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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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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