Are they kidding? Is this for real?
Yashin on the ice with Islanders per Katie Strang
The more things change the more they stay the same. This is an absolute joke. What is the point of putting this player on this young team? We need veteran leadership to SHOW US HOW TO WIN!!!! Not show our young impressionable players how to do just enough to get by. Especialy Kabanov. My next question is where do you play him?
1st Line - Moulson-Tavares-(Nino,Okposo,Parenteau) (my choice would be Nino)
2nd Line- Grabner-(Nielsen,Bailey)-(Okposo,Nino) (my choice would be Nielsen and Okposo)
3rd Line - Comeau-(Bailey,Nielsen)-(Parenteau,Nino) (my choice would be Bailey and Parenteau)
4th Line - Martin-Reasoner-Rolston
In my opinion you can not put Nino in the NHL this season and only give hime 3rd line duty and minutes. It would be a waste. If the Islanders are going to play him on the 3rd line then he should stay in the Juniors for 1 more season and totaly dominate. Put Nino on the1st line with Tavares and Moulson and this kid has the chance to shine.
The only way I would break up the 2nd line of Grabner-Nielsen-Okposo is if Okposo is moved to the 1st line and Nino plays the 2nd line.
The only place I would put Yashin if I had to have him on our team is the 3rd line with Comeau and Bailey. Then we trade dead wood Parenteau and a draft pick for a legit top 4 defenseman.
NOT THAT I WANT YASHIN BACK ON THIS TEAM!!! The 3rd line would be the only place I would put him.