What are you most excited to see in 2018-19

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  1. Isles Junkie

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    I think it's fair to say that we all have relatively realistic expectations for this team. I think it's reasonable to say that this club will be competitive most nights, but probably will miss out on the playoffs.

    But what are you most excited to see? For me it's the continuing development of Ryan Pulock. I think we have something incredibly special here and I can definitely see him breaking the 50 point barrier this year. I think by years end he'll surpass Leddy as our best Dman and best option for QBing the PP.
     
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    Feb 28th.
     
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    I've been taking these pills, so I'm looking forward to 4 or more hours of extended performance enhancement and increased potency.
     
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    %500 till thanksgiving would be great, give me two months to watch some games. I don't watch once it becomes certain they will be a bad team. Which is usually three weeks into the season. If they can have a great first half and bad second half that would be better then just being bad right away.
     
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    The 7th seed Isles upend the 2 seed Leafs in 7 games.
     
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    To be a little serious for a moment...

    I look forward to another season as an Isles fan interacting with all of you demented folks here on HF Isles. With the recent sad news of Fugu passing, it's great to be a part of this community with all of you that she and so many others played a big role in molding into what it is today. Cheers to her and she'll be missed.

    Thanks to Sal, PK, and Eck dealing with our crap. LGI!
     
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    The end of the season.
     
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    They've achieved sentience already? It seems like they were standing on their own just yesterday.
     
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    At over $50 per pill, they do not leave much of a budget for finding a suitable companion, however.
     
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    Trotz
    Barzal
    Pulock
    the goalies (yup)
    hopefully Toews
     
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    Things I'm looking forward to this season:

    1. Barzal obviously.
    2. Pulock taking steps towards being a solid top-4 guy and maybe even a top-2.
    3. What Toews can do once he gets in the lineup, which will be sooner than later.
    4. Severely limiting shots and goals against.
    5. Creating a culture and structure of winning and respect for the first time since Al Arbour, even though we probably won't see the results for a year or two.
    6. Continuing to dominate the Rags.
     
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    Barzal
    Pulock
    Toews
    AB
    Lee/Eberle situation
    and watching the rags prospects underwhelm setting panic in their impatient fan base
    Pajamas struggling
     
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    Barzal, Pulock, Lee, MC2 line, seeing how Trotz changes the culture. But most of all, I'm really looking forward to the games at the Coliseum. I've made the best of Barclays but going to games at the Coliseum again, tailgating, and rocking the barn is going to be surreal given all that's happened recently.
     
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    Toews will be contending for the calder trophy. Guaranteed.
     
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    1. Defensive structure
    2. (Hopefully) growth from the youngsters after last year's baptism by fire
    3. Strong special teams
    4. Barzal equaling last year's performance
    5. A good Lou surprise at the deadline
     
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    The Islanders looking like we are playing actual NHL hockey. You turn on the national broadcast games and we look like we are in another league.
     
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    Consistent effort from every player, every game.
     
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    Kevin27nyi Trotz <3

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    Komarov, Pulock and Bailey
     
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    Barzal
    Pulock
    Toews
    Beau
    Bellows at some point

    The Bell Parkway Bullies (Martin, CC, CC, Komarov, and Johnston) wreaking havoc.

    Tom Wilson getting fed his lunch.

    Toronto still having now cup since color photos came out.
     
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    Ho Sang finally achieving his potential and becoming a productive top 6 forward
    Bellows exceeding expectations out of the gate on his first call up
    Barzal continuing to blow away expectations: Hart finalist this year
    Nelson growing a pair, having a solid first half and then flipping him at the trade deadline
    Martin recreating the 4th line of old
    A big year for the Sound Tigers: Winning attitude for the youngsters needs to start there
     
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    The end of the Brock Nelson era (hopefully) and Uncle Leo in regular season games because Uncle Leo does what Uncle Leo wants.
     
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    Hosang, leddys facial hair and our sweet new 3rd jersey
     
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