Win it For This Thing!

I’m moving from Manhattan to Queens tomorrow and spent most of yesterday putting everything I own into boxes in preparation. And to make sure I didn’t have anything to do today except watch the Jets. During my cleaning and packing, I came across this thing:It’s at once the most terrifying and most endearing piece of Jets paraphernalia I own. And I have no idea where it came from.

If the Jets need any additional motivation to win today beyond getting one step closer to winning their way into the playoffs and silencing their critics, then I hope they win it for this thing and to appease whatever desires it has. Because I think it watches me sleep.




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bosstrots1
bosstrots1

Lighthouse Hockey has the isles as the 13th power ranked team in the NHL based on the true value of Reg wins vs losses vs ot wins vs shootout wins. 


I am happy with the progress that the team has made but lets not be delusional about it.  I will give the negative numbers a break bc we have been without Boychuk and Hammer for a month which I am sure has lowered our corsi and fenwick across the board but our forwards need to shoot more, Grabovski and Anders Lee in particular are proving to be overrated.  There is a reason why we don't score at even strength (other than the 4th line) and why our forward lines are being juggled and why JT is spearing people out of Frustration and going games without even a shot on goal.  Please don't point out that we are top 5 in the league in scoring, we got off to a very hot start offensively which has cooled considerably (also keep in mind that we have been the beneficiary of some terrible goalie starts by some of our opponents that have inflated our numbers a bit...thank you very much Jake Allen and Marc Andre fleury).  You cant rely on your 4th line to carry you in this league.  Shootout wins are covering up some serious flaws in our roster. I wouldn't want to play the Rangers, Pens or blue Jackets in the first round of the playoffs this year with our group as presently constituted.  Not being negative, just being honest.  I love our Defense.  For a small guy Halak is good when he is in control of his emotions.  We have a lot of good forwards but we need an upgrade there from a physical and talent standpoint.  Garth cant look at this team through rose colored glasses. I agree with redspointofview though that we do not have to rush and I like what Willymayshayes said about trying Grabovski with JT so see if that gets both of those guys going a bit.


REDSpointofview
REDSpointofview

As the threads roll on,,, there is still a preponderance of pondering about the possibility of putting a new left wing on Tavares' line...  Isn't it nice that this has become the greatest concern moving forward???  Even better,,, is the idea that this perceived huge hole can actually wait to get filled.  We should be in no great rush to forge ahead with a deal right now.  First we coveted Evander Kane, and now it's Taylor Hall, and maybe I have missed someone in between.  No matter...  We just do not need to find a super-star to play with our super-star at this moment.  For the first time in a long time we actually have time on our side...

caseysdad
caseysdad

Oilers fire their coach Dallas Eakins, who MacTavis just gave a vote of confidence 3 weeks ago; that team is a huge mess

caseysdad
caseysdad

So maybe Boychuk, and Hamonic may be ready to play this weekend, that's about one of the better items of news since reading that Wang will be an minority partner in 2 years. lol

Don22
Don22

This post got stuck in PENDING purgatory in another thread, so I'm posting it again:


Just throwing this out there for ***** and giggles since we still have 2 more days until game time.


The Isles are looking for a wing for the 1st line.  The Devils are quickly falling out of the race.  Would it be worth trading for Jagr to play the rest of the season up there?  I know he is RW, but maybe he can switch over?  Not sure.  He is only signed for this season and I can't imagine he would cost much.  Even at his age, he showed the other night he can still play and skate well.  He could open up the ice for JT and KO.  


I think he would need to agree to the trade, but maybe he considers the idea of playing for all 3 metro teams in his career.  Heck, he would have played on every Metro Division team except Columbus and Carolina.  


Again, not saying it's a great idea - just throwing it out there for the sake of conversation and curious to see some comments.


Cheers.


Go Isles.

Ludovic Charze
Ludovic Charze

would u guys trade reinhart nelson 1wst round 2016 for hall? I would, Tavares Nielsen strome is strong top 3 in the middle.. I think we coukd afford to move nelson in a deal like this, what do u think?

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

This is a very good thing. Enjoy your month lads and ladies..

bubbamac19
bubbamac19

Good timing - they'll be needed for Detroit, Tampa and Montreal; tough stretch before the break. 

All I want for Xmas is a greatly improved PK. 

Jim Miller
Jim Miller

Can you say, YEAH, BABY, welcome back boys.

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@REDSpointofview exactly  this is not a cup or bust year. we are playing good hockey and there is no reason to  trade top assets to acquire a wing for JT this season.  it is very likely that dalcolle will fill that hole.  adding a 6 million dollar player is not in the best interest of the isles.  there are too many people due for raises in the next two seasons. it is just not necessary at the moment. 

shlo
shlo

In my book a vote of confidence in a messy situation is always a prelude to a dismissal . Hug and stabb in the back. In politics, life and sports.

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

@Don22 i actually really like this idea don.  jagr is a freak of nature, he can still play the game and wouldn't need to be resigned for next year, which is the biggest thing for me.  he also brings an incredible resume of experience, especially postseason. this is something i would definitely consider. 

kevinpt
kevinpt

@Don22 I'd be all for it as long as Jagr wants to and it doesn't cost much. He's still strong on the puck, can certainly score goals, and can provide some veteran leadership that this team really needs sometimes. Honestly, I'd take him over guys like Kane or Eberle - lower risk, lower cost, and you're preserving the cap to sign the young guys down the road.

jimmyc13
jimmyc13

Seriously?!?! Why would you trade Nelson a former #1 who has size and skill, can play all three forward positions, can play on any of your top three lines and can play the PP and PK along with Reinhart who is still one of our top defensive prospects and a 1st rounder to boot all for an underachieving, undersized, one dimensional, oft injured left wing, who by the way would be our highest paid player on the team. Come on.

kachook
kachook

As a Ranger fan I endorse this trade!

kevinpt
kevinpt

@Ludovic Charze I think that would be an awful, awfull trade for the Islanders, but just my opinion.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@smedley since you are a hermaphrodite what does that make you??

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@kevinpt @Don22 If he is LOW cost- as in the devils aint making the playoffs, and we want to do the right thing and give him a shot at the playoffs- sure why not..


The isles and devils have done some of these deals in the past- unusual trades that have a minor benefit for one team- without harming the other.. the salary swap comes to mind. I think the devils are still paying trent hunter..

kevinpt
kevinpt

@tonelli27 Come on, he literally made the least offensive comments you could possibly make on this board. 

elephant
elephant

@tonelli27 If you're trying to make people think you're not a jerk, that comment is not serving your cause.  

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@kevinpt

It is not about the Isles, and never has been.


Think about that point the next time the Isles are winning, and toni posts the scoring stats for Nino, or Moulson..


Then ask yourself- why would somebody do that?

tpjm
tpjm

@elephant toni is completely a sick and twisted individual. Like the poster last week said, he's too stupid to have a conversation with.  But he needs help mentally.


The only ones almost as wacky are those who like his drivel.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@john @elephant, apologies to your sensibilities yes, apologies to him, no. Cheers.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@john wasn't meant to be funny, as for uncalled for well thats is as they say TBD.

tpjm
tpjm

@rmbbanned2 hey rm, the pathetic nutjob toni was crying about you and wang on newsday yesterday. He was begging people there to come here and bash you and wang. He's really mentally deranged.

John Dunphy
John Dunphy

No its not TBD. Why don't you two find somewhere else to bitch at eachother. This thread was totally free of BS until you had to freakin' open your mouth.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@john keep in mind several months ago this creep made a disparaging comment about my family, the comment was removed but no "apologies " were forthcoming from him.