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FROM THE GM'S DESK, by Mike Milbury

Tuesday, 09.06.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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FROM THE GM\'S DESK, by Mike Milbury
Time to Drop the Puck

Bags are being packed amidst tons of new equipment. Equipment managers are working non-stop. The office staff is in a frenzy coordinating visas and travel arrangements for 50 or so players. Coliseum workers are busy painting and polishing hallways and locker rooms. All of that is being done in anticipation of -- at long last -- a hockey season. Hockey's back and it's about time.

Enough about a new CBA. Please go away, union/management talk.  Who cares about deadlines and legal threats? Give us a damn hockey game:  Passionate players skating ferociously into opponents. Big glove saves by athletic goaltenders. A blocked shot, a goal with 2 seconds to go in regulation for the win. YES!!

We're back as of this weekend with the start of rookie camp at Islanders Iceworks and then off to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia for a full week of training camp before we return for our first preseason game against the Rangers at the Coliseum on Sept. 20.

As usual, all 30 teams are pretty sure this is the year.  And for one amongst us, it will be true. For now, we're all allowed to dream, to anticipate that Stanley Cup parade. I missed it. I missed the stress. I missed the big wins and the tough losses.  And yes, I missed the players.

We're back in business and may we never have to go through a work stoppage again. We have made lots of changes in our office and playing personnel. We hope all of them will prove successful.

Come back and see us do our stuff. Check out Petteri, Robert and the rest of our top prospects at our open practice sessions at Islanders Iceworks this weekend.  See if you can make the time for our game at the Coliseum on Sept. 20.

We'd love to see you.  We missed you most of all.  Without the fans of Long Island, we can't make it happen.  You've waited long enough.  We will do anything we can to entertain you. Questions?  Give me a call.  See you soon.

Welcome Back!!!

Mike
September 6, 2005

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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