Watch: Woodson, Smith and Anthony react to Monday night’s loss to the Wizards

Check out Monday nights GEICO SportsNite which featured clips from Mike Woodson, J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony after the game.





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Danny Lofaro
Danny Lofaro

Okay I know this maybe be crazy BUT maybe a package deal of maybe DaColle or Ho sang, Reinhart, maybe future first or Bailey to who ever drafts Stromes brother. He looks awesome and would be great playing with his bro. Anyone?

rmvacation
rmvacation

Terrible idea. When a trade idea is based on a last name, it is a bad idea.

slapshot18_rs
slapshot18_rs

yep. id put my money on dalcolle being a better scorer than dylan anyway, let alone letting go of reinhart, who i still expect to be a top pairing defenseman in this league, AND a solid two way player on a reasonable contract.  its way too much for an unknown.  ill take my chances with dalcolle & reinhart 


as good a year as dylan has had, keep in mind he played second line center...behind connor mcdavid...

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@slapshot18_rs


A potential long term back 6 of Boychuk, Leddy, hammer, CdH, Reinhart, and Pulock is astonishing.


That Leddy, Hammer, Boychuk are control, and Reinhart and Pulock will be cost controlled is a rather scary future for the rest of the Metro division.


If it turns into a front 12 centered by long term controlled JT, Strome, Nelson and Cizikas- well then that is even worse news for the NHL.


The long term upside for the is franchise is excellent.

Logan Monstuart
Logan Monstuart

@rmvacation "When a trade idea is based on a last name, it is a bad idea,"

Good point. See Brett Lindros, Keith Gretzky, Monty Trottier. (Robert Nilsson.)

PCap
PCap

The loss of Grabo, is a loss of depth.  In the beginning of the season it was when Grabo and Kuli were skating that we gained speed.  Other teams had to watch these players and that provided space for other forwards.  Just Saturday night, Kuli was aggressive, checked a dman who coughed up the puck, passed it to Strome.  Great goal.  We need depth in the playoffs.  Tape up his head with a pillow and send him out there.

TonyM
TonyM

@redly   bosstrots1            I would'nt be surprised if Grabovski is done for the year! Has far as the defense, Strait is probaly fifth on the depth chart according to Cappy's convoluted way of thinking! And although deHaan has not been as good as he was last season he is STILL a better option then Strait and for that matter Hickey!


bosstrots1
bosstrots1

I am reposting this from an earlier thread bc Brian touched on this issue in this present article.


Surprised no-one is talking about the brew-haha that is going on as a result of the article written by NY Post Beat Writer Brett Crygalis over the DeHaan benching as well as the recent benchings of Franz, Strome and Grabner.  This guy wrote a scathing article about Cappy's coaching choices with the line-up.  Personally, I think this attachk vs Cappy is unjustified.  is he the best coach in the NHL, Hardly but he is a decent enough coach who never throws anyone under the bus and as a result must find other ways to motivate some guys.  Lets be honest that Grabner has had a down year and has deserved to be scratched. Franz has been banged up and is having an OK year for the most part but not great and a little bit of rest for him was in order as the playoffs approach.  Strome had been tailing off recently and had taken a rash of bad penalties that had cost us, he is a brilliant young player but he needed a break and it seems to have done wonders for him.  Grabner is not as fast as he once was, at his best he is probably better than Tyler Kennedy but he has not been much of a contributor and I am fine with him not being in the lineup.  As for DeHaan, he was much better last year when he seemed to be a cornerstone defensemen for our Organization.  Can you say the same thing about him this year?  No you cant.  The honest truth is that DeHaan has struggled this year - he has been inconsistent clearing both his side of the crease and clearing the puck from the zone and it has cost us plenty.  DeHaan is a plus 3 on the year and that is only bc he has the magnificent Travis Hammonic covering for him, Travis is + 16 and would probs be +25 if not for Calvin bringing him down.  Further, DeHaan had the nerve to be pissed about his benching instead of saying the coach is right, I need to be better which he does.  Look no further than Matt Donovan who has handled his situation with class all year, have you heard a peep from him, no.  In short, Crygalis couldn't have been more wrong in his analysis and crossed the line of beat reporter by going editorial in his comments - he must be spending too much time with Larry Brooks.  The next person who needs to be benched is Thomas Hickey, that minus 8 is looking ugly and he has made too many mistakes as well.  Donovan has been lights out these past few games, maybe he needs a chance to show what he can do before we decide to not qualify him and make the mistake of overpaying Hickey who's lack of size is catching up to him this year.

Brian Bradley
Brian Bradley

That last sentence is just silly. Dehaan Donovan, leddy and hickey are for all intents and purposes the SAME size. Hickey isn't a smurf. Those 5'9 guys like Ness are either long gone or buried in Bridgeport

since72
since72

@bosstrots1   I'm thinking that de Haan is getting a wake up call.  Most players get them at some point or another.  How he handles it, that is the question.  I don't expect him to like sitting out.  But at this point in the season, de Haan has been suspect on occasion, and perhaps Cappy is sending him that message.  That said, I still believe that he is our 4th best D and want him back in there. 

Re Hickey, sometimes he gets beat and sometimes he makes a great play to bail us out.  As Brian just said, he isn't small.  He has more skill than Dono and Strait, although both of these guys have filled in well of late.  Vis  is clearly declining.  He's good on the power play but gets beat at times on the transition. 

So who do you want starting in game 1 of the playoffs?  Other than the top 4, out of Hickey, Vis, Dono and Strait, I would go with Hickey and Vis until such time that their play forces a change.  I wouln't hesitate to put in either of Dono or Strait if need be.  I never thought I would be saying that about Strait!

rmvacation
rmvacation

Fair point on the possible de Haan wake up call. That's why having depth is important. If CdH has hit a flat spot, or isn't playing as expected- give him a break to refocus.

Good to see Cappy continues to start the players who are playing well, and sit the players who are need a break.

Also fair point on Viz, but at age 38, it isn't a shock.

Logan Monstuart
Logan Monstuart

@bosstrots1 Agree w comments on both de Haan and Donovan. On the surface, would seem the Isles could not have handled Donovan worse. Yet he has played very well when he has played -- played a very strong game against the Devils -- and if a numbers game means his being traded, plenty of teams would offer a #2.

de Haan should shut up and play his way on the team to stay. Isles were VERY patient w him and his injuries, they traded WAY up for him, time to earn his keep, and pay.

As for Grabovski -- I am a big fan, but think his injuries -- and the second hit was exactly like the first, getting NAILED skating w his head down -- are foreboding. I don't see him playing again this year, his career maybe closer to finished than waiting to resume.

And again -- no disrespect meant to him -- but I've been following hockey a LONG time. Yes, the hits he took were hard. But hockey in the 60's and 70's -- hits like that were pretty average, and players usually skated them off.

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@Logan Monstuart 

Dono is making $800+k not to play. 

Or he could be making $80K playing in B-Port.


Whats bad about that set up? He is 24 years old, on an NHL roster, making $800k to improve his profession. He has, and will continue to have an NHL career.





redly
redly

If Grabovski isnt ready before playoffs do we even want him in the playoffs if everyone is healthy? Hes going to need some time once healthy to even get up to game pace & hes not a gritty guy or point producer anymore. So at this point I dont think he will be missed & a guy with grit like Colin MacDonald would probable continue to out score him anyways along with Grabner or anyone else on the team.

bserviss9
bserviss9

@redly he is a solid two way forward with great puck possession, speed and forechecking.You can also create a lot of scoring chances without getting a point you know. Yeah, he will be missed because....... he is already missed 

Mike T.
Mike T.

The only question that remains on defense after Vis comes back, is who will Capuano sit in order to make sure his favorite player, Brian Strait, gets in the lineup?

redly
redly

@Mike T. For playoffs I would kinda like Boychuck, Leddy, Travis, Dehaan, Donovan, Hickey,,,,

& then use Vis if needed when someone gets hurt

since72
since72

@Mike T. If Cappy wants Strait in there, it comes down to Hickey or Vis.  de Haan plays.  I would think that Vis would sit if Cappy insists on playing Strait.  I can't see him sitting Hickey and Vis to play Strait and Dono.

redly
redly

@rmvacation im fine with that, & im cool with Dono in for vis as well

rmbbanned2
rmbbanned2

@redly 

Vis is better on the power play. Throwing Dono into the playoffs( if your a fan of experience) might not be the easiest transition.

I think some of what we will get is match ups based come playoff time.



Actually i find that Dono has sat on the roster to be an interesting "tell". The Isles owner isn't concerned with writing an $800k paycheck for a guy who basically never plays.( or is it the new owners money- sarcasm).


The Isles believe enough in Dono that they have basically "wasted" a roster spot the entire season- just to keep him from waivers. You do that for a reason.. looking forward to the reason because i don't think Snow "wastes" anything..

rmvacation
rmvacation

If everybody is healthy and playing as expected;

Boychuk and Leddy.

Hammer and CdH.

Hickey and Viz.

bserviss9
bserviss9

These NY Knicks posts need to stop

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@OLD_KNICK 

Woody should quit while he is ahead and well above .500. That is, of course, if Dolan will pay him for the rest of his contract.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

With Tyson back tomorrow and no Kmart or Amare does the dumb ass keep Melo at the 4 and move Bargs to the bench?

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

I just watched last night's game. Why is Woodson still coaching this team?!

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

Sad! The last two loses should have been wins. In Boston, Woodson failed to call a Melo/STAT pick and roll at the end. Instead, another Melo iso, we lose.

Last night's final few seconds was inexcusable! Woodson says that the players knew they had a foul to give, but Udrich just let Beale go around him for the lay up. Then he doesn't call time out to gather his troops, advance the ball, and get a high percentage shot with over 6 seconds.

Steven M. Harries
Steven M. Harries

@kenmetskni Believe me...fast-forward yourself two years into the future. You'll be begging for Woodson to come back. Sorry...now I have to watch '12 Monkeys' . . .