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12-12-2012, 11:53 AM
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I'm not sure how most other Isles fans feel but I still think Bailey can be a solid top-6 player. He got off to a very hot start a couple of years ago and then got hurt. Wasn't the same when he got back. This past year he struggled, but once he was switched to the wing he started to look much improved. He seems to be a better fit there. He's also always had a lot of chemistry with Okposo, so I expect those two to get a shot together once this season or next season kicks off.
I think Bailey is very close to becoming a quality 2nd line winger. Okposo as well. I expect Strome to center those two and form a quality 2nd line relatively soon.
IMO Okposo is already a quality 2nd line winger, arguably 1st line. Bailey played like a boss, at least for his standards, last season. I was shocked at how good his defensive game was last season, kinda came out of nowhere. Bailey will probably peak as a 2nd line winger and at worst ends up a decent 3rd liner. I don't expect too much out of him honestly. Okposo, on the other hand, I expect to be a 30 goal scorer which he has yet to reach. Strome is going to be a dynamite 2C, though I hope they give him a look on JT's wing.
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