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Isles clearly weren’t happy after 5-2 loss to Toronto

Nov 19, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

The New York Islanders seemed to make a statement by trading for Thomas Vanek, but that gamble seems like a bad risk as of Tuesday night. The team apparently received a good tongue-lashing following Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, as Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston passes along:

Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear that any juicy quotes flew outside of the dressing room, to the press. So just imagine Jack Capuano shouting at everyone (preferably looking like this).

The Islanders have now lost six of their last eight games, with a 3-1 victory against the Nashville Predators representing their only regulation victory since beating Boston 3-1 on Nov. 2.

Kevin Poulin allowed five goals on 24 shots, forcing observers to wonder if GM Garth Snow is done making bold deals.

If he is, should he think about such an option, instead?

  1. tkushy - Nov 19, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Horrible trade for Vanek. Matt was/is playing well and was great in clubhouse. Every fan of Isles knew it should have been a goalie they traded for. can’t believe we tossed away a 1st & 2nd round pick.

    • tuberippin - Nov 20, 2013 at 3:15 AM

      I hope we bring Matty Mouls back in free agency.

  2. withseidelinn - Nov 19, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Really strong game from the Leafs. Going to be very tough for the Isles with such a brutal PK. Clarkson got his first as a Leaf as well. Pretty nice snipe.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 20, 2013 at 2:23 AM

      I also like having two No. 1 goalies. Nice when a trade seems to work for both teams (Bernier/Scrivens).

  3. bcisleman - Nov 19, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Poulin has actually been good in net. Isles D has been awful w/o Lubo and Straiter. Need help on D w/ no return for either of them in sight.

  4. Sport Follower - Nov 20, 2013 at 6:08 AM

    Kevin Poulin had a poor performance, I can’t understand why he wasn’t replaced.

  5. islanders1 - Nov 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Trading Moulson was a big mistake he is producing in Buffalo even with all the stuff going on there. Islanders got double the salary and lost two draft choices and Moulson for a guy that wants to play in Minnesota next year. Moulson may not be flashy he just gets the job done.Nothing against Vanek good player just not an upgrade over Moulson. Snow has done some good things but Nino first round pick, Streit, Moulson draft picks gone, I think Snow has done what he could now he is just making bad moves time for him to move on, hey I hear Buffalo is looking for a GM!

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