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Nate Thompson gets a 2 year extension.

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01-31-2011, 02:14 PM
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Nate Thompson gets a 2 year extension.

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Deserving. He's been very good for the Lightning this year as a grinder.

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Wonder how many Islander fans will be in here saying how much he sucks? He's been greatly improved and a perfect fit with Boucher, even earned the name "Textbook" because he understands the system so well.

Last year he was called the worst regular NHL player by a few people, now I'd say he was up there with the Purcell trade as Lawton's best move.

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Good for Thompson. Although SFY...buddy....youre working on the wrong extension to get done

I guess Nate liked the new jerseys so much he finally signed! Woot!

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Good for him. Cap hit?

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Good for him. I thought he had washed out of the league.

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From a free waiver pickup to a fantastic 4th liner this year and maybe next year bumped to 3rd line.

Guy is all out hustle every shift.

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Love this guy, I was sad to see Konopka go but Thompson has been awesome this year.

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Oh no he missed an empty net from a decent distance. Prospal did that practically every game he played here.

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Oh no he missed an empty net from a decent distance. Prospal did that practically every game he played here.
Can't take a joke much? I'm sure he's a good player for you guys.

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Wonder how many Islander fans will be in here saying how much he sucks? He's been greatly improved and a perfect fit with Boucher, even earned the name "Textbook" because he understands the system so well.

Last year he was called the worst regular NHL player by a few people, now I'd say he was up there with the Purcell trade as Lawton's best move.
Probably not one Islander fan because we could care less about Nate Thompson or Tampa Bay.....

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Excellent

Great work here. He's blossomed in the Bolts system. Every team needs players like him. Kudos to Nate for working hard and playing well to get this extension.

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Can't take a joke much? I'm sure he's a good player for you guys.
Search Nate Thompson. Find me one thread that DOES NOT have that video linked in it.

Youll see exactly what its old and worn out.

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01-31-2011, 02:52 PM
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Wonder how many Islander fans will be in here saying how much he sucks? He's been greatly improved and a perfect fit with Boucher, even earned the name "Textbook" because he understands the system so well.

Last year he was called the worst regular NHL player by a few people, now I'd say he was up there with the Purcell trade as Lawton's best move.
I wasn't upset when Thompson was waived, but I would have liked him to stay. He was a pretty good grinder who was always willing to fight on Long Island, but just couldn't pick up any offense for his life. He seems to be racking up some goals in Tampa though. Good for him.

But we have Konopka now so it's even

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hell of a guy and really deserves the extension

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I wasn't upset when Thompson was waived, but I would have liked him to stay. He was a pretty good grinder who was always willing to fight on Long Island, but just couldn't pick up any offense for his life. He seems to be racking up some goals in Tampa though. Good for him.

But we have Konopka now so it's even
Its understandable, but they put him with a few good coaches and work with him (and his work ethic is through the roof) so some of the rewards are starting to seep in, like him with 17 points and a new contract. Good for him.

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It's kind of funny how many former Islanders we have that never did anything there but have been great contributors here. Roloson maybe the exception.

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Thompson's contract is 950,000 and 850,000, in that order #tblightning

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Thompson's contract is 950,000 and 850,000, in that order #tblightning
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Wonder how many Islander fans will be in here saying how much he sucks? He's been greatly improved and a perfect fit with Boucher, even earned the name "Textbook" because he understands the system so well.

Last year he was called the worst regular NHL player by a few people, now I'd say he was up there with the Purcell trade as Lawton's best move.
i'm still unhappy the bruins didn't hang onto him a few years ago, and went with stephane yelle instead. great guy thommer - he gets it, busts his ass, and is a tremendous team guy. nice to see him rewarded.

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Wonder how many Islander fans will be in here saying how much he sucks? He's been greatly improved and a perfect fit with Boucher, even earned the name "Textbook" because he understands the system so well.

Last year he was called the worst regular NHL player by a few people, now I'd say he was up there with the Purcell trade as Lawton's best move.
No, the oilers pretty much locked up the worst 3 or 4 players.

We had to be best at something.

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Wonder how many Islander fans will be in here saying how much he sucks? He's been greatly improved and a perfect fit with Boucher, even earned the name "Textbook" because he understands the system so well.

Last year he was called the worst regular NHL player by a few people, now I'd say he was up there with the Purcell trade as Lawton's best move.
i always liked him and was in the minority among isles fans. glad he found a permanent spot with the lightning.

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Nasty Nate!

Great fourth liner, really pleased with the extension.

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