NYIFC Notables

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/15/2021 06:32:00 PM |

Updates continue on prospect site with Worcester twitter added, along with updated roster/radio information for Bridgeport. More updates for Belmont have been added.

Eight years for Ryan Pulock

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/13/2021 11:27:00 PM |

Pulock discussed his signing on Thursday. Not the way I like things done, but beyond my control.

NYIFC Comments:

No complaints here.

Lamoriello Comments: More on my projection

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/13/2021 11:05:00 AM |

Skarek will be going to Bridgeport w/Hickey, Bellows stays with Schneider.

Will fill in Lamoriello's comments later (done), he feels he has his deepest team, I disagree, but he's president/gm, and I'm thrilled he's here with Barry Trotz. His job is to win the Stanley Cup, that's why he's here doing this.

Did not come to my projection easily, but the issues/weaknesses at the end of the 68 games in 2019-20, & 2021 are not something to be fluffed away or cured by adding a 37 year old forward who was bought out or a 44 year old defender to go with Andy Greene, combined with losing Leddy's skating/Eberle's scoring streaks. You can't gut out 82 games with defense/hard work, against many fast/skilled teams, and do all this traveling, they struggled doing it 56 games on less travel.

I want to be completely wrong, but don't think I am, unlike many past years where felt anything could happen, hope they prove me wrong.

And for those scoring at home, this site has reverted back to it's normal colors, with prospect site in third jersey colors, and historial site in classic colors.

Trotz comments as trip begins/Projection 10th seed.

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/12/2021 06:28:00 PM |

NYIFC Comments:

Just don't see a top cup contender, and a best a fringe playoff contender....Sorry.

We saw a team get older, slower with less scoring depth, that did not win one regulation game during 56 games at Caps, Pens, or Boston, now they have to beat out fast/skilled Canes, Panthers, Tampa. New York finished 4th, they free fell and for a second straight year, almost fell all the way to 5th besides beating one team three times. They lost to Devils/Sabres at end which cost them home ice against Tampa. Despite taking a ton of punches before Pens/Boston wore down, getting outshot 45-19 is not how they won in 2018-19, that was a contending team.

What happened matters, not just in a best of 7 in a tournament bubble after a three month break, then one based on 56 games.

How do they change my mind? Be a top team over 82 games/score goals, Sorokin has to take the next step, squeeze one more year out of Chara/Parise.

In 56 games NYI were dead by the end of January before Buffalo had to shut down, so NY got a big fat reset. This is 82 games, last time we saw that the team free fell by March 2020 when things shut down.

Want the cup like everyone else, but have to be honest. Many only watched playoff games.

Projection: New York is 10th seed/playoff miss. Road trip/scoring issues/faster competition over 82 games too much.

Belmont road trip will be an issue, so will another long trip at the end. Section 315 for Sunday November game vs Leafs had 60 tickets available, so despite improved attendance overall for now, we are seeing people don't want to pay $115.00, and when the novelty wears off, that could be the end. Revenue must pay for the massive expenses in a suburb, that's done nothing but fail financially.

New York Roster Released *

New York Islander Fan Central | 10/12/2021 11:34:00 AM |

* does not include players going through waivers or who's contracts have not been added. I don't see Skarek here long if Schneider is added with his contract. The money has to make sense to squeeze in Varlamov, Martin at some point when they come off IR.

Sebastian Aho, Josh Bailey, Mathew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, Zdeno Chara, Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck, Noah Dobson, Andy Greene, Thomas Hickey, Ross Johnston, Leo Komarov, Anders Lee, Scott Mayfield, Brock Nelson, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Kyle Palmieri, Zach Parise, Adam Pelech, Ryan Pulock, Jakub Skarek, Ilya Sorokin, Oliver Wahlstrom.

Injured and/or Non-Roster: Johnny Boychuk, Matt Martin, Semyon Varlamov.