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10-26-2012, 03:01 PM
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How does acquireing Emerson Etem and DSP set the Islanders back "3-4 years"? Smith-Pelly played 49 games in the NHL last year and all but has a spot locked up on Anahiem's bottom 6 at 20 years old. Emerson Etem is playing what will probably be his only season in the AHL before he's ready for NHL action. Giving up Strome and Martin in this scenario sets the Isles back?
I don't see it. If anything it springs them forward having two young players that are ready to contribute on an NHL roster as soon as now. By the time they move to Brooklyn they'd be a force to be reckoned with.
Be nice to get outsiders opinion on this as it's hard to look at things objectively when you have top prospects involved and apparently the most popular 4th liner in history in Matt Martin...
Strome was expected to fight for a spot on the isles roster, in this yr's training camp. If the lockout ends this season, he is one of the junior players that will be called up for shortened training camp.
It's a good bet Strome will either be on the isles 2012-2013 roster or their 2013-2014 roster.
and Martin's already playing and contributing on the 3rd line.
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