The answer lies in the middle
Yes. But will he? And when?
Or will he be part of a sell-off that reshapes the franchise (once again)?
The popular hitmeister brings familiarity and spirit...but is that what they need?
It’s more than just Steve Bernier and Stephen Gionta
The Islanders sure hope so, and logic points to yes.
The Islanders are playing games at Nassau Coliseum again this season, and the only things more loaded than this topic will be the tailgaters in the parking lot.
There are plenty of options for the Islanders to weigh
Answer: it would be virtually impossible for them not to
Brock Nelson is probably the most likely candidate to anchor the Islanders’ second line. It’ll be up to Barry Trotz and the new coaching staff to determine if Nelson can handle those duties.
The AHL. But will he play his way up to the big squad this season?
Few have improved their stock post draft quite like Noah Dobson, whose lack of truly elite skills saw him drop to #12. However, his all-around game shows a defenseman who may have the tools to play in the NHL today. Will he?
I like his chances. I like ‘em a lot.
This stream has:
After a summer that reshaped the Islanders on and off the ice, the dust has settled. But we still have questions.
For the next 20 days, our esteemed staff will tackle, what could be the biggest questions facing the New York Islanders this season. Huge disclaimer: There is still plenty of time for this to be completely worthless.
The lion meets his tamer, maybe.
#3 in our 20 Questions series addresses the much-debated young talent.
The second in a series of preseason New York Islanders questions
Oh Captain, Who is My Captain?