Thread: Claimed off Waivers: NY Islanders claim Brian Strait
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01-18-2013, 05:47 PM
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Mike Farkas
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Originally Posted by SLAPSHOT723 View Post
I, for one, am not really satisfied with our prospects on defense. I like Reinhart, Mayfield, and deHaan but IMO are the only ones that have top-4 potential. Donovan is going to be a #5, Pokka, Pelech, and Pedan the same. Ness, Wishart, and all the other 2012 prospects are not NHL calibre.

If Seth Jones is drafted by the Islanders, we'd be set.
Not that he's necessarily top-4, but maybe you got a PP specialist type in Brenden Kichton or no?

I hope Strait carves out a career as a #6 for the Isles. I'm happy that he gets an opportunity, he's paid his dues, I'm not the "give it to him because he deserves it" type of guy, but the guy has played it right the whole way and I'm glad that a team is taking a chance on him. I hope it works out for the Isles. Well, no, not really, I hope it works out for Strait, the Isles are a by-product of that...but whatever...tomato tomato...

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