Please vote and also explain your reasons.
This is for the 2011/2012 season only. Once Strome joins the team in 2012/2013 the dynamic changes. So remember the vote is only for the upcoming season.
In my opinion PAP is very weak line mate for JT and MM. Given a full season 1st line and PP duty 99% of the time he barely scored 20 goals and only because MM and JT force fed him at the end of the season. In my opinion we saw the best PAP has to offer in 2010/2011.
Bailey was rushed too soon into the NHL and was shifted beween center and wing due to Schremp and never had consitant line mates. This season is make or break for the kid. The Islanders need to keep him at center with consistant line mates to see what he really is this year. In my opinion Bailey could become a very good 2nd line center. Based on this upcoming season we will find out if Bailey is part of the core as a 2nd line center with Strome on the 1st line or trade bait and Strome becomes 2nd line center.
Who is the more expendable on the Islanders for the 2011/2012 season
P A Parenteau (72 votes)
Josh Bailey (19 votes)
91 total votes