I wanted to vote Ullstrom but Bailey was very good. HEY lets make sure the news of him being voted player of the game on here reaches his ears, we may just see him play a 2nd game in a row with confidence
Came in here to give Bailey some props and was happy to see he already received some.
I might be one of the few people who thought he was playing well before Ullstrom was called up. He got a boost from Ullstrom being on his line. He got a second boost from Comeau leaving. I'll say he got a third boost by not having Rolston on his line.
Bailey was very strong on the puck tonight; he's been consistently improving in that category over the last several games. It was nice to see Hedman bounce off of him. Bails' positioning was very sound as usual.
Food for thought: David Ullstom scored his first NHL goal tonight in his 8th NHL game. I'd imagine that most people haven't decided what kind of NHL player David is going to be as of this moment. He's been brought along slowly from an Islanders standpoint. Josh Bailey is over 5 months younger than Ullstrom and has played in 236 NHL games.
Finished watching the game on DVR. I came over to vote for Bailey, assuming he would have very few votes, since he didn't actually score goal. I was happily surprised that I wasn't the only one that saw the intangibles Bailey brought to the game tonight. I think he's been one of the better players during the Islanders recent hot streak.
its bailey for me, partially because I am so pleasantly surprised with his recent play. Honourable mention to (holding breath): ko, ullstrom, jt, martin, pap, harmonic, toyota and streit. (and the chef)
They were all looking pretty good tonite, but I have to note that the backchecking and the D of Tampa looked really sluggish.
To me, the best thing about Bailey the past few games is that he is playing at a consistent level throughout the game even when things aren't going his way early. A few weeks ago, it seemed to me like he would play pretty well in the first, but when he didn't score the confidence would start to fade throughout the game.
If he can learn that by consistently playing at a high level the points will eventually come, he will be ok.
Definitely Bailey. I'm a well-known hater, but he's been really good the last few games. Maybe getting rid of Comeau really helped him out. Then again when Campoli was traded Gervais played really well too