika

@rmbbanned2 @erika If Wang has $900 million dollars and kept the payroll at the bare bones...then he is a shameless horrible owner, and here I thought he was loosing so much money and that's why he was reluctant to spend!

Players did NOT want to play for us because there was 0 accountability, 0 urgency to win, and 0 desire to change anything. Why would a solid 33 year old player sign with a team with this kind of attitude. When I wore my Isles jacket around town, I would get smirks and chuckles (thankfully no longer an issue)!

As far as Moulson being the difference...well, there goes your single vision again. Snow totally disrupted the locker room, traded a guy who was a proven sniper 30 goals every year he played for us, and the best friend of our top 2 players. It was no coincidence that after that trade the team went on a downward spiral and never recovered. Also, Vanek was NEVER going to sign with us...NEVER! Everyone, their mother, grandmother, and pet poodle knew he was going to the Wild. At a time when we needed Defense and goaltending so badly, our GM goes and "rents" a lazy-assplayer who does NOT want to play for us...and in the process gives up the sniper we have been missing since Ziggy Palfy...and a #1 pick! So does your Math say that Colburg is a good return for that mess??

The Devils got Schneider out of the blue last year. Are you telling me no one wanted Nino for a quality goalie if that was offered and happened to be our # 1 need? Or, since you seem to think we are so deep we don't need picks, why couldn't we give up some picks for a good D-man or a solid goalie?

rm, sorry man, I think you live in your own little space bubble of mathematical delusion. You remind me of the story of the kid that starts a fight in school, so they move him to another school, and he starts another fight there. I think you are that kid.....What is the mathematical probability that EVERYONE on this blog is wrong and you are right?...1%? 

erika
erika

@rmbbanned2 @erika Your View : The person that posted last WINS!

Kind of arrogant and misguided, don't you think? The funny part rm, is that you are so dead set on arguing with everyone and have a need to always be right, that you totally miss when someone is agreeing with you...sad!

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tonelli27

For a guy ignoring me, you reference my posts an awful to since your "peace and freedom" sign off..


Do us a favor- ignore me.. Heck, take that threat to next level, ignore this site..

tag1
tag1

@rmbbanned2  I posted during the bruins exhibition game that 89 didn't belong on the first line judging where he has been the past 2 weeks or so and their record with him off the first line I have to say I was spot on.


I gave credit to Martin after the Canes game you on the other hand wanted him out of the lineup because of his corsi numbers, put the stat sheet down nerd, you"re making a fool of yourself.


wang has owned the team for 14 YEARS and still no playoff series wins that is probably the #1 reason why we are leaving Nassau, it's a pathetic record, thanks charlie. If I ask someone to build me a house in 3 years and they build one in 15 years I should be happy? This has taken way way way too long under his leadership and plenty of blunders were made along the way that I haven't forgotten.


Yup looking back at your 89 defenses and your Martin bashing based on corsi is priceless. Why is 89 still in the press box while Lee is still on the team? You never answered what's the Isles record since 89 was taken off the first line.


If anyone on here is clueless it's the idiot that posted DP has a Olympic gold medal.

tag1
tag1

@rmbbanned2 Using advanced stats to judge a guy like Martin is moronic, but you did it.

Hey maybe you can give us some more out of wedlock comments or see you next Tuesday gems so we can get rmb4.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@rmbbanned and yes i can and will ignore you.

erika
erika

@rmbbanned2 rm, while I admire your mathematical prowess, you fail to realize that hockey is an emotional game...both for the players and for the fans.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tonelli27

hey, that was nice.. 


You insult me with " your obviously a disturbed individual", and you "will not feed my ego".. then offer peace and freedom..


thats sweet..


How about this toni--


Your part of group of posters on here who thrive on misery, expect and celebrate failure, and then tell everybody your right.

You hate the owner because names like "Boe" and "Pickett" plus those that followed are  shining lights in the NHL owners Hall of Fame..


Please keep your promise. It will cut down on laughter, but thread counts will drop by 100's.


That will be all the "peace and freedom" this site needs.





rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@erika you wrote


"rm, sorry man, I think you live in your own little space bubble of mathematical delusion. You remind me of the story of the kid that starts a fight in school, so they move him to another school, and he starts another fight there. I think you are that kid.....What is the mathematical probability that EVERYONE on this blog is wrong and you are right?...1%? "


I often find people who  write the - "a kid in school" stuff were often "the kid in school" 


I disagree with you here, but if shrouding yourself in the "everyone" label make you feel better. go for it..


This would be me, shaking my head sadly in your direction..

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@erika you wrote:

"The Devils got Schneider out of the blue last year. Are you telling me no one wanted Nino for a quality goalie if that was offered and happened to be our # 1 need? Or, since you seem to think we are so deep we don't need picks, why couldn't we give up some picks for a good D-man or a solid goalie?"


this is me telling you- Nino for Schneider was turned down by the Canucks.


This is media reporting- laughing at you..

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@erika 


"As far as Moulson being the difference...well, there goes your single vision again. Snow totally disrupted the locker room, traded a guy who was a proven sniper 30 goals every year he played for us, and the best friend of our top 2 players. It was no coincidence that after that trade the team went on a downward spiral and never recovered. Also, Vanek was NEVER going to sign with us...NEVER! Everyone, their mother, grandmother, and pet poodle knew he was going to the Wild. At a time when we needed Defense and goaltending so badly, our GM goes and "rents" a lazy-assplayer who does NOT want to play for us...and in the process gives up the sniper we have been missing since Ziggy Palfy...and a #1 pick! So does your Math say that Colburg is a good return for that mess??"


That JT plays a sport with legalized fighting, and you think he went to pieces because his friend was traded? Was he a point a game player last year after Moulson left. .yeah, thought so.

Did he play hockey during the lockout with Streit- and Striet got moved. Was he road roommate A-Mac, and A-Mac left..


Its feels like JT needs tissues, a big and crazy glue to put himself back together. 


This is me, laughing at you..

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@erika you wrote..


Players did NOT want to play for us because there was 0 accountability, 0 urgency to win, and 0 desire to change anything. Why would a solid 33 year old player sign with a team with this kind of attitude. When I wore my Isles jacket around town, I would get smirks and chuckles (thankfully no longer an issue)!"


So with all this stuff lacking- a high class high talent guy like JT decides to sign here longer term, to what is considered one of the best deals in the NHL.

Then another high talent, high class guy like Hamonic decides to sign  a long term, below market deal to remain here..


Your opinions, and the acts of people in the room, vary dramatically. You keep your words, i will keep there actions..


This is me, laughing at you..

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@erika again- so much to shred- 


" If Wang has $900 million dollars and kept the payroll at the bare bones...then he is a shameless horrible owner, and here I thought he was loosing so much money and that's why he was reluctant to spend!"


so your opinion is that if you cant make money in a business, you should spend more so you lose more....  

Interesting plan- that doesn't work.. The " but he is rich, so he should care defense?" 



This is me laughing at you..

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tag1 

Hey- tag.. ah, a Wang comment..


I enjoy your attempts to focus on me, because "you couldn't ignore me if you tried"..


Lets discuss owners, since you like that 14 years without a win under wang line....


'Boe" and "Pickett"- your ownership heroes because, well lets do the because..


I mean, they were guys who were involved, who were accessible, who were front and center in day to day operations of the team.. Please furnish the world with examples of Pickett, owner through the dynasty years, showing up to games.. Cause rumor has it he lived in florida, and never came up here.


So after Boe sold cause he was broke, and Pickett was awesome from - about 1500 miles away- and all the other awesome stable guys who followed, I can see your beef with Wang and his "uninvolved" management style..


Ooops-- I guess Boe and Pickett weren't really all that great as owners. They stayed out of the way, and wrote checks.. Well Boe did until he went broke and sold to Pickett.. Picket hired the "gang of four" to run things. That was just awesome- how'd that work out?.So is this the history your just ignoring to critic Wang.. I can see why your ignoring it..


Meanwhile, 

About those:

"planning a parade" comments you didn't deny..

"its only the 'Canes" comments you didn't deny..


Okay, thats not fair.


You want to discuss the GM( career backup NHL goaltender) who announced what he was doing, and to this point hasn't had the benefit of almost 1/2 the players drafted since 2008 playing on an NHL roster for 20 total games. Rumor has it most of those kids are pretty good at the various Major Jr's and AHL clubs. Your not a fan of the rebuild until about 6 weeks ago- wanna see some proof?


Hey, how about the Coach( another Boston guy who never coached in the NHL- when they gonna hire a coach based on ability and not a cheap contract)..Yeah, i pretty certain i nailed your description right there..


You wanna go back to all your _ when they gonna hire a real scouting staff, President of Hockey operations comments, those snowjanks quips.. The brooklyn finance stuff is too easy, so why bother about the "basketball arena" stuff..


I have the time, and the ability to research you into total embarrassment..


You and toni ignore me, and I won't have to kick your butts around this blog..





rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tag1


I always enjoy that there are 23 rostered players on the Isles, and you can find one player to point to, while ignoring 22 others...


its that kind of success with math that ensures your place in society..

tonelli27
tonelli27

@tag1 because analytics doesnt show you when martin drops his gloves against a bull of a man like wayne simmonds its for the betterment of the team, its old school hockey there is still times where that is needed. And thankfully he did it.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@erika the new jersey devils finished ahead of the Colorado Avalanche last year in team corsi stats. The avs won 52 games and their division, the devils finished out of the playoffs.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@erika Without a doubt it is an emotional game.


But your not gonna argue "goal prevention and reaching the Cup Finals"  right? We did that dance, and I think the music is pretty clear..


Its not a math based game, but the math shows a clear way on HOW TO WIN THE GAME..



erika
erika

@rmbbanned2 @erika OK, rm, I think it's time for your meds right about now. YOU are the one that insisted that WANG had SOOO much money, and yet, you cannot argue the fact that he kept the payroll at bare bone min. Good owners INVEST in their product, rm. Not doing so is poor business...then again, you should know that!...Then again without a number in front of you , you are clueless and extremely uninformed!

tag1
tag1

Go ahead Otis go find those posts you claimed I made just don't be late for your aa meeting. It's not hard to embarrass you Mr DP gold medal Keep quoting that moron bert it just shows your ignorance.

tag1
tag1

@rmbbanned2 @tag1 You used analytics to judge Martin it was another stupid move on your part, one of many on here.


Your place in society is having a spot at a aa meeting.

erika
erika

@tonelli27 Thanks, T....I assumed as much! I find it amusing that rm thinks he has the Theory of everything!

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tonelli27


If stats weren't important, then why is everybody "IN THE NHL" moving in that direction..



erika
erika

@rmbbanned2 @erika rm, what are you even talking about? I'm not arguing anything except your single-visioned way of looking at the game. Still, that's OK, since sometimes you make valid points, but frankly, I go on here to discuss Hockey and the Islanders. Perhaps you would be more satisfied going on the Baron's news blog rather than on this site? It sounds to me like you retired too early and are a little bored, maybe?? 

tonelli27
tonelli27

@tag1 no need whatsoever to be so harsh tag, he just has a problem distinguishing precious metals like gold and bronze the ones that are supposedly around RDPs neck, btw i didnt see them while he was on hockey night live maybe he hocked them.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@tag1 need we mention the love affair with scott gordon? . you know the excellent coach even the crappy oilers wouldn't hire him and they've gone through 3-4 coaches and eakins is probably on the hot seat too.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@tag1 On occasion, you accidentally confirm how pathetic your actual standing in life is tag..


"its that kind of success with math that ensures your place in society.."


see, now you writing that at me, I would be happy to tell you i am great, retired and living in the American Rockies.. instead you respond with..


"Your place in society is having a spot at a aa meeting.."


Most people respond with what they know- so you have my condolences at having experience, personally or with family, in dealing with AA meetings. 


your sad and angry because your miserable. too bad, because the Isles are cruising at 17-7..


And  i am LOVING IT!


tag1
tag1

He knows gold well he's invested in it and is losing money on it he should have shorted oil instead.

tag1
tag1

Vic no one on here has made as many dumb comments as Otis has he should be the last person on here who should want to take a walk down memory lane with old posts.

tag1
tag1

You're the one ruining computers by spitting beer all over them not me. Run along your aa buddies are waiting for you. God help the people out west our gain is their loss.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@tag1 good thing this blog doesn't hire him as a financial advisor we'd all be broke.

tonelli27
tonelli27

I think you mean otis the drunk from the andy griffith show. Loved ol otis, spent lots of time in the Mayberry jail sleeping it off and eating aunt bees cooking.

tag1
tag1

DUG a etf that has been on fire too bad he didn't recommend it

tag1
tag1

Yup that otis Vic