Shumpert defends Stoudemire over Twitter

Even though Iman Shumpert is currently in Asia with Adidas and the NBA, he is clearly keeping tabs on both Twitter and his teammates. Shumpert even went as far as calling out a Twitter user with a rude handle concerning Amar’e Stoudemire, according to a post from Alan Hahn.

“This ain’t funny. It’s disrespectful to a man. A father. A warrior. A role model. And one of my good friends. Delete this page,” Shumpert reportedly wrote in a direct message to the user in defense of Stoudemire. The Twitter user was so excited about the message that they reposted it in a tweet.

This time, Shumpert responded publicly, further imploring the user to delete their profile and to “do the right thing.”

The user deleted the Twitter account.




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Logan Monstuart
Logan Monstuart

Anyone know anything about Marc Methot? Twenty-nine-year-old top-four (supposedly) defender for the Sens? Apparently he's available ... for some young, promising, and cheap players...

mrcisback
mrcisback

 The way i look at the Islanders not having a 1st round pick in 2015 is that by picking Josh Ho-Sang makes up for that pick. The Islanders got there 2015 1st round pick a little early.

islesfan77
islesfan77

I was listening to the NHL Channel on Sirius during the week and I heard three interesting things worth mentioning:


1. The host said that quality defensemen are not available for trade because teams are holding on to them. He said that if a team wants quality defensemen, they better have them in their system and they better be developing them. He said that the reason why Niskanen received the money he did was because there were so few defensemen available.


2. The advertising on the jerseys is a matter of time. Although it was voted down this year, it is a matter of time before it happens because it is too much revenue for the NHL and the teams to turn away. So for those of you who think hockey is not a business and that revenue is not important, this is a statement to the contrary.


3. The host also said, "I have seen players ruined by being rushed out of juniors too soon, but I have not seen one player who was ruined for staying in juniors too long." When I heard this, I immediately thought of Josh Bailey. I know some Islander fans don't believe in the "rushing of prospects" but here is a guy who probably knows more about the NHL than all of us combined. I am not saying he is definitely right, but it does seem to be an educated opinion.


I am not looking for an argument, I am just throwing this out there.

islesfan77
islesfan77

I did not realize Conacher had good speed, so that is interesting.

madmike
madmike

@Logan Monstuart  Marc Methot is a legitimate top four defenseman.  Anyone that says otherwise either has not seen him play or doesn't know what they are talking about.  On the Islanders he would immediately become their best defenseman.  I've been saying since last trade deadline that the Isles should go after him.  He got invited to Canada's Olympic Orientation camp.  Canada doesn't usually invite bad players to that camp.  He's working on getting a new contract since he's in the final year of his current deal.  Negotiations are not going smoothly.  I would offer Frans Nielsen for him in a heartbeat.  Marc Methot is exactly what the Islanders need.

shlo
shlo

@Logan Monstuart Methot is just Ok, not sure that he is the answer for the D.

He is not the "difference maker" in my opinion. His name never came up in the search for a top 4 d man on any blog from any team. We need a stud shut down guy which is what everybody is looking for and probably not available.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@logan ottawa has a plethora of dmen and need fowards, wingers. Maybe a possibility.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@mrcisback  MRC, I was thinking the same thing the other day. However, I also agree with Matt below. I think the Vanek/Mouslon trade was bad and I don't like how Snow gave up the first round pick, but more and more, it is looking like Snow did great in drafting Ho Sang, because he looks like a solid prospect. He may never pan out, but as of right now he appears to have above average skills.

dimaio34
dimaio34

You my sir are now the president of point blank!!!!!!!!!!! That is single handily the most positive comment ever heard in my life!!!!! What a concept. Where did you come up with that genius. Your my hero now bro. Amazing. What a way to look at it. We got the steal of the draft. That is the greatest ever. Thank you for that. Wow did that make my day. Go islanders

isles23
isles23

I like the positive outlook Mrc but unfortunately one good move doesn't negate one bad move. That being said Ho-Sang does have all the ear marks of a possible steal, which is probably what snow has done best as a GM. Being drafts or UFA Snow has gotten his fair share of them.

rmbbanned
rmbbanned

@islesfan77 Excellent points..


Detroit Redwings- "overripe" their players in the AHL.

Nyyquist was drafted in 2008- played 57 of his career 97 NHL games last season.

Tartar was drafted in 2009, played 73 of his first 100 NHL games last season. 


The Red Wings have a pretty solid program, and those two players are pretty good.


The Red Wings do it right, and hopefully that is the approach the Isles take with current picks. When they are ready, move them up. Bailey was clearly rushed, and the same point is probably true with the departed Nino. But the same folks who critic those moves will then complain about Reinhart not being rushed last season. Circle of Stoopidity..


Hypercritical to complain about how long the rebuild is taking, but to then complain about rushing players. Using the Red Wing model, MOST of the Isles players taken in 2008 or later would still be in the AHL according to the Red Wing standard.


Draft picks take time, and as you wrote on point 1- you can't obtain quality defenders because teams hang onto them.


You can't trade for what isn't up for trade. When it is up for sale, Snow has thrown money at some very good defenders who decided to take other money.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@islesfan77 does that include the last 8 years???

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

conacher nielson and grabs most likely wont happen but that speed would be sick.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@shlo he's 6'3" 225-230 still young enough I'd be interested if it didn't cost alot. A solid guy, he'd be a top 4 on the isles immediately.

mrcisback
mrcisback

@isles23 Remember Isles Anders Lee was passed over 161 times at the 2009 draft until the Islanders picked him at 162.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@rmbbanned  RM, I cannot take any credit for those points, it is just what I heard on NHL Hockey on Sirius radio. I wish I knew the host's name, but I did not catch it.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@tonelli27  Orange, obviously I don't know what it includes, he did not mention the time period he was referring to during the time I was listening. If I had to guess, I would assume that he was referring to this season.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@Joey Ferguson  I got to be honest, I was thinking the exact same thing. I don't see Conacher beating out other guys on the team to get to that line, but yeah, that idea did cross my mind.


I was also thinking about Strome with Grabo and Kulimen. I think Strome is great at passing the puck and if he can get them the puck, it could work.

madmike
madmike

@Logan Monstuart @madmike  No way I deal Strome.  Period.  Tavares, Okposo, and Strome.  That's it for untouchables up front.  It's not that I don't like Nielsen.  I do.  I agree with everything you've said about him.  I think he's a helluva player.  But there is also no more marketable forward that I would trade.  You have to give up something to get something.  Tavares, Grabovski, Strome, and Cizikas down the middle.  I can live with that for sure.  Strome could be second line center as early as this year.  Methot and Hamonic would be one of the better shutdown pairs in the league.  And Brian Strait moves out of the top six.  Nuff said.

dzruggie
dzruggie

@Logan Monstuart @madmike Here is exactly where you move Nielsen - good call MIke.  Let us not forget we have 6 centers not including Bailey and quite frankly Nielsen's stock is really high right now.  Oh and he is 30, not the # 2 upside that Strome brings and not the size that Nelson brings.  If that was the deal - you have to make it.  (Moving Lee who is only 24, a legit power forward who while having some defensive lapses as a rookie, did manage to net goals and points and Mayfeild who is a huge body who is that stay at home guy and like 20 or 21)

shlo
shlo

@tonelli27 If he can skate I'll go with it. I don't want some speedy winger to fly by him. Nobody really talks about him. So who knows.

dimaio34
dimaio34

I'd take him. He's a big solid d man. It would work here

dzruggie
dzruggie

@mrcisback @isles23 Well Lee certainly looks good and I like him but when he becomes Zettenberg we can make that passed over 160 times post.  I'm hopeful though.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@islesfan77 ok fine my point being is that snow has had 8 yrs to attempt to bring in that type of guy via draft/ trade/FA. Streit was a nice dman, a good puck mover but not an elite dman by any means.

Brian Bradley
Brian Bradley

I'm penciling in Strome on 2nd line with grabo and kule. Playing with two vets that have chemistry together could be very helpful. Though I wonder if language barrier has any on ice drawbacks

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

guys like mcdonald and strait arent making this team i know that much

Logan Monstuart
Logan Monstuart

@dzruggie @Logan Monstuart @madmike Strome and Nelson are two to three years away from bringing what Nielsen does now. Every team in the league would make room for Frans Nielsen -- and that's not even bringing his shootout skills into play. He does everything well. Strome and Nelson both might one day be better players, but without Frans this year, the Isles would definitely be worse.

I like my trade much better.

Logan Monstuart
Logan Monstuart

@tonelli27 Your comment reminded me of Adrian Aucoin. Was that really a Milbury move? Probably his best. Maybe not top-tier defenseman, but damn close -- and 30 minutes a game!

since72
since72

@tonelli27  If your point is that to obtain a top 4 D, you need to draft him, I would agree 100%.  


Trades for top D are difficult because many have NMC contracts and won't come here.  


FA D don't want to come here - see Erhoff.


Re the draft, with the benefit of hindsight, who would you have drafted that Snow passed on?  Dougie Hamilton would cost you Strome.   I remember hoping that he would pick that guy, but Strome looks pretty good, so it's a hard argument to make either way.  A top D wasn't drafted behind Nino.  Was there a stud available when he drafted Bailey who was earmarked to go that high?  Gardiner?, but is he really THAT good?  Snow drafted de Haan, Reinhart, and Pulock.  What would you have done otherwise again with the benefit of hindsight?  I'm no fan of Snow but tell me who he passed on that you AT THE TiME, hoped that he would have picked?

islesfan77
islesfan77

I am glad to hear its fine with you, but again this is what the host said, not me. As for Snow having 8 years to get an elite defenseman, if this were the middle of July,I would ask you who you are referring to as elite defensemen, which ones were available in the past 8 years and whether you think Chara was an elite defenseman when Milbury traded him away. However, training camp has started so I am not interested in that discussion at this time. No offense, but I am focusing on the upcoming season and not looking backward.

lets go islanders .

islesfan77
islesfan77

I agree about McDonald, not sure about Strait.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@logan yes it was a milbury move, one of his best. Not an elite dman but a notch below but he was a gamer and a guy who could play 28-30 minutes a game. Loved AA.

elephant
elephant

I always thought we were gonna draft Hamilton in 2011. While I like Strome I still wish we took Hamilton... Even more now that I see this pileup of forwards.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@since72 still not gonna let snow off the hook, the defense has been awful that cant be denied.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@since72 erhoff is a good point but frankly the islanders defense corps with some exceptions has been lousy the last few years.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@since72 those are all good points but if an establised star dman was available via trade the islanders wouldn't have been a destination cause of the wang factor and not making the playoffs. So even if snow burned up the phone lines the last few years he probably couldn't land that guy anyway.

tonelli27
tonelli27

@islesfan77 no elite dman was coming here via trade or FA anyway. Islanders are not a major destination for those types, maybe with new ownership that changes at least one can hope.

islesfan77
islesfan77

@elephant  Elephant, I normally agree with you on many things, but I respectfully disagree on this one. I would not have been happy if the Islanders drafted Hamilton over Strome, but it would have been nice if they got Hamilton and Strome, but that didn't happen.

since72
since72

@tonelli27 Agreed, they have been poor overall.  You really have to draft them when they are available.  I was so upset when the Devils won the lottery and leap frogged the isles to grab Larsson, but then again it would have cost us Strome!  Hopefully, Hammer, de Haan, Reinhart and Pulock will round out our top 4 soon enough.  

tonelli27
tonelli27

@since72 agree i just threw the idea out to start a conversation all good points which means rheinhart pullock and a couple others must pan out.

Joey Ferguson
Joey Ferguson

we deff have a few d prospects that can out play strait and hickey so lets see how it goes