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02-09-2013, 10:18 PM
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I find it kind of weird, that other teams in the NHL, even teams that are better than the Islanders (90% of the NHL), have found room on their ACTIVE roster for rookies to not only play, but have success. The Rangers for instance, with all the famous names and stars, still are finding room for guys like 19 year old JT Miller and Chris Kreider, and the Devils 18 year old Stefan Matteau scored his first NHL goal today.
These are 2 teams that finished in the top 4 last year, and have high priced big name players in their roster, yet find room for their top prospects.
Outside of Tavares, Moulson and Grabner, our forwards really are below average offensively. If we continue to struggle, why not bring up Neiderreiter and Nelson to give our lines a boost ? Actual real NHL teams are doing it, why not try it ?
That is because they don't surround their rookies with vets who have lost their game completely, or other rookies & prospects who are still looking for their complete games.
Put a decent prospect in a solid environment and watch them grow.
We are doing the opposite, and you can thank Bailey, Kyle, and Nino for being the proof in the pudding. I don't even want to think about how much better Tavares might have been this year if he had been provided with actual veterans with well rounded games over the past three. How many points has he already forfeited...
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