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04-10-2012, 01:45 PM
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That may be true but the Islanders have hardly been known as the best team to utilise players properly and whilst that could change with the likes of Strome and Nino coming through It remains to be seen.
How long will the Islanders fans take continually being at the bottom end though as they are proud hockey franchise but there's only so much a fan can take and if they're not expecting anything until 2015 it doesn't sound good for the future of the franchise. I don't expect them to move but should they fail to get that new arena I could see them playing out of state or in New York itself.
After this upcoming draft, the Islanders will have the best or at worst the second-best prospect corps in the league. They also have a lot of good young players already on the roster. There's no reason to change the course now just because the team has been suffering for almost 20 years. It will merely prolong the suffering. You'd be going back to the Milbury way of running the franchise, which is what ruined it.
Stay the course. Trade Streit for picks and/or prospects. This will save the team his $4.1 salary and allow them to add more youth to the team.
They will probably have a #4 overall pick this year and almost certainly another top-10 (maybe top-5) pick next year. This will allow the team to reload big time just when the stadium issue will hopefully be resolved.
There's no quick solution for the Islanders. You can take your team into the playoffs by ruining its youth, but you can't make it a contender other than by adding more young guns who will only blossom in 2-4 years.
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