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08:22 AM ET 02.12 | These are already dark days on Long Island, where the Isles have lost five straight and stand at 4-7-1. We are less than one month into the 2013 season, and already dire words are coming from the Islanders' dressing room. "It feels weird to say the next game's a must-win," Travis Hamonic said after a bizarre 6-4 loss to the Hurricanes, the Isles' fifth straight defeat. "We've got to look at it that way. We have to make sure we stop this." The Isles lost the previous four games in no small part because of their power-play failures, going 0-for-22. They went 4-for-5 [Monday] night, putting pucks on net and diving for rebounds and deflections. But at even strength, the Islanders were a mess. ... "I have no comment on the goaltending," coach Jack Capuano said.

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February 12, 2013  08:39 AM ET

The more things change the more they stay the same.

February 12, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Plus ca change......

This franchise just cannot seem to move forward. Gotta be frustrating for their 6 fans.

February 12, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Put your shades on; "Rickety" is in pink

February 12, 2013  08:49 AM ET

4 goalie threads today and not one about LooLoo something is seriously wrong in the Fannation world

February 12, 2013  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

4 goalie threads today and not one about LooLoo something is seriously wrong in the Fannation world

Even worse, not one thread about the most important goalie issue. Injury to Reimer!

February 12, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Even worse, not one thread about the most important goalie issue. Injury to Reimer!

Your Leafs sure took advantage of our miserable excuse for play last night

February 12, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Even worse, not one thread about the most important goalie issue. Injury to Reimer!

No worries BGD, last night on Sportscenter Darren Dutchyshen referred to Ben as "Scrvezina."

And you wonder why people dislike The Toronto Sports Network.

February 12, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Your Leafs sure took advantage of our miserable excuse for play last night

Agreed. PHA looked pretty anemic last night. What is going on there?

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February 12, 2013  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

No worries BGD, last night on Sportscenter Darren Dutchyshen referred to Ben as "Scrvezina."And you wonder why people dislike The Toronto Sports Network.

Scrvezina. Good one.

is Darren still affectionately referred to as "Darren word-that-makes-you-think-of-a-Summer's-Eve"?

February 12, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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You must've been pleased with Bryzgalov's smiling after getting yanked, I presume?

He was rocking that toque !

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February 12, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Put your shades on; "Rickety" is in pink

Time to put that lobster on hot butter.

February 12, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Things would've been very different if Leighton were healthy, of that I am sure.(you're welcome)

"In Randy we Trust" is much better than "5 - 2"

Any chance that phrase will be put on the penny?

February 12, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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Things would've been very different if Leighton were healthy, of that I am sure.

(you're welcome)

I concur.

(and thanks) :-)

February 12, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

"In Randy we Trust" is much better than "5 - 2"

Any chance that phrase will be put on the penny?

Canada got rid of the penny.

We fear change.

February 12, 2013  09:27 AM ET
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4 goalie threads today and not one about LooLoo something is seriously wrong in the Fannation world

they got tired of pumping his tires

February 12, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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they got tired of pumping his tires

We could always talk about The Monster.

February 12, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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Agreed. PHA looked pretty anemic last night. What is going on there?

Bulimic would be a better adjective in my opinion but I would say the Flyers O has been streaky this season. While the change of scenary for Luke Schenn has seemed to be working there are more pieces to the puzzle missing on our blue line.

 
February 12, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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You must've been pleased with Bryzgalov's smiling after getting yanked, I presume?

Any word on Optimus Reim? He looked pretty banged up there...

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