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My Unbiased View of the Roster...


Hey guys...those who know me on this site know I am realistic. I have been a Islanders fan for 30 years and will always bleed blue and orange. Below is my estimation on the current roster. 'NHL future' is the line I project them to be on if they played for most of the other teams in the league. I added my comments (only my opinion of course) next to that. 

 

Dom and I also have a non financial bet that JT will bolt when his EL deal expires. I hope to heaven that I am wrong, but I just cant seem him staying around when the club has not shown him a direction. Its Ok to say 'our farm system is stacked' but lets be real here. You never know how those players are going to develop once they hit the big time. There are a ton of players that looked great in the minors and just could not cut it in the NHL (Tambellini anyone?)

 

 

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NHL Future

Comments

Zenon Konopka

28

C

4

Does his job well....

Frans Nielsen

51

C

3

Quality shut down center, no offense

Rob Schremp

44

C

3

Still cannot produce to match skill set

John Tavares

91

C

1

Future NHL All-Star. Cornerstone

Doug Weight

93

C

4

Needs to play 12-15 mins a night

Josh Bailey

12

LW

3

Cant call him a #2 center. Skating in quick sand.

Blake Comeau

57

LW

3

Inconsistency, doesn't seem to have hockey mind

Trevor Gillies

14

LW

4

Good at role. Should play more than 2 mins

Matt Martin

17

LW

3

Will be an excellent complement on scoring line

Matt Moulson

26

LW

2

Showing good sniper skills. Should score 25 per

P.A. Parenteau

15

LW

4

No wonder the Rags let him go

Michael Grabner

40

RW

3

Good speed, needs to bring the hands with it

Trent Hunter

7

RW

4

Borderline 3rd line. Way too slow for the league

 

 

 

 

Mark Eaton

4

D

3

Can you call him a #2 defensemen? OK, but not more

Bruno Gervais

8

D

AHL

Really belongs in Bridgeport. Still cant make a breakout pass

Jack Hillen

38

D

2

Needs to be trusted

Milan Jurcina

27

D

2

If he was physical, would be a beast with his size

Andrew MacDonald

47

D

2

Looks to have a bright future

Radek Martinek

24

D

1

Shutdown D-man. Health biggest concern

Mike Mottau

10

D

2

Up and down, should not be playing the PP

James Wisniewski

20

D

1

De facto #1 is -12? Another of the inconsistents

 

 

 

 

Rick DiPietro

39

G

AHL

Cant call him an NHL goalie at this point

Dwayne Roloson

30

G

2

Better suited for 25 starts at age 41

Kyle Okposo

21

RW

2

Power forward needs finishing touch

Mark Streit

2

D

1

Missed more than he realizes

<em>Submitted FanPosts do not necessarily reflect the views of this blog or SB Nation. If you're reading this statement, you pass the fine print legalese test. Four stars for you.</em>

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