Isles Recall Two from Bridgeport

The Islanders have recalled Johan Sundstrom and Scott Mayfield from Bridgeport. Sundstrom has played nine games for the Islanders this year, recording one assist.

For Mayfield it will be his first NHL callup. Mayfield, originally a 2nd round pick in 2011, has played 69 games with the Sound Tigers this season. He has 125 PIM, 17 points and is a -2 in those games.




113 comments
mrcisback
mrcisback

 Scott Mayfield is the kid who i really wanted to see all year long. He's a big nasty defenseman that we could use really use all along. I said it a couple of days ago the islanders defense is going to go from one of worst defense in the league to one of the best in about two years,watch. Now if we can only find a young stud goaltender.

dimaio34
dimaio34

Mayfield. Heres how I see him in the future. Skates like bouwmeester. Plays like pronger. That's my prediction. I think we got some serious talent on the way. Now hers the next question!! Wil the front office bring in a vet who can lead them. This is the key. What has really hurt this team is we have all this blue chip talent and no leadership. We need a Shane doan to come in here and never let a negative vibe ever enter the dressing room

willymayshays
willymayshays

de haan was the biggest surprise all yr, I have been extremely impressed with his skating, ability to move the puck and his physicality (that I never heard much of before he came up)

But his injury history forces me to hold back some of the excitement.

Steve J. Gonzalez
Steve J. Gonzalez

The Islanders have said they will not begin negotiaiting talks with Nabby until after the season is over. That leads me to believe one of two things: 1) they're not signing him again or 2.) they are going to give him an one-year deal as a backup. It seems logical and reasonable to sign Nabby as a backup. The other two, Poulin and Nilsson are neither NHL startups or backups and I don't know if they will ever be.

bubbamac19
bubbamac19

I assume these guys are taking the roster spots of Grabner and deHaan. Grabner was terrific last night and deHaan has been the most pleasant surprise of the season. Fingers crossed it's nothing serious.

dimaio34
dimaio34

Can't wait to see mayfield. Hope he's not to nervous and gets to lay out a few guys. Sundstrom. Is getting there he's a little timid I think. Not really that strong. But it takes time. I don't see him here full time. As far as the Winnipeg trade. Not confident at all with snow. Not all that sure about Kane's attitude. But maybe he don't like winnipeg. Love the idea of trading two seconds to move up into the first and grab demko. I just rally want a complete change in mgmt. right now. I was patient with Garth. But after Moulson/VANEK mess it's over. That disaster would have got sather fired.

bubbamac19
bubbamac19

@dimaio34 if mayfield were as good as you hope, he'd be here already - but time will tell. Chara wa awkward (at best) at the start of his career, so I hope they give him time.

Agreed 100% on leadership.

doc942
doc942

@dimaio34  I saw Mayfield play at Bridgeport about a month ago.  He was clearly bigger than anyone else on the ice.  Moved people out of the crease with an edge.  I have no idea how that translates to the NHL as far as his skating ability and keeping up with NHL talent... but definitely looking forward to seeing him play.

doc942
doc942

@frank vescio  It's clear that adolescence is still your condition. How embarrassing.

willymayshays
willymayshays

@bubbamac19  

Saying de Haan was the most pleasant would be an understatement for me.  I didn't even consider him at season start.  Right now, I can see him as a 1st pairing type guy.

Can't wait to see Mayfield, he is the big tough type defender we need on this defense.

dzruggie
dzruggie

@bubbamac19  Mayfield is a big kid and a right handed D.At CO I watched him several times and he was very steady.  At the time he was projected late first round and dropped to the Isles in round 2.    As for de Hann, I am hoping the fact he was able to come back and test it was an indication it is not as bad as it could be?  I would tear he could not even stand but I do not know.....

dkdk
dkdk

And even if that is the case, after snows last couple of trades maybe he should sit the trading market out.

dkdk
dkdk

F u Wang!

But if you are a cross between an Olympian and hall of Famer, you won't need a coach ... Lol

dkdk
dkdk

Wow a cross between pronger and bouwmeester way to temper the expectations

dzruggie
dzruggie

@dkdk  Hey DK, I get the heat on the Vanek trade (though if he signed it would have been a good trade IMO, but he didn't sign so it is a debacle), what are the other questionable trades you are talking about?  Reasenor?  Amac?  

Vicp73
Vicp73

@rmreturns @shlo  And wasn't that the draft Snow offered all our picks for Ryan Murray? We had this debate before and you defended Snow, guys like Murray are elite defenseman, Shea Weber types....... So tell me RM, who would you rather have Murray or Reinhart, Pokka and Pelech? 

shlo
shlo

@rmreturnsNobody is talking about cross checking, everybody is talking about big nasty players with an "edge" and that is what I was talking about.

shlo
shlo

@rmreturns I agree with you that  the 2012 draft will prove to be a good one. Maybe even very successful one.

I posted before that few years back the idea was a smaller puck moving defenseman is the way to go.

It changed, now the prevailing thought is "gorillas on skates". So Snow went ahead and got them.

shlo
shlo

@rmreturns I don't think that drafting him was a risk more than anybody else. I was just concerned about his skating. He is a big man, just want to make sure he is ready for NHL speed. We all know we need some size on D.

willymayshays
willymayshays

@shlo @rmreturns 

flying by a guy wit a 76" wing span is easier said than done.  

When did you see Mayfield play?  Recently, I've read he has made improvements in his skating and 2 way play.  

shlo
shlo

@rmreturns When I saw Mayfield play, he seemed slow, too slow for the NHL  I agree with you that he needs to improve his skating or the wingers will fly by him with ease. Unless of course his big body slams them.

So at this point I just wish him luck.

tag1
tag1

@rmreturns Since YOU brought up the basketball gym in bklyn I found this a little interesting for all those on here who worship this ex drug dealing clown:


Jay-Z raised eyebrows at the Barclay's Center last week when he wore a medallion symbolizing the Five Percent Nation.

The Brooklyn-born rapper was sitting courtside at a Nets game on Tuesday with wife Beyoncé when he was snapped wearing the controversial symbol.

One of the core tenants of the Five Percent Nation — an offshoot of the Nation of Islam — is that white people are 'wicked and inferior' to black men.

When asked by a reporter whether the medallion is meaningful to him, Jay-Z shrugged and said 'A little bit'. 

Can't wait until they move and he wears our jersey ): 

Don22
Don22

@camb33 @dkdkNino is smart?  Do you mean 4th line, 40 pts Nino?  Bailey has as many points on a far worse team for crying out loud.   He is falling fast in MN too.  How long before he complains his way out of there too?


You give him too much credit.

Don22
Don22

@Vicp73 You are right there Vic. There are 2 sides to this fence and to really far sides to this fence.  We can agree on that. But then why when I post that I thought Mayfield looked good last night (I didn't BTW), I get jumped for "drinking the kool aid"?  I don't mind when someone disagrees - let's debate or whatever.  But a lot on your side of the fence don't even debate.  It just becomes labeling us shills or apologists.  You might as well come back with "Because I said so" like our parents used to do.


And DK - I agree that the Mayfield comparison was over the top - but so what?  I have a feeling he would have been mocked no matter what - just because he showed some enthusiasm for the team.

We are all fans - we can all agree on that.

jepliberty
jepliberty

@camb33 @tag1

And by that time JT demands a trade and gets it, and we wind up with a couple or Reasoner,s and Pandolfos.

jepliberty
jepliberty

@dkdk

And at this point, in their collective careers how can we know of the Mayfield's and others, can't they also be 'bad picks' once they reach the 'big' club, what transpires down in the bridge, does not necessarily  translate into being NHL all stars in a short couple of years.

jepliberty
jepliberty

@doc942

A strawman argument, a person overcoming adversity through hard work, adversity, and perservance, and controlling ones own destiny, is one thing, however having an owner, and GM who are controlling where you end up, is something quite different, they have the upper hand in all you may endeavor, as long as they have you under contract.

jepliberty
jepliberty

@tag1

Those 2 must belong to a 'mutual admiration society'

jepliberty
jepliberty

@doc942 @Don22@camb33@tag1@dzruggie

What do you consider the 'near future', 3, 4 more years of the garbage produced by Wang, and Snow keep dreaming,  however, if I agreed with you, and your ilk, we would BOTH be WRONG, son.

camb33
camb33

@dkdk this is such a disaster.....maybe he asks out this offseason....nino is one smart kid

dkdk
dkdk

Schilly of me .... Lol.

Camb one question though on the years laid out, where do we slot when JT demands a trade?

camb33
camb33

@dkdk yup...and that time line would be fine with me if this was garths first year....its about 8 years too late...

dkdk
dkdk

Actually camb, that truly seems like the timeline people are laying out, and seemingly happy with! But remember JT is a pro and I am sure he understands it's a business and is good with everything.

camb33
camb33

@tag1 we dont want to rush things....

this year we got our offense prospects going...

upcoming season we go buy a goalie...

season after that we get all our stud d men going...

following season we get a new coach...

and the next season we still suck maybe the gm gets fired...

give it time...you know what they say about certain rebuilds

tag1
tag1

Maybe if snow was able to blink his eyes like Jeanie we would have a goalie and better defense because god knows the conventional way ain't working

John Richards
John Richards

@dkdk hey some of these guys are still patting snowy on the back for the vanek/moulson debacle!! You know NICE TRY GARTH!! HEY MAN YOU TRIED TO UPGRADE THE TEAM!!

dkdk
dkdk

Yes I like the diversion being used to debate if it is the goalies fault or the blue lines fault. Last I check snow built both. But then again we are still seeing the defense of the niño trade that niño was a bad pick. So how can snow ever get to feel any heat? Perplexing.

tag1
tag1

Only snow isn't it's a special rule that applies only to him dk and yet people on here want me to give snow credit IF he made certain trades figure that one out

John Richards
John Richards

If anyone still isn't convinced we must go outside the organization for help they are clueless!!

John Richards
John Richards

@dkdk yes if hes allowed to sit on his couch eating gummy bears!!

dkdk
dkdk

Tag .... Is it me or is a GM allowed to sign or trade for a goalie when he sees his goalies are always under 92%.

dkdk
dkdk

Yep, I just prefer having the next pronger take his first shift before he is called the next pronger.

Vicp73
Vicp73

@dkdk  I saw that, a Pronger would be nice though lol

tag1
tag1

@dkdk Tough loss tonight boys if we had Hasek in goal we could have lost 1-0 with a 930 save pct.

dkdk
dkdk

Vic .... Look no further than the mayfield is a combo of pronger and bouwmeester above!

Vicp73
Vicp73

@Don22 @isles23  Don you gotta admit theres guys on the other side of the fence that can't be reasoned with either. We're all fans, but when you get guys crowning norris trophy winners even before they've played one shift, defending Snow for some of the head scratching moves of coarse your going to get reactions. No?

Don22
Don22

@isles23 I hear ya.  There are guys like DK and Mitch that I disagree with too, but for the most part we are able to throw back and forth some good points in our debates.  It's guys like Tag, Camb and ChrisR that are impossible.  They don't care to entertain in position that isn't their own.

dkdk
dkdk

Hey doc .... I think we found some middle ground on the JT/Moulson thing, but one big difference I still have is it being tougher on JT. He at least is getting millions of dollars to deal with it, and he signed an extension based on whatever is sold to him. He could ask for a trade tomorrow.

The fans are captive unless you are the bandwagon type. And we not only have to put up with it without pay, we are actually paying into it. So in some respects it is worse for us and that is why guys like me can't take much more of the garbage from wang and snow.

isles23
isles23

@don, doc. This tread shows exactly why I have stopped responding to some of these guys. Its not worth it.

Don22
Don22

@tag1 @Don22Tag - I don't mind debate at all.  In fact, it's what keeps this site going.  But when someone counters a point with "you are an f'in idiot shill", I don't call that a debate.  


You are right 21 years and counting is sad.  But why can't some of say something positive without being jumped like we are in a back alley somewhere?


And then to suggest that I join a circle jerk speaks as much to the infantile "debates" that you mention.



Don22
Don22

@doc942 @Don22@camb33@tag1@dzruggieLOL!  Thanks doc.  And to be honest, it's not their opinions of the team that bothers me.  I'll give them that right.  I may find it boorish and repetitive, but it's how they feel.  But like you said, when they can't fathom the idea of someone actually trying to look at positives - that's when I get mad.


If/when Wang sells the team and a new GM and coach comes in, I will be right beside them cheering - cautiously. 

Don22
Don22

@camb33 @tag1OK Oh Brilliant Camb - tell me how I am a shill?  Explain to me how that is. 

Fans like YOU need to go away until Wang sells the team. Then come back.   I want to see how Mayfield does in these few games.  I like how Strome has been playing.  I am looking forward to seeing Reinhart next season.

How is that a shill?  What is sad is that you can't stand that some of us aren't as miserable as you.

doc942
doc942

@dkdk  I can't disagree with your points. I'm sure it's very frustrating.  A lot more frustrating than what any of us fans can imagine.  But perhaps it is for those same reasons that drives him to succeed, overcome adversity and in the end it will be an even sweeter victory.  He's not the only NHL'er or elite pro athlete to ever go through a rough few years.  As a #1 pick, you are going to the presumably worst team in the league. 


Haven't you ever worked hard for something, been faced with adversity, faced obstacles that others put in place and overcome it to succeed.  If it was easy, then everyone would be a "Stanley Cup Champ" 

dkdk
dkdk

Doc are you familiar with the saying the straw that broke the camel's back? If Moulson's trade in a vacuum was JTs only issue then yes I would be more apt to believe he isn't totally upset by it. But when he is been surrounded by constant losing, inept coaching, lack of spending, acquiring Tim Thomas to stay above the floor, snow crying about his injury after the fact then maybe, just maybe this whole package is upsetting to him. The guy has already spent 25% or more of his career here breaking in one wing after another losing year after year. If he isn't getting a little fed up by now, he isn't human. But he may be one of three or four posters on this board.

doc942
doc942

Enjoy the game tonight TAG...!

doc942
doc942

@tag1  Ha...!  That c o m m u n i s t fraud was elected by a bunch of low info voters who don't know a dam thing about reality.


A landslide victory in an election still doesn't mean the population was 100% in agreement.  In fact, in your example, 10% were divided in their opinion from the other 90% right???  So a headline in a newspaper doesn't necessarily reflect "accurate" wording.


100% election results only happen in North Korea and in some voter precincts here in America in places like Philadelphia and Cleveland.

tag1
tag1

@doc942  So doc if your boy deblasio got over 90% of the vote in an election you think the headlines would be "Divided City Elects deblasio" Give it up doc you sound like a fool now.

doc942
doc942

@tag1 @doc942 @rmreturns  You must have failed math. Not looking for credit.  Just expressing a thought like everyone else on here while watching the Yankee game.

tag1
tag1

@doc942 @tag1@rmreturns Over 90% wanting JT is not a fan base divided doc, but I understand, you have to grasp at straws to give snow credit for something.

doc942
doc942

@tag1 @rmreturns  um... yes it does.  divided doesn't mean a 50/50 split.  It means there is a division in opinion.  Whether it's 50/50, 90/10 or 60/30/10.  I only made the point that "many fans wanted Hedman" - end of point, nothing more.

tag1
tag1

@rmreturns and having over 90% of the fan base wanting JT in a poll is not a fan base that is divided so what's your point.

doc942
doc942

@rmreturns @doc942  See... that's an actual debate.  I respect that you wanted Hedman and you were one of many that did.  I wanted Tavares and now I'm hoping that there's a Hedman in our near future.  Reinhart, Pulock, de Haan, Hamonic plus additions will make for a very good defense.

tag1
tag1

@rmreturns I thought with the weather getting better and not having your scarf wrapped around your neck so tight your posts might improve, but I guess not.

tag1
tag1

@rmreturns   You forgot to whine about how the Isles goal tending killed them this year and that it's not on the GM it's Ed Mangano's fault that they didn't get a goalie, keep burying your buddy snow Winchester..

doc942
doc942

@dkdk  I'm sure that JT has been able to overcome the "loss" of Moulson.  He's a grown-up who has had to learn to be separated from his parents, mentors, family, junior coaches and friends during his short 23 years.  His productivity after Moulson left was the best of his career.  He has other friends and most likely a significant other in his life.  I'm sure he's over the "business" aspect of losing his buddy to a trade.

doc942
doc942

@tag1  Tag.  Yes I am the one that said there was division among fans.  Many wanted the Islanders to pick Hedman.


Many expressed that opinion on IPB before the draft.  The majority wanted Tavares.  You said it was everyone.  I disagreed and said there was divided opinions.  You are correct, the poll said 90% and 90% is clearly a majority... but it is just as clear that it is not "UNANIMOUS."


Unanimous:  Webster dictionary definition:  having the agreement and consent of all.


90% is not ALL.  So again, don't let facts stand in the way of your opinion.  I know you aren't able to distinguish the two, but try.

tag1
tag1

@Don22 "Where you wake up miserable and aren't happy unless you throw cold water on every post here that even remotely smells of positivity.  It's sad."

You know what's sad don, going 21 years, AND COUNTING, without winning a playoff series and getting lame excuses why it's happening and having fools like you and others fall for the bs and make even more excuses. 

If you don't like debate don and want to engage with people who only agree with you my I suggest you join a circle jerk. 

tag1
tag1

@doc942  I guess I'm not a sucker like you doc for wang/snow and their bs and aren't you the brain surgeon who said the Isles fans were divided on picking JT then when it was pointed out to you that in a poll over 90% wanted JT  your response was see it wasn't unanimous, lol.

doc942
doc942

@frank vescio @doc942 @tag1 @rmreturns  Never predicted success.  Hoped for it, yes. Do I like several of the pieces on this team, Yes.  Do we need a goalie and a big shut down defensemen, Yes.  Top line wing? Yes.  Willing to throw the whole team out because Vanek didn't sign and the team took a big step backwards?  NO.

doc942
doc942

@Don22 @camb33 @tag1 @dzruggie  Well said Donn22.  But being a rational thought provoking intelligent person is not something that an individual with the brain development of a 5 year old can understand. It's the "my way or the highway" thinking of a narcissist.  Don't confuse them with real facts, they've already made up their mind.  When you do present sound rational thinking, it's disruptive to their agenda and the only fight left is to name call, humiliate and attempt to intimidate. 


Example.  I look forward to Reinhart and Pulock becoming productive members of this team and possibly the backbone of the defense in the near future.


Translation by the cult of "chris r, tag, frank, jep, etc"  You're an "F'n idiot, schill and a Wang lover drinking the kool aid."

doc942
doc942

@tag1 @rmreturns  Great TAg... you predicted failure and you were right...!  YOU WIN!  yaaaay...!

Michael Bryan
Michael Bryan

@tag1  Not true. He all but said that if they had won a few more games that he might have stayed. That said, it wasn't a great chance for him to sign but zero chance is a bit dramatic don't ya think?

camb33
camb33

@tag1 @camb33 they probably already "locked up" their season ticket packages for next season

camb33
camb33

@tag1 @camb33 it really is sad, I know theres only about a handful of shills left on this site, but unfortunately there are many more out there...these types of fans only reinforce what wang and snow are doing to this franchise...conitinually keeping us a bottom feeder team with no hope in sight

Don22
Don22

@camb33 @tag1@Don22@dzruggieIt's not about facts or reality.  It's about you guys not being able to handle anyone that doesn't agree with you.  If someone says something as meaningless as how they liked Garth's tie, we become a shill, apologist or whatever.  You can't handle the FACT that there is the possibility of opinions other than your own.  


And in response to your reply right below Tag - right there is what I am talking about.  We can post how we think there need to be a change.  We can post that the end result of the Vanek trade was deplorable.  But you guys don't want to hear that part.  You just want to focus on your own reality, twist what is written and label us what you want.


It's funny how you call us shills and part of the apologist society. Yet  you, Tag on others have your own little cult going on too.  A cult where any view other than your own is wrong.  Where you wake up miserable and aren't happy unless you throw cold water on every post here that even remotely smells of positivity.  It's sad.

tag1
tag1

@camb33 You got that right and the part about not taking responsibility for your actions, the exact definition of a liberal, they don't blame wang/snow for anything, there's always an excuse.

camb33
camb33

@tag1 @Don22@dzruggie These schills don't want to hear about facts...they are out of touch with reality, they remind me of libtards...

tag1
tag1

@rmreturns I'm getting ready for that series win you predicted for them this season Winchester, once again good call.

tag1
tag1

@Don22 @dzruggie Sorry Don i have the FACTS on my side if YOU and others want to continue to live in your fantasy world go ahead and next time try to bring something other than sarcasm to the argument, as far as the labels go if the shoe fits wear it.

Don22
Don22

@frank vescio @dzruggie @ frank - You are a clown.  Not for any other reason than the way you decide to call someone a "f'in idiot" because of his opinion.


I have no patience for clowns like you.

Don22
Don22

@dzruggie Forget it DZ.  Guys like Tag seem to be here more for the fight than anything.  Anyone who doesn't unilaterally agree with his views are labeled as a apologist, loyalist or shill.  There is no middle ground.

dkdk
dkdk

Dz ... The first trade of Vanek was unnecessary, Moulson is JTs boy and produced and wanted to stay. You trade the ONE AND ONLY STRENGTH of the team for a slight upgrade. And the guy was already on record as saying he testing free agency. You trade Moulson and a number for a stud goalie, fine. For Duncan Keith even better. For a another winger, no.

And the second Vanek trade was pure garbage. The Tim Thomas trade was better. lol

frank vescio
frank vescio

@dzruggie  You are a complete f'n idiot, yeah sure condenders for the cup. Your lucky if they make the playoffs in the next 2 seasons

dzruggie
dzruggie

@tag1  I am not a defender straight out for either, in fact I just posted that I would fire Snow for the Vanek debacle?  


I have never said anything about Wang endorsing him but he is the owner and you can hate him, fine but he can;t be fired so I do not waste my time talking about him.  My opinion is he took the team because of the land but in the end he kept the team here.   


For results I know we have Snow with the 8 years but you just throw reality out the window when you talk like that.  The core is JT and 4 years later he is a star.  The core defense was picked 2 years ago and unfortunately you cannot speed up time.  


It is as frustrating for any fan and for me I see the foundation of talent that Snow compiled growing.  I also see epic fail in not addressing the goalie this past off season.  I did not agree with standing pat after the run last year but I understand the rationale if everyone advanced in their development.


So to answer your question I believe that the rebuild IMO was looking at the 2014 - 2015 season as a young hardcore team on the rise and the 2015-2016 season as a serious contender.  This timeline is on pace for the talent Snow has put together in conjuncture with the elite teams starting to age out.  

tag1
tag1

@dzruggie  Yes he could have gotten a goalie like other teams in the off season instead he traded for a player who wasn't going to stay here and let me ask you something, when is it going to be time to start seeing results and by that I mean winning a playoff series or two, wang has been here 14 years and snow 8 years, how long are you giving them because you are one of their biggest defenders on here.

dzruggie
dzruggie

@tag1  My point is not about living in some fantasy world tag, my point is would there be any scenario with you where Snow could make a good move - but fact are facts.  

tag1
tag1

@dzruggie Moot point and argument, he indicated he was going to free agency, he wasn't signing here, so it was a bad trade from the get go. This franchise is full of ifs ifs ifs, if this and if that,  IF he got a goalie we would have been better IF Vankek signed it would have been a good trade IF we had better D this year we would have been better, forget the ifs and deal with the reality Vankek wasn't signing here and snow failed miserably with the back end this season and there is no if involved about that.

dzruggie
dzruggie

@tag1  Look I said it was not a good trade but I understand the rationale, get him here, have him play with JT and sign him.  That failed and for me it was a high risk high reward move that failed, and because of that fact, if I were owner I would have to hold him accountable.  Let me ask you this, IF he signed in your opinion would it have been a good trade?

tag1
tag1

@dzruggie   There was ZERO chance of Vanek signing here so it was a bad trade from the get go especially when you consider it did nothing to help with our problems in the D end where we really needed the help.