Haven't seen a score tonight, but I see a loss tonight, and then a possible win vs. Pitt, cuz Pitt will have won 12 in a row at that point, and will sleep walk thru the Isles game.
The bad news - it's the third period.
The good news - they don't have a lead to blow.
To paraphrase Howie, "At a certain point, is it really bad luck?"
Time to dump the Head Coach. Now. Before it is too late.
Two more goals allowed in the third.
Not saying they would have won, but the Pitt goal and the end of the second was as soft as a pile of feathers. Nabby is like Sanchez. The best chance to win, but clearly not the best.
At least they beat who they should beat tonight, although this Florida team played the Devils and Rags tough, so it's never a no-doubter. Nice to see the Isles grabbing the empty netters this time around.
Decent crowd tonight too. Most sections were pretty full.
I'll be there 4/13 to watch my blue shirts play the fish sticks at the mausoleum. Hopefully it's a great game with both teams having something to play for now....the 8 seed haha.
Isles "improve" to 6-11-2 at HOME.
Worst home record in the NHL, by a wide margin.
I think yesterdays win really only means the Isles are a, at best, middle of the pack team. Can't beat the big guys, can beat the bottom feeders.
They might not finish in the bottom 5, but probably will finish in bottom 10.
So, I pick up some poster board and he only wants to make a sign that says "Orange and Blue, This One's For You!" Now, I have no idea WTF that means - I think he saw it on an Isles commericial at some point - but I say fine - its his sign. But then he only wants to have it on one line - he refuses to let it spill over to the next line and fill up the entire poster. We try to patiently explain to him that no one will be able to see his sign and wouldn't it be better if we wrote out "Lets Go Islanders!"? He doesn't care. He breaks down in a fit and wants to make his sign his way or he's not going to the game. Go ahead, do what you want.
He proceeds to write out - in his 5 yr old chicken scratch - that slogan and stands triumphantly over it and says "See Dad - I told you it would fit. Admit you're wrong!" It looked ridiculous. All you can see is some orange and blue writing at the very top of this poster and its otherwise blank. If you were further than 5 ft away, you'd think this cute kid all decked out in a too big Isles jersey was holding a blank sign. Knowing him, he'd probably insist on holding it up and blocking people behind him (with a pretty much blank sign) all throughout the game.
Thankfully, he forgot it in the car.
This is Tavares' 4th season with the Isles and he hasn't made the playoffs yet. If they have any hope of building the franchise around him for the next 10+ years, they need to start moving forward. Losing him would be devastating.
I haven't had to make signs yet, but in the past three weeks, I've made 2 small hockey goals, a replica stanley cup, a small score board, and drawn a hockey rink on an old crib sheet complete with a Bears (my sons pretend hockey team) logo at center ice. I'll take a picture if I can remember.
Sweet Jesus, the shlt we do as parents....
With autographed Ricky D puck. Now worthless. And not because we've been sliding it across the floor.
Rangers have a game in hand...plus will win tonight....playoffs still very bleak...