FROM THE GM'S DESK, by Mike Milbury

Tuesday, 09.6.2005 / 12:00 AM ET / 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

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 2 1 2 1 3
R. Strome 2 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 2 2 0 2 2
K. Okposo 2 1 1 1 2
J. Tavares 2 0 2 1 2
C. Clutterbuck 2 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 2 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 2 0 1 0 1
L. Visnovsky 2 0 1 3 1
F. Nielsen 2 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 1 1 0 .917 2.52

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