“The change [Tavares out, Trotz in] was fantastic for equally sides. Probably Johnny was a ceiling, perhaps there was just a experience no one particular could get improved than him. […] I feel he ought to be a fantastic piece of the puzzle, but when I was there what I saw was he was the entire puzzle. […] But I come to feel bad about this, I’d detest for it to be any distraction to him, I’m retired and just opining on Twitter.”
That’s Rob Schremp elaborating on what he saw with Tavares and the Islanders, prior to his unintentionally viral tweet the other day. Additional on that in the backlinks underneath, with a quite interesting job interview from a sincere Schremp about his individual career, the reputation of Lou and Barry, and a reminder that he sees hockey as amusement first.
Islanders Examining (and Listening)
HockeyPodcasts galore: Rob Schremp’s tweets about The Other 91 made some waves. Dan and Mike reviewed them, the playoff arena announcement, and more on their most current Islanders Anxiousness episode. Then on Isles Excitement Noel and Dan II spoke to Schremp himself about his take on Tavares, what ol’ #44 is up to, and how he battled stress and sleep issues all through his career. Also of interest: Oilersnation talking to Schremp (prior to his 91 shade) about the results of the London Knights, and how…that doesn’t describe the Oilers.
- The Islanders are thriving in shut game titles this year. But as with a great deal in Trotzian Geometry, it is not just in a “well they’re finding the luck” variety of way. [Newsday]
- Josh Ho-Sang’s massive weekend and franchise document-tying 5-level recreation attained him first star of the week in the AHL. [CT Post | AHL]
- In the meantime, more down the prospect pipeline, Jake Pivonka’s first two NCAA objectives have been winners for Notre Dame, and Arnaud Durandeau had a 5-level week in the QMJHL. (Also: Blade Jenkins, Noah Dobson, more) [Isles Prospect Report]
- The Nassau-first-round, Brooklyn-thereafter announcement is just a different spin of the arena carousel for Islanders enthusiasts. [Athletic]
- Longtime announcer John Sterling is energized for his outdated pal Lou Lamoriello’s results with the Islanders as a result far. [Newsday]
- The Riptide will join the Significant Indoor Lacrosse League actively playing at Nassau Coliseum, and Butch Goring and Shep Messing (of outdated MISL/NY Arrows and Cosmos times) have been on hand for the unveiling. [NY Sports Day]
Yesterday’s NHL scores consist of the Blue Jackets slipping challenging to the Lightning, and the Senators and Blackhawks taking pleasure in a goalfest.