You Want Your Old Number – Not So Fast Says Lou!

In an effort to build a new and competitive team erstwhile savior Lou has begun the shaping up of the Islanders. For those of you unfamiliar with his measures, some NHL players find them draconian or Soviet-like.

He demands that the players are clean-shaven and good standing members of society. One under his tutelage should expect to be held under a microscope, produce results, and to not embarrass him or the team at any costs.

In a word, Old School.

It was recently announced that the Islanders players without tenure on the team are likely to be playing with a different number. (Sorry all of you that bought a jersey with a name and number on it, you might want to visit the tailor.)

So, in a report from ESNY it was mentioned that Arthur Staple of the Athletic noticed a few new numbers on helmets during the informal skates this week.

Also spotted a couple new numbers on helmets. Adam Pelech now wears No. 3, Scott Mayfield has No. 24 and Jan Kovar has No. 10.

— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) August 30, 2018

So, Isles fans in short, be ready for a team that has been whipped into shape by Lams and Trotz. Accountability is high as the team begins playing for the badge on the front of the sweater, not the name on the back.

I hope that for our sake the Isles rebuild is better than the Rangers rebuild!

Author: Isle5cleanup

Yes! Yes! Yes! Keeping the drive for 5 alive from Seattle, but not without the occasional clean up. Been an Islander fan for much longer that I should have been. Seen the ups, the 4 cups and the downs. I guess you could say I am a masochist with a love for hockey and the Blue and Orange. Even when Seattle gets a team, I will always stay true to the Isles. I write about this sport we love and spend a ton of time with my 9 year-old daughter at the rink. I also direct a beginners hockey program. The best thing in the world is helping those kids reach their goals.

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