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POLL: What is the biggest problem with the Isles now?

View Poll Results: What is the biggest problem with the 2011/12 Isles?
Coach Capuano 13 12.50%
Lack of Toughness 20 19.23%
Lack of Scoring Depth 32 30.77%
Lack of Offseason Movement 24 23.08%
Development of Homegrown Players 11 10.58%
Three Headed Goalie 4 3.85%
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11-03-2011, 10:22 PM
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POLL: What is the biggest problem with the Isles now?

A poll to determine the biggest problem with the Isles today.


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11-03-2011, 10:31 PM
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No all of the above option?

One line team. No offensive chemistry between other 3 lines and one top 4 d-man at the moment.

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11-03-2011, 10:36 PM
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Lack of talent.

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11-03-2011, 10:46 PM
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The biggest problem is that we have only one player that can capitalize on chances.

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Same as it was coming into the season. Lack of top end talent.

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11-03-2011, 11:03 PM
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IMO its Capuano. Our system is run terrible. We control the puck around the boards but up the middle we have a hard time getting chances. I think we need a real coach right now.

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11-03-2011, 11:07 PM
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It's a combination of everything. But I voted for lack of toughness. It's been said a billion times already. Martin is the only forward who hits. If everyone on this team would stop playing finesse hockey, then maybe they'd cause some turnovers & maybe even score a 5 on 5 goal.

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IMO its Capuano. Our system is run terrible. We control the puck around the boards but up the middle we have a hard time getting chances. I think we need a real coach right now.
As a Panthers fan, how do you feel about what Tallon has done to your roster?

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11-03-2011, 11:10 PM
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A self-perpetuating cycle. Draft players, don't allow enough developmental time, put those underdeveloped players into a losing environment WITHOUT veteran talent, said players then perpetuate the culture of losing b/c they weren't properly equipped to succeed.

You put Nino, Strome, de Haan, Cizikas into that kind of environment, you increase the risk of stagnating growth, we've already seen that with the first wave of rebuild draftees. Thankfully management has done a better job giving the afore. time to develop in the appropriate leagues, so that may make them more resilient.

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11-03-2011, 11:13 PM
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Three goalies. Pick one and stick with him. Makes team more consistant. We saw it last year when Montoya played 20 in a row.

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Is all of the above an option?

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What wrong with this team is standards and accountability. Its OK to be a ****** GM. Its OK to be a crappy coach. And its OK to not contribute or care at all on the ice. No accountability from the very top right on down. Perhaps its contageous because I cant think of a single player outside of JT in recent years that came here and overachieved.

**** Bailey, **** Okposo, **** Comeau, **** Moulson and **** Parenteau. These are the guys that need to pick this team up and they're just not doing it. All deeply flawed players in one way or another so perhaps its unfair to expect that from them. Personally, i take comfort knowing that our players at least passed their personality testing, so at least we know theyre nice guys.

Until winning is the goal and standard and personal reponsibility enforced, this team goes nowhere.

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11-03-2011, 11:26 PM
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PAYROLL.

Period.

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11-03-2011, 11:27 PM
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As a Panthers fan, how do you feel about what Tallon has done to your roster?
Well I dont consider myself a panthers fan, I just follow them since I live in south florida. I'm an Isles fan 4 life!

The Panthers look much better this year, they are hitting and playing more physical. A lot of the players are playing above their abilities (Weiss, Versteeg, etc.). I fully expect them to drop way down due to lack of talent. Remember this is a team plugged with free agents, this aren't players that build a winning team, these are players that would be used to plug holes on a solid core. The team is filled with overpayed players and giving up Grabner was terrible. The two players the panthers had that could score 30 goals (Booth and Grabner) were pretty much given away. The only fans more oblivious than Leafs fans are Panthers fans, especially when they believe that Santorelli is a legit top line player.

I still think the isles are headed in the right direction but a coaching change is needed. The Panthers had no basis to fire DeBoer, last years roster was the worst that I've seen on ANY NHL team since Ive been following hockey. The fans down here blame DeBoer for missing the playoffs last year which is terrible imo.

I feel like the Islanders play too much of a board game right now. They lack speed up the middle and composure in setting up plays, I'd like to see the lines shaken up. Try Okposo with Tavares and Nielsen with Moulson. I don't know how well they fit each others style but who knows it may work.

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11-04-2011, 01:02 AM
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Lack of talent.
Definitely not. I didn't watch the game, but I think their problem is that they have three starters. Players have different defensive systems with goalies. I would think it gets a bit hard having to switch almost every game between three goalies instead of playing with one regular starter and a backup. That's just what I think.

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Definitely not. I didn't watch the game, but I think their problem is that they have three starters. Players have different defensive systems with goalies. I would think it gets a bit hard having to switch almost every game between three goalies instead of playing with one regular starter and a backup. That's just what I think.
I don't even know at this point.

We are dead last in the league in goals per game though, top 10 in goals against per game. If anything the goaltending has been solid, and better than expected.

Changing up the lines wouldn't hurt though. Maybe it sparks the offense a bit, who knows.

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Capuano. It's obvious he tweaked the system from last year. The team should be better than last year since Streit is back and we really didn't lose anybody important. The whole team seems out of sync. I think that he realizes that he made a mistake with an overuse of a 1-3-1 trap which is sapping the life out of our offense and will go back to a more aggressive forechecking system.

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PAYROLL.

Period.
Bingo

Ditto

This

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Capuano. It's obvious he tweaked the system from last year. The team should be better than last year since Streit is back and we really didn't lose anybody important. The whole team seems out of sync. I think that he realizes that he made a mistake with an overuse of a 1-3-1 trap which is sapping the life out of our offense and will go back to a more aggressive forechecking system.
disagree.

this is the same team that lost 21 of 22 as well. That was last year.

A bad team is a bad team. 1-2 players will change NOTHING.

Just like losing Crosby and Malkin doesn't turn a great team into a crap team.

It's a lack of talent.

The team that was winning games that didn't matter never showed an ability to win games that DO matter.

Adding Streit but losing Martinek isn't the biggest winfall. The extra minutes going to Staios, Mottau don't help - but it's the REGRESSION of MacDonald & Hamonic and Bailey & Comeau & Nielsen & Okposo & Grabner that is KILLING this team.

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Lack of talent.
*bingo*

When you put **** in a tiffany box...you still have **** when you open that box up.

We need talent on our top 6 forwards and D.

Imagine this team without Streit,Tavares or even Nabby.

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disagree.

this is the same team that lost 21 of 22 as well. That was last year.

A bad team is a bad team. 1-2 players will change NOTHING.

Just like losing Crosby and Malkin doesn't turn a great team into a crap team.

It's a lack of talent.

The team that was winning games that didn't matter never showed an ability to win games that DO matter.

Adding Streit but losing Martinek isn't the biggest winfall. The extra minutes going to Staios, Mottau don't help - but it's the REGRESSION of MacDonald & Hamonic and Bailey & Comeau & Nielsen & Okposo & Grabner that is KILLING this team.
The regression of that many players reflects poorly on the Coach

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It starts with Snow and his inability to bring in some support for these young guys. Marty Reasoner, Brian Rolston and Jay Pandolfo are not going to shoulder the team as well as teach the young guys. PA is NOT a first line player in the NHL. The Isles are making due with what they have and we have to put up with it. The whole system is f***d from the AHL to the NHL.

It's still early and it's frustrating watching them and seeing them struggle. This month is brutal, they play a lot of tough teams.

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I don't want to give off the wrong impression about Cappy. I think the current problems are his fault but I think that he'll correct the situation.

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I vote 'we need a win' whole teams confidence is crushed and it makes a poor team even worse.

In order to get a win we need some kind of fortitude or determination or some inspiring coaching none of course is available to us.

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The regression of that many players reflects poorly on the Coach
And the organization as a whole. Even Al Arbour would struggle with what is here. I blame the building.

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