Two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals, Trotz gives the organization his resignation as head coach and was then deemed a free agent.
Insert New York Islanders. Lou Lamoriello is hired, comes in and gets rid of the garbage in Garth Snow and fires Doug Weight. With the NHL draft approaching and in need of a coach Lou wastes no time and calls up Barry now that he’s available.
After the two met and gave it a couple of days for everyone to speculate, the announcement was made a day before the 2018 NHL Draft. Trotz agreed to a five year deal doubling what his previous salary was in Washington.
Is this enough to entice John Tavares to sign that eight year extension? Time will tell.
Well you knew this was coming, there was no way the isles would move to Brooklyn and not want to jump on the Nets’ all black everything bandwagon to attempt to drum up the BK Hipster fandom. Lets get one thing clear off the top: if you say you hate this look your’re wrong and Kevin Nash, Hollywood Hogan and Scott Hall will fuck you up. Its a solid uniform set head to toe with a simplistic, yet iconic jersey design with the four pinstripes on the sleeves representing
the only time they’ve ever been relevant …well you know what it represents. The NY logo is bold and front and center and is honestly a great look. The BKLYN helmet logos are a bit of a mouthful but fit the overall motif they’re goin for of “yo we play in Brooklyn now so get over it.”
Having said that is Barclay’s Center actually a prison? Or does this look just re-iterate that Islander fans won’t show up to Brooklyn and they anticipate the place being as silent as a mime? Perhaps its a dark representation that the Islanders are in fact dead considering that name is nowhere to be found on this uni. We all know Brooklyn is hipster as fuck but didn’t realize how emo it apparently is (I could go on and on). Either way it’s yet another large departure from the solid and iconic blue and orange uniform/color set that the Isles have always had, which along with the Oilers is up there as best in the game, and that’s the only reason why Islander die-hards might deride them. That, and all the other reasons I listed in this paragraph.
All of Long Island as of yesterday:
Well this was inevitable. A star player succumbing to a debilitating injury during a tournament where he doesn’t get paid, in the middle of the height of the NHL season, and is on the other side of the planet attempting to uphold his native patriotism. How cool must it be to be an Islander fan? Team was goin nowhere as it was, now the only glimmer of home and reason to venture forth to the Mausoleum is on the shelf til next fall. Zero chance Tommy Van sticks around for this shit.