Watch: Ryan Strome Ties for AHL Point Lead

The Sound Tigers won 5-3 in Utica tonight, with Ryan Strome notching a goal and two assists. Strome now has 29 points in 22 games, which ties him for the AHL lead with Texas’ Travis Morin and Colton Sceviour. (Click here if the image below is not moving)




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camb33
camb33

BTW this new comment system is FUGAZY

orange
orange

As an Islander fan here in Montreal it's very frustrating to see this dibacle.Wang is the only one who can make a change and that's getting rid of Snow and replacing him with DENIS POTVIN.He is a comentater for Ottawa games this guy still bleeds islander blood he knows the importance of a team build up knows his hockey and is well respected then he fires the coaching staff and then hire Laviollette like NOW PLEASE.

rob
rob

if snow trades for a goalie it will confirm he's a ucking aholess and a useless POS. this team needs balls. they are a bottom of the league team. the islanders are filed with finesse forwards who don't even score. Jack Capuano might not be Al Arbour but Snow put together a team that can't defend can't score doesn't hit and wont fight-the antithesis of a competent NHL team that's who the 2013-2014 NY Islanders are.  

shlo
shlo

To all the comments regarding Ryan Miller. He has no trade clause, or at least a limited one. He does not want to come to LI. Case closed.  I don't know why you are wasting your time on this subject.

camb33
camb33

Don't worry snow you jackass, soon the headline will be nelson and strome request a trade. Play ALL the kids, we suck anyways

rob
rob

you can call who you want you can complain to Bettman espn channel 12 wfan wtc. want to send a message? don't go to the games and don't watch the games on tv. don't give a sh!t until the team gets a new owner or a new front office. let them lose so much MONEY the NHL steps in and says ok wang that's enough damage we'll take over from here. that's the message we all should send

Thomas Boyle
Thomas Boyle

Why don't we sign more waiver wire rejects so players like Strome Nelsen and other prospects can rot in the press box or in the minors snow capuano and wang are a sorry bunch of losers that have to go. These guys don't care about this great fan base at all.everyone saw in the Pittsburgh series how the fans are.is this the way you want to treat them. If you won't make a change then is will I won't watch I won't go to the games .thank you.

rvk431
rvk431

What we are doing with Strome is endemic of how we manage our youth in this organization. We draft these kids high in each round and then we keep them in the system way to long. When we do bring them up we poorly manage them putting top 6 talent on the 4th line. Nino was so poorly managed that the best we could do in a trade was a role playing hit man. Now Nino plays on Minn top line and has 5 goals and 10 assists. NHL.com just did a nice piece on him pointing out the issues with the Isles.

Strome is the next one. He sits in Bridgeport tearing it up (Like Nino did for a year and never got a call up or an invite the next year to camp) while every other player drafted around him is in the NHL now. So why is he not capable of playing in the NHL right now?

Nelson is the other one we are so poorly managing. he has an NHL body and NHL skills. He has done everything we ask him and he continues to be a healthy scratch. Wasn't that the recipe with Nino which drove him crazy.

When is this organization going to learn from past mistakes. Their are kids in Griffen's class who are up now. Stop signing the Regin's of the world and start DEVELOPING our youth!

Michael DiGirolamo
Michael DiGirolamo

CRAPuano & Snow will DESTRY this kid also!!!!! (Nino & Brock) SELL THE TEAM!!!!!!!

red2
red2

I fail to understand the logic behind trading Nielsen.  He is is second most valuable forward on this team and possibly the second most valuable player right now.  He kills penalties, works the point on power plays, is one of the better checking forwards and is the league best option in the skills competition of the shoot out.  His value to this team far out weighs his value as a trade chip.  He is on record as stating that the #3 center spot is a more logical place for him and so, I concur.  With Grabner, and an agitator like Clutterbuck, that forms quite a good third line.  


So the primary question in this discussion on Strome is where he will play, as well as when he will get the call.  I really only see two options and part of that has to do with my belief that Thomas Vanek will not be back.  Before anyone jumps on me about that comment, take a deep breath and put yourself in his spot moving forward.  He's a UFA with the choice to go anywhere.  His family, wife and kids, are already living in Minnesota.  He went to school in Minnesota and owns a house in Minnesota.  The Wild will have the cap space to sign him this summer.  He wants a winning situation and that was the primary reason Buffalo was moving him, they are embarking on a long rebuild, too.  So, if he looks around that locker room right now, does he see a winning situation???  Are the Islanders ready to compete for the Stanley Cup???  If you answered yes to either of those questions, you're delusional.  This is a dysfunctional team playing it's way to the bottom of the barrel right now.  That environment is not going to change this year.  It won't change until a new coach is in place.  This current coach has lost the team.  We see it, we even hear the players intimate it.  No one is going to say it out right, that's mutiny but, when a player states that the team is playing "scared", that's enough of an indictment to get the coach canned.  The fact that this GM hasn't pulled the plug on Capuano already is an indictment of him but, we all know this already.  The team is dysfunctional, the coaches have lost control, the GM is in over his head and the owner does nothing.  Why would Vanek want to climb into the clown car for an extended run with this circus???  


Strome will eventually fit on that top line with Tavares and a left wing not named Vanek.  Nelson can assume the #2 center spot eventually, perhaps with the benefit of Bailey and Okposo on his wings.  A left wing for Tavares is a much easier commodity to find than a top pair defenseman.  If Snow doesn't move Vanek for the highest price, he's nuts.  That is his best trade piece, not Nielsen.  Get the defensive help you need out of Vanek before he bolts.    

Darren Ingersoll
Darren Ingersoll

Not sure I want Strome involved in this mess, but worried for Nelson and Donovan. On other teams they would be gems. We have a shiteshow right now.

mrcisback
mrcisback

 Watch Snow send Strome to Buffalo for 33 year old going on 34 Ryan Miller.

rob
rob

way to go Strome!! now its time for Snow to ruin this prospect

Steven Lerner
Steven Lerner

These moves should be made immediately. Waive Regin, Boulton, and Martinek. Call up Strome, Lee, and Mayfield. Also swap Donovan with Ness. New lines Nelson/Tavares/Okposo, Vanek/Strome/Bailey, Grabner/Neilsen/Lee, Martin/Cizikas/Clutterbuck. You spread the young guys throughout your top nine. I dont care if we brought Vanek in to be JT's wing or not. JT and Vanek are the kind of players that make the people around them better. We need secondary scoring and they have way too much money invested in Bailey not to do everything to get him going. That second line could be dynamic. Frans and Grabner are not top 6 forwards. Putting Lee with them gives them some size, speed, and skill that could play against the other teams top line every night. And the fourth line is self explanatory. Your extra forwards are Mcdonald and Bouchard. Heres the tricky part on defense, but anyone who would rather see slow old vets like Martinek and Carkner over youth you need to get your head examined. I can deal with young dmen going through growing pains, but im sick of watching old guys standing around like street cones. You need to split up Hamonic and Amac. Go with Dehaan/Hamonic, AMAC/Mayfield, Donovan/Hickey. This isnt a long term fix, but right now it cant get worse. All the good teams in the league have plenty of youth playing big roles. Everything here can be done without one trade.

dzruggie
dzruggie

Before everyone starts getting crazy here understand what we are looking at, Strome is a center - a # 2 center.  Be prepared to move Frans down to 3 though if I am Snow I trade Frans for D help....if he as valuable as everyone seems to think he is.    Here you go:  Bailey - JT- Vanek: Grabner - Strome - KO: Bouchard - Nelson - Clutter: McD - CZ and Martin:  I couldn't say where you move Frans to but it has to be a D.  If not keep Frans and move Nelson to wing with either Cal or Bouchard.  

camb33
camb33

@rob Finesse forwards who don't even score, aint that the truth! Too many of the same type of player on this team

dzruggie
dzruggie

@rob So I follow you are saying don't trade for a goalie instead trade for bigger forwards with more grit?  Fine but if you are going to make such an statement I am curious of the trade you are thinking of? Who for who?

Don22
Don22

Not only that.  At this point, why trade for another UFA.  I would only trade for a goalie who you can have for at least 1 more season and maybe beyond.  Miller would help a bit, but are we really going anywhere with him this season?

dzruggie
dzruggie

@rvk431 Let me ask you a question, who on this day would you start as the #2 center - Strome or Frans?  If your answer is Strome then you have to trade Frans or slide him into the #3 slot (which I think should be Nelson's).  But be clear here Strome is not up because he is a center not a wing.  

mrcisback
mrcisback

@red2   Anyone can be traded including Frans Nielson. It all depends on what the other team is given me back for Nielson. If Chicago is giving me back Saad and a top prospect for Nielson i do it. If Winnipeg is giving me back Evander Kane for Nielson and say Nelson i do it. It all depends on who i'm getting back in return. I will at least listen to what another team is willing to offer me for one of my players. They might make you an offer you can't refuse.

dzruggie
dzruggie

@red2 You trade Frans for exactly the reasons you state as to why you should keep him....if you believe Strome is the real deal.  You trade him if you can bring back a NHL D.  You trade him because Strome is more talented as a #2 and Frans is too small as a #3 (Nelson).  So either trade him (I would to fill the need) or move him to #3 with Cal and Grabner or Bouchard.

dzruggie
dzruggie

@rmreturns I am with you because if we are honest here your 4 centers are correct.  I think the fans over rated Lee - you don't hear much about him but if he can play sound D (and he has to understand his role in the NHL is not going to be a top 6 power forward then he needs to play big, and sound defensively.  If you can set your top 2 lines to be lethal and have a big third line with a scoring touch (Nelson, Lee + winger) it gets hard to play them.  

dzruggie
dzruggie

@Darren Ingersoll Gems? Let's not get crazy here.  Did you watch the games, Donovan was in over his head.  He may be a nice AHL player but at 23 he flopped.  If the guy has skills he would stick, just like Hamonic did.  Come on now let's be honest.  I would rather play de Hann as his reasons for lack of development have been injuries.  I would be playing Nelson though while I am not calling him a gem per se, he has upside and size and uses it well while not being an overly physical player.

dzruggie
dzruggie

@mrcisback That would be in the Ryan for Frogosi category in the sense that Miller will most likely go free this summer. 

dzruggie
dzruggie

@Steven Lerner Good ideas.  Probably keep Boulton in the press box for the rare occasions where you need fighters but no biggie.  You forget Viz which would and should eliminate Donovan but one more point, please get Amac off of the PP - his goal not withstanding.  Anyway good call on the lines and D pairings

fhc1224
fhc1224

@Steven Lerner I have been calling for the same thing for a month now, especially on defense.  even your line selections and defensive pairings are almost exactly what I have been posting.  If 2 of us can see it, I am sure there are more out there that agree.  To bad Islander management & coaching staff cant see more then 3 inches in front of themselves.

rob
rob

@Steven Lerner I think this team needs an infusion of grit & toughness more then anything. I would call up Halmo

mrcisback
mrcisback

@dzruggie    Strome could play center or right wing. When he was drafted the commentators said Strome will be Tavares right winger for the next ten years. Watch Snow send him to Buffalo for Ryan Miller. Thats when i stop being an Islander fan.

rob
rob

@Chris R naa that's not going to work......we're all frustrated w/management that either can't or wants do anything right. seven years is plenty of time to at least be competitive. I think this team will be sod before they go to Brooklyn and it could be that Snow and Wang want to leave the new owner a mess.

Thomas Boyle
Thomas Boyle

Chris it's a disgrace how the fans are being left out in the cold with this debacle

red2
red2

@mrcisback @red2

Point taken,,, and by that logic no one is untouchable, even Tavares could bring back more than he is worth...

red2
red2

@dzruggie @red2

My point also goes to value.  Vanek has more, and will bring a better return.  As long as we have Nielsen at the #3 with Grabner and Clutterbuck, we have a real solid 3rd line.  I know Nelson is bigger, but it's only 2 inches and 15 pounds...

red2
red2

@dzruggie @rmreturns

Lee isn't doing too badly with Strome as his center in Bridgeport.  He's second on the team in scoring, 8g 11a in the same 22 games as Strome.  He shoots from the left so maybe, just aybe he'll get a shot at that spot next to Tavares,,, after Vanek disappears...

dzruggie
dzruggie

@mrcisback @dzruggie I remember that comment but do not agree.  Cup winning teams have 2 top lines.  Yeah he could play wing but Frans is NOT a #2 and too small to be a real #3.  

red2
red2

@Chris R @Don22

You are really a glass half full type of guy...

Snow doesn't even have the pieces to make any kind of a trade that up grades this team enough to push for the playoffs.  They still have four games left on this west coast swing and are carrying the leagues worst road record into those games.  That just might be the biggest difference in this team from last year.  Last year they played well on the road,  This year they are not sneaking up on anybody, they're terrible...

I think they are done this year.  I think the coach has lost the team and there is nothing Snow can do with adding players until he addresses the situation with the coach...

jepliberty
jepliberty

@Chris R @rob Stupid format, asked me for my password and e-mail address after it was already registered.

dzruggie
dzruggie

@Chris R @dzruggie @Thomas Boyle You are spot on.  I am out of town and only read a few blogs and papers and usually the NHL Center ice I am watching the other teams broadcast.  Yes you would think why so silent....I'm with you.

Don22
Don22

Fans forget that it is a business and the owners don't owe us anything.  There are a lot worse owners out there.  Try being a KC Royals fan.  That owner takes the MLB revenue sharing money and paints the seats in his stadium.  Lately he has spent some money, but never enough to be a contender.

dzruggie
dzruggie

@Chris R @Thomas Boyle How are they treating the fans like garbage exactly?  Because the team is playing horrific? The guy has this plan for better or worse, he made a logical move in the Vanek deal.  I give you that at some point they need to spend money and that pay check WILL exceed JT's.  I suspect that Wang does not want to spend (captain obvious yes) and they are using the JT price as their cap.  If this not spending is treating the fans like garbage, a little too sensitive for me but fine.

mrcisback
mrcisback

@dzruggie @mrcisback Lets just hope Snow is not considering trading Ryan Strome for a defenseman or goaltender. You gotta Know every team he's talking trade to is asking for Strome. Center or right wing i"ll worry about that stuff when he gets here. Buy the way i hate this new format of commenting back and forth with fans.