Who is Grant Jerrett?

Tommy Dee

Not too familiar with his game but he looks to have an interesting combination of size and skill. Knicks aren’t in a position to draft projects at this point.



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cournoyer
cournoyer

Love LA . Quick is exciting. Wipe that smug look off Kane's face. Good on the Rangers. See, Torterella's system didn't work

Subban loves HGH

ohiofan
ohiofan

Canadiens were pretty good but always will wonder if Turgeon could of played just maybe the outcome would of been different.

Bet the Bruins about now are thinking maybe they should of tried a little harder for Vanek. I thought he would end up there at the deadline but I guess they figured they had enough scoring. Not quite as it turns out. Too bad for them and us.

tag1
tag1

If there were any doubts how the pecking order is in NY sports here goes The Yankees/Mets TV rating combined beat both the nets when they were playing and the Rangers Game 7, and the nets got a better rating vs the baseball then the rangers Game 7. I guess the nets playing miami helped their rating, but the rangers played a second round Game 7 and couldn't get a better rating then the nets. Neil Best has the numbers on his Twitter page. 

REDSpointofview
REDSpointofview

Garth Snow has a "To Do" list on his desk right now, and that list has an approaching expiration date.  First and foremost on that list is the contract of Jaroslav Halak.  One suggestion might be for Snow to give Miroslav Satan a call.  He's local area code 516, living in Jericho with his wife and two kids.  He obviously likes the area, having experienced a half dozen moves and settling back here after his career was over.  His countryman Halak has yet to see the beauty of Long Island.  Snow just might need an emissary to convince him and what better person than Satan?  It's imperative that Snow sign Halak, and get him signed to a multi-year deal...

Second on that "To Do" list on Snow's desk would be filling out the goal tender card for here and Bridgeport.  Evgeni Nabokov would make a nice back up.  A pairing of Halak and Nabokov would be a huge upgrade over what was here last year.  Kevin Poulin is an RFA under Snow's control and can be returned to Bridgeport.  Offer him a two-way deal and that still leaves at least one more vacancy for  another signing.  Snow can deal with Anders Nilsson, or just turn him loose and let him return to Europe but, he still needs to sign another goalie for Bridgeport and address the goal tending in the ECHL...

Third, and last on his list is the hole he created on his top line's left wing.  He gambled on selling Matt Moulson for Thomas Vanek and lost.  What's interesting about this vacancy is the fact that the Hockey News now lists Brock Nelson on the depth chart as the #3 left wing.  So he can fill the void in house  but, just doing the numbers then means Josh Bailey gets a spot in the top six.  If Snow really believes Bailey to be the answer as a top six forward on the right of say Ryan Strome, then he must see something we don't.  I like Dustin Penner as a UFA for one of the left wing spots on the top two lines.  That allows Nelson to play RW with Strome and Lee, and Penner to take the spot with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo.  Or Lee and Penner can be flipped without much fan fare and the results still would appear to be two solid top lines.  Combine that with Nielsen, Grabner and Clutterbuck and the top three lines are real strong.  There are other UFA candidates available, Jussi Jokinen, Milan Michalek, maybe even Dany Heatley or Mike Cammallari but, I like Penner as he fits the type of player Snow has been able to grab the past few years.  He's in the Moulson, Grabner, PA Parenteau, Brad Boyes mold, the kind of player that might be had on a cheaper deal that just needs a change in scenery to revive his career...

I'm just ruminating but, there must be something about the name Dustin that creates a problem with professional athletes.  Penner has kicked around the league never really finding his niche even though at one point he was paired with an all-world center in Ryan Getzlaf.  Dustin Byfuglien appears to be on the trading block in Winnipeg, and then there's Dustin Johnson.  With a major championship in his sights on the back nine of a Sunday, he grounded his club on what he thought was a spectator walkway.  He had a one stroke lead at the time and the incident wasn't even reviewed by rules officials until a television viewer called in the infraction.  It seems the walk way was really a hazard, even though it looked like a walk way and the grounding of his club called for a two shot penalty.  That penalty dropped him into fifth place while Martin Kaymer beat Bubba Watson in a playoff.  Kaymer went on to reach #1 in the world, Watson has two Green Jackets and Johnson hasn't been the same since.  Of course, Dustin Pedroia has won an AL MVP and Dustin Brown won a Stanley Cup, and Dustin Johnson does have Paulina Gretzky to come home to but, could the name Dustin be snake bit???

So that's it...  That's Snow's list...  The defense will be sorted out with the prospects coming up and the team is about to take the final curtain at an arena that was once called the venerable mausoleum but has now just deteriorated into a quagmire of malaise and often blamed for the team's inability to attract veteran players.  Snow's goal has to be to finish out this final year on a high note,,, playoffs,,, and then move into the Borough of Brooklyn ready to compete for Lord Stanley's prize.  That was his promise, all those years ago, when Charles Wang grabbed him from out of the team's locker room and gave him the keys to the penthouse as the GM.  His rebuild is close to being built and it's now time to deliver...    

Jason Zimmermann
Jason Zimmermann

Wow! Twenty one years later, and I've seen this goal a million times [including live], did the Penguins only have four skaters on the ice?


Ulf Samuelsson brings the puck in on-side [So there is no Penguin deep in the zone]. I see Dave Tippett fall to the ice, go to the bench, and get replace by Martin Straka. Ulf Samuelsson fails in passing to Mario Lemieux [bad play], and outside of Tom Barrasso, the only Penguin I see on the ice is defenseman Kjell Samuelsson.


This was not a Power Play. Am I missing someone out there?


I know the Islanders have five out there. Obviously David Volek, Ray Ferarro, Vladimir Malakhov, Denis Vaske, and Derek King.


But I swear, the Penguins have four out there. Has this detail been missed for 21 years? I don't ever remember anyone ever bringing it up!

orange2327
orange2327

Imagine what it must be like to have a goalie as good as johnny quick?? Halak is a nice goalie if you want to be a big time team a guy like quick gets you there.

orange2327
orange2327

From here in theres not one legit piece of criticism we can level at sather when you realize who our gm is. My heart says mtl in 6 or 7 but the rags have this mojo going until they get beat I'm thinking the worst.

Dan Coscino
Dan Coscino

Here's a prediction: After failing to reach a deal, the Isles will end up trading the rights to Halak to the Pens for... Mark-Andre Fleury!

Jason Zimmermann
Jason Zimmermann

I frankly don't care if the Rangers win the Stanley Cup or not. The Islanders aren't good enough for me to be mad about that.

dinbigd
dinbigd

Gotta a feeling about Rags Habs series.Don't think it will go 7 either way.I see winner in 6.Maybe Rags coming out on top.Who knows?All I can say is I'm pulling for Rags & YES I am an Isles fan.I'm just so tired of these opposing teams fans packing OUR building & yes Rags fans do the same but they root for a team in NY that's not far away.W/ that said our lovely owner is to blame for all & I would not be one bit upset if Rags can beat the teams whose fanbase have invaded our once proud COLI.I will however NOT pull for Rags in Finals.Sorry Rags fans there's only so much you can hope for.Take it from a beaten down Isles fan who is now just rooting for a good owner while other fanbases dream of playoffs & Cup.

Scott Weinstein
Scott Weinstein

Unofficial assist to Malakhov for setting a pick in front of Marty Straka giving Volek a clean look

Carey Price is finally looking like the goalie Montreal thought he'd be and PK Subban is a game changer. Habs in 7

snostorm
snostorm

Lets not forget that the HABS beat Boston. They are no joke and unlike Fleury they have a solid goalie. I do not see the Rags beating them.  I would agree on paper they match up better and they had bad record verse boston but still

since72
since72

@ohiofan Yep.  Minnesota may be thinking the same thing.  Also the loser between the Kings and the Ducks.  All were interested, but wouldn't pay up. 

willymayshays
willymayshays

@tag1  

When ever anyone talks about the vote to stay in  Nassau, I always think about how unpopular hockey is compared to football or baseball.  Certain people want to say that the vote and the move to Brooklyn was all due to the financial ineptitude of LI.   Reality is that is was for many reasons and I don't think a new stadium in brooklyn would be any more profitable than a new stadium on LI, esp if we could get one closer to the LIRR.   Personally all I see is untapped potential on LI.  Hockey could have become a much more popular sport, but politics and bad ownership squashed it all.  

wangbegone
wangbegone

Got some free time there in Plainview this time of year?

orange2327
orange2327

You forgot that song from KANSAS "DUST IN" THE WIND.

orange2327
orange2327

Tippett was on the grassy knoll.

orange2327
orange2327

No I think bailey finally figures this out and becomes a superstar. Wink wink.

camb33
camb33

@orange2327 good thing we got his brother in law here to recruit him....oh wait...

Jason Zimmermann
Jason Zimmermann

@Dan Coscino  You make me sick! I was thinking that Fleury would some how find his way on the Islanders... I wish I was the only one. Now I feel like I'm not delusional. Thanks, dude!

orange2327
orange2327

I dont think you would feel that way if theres a big parade down broadway.

Steven M. Harries
Steven M. Harries

@dinbigd  OMFG. You never root for the Rags. You NEVER root to lose more of what's left of the fan base, which is at a 9:3:1 ratio now according to Botta (us in the middle, NJD last). If you root for the NYR you are not a NYI fan.

dkdk
dkdk

Beaten down islander fan .... Is there any other type at this point?

dv92
dv92

@snostorm  Even if the Rags do beat them... No way are they taking out the west.

dkdk
dkdk

All I know is if we give it a day or two there will be someone giving snow credit for the foresight to see Montreal playing the rags as the inspiration for handing over Vanek. Just give it time.

gleichzahl
gleichzahl

@snostorm  that's true.  a great rule in the playoffs is 'be careful what you wish for.'  i think their fans are glad it's mont and not bos, but who knows.

REDSpointofview
REDSpointofview

@willymayshays @tag1  

That referendum was a last ditch effort by Ed Mangano to keep the team here.  It was also poorly timed for an early August vote and still faced the possibility that NIFA would nix the deal even if the voters passed it.  Charles Wang had already stated that he was done investing money in the Coliseum site and threatened to move the team if he didn't get a new arena on the county's dime.  But Nassau County was a fiscal train wreck, even beyond its killer property taxes, with a projected budget deficit of $225 million and a $4 billion debt load in 2011.  To borrow $400 million and put it on the backs of the home owners and small businesses was just a political stunt with Mangano trying to save face by not being the man in charge when the Islanders left town.  As far as Wang was concerned, this was the last straw as the Town of Hempstead and Supervisor Kate Murray had repeatedly denied his plans for the Lighthouse Project.  In the days leading up to the vote, the County Democratic Party made every effort to inform the county constituents that a yes vote was a vote for higher taxes.  Maybe that was political posturing because both Mangano and Murray are Republicans, or maybe they actually were trying to hold the line on taxes.  Either way, there was enough fear mongering spread around to bring out enough voters to kill the referendum by a 13% majority.  After the vote, Mangano actually boasted that the people had their say, and Wang made his deal with Brooklyn.

As far as getting a site closer to the LIRR on Long Island,Wang's original Lighthouse Project included an upgrade of the Garden Mitchell secondary track that runs to the Coliseum, the rail that brings the circus to town.  It would have been the same type of track and station that runs into Belmont Park.  Sadly,,, that's all history now...  

REDSpointofview
REDSpointofview

@orange2327  

Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind...


Why doesn't that sound an awful lot like the situation this team finds itself in???  Perhaps I was on to something without even realizing it.  Maybe Garth and Charles are aliases for Dustin...

wangbegone
wangbegone

Hahaha. The Wanglanders and Garf Snow have just traded the rights to Halak, Okposo, and Travis Hamonic for Mark-Andre Fleury!! Lol I kid......I kid ,but wouldn't be surprised.

I could just see the posts here now from all the handles spinning the trade, "we finally have a number one goaltender and we had to give up something to get something (HAHAHA). We know that he hasn't played well in the playoffs sans one year, but we need to get to the playoffs ,first.....bluh, bluh, blah"

Hehe

orange2327
orange2327

It compounds the hopelessness of isles fans.

jepliberty
jepliberty

@gleichzahl @snostorm

My son is a Rangers fan, and I asked him who he wanted the Rangers to face, he answered 'whoever is beat up the most' that was during the last Habs, Bruins game in the 2nd period.

tag1
tag1

@REDSpointofview Thanks for backing up what I posted that the majority of your property tax bill goes to the school tax not Nassau County so out of a 10 grand tax bill the majority goes to the school district.

REDSpointofview
REDSpointofview

@tag1 @REDSpointofview @doc942 @willymayshays  

No you do not,,, as we all know ownership here was motivated by real estate deals that never materialized.  

Approximately one third of the average Nassau residents tax bill is the county assessment, the other two thirds the district school tax.  Most school districts are quite solvent, with maybe the exception of Roosevelt and a couple of others.  That list was recently published in Newsday.  So with that in mind, the average household in Nassau County is contributing at least $3300 or better into a pot that provides police, garbage and street maintenance.  By the 2010 census, there were over 340,000 households in the county.  That's an annual haul well over $11 billion, yet they are broke, averaging a $225 million annual deficit.  And those numbers are a low ball estimate at best.   

I am not blaming the politicians for the state of the Islanders.  That's on Wang and the minions he employs.  But it is firmly on the shoulders of the politicians in both the county and the town that let the Coliseum degenerate into a cesspool...

tag1
tag1

@REDSpointofview @doc942@willymayshays@tag1  If you live on LI and pay a property tax bill you know that a majority of your tax bill is the school tax and doesn't go to the County.


What about the ownership the past 21 years, do they get any blame or is all the blame on the politicians and people of Nassau County who didn't screw up at the draft, didn't give out ridiculous contracts to players who didn't deserve them, didn't hire a unqualified newly retired backup goalie as GM, need I go on?

REDSpointofview
REDSpointofview

@doc942 @REDSpointofview @willymayshays @tag1  

Crooked politicians and crooked businessmen are the bane of suburbia here on Long Island.  Where else does a property tax bill under $10 grand a year seem reasonable???  And even with that Nassau County is broke and needs more revenue.  I cannot wait to see the fall out after they install those school zone speed cameras and they start ticketing people doing 30 mph on some highway when school isn't even in session.  Can everyone say boondoggle???

doc942
doc942

@REDSpointofview @willymayshays @tag1  I remember hearing radio advertisements leading up to the vote claiming "another billionaire bailout" for spoiled rich owners and athletes.  What a shame and a sham.  LI'ers got robbed of their own franchise due to bad politics, false advertising, crooked politicians and crooked businessmen. 

Jason Zimmermann
Jason Zimmermann

@orange2327  I didn't even know they won the season series in '07 or haven't won since. I used to know that stuff by the back of my hand. No stability, no passion, this team sucks!

orange2327
orange2327

Normal teams are motivated by surpassing their arch rivals. The devils 20 years ago lost a bitter 7 game series to the rags it motivated them to be better. They proceeded to win 3 cups and go to 2 more finals. Even the pathetic mets get up for the yankees now. But under wang snow cappy their is never any urgency to be better. Never.the last time we beat the rags in a season series was 2007!! That is pathetic. Irrelevance thy name is islanders.

Jason Zimmermann
Jason Zimmermann

@orange2327  Twenty years ago I rooted for every team that played the Rangers. The Islanders have been so bad for so long that my hate for the Rangers is gone. It's out of sight, out of mind, and there's nothing interesting about the rivalry. I'm jaded. And I'm jaded because of the Islanders. I can't fault the Rangers for trying to win. It's kind of their job.


I'd be willing to bet that the Islanders have had more #5 picks than any other team in the league.


1992: Scheduled to pick 5th {picked Kasparaitis 8th]

1997: Roberto Luongo

1999: Tim Connolly

2000: Raffi Torres

2008: Scheduled to pick 5th [Haha! Bailey picked 9th]

2010: Nino

2011: Ryan Strome

2014: ??????


Let's face it, for something they do so often, they're not even good at picking 5th!


.... they should be bonafide experts by now!

orange2327
orange2327

The last time the rags won the cup in 1994 we missed the playoffs for 7 years.