Injured Reserve And Sitting On The Couch With Erol Bal
Hello friends, Well I have not had time to do a video blog as this freaky winter weather has played tricks on my body. Put it to you this way, you can go jog five miles out doors when its 55 degrees, but don't try it the next day in shorts thinking your Rocky training to fight Drago when its 33 degrees outside with winds gusting. Your going to wind up sick on the couch like me :)
So lets talk Islanders Hockey!!
I was out of commission and the Islanders won three in a row by beating the Flyers, Capitals and Hurricanes. Just when I was getting back to normal they lose two in a row to the Maple Leafs courtesy of the refs who were told from the top that Toronto must make the playoffs or else!!
To think only the NBA is a rigged leagued controlled by media interests.
Though the Islanders are still a long shot from making the playoffs, those two losses were devastating to any hopes this franchise will have in order to salvage this season. Many questions still can be asked as we all wonder if the Islanders will be buyers or sellers during the trade deadline:
1 - Will Nabokov be traded?
2 - Will Garth trade Mark Streit?
3 - Will Garth make any splash moves to help the team and at least end on a fighting note?
4 - Or will we just go with the same rag tag line up of misfits and have them play without a care in the world hoping to add some life to the fan base with another lottery pick this off season?
Yes to be an Islander fan is to always be left with life pondering questions about this team and your sanity.
Personally I would love to see some moves being made. Hell make any moves other then the occasional waiver wire pick up. I want to see some resemblance of a General Manager unfold but our Garth runs the helm like a state run television network in the middle east.
I don't know what he will do but I wont sit back happy watching this team tank another year with a lottery pick and then be told the rebuild is almost over.
Now we all criticized Mike Milbury for making quick trades that never worked out but is Garth Snow the Anti-Milbury? Is the man not willing, or is he afraid to be ostracized for giving up the next Chara or Luongo or Spezza?
My question to the fans this week on the Injured reserved Couch edition is:
- Who are your untouchable players and who would/could you see being moved at the deadline?
- Would you like to see the team make a push and fall up short or just tank the rest of the season and "Fail for Nail" (Top Russian Prospect Nail Yakupov)?
I would love to hear your thoughts.
Enjoy the All Star game - I wish Matt Moulson and Travis Hamonic were playing in it as well. It sure is great to see John Tavares represent us this year and we all hope for many years to come!
See ya next week!!