I would just like to take a minute to run through the opponents that the New York Islanders have faced these playoffs.
- They faced the trash Panthers in their play-in series.
- They faced the Washington Capitals who played so poorly and reportedly were so disinterested in actually playing hockey that the coach got fired.
- They barely eked out a 7 game series win against the Flyers, who had just struggled to beat the Canadiens the round before.
- Now the Isles are facing a REAL team and got absolutely destroyed 8-2./
Keith Jones just said the Lightning went the entire game without missing the net and I was like wait, what?— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) September 8, 2020
TB officially had one missed shot -- Cedric Paquette tipped one wide with 1:07 left.
34 shots on goal, 12 blocked ... 1 missed net.
Am I exaggerating some of how bad their opposition is to make fun of the Isles? Yes. Yes I am. But it’s the Labour Day FTB and I don’t really feel like putting in more work.
ONTO THE LINKS
Back to Excited Episode 118 - Mailbag! | by Arvind and AT Fulemin
Overage standouts in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft | by Earl Schwartz at TLN
How one Ontario minor hockey program is making the best of its pandemic season | by Sean Fitz-Gerald at The Athletic
Five teams facing tough off-season decisions with flat NHL salary cap | by Rory Boylen at Sportsnet
Brayden Point: Good at hockey. NHL GMs, not good at scouting actual talent.
I'll go you one better - there's an NHL team who passed on him at that draft because his force plate results at the combine were bad. Felt he would never be an elite athlete. https://t.co/VQDCdCUOik— Jeff Marek (@JeffMarek) September 8, 2020
Speaking of Brayden Point, there’s a certain small-ish WHL center that we should all want the Leafs to draft.
Mike Babcock and Gerard Gallant have both interviewed for the Washington Capitals head coaching vacancy.
Mike Babcock and Gerard Gallant interviewed for the vacant Capitals head coaching position. 👀https://t.co/ASMtDO79c6— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 6, 2020