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Isles Chick 89 03-20-2013 11:31 AM

Worst team in franchise history?
 
Curious what everyone thinks was the worst roster this team has had in franchise history

Strome18 03-20-2013 11:55 AM

The Dilbury, Wang era! Pick your choice of years. Shoot roll them all into a decade and look at that instead. :sarcasm:

Bexlyspeed 03-20-2013 12:11 PM

we have definetly had worse teams than this one.
all the teams from 95-96 to 00-01 were pretty dismal

GentlemanOfLeisure 03-20-2013 12:13 PM

Whichever one of your teams had Tom Chorske on it. I just remember you guys were beyond dreadful that year.

gordie43 03-20-2013 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Bexlyspeed (Post 62030775)
we have definetly had worse teams than this one.
all the teams from 95-96 to 00-01 were pretty dismal

Just went on hockeydb and checked out some of those rosters :shakehead

Sadly, I used to go to a ton of games those years thanks to student discount tickets, those were some dark times...

Veteran journeyman 03-20-2013 12:26 PM

Probably one of the mid- to late-90s teams....but honestly, I've blocked that era from memory, so I don't recall just how bad they were. It helped that I was in college and couldn't follow as closely as I usually did.

But in recent memory, the 2008-09 team was pretty darn bad.

Isles Chick 89 03-20-2013 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by GentlemanOfLeisure (Post 62030901)
Whichever one of your teams had Tom Chorske on it. I just remember you guys were beyond dreadful that year.

What about no chance lachance?

Wedregast 03-20-2013 02:36 PM

The worst by far would be the 72-73 Islanders. Winners of 12 out of 78 games. I think the 2000-01 Islanders (won 21 out of 82) and the 73-74 Islanders (won 19 out of 78) would be tied for 2nd worst.

xECK29x 03-20-2013 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Wedregast (Post 62039323)
The worst by far would be the 72-73 Islanders. Winners of 12 out of 78 games. I think the 2000-01 Islanders (won 21 out of 82) and the 73-74 Islanders (won 19 out of 78) would be tied for 2nd worst.

This is the winner and what I came to post.

Bexlyspeed 03-20-2013 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Wedregast (Post 62039323)
The worst by far would be the 72-73 Islanders. Winners of 12 out of 78 games. I think the 2000-01 Islanders (won 21 out of 82) and the 73-74 Islanders (won 19 out of 78) would be tied for 2nd worst.

well at least the 72-73 team had the excuse of being an expansion franchise.
they then made the playoffs and went to the conference finals in their 3rd season.
the Mid 90's teams missed the playoffs for 7 years and lost in the 1st round when they finally did make the playoffs.

Bexlyspeed 03-20-2013 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Isles Chick 89 (Post 62036551)
What about no chance lachance?

C'mon was anyone more inept than Chris Luongo?

Degeneration Rex 03-20-2013 03:02 PM

Stats wise 72-73 was the worst seasion. This may be hard to believe, as that seaon went on,
I felt good about what the team was doing. Bil Torrey made some small but good moves
which lead to the what happened 74-75 and beyond. During that fist seaon we knew Denis Potvin
coming. It was an exciting time-I know I was there to see it happen.

Volek25 03-20-2013 03:05 PM

The teams in the late 90s were just horrible, along with those jerseys. I remember painfully watching those games. And we think attendance is bad now, look at attendance back in those years...ouch!

98-99 - top 5 scorers:
Robert Reichel - 70gp - 19-37-56
Palffy - 50gp - 22-28-50
Trevor Linden - 82gp - 18-29-47
Bryan Smolinski - 82gp - 16-24-40
Mariusz Czerkawksi - 78gp - 21-17-38

Other players on that team - Mark Lawrence 60gp, Mike Watt 75gp, Barry Richter 72gp, David Harloch 70gp....

Now that is a miserable miserable team...go check out HockeyDB and just shake your head at some of the misery we've been through over the years...or actually, don't even do

Twine Seeking Missle 03-20-2013 03:07 PM

The expansion team doesn't count. EVERY expansion team blows.

This is a toss up between two teams (at least in my memory)

1995-96 : First year of the fishstick jersey and boy was that team bad. Ziggy Palffy was the ONLY reason to watch that team.

2000-01 : That team was just bad. Oleg Kvasha, Jeff Toms, Aris Brimanis, Mike Stapleton... shall I continue? :laugh:

Isles Chick 89 03-20-2013 03:08 PM

I miss Doug houda and mike hough

frankieboy 03-20-2013 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Isles Chick 89 (Post 62041381)
I miss Doug houda and mike hough

I sense sarcasm, but I actually liked Doug Houda. He was beyond whatever prime he had when he was with the Islanders, but he still brought some snarl.

scott99 03-20-2013 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Wedregast (Post 62039323)
The worst by far would be the 72-73 Islanders. Winners of 12 out of 78 games. I think the 2000-01 Islanders (won 21 out of 82) and the 73-74 Islanders (won 19 out of 78) would be tied for 2nd worst.

Just brutal, but they get a mulligan since they were the first Islander team. But still the worst.

JTforPres2012 03-20-2013 04:01 PM

What was the year when every team the Isles won at the end of the season, a player had to bleach his hair blond? :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

Original Rob 03-20-2013 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by frankieboy (Post 62041569)
I sense sarcasm, but I actually liked Doug Houda. He was beyond whatever prime he had when he was with the Islanders, but he still brought some snarl.

He was a punching bag, but had heart

bvon44 03-20-2013 05:18 PM

Disregarding the expansion year and the two lockout seasons, the team with the least points in a season was the 2000-01 team.

From a random boxscore in January 2001 (a 6-3 loss to Chicago) - this was the roster

Forwards: Jason Blake, Tim Connolly, Mariusz Czerkawski, Oleg Kvasha, Claude Lapointe, Mark Lawrence, Steve Martins, Bill Muckalt, Mark Parrish, Taylor Pyatt, Dave Scathchard, Jeff Toms

Defensemen: Aris Brimanis, Zdeno Chara, Garry Galley, Roman Hamrlik, Branislav Mezei, Anders Myrvold

Goaltenders: Wade Flaherty, John Vanbiesbrouck

CodeE 03-20-2013 09:40 PM

I'm not sure of the exact year off the top of my head, and I'm sure the early 70s Islanders were pretty terrible but I wasn't alive, whatever year Czerkawski was our one and only star was probably the worst year I've ever seen.

Second was the year of the Joey MacDonald/Yann Danis goalie rotation.

2ndGenIslander 03-20-2013 11:47 PM

definitely the 1982 islanders

SLAPSHOT723 03-21-2013 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by CodeE (Post 62065679)
I'm not sure of the exact year off the top of my head, and I'm sure the early 70s Islanders were pretty terrible but I wasn't alive, whatever year Czerkawski was our one and only star was probably the worst year I've ever seen.

Second was the year of the Joey MacDonald/Yann Danis goalie rotation.

Hey man, we got JT out of it :naughty:

VAIsles 03-21-2013 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Bexlyspeed (Post 62040127)
well at least the 72-73 team had the excuse of being an expansion franchise.
they then made the playoffs and went to the conference finals in their 3rd season.
the Mid 90's teams missed the playoffs for 7 years and lost in the 1st round when they finally did make the playoffs.

Not to throw logs on this fire, but this current rebuild/cheap-out era is coming up on 6 yrs...

Mr Wentworth 03-21-2013 08:49 AM

Any team on which Travis Green was expected to be a leading scorer.


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