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New York Islander Fan Central | 3/02/2021 10:43:00 PM |

Not much to write. Happy they are winning enough to be tied for first (with several games in hand for many teams) but I'm far from finished with my back up the truck post earlier until they can win the 4-3, 5-4 games they will need to, and not blowing leads with so many players capable of a ten-plus game slide.

This is not the real NHL with games against only eight teams, double-headers (soon a triple header vs Buffalo) it's just a 56 game tournament so everyone makes some money. (not NYI owners)

Career trends are just that, and I'll eat some crow on Pageau for now, but his one goal in eleven games to start is his career trend, along with many others. They have not had to change defense once due to injury, and Varlamov is continuing his run. Overall winning ugly and being outplayed is not the way to win long-term.

I'm thrilled about Dobson, Wahlstrom, Dal Colle, and what they did against Boston. The 4th line is pitching in with some goals after looking finished before the Devils-Sabres pandemic cancellations, they must score for their money. Trotz had a very quick hook on Bellows. Sorokin looks like a top goalie when he plays, that glove and movement is very fast.

Belmont is what it is, I understand many get along to go along, they don't care. It's not NYI home, it's Msg2, as Dolan's tenant, run by his cronies, more of Malkin's retail got kicked across Hempstead Turnpike, too bad Cuomo did not kill his career before Belmont because it's there because Dolan called Cuomo, and demanded an arena to wipe the Coliseum off the map, and drive NYI out of Barclay's which would have worked long term, which many never wanted to give a chance, despite the strong attendance trends.
No one moves back to the middle of nowhere for a proven failed suburb, and my guess is Belmont is behind schedule with those 1,000 daily workers nowhere to be seen that were promised last Oct, when our owners signed a beam the first day of UFA, and the place mostly all welding/cranes work but no fit out even close to starting, and that absurd standing tail gate for $25.00 when they can fill in that section of grandstand, this is not old Winnipeg arena with images of the Queen.

Will keep doing what's always been done here, and on twitter.