Just want to thank you guys for taking Rolston. He played amazing for us in the last half of the season and showed great determination. But the biggest asset he brings at this point is, from what we've heard, he is a great presence in the locker room. The players and coaching staff had nothing but great things to say about his character.
This works out for both sides for sure... Hunter really had no spot on this team anymore and for a guy who had 2 seasons left on his contract thats just not a good thing to have no spot. As far as Rolston goes great guy, class act, going to give some great leadership and heck 30 to 40 points and some pp help is cool with me.
Glad to see someone is willing to wive there ntc to come here.
Aged vets being Reasoner and Rolston....I think you misread my post. Bailey only goes if we bring in a young(ish) impact defenseman. Then we have Rolston and Reasoner as bait at the deadline IF a suitable and READY replacement is ready for promotion.
Apologies. There has been so much Bailey bashing this offseason that it triggered an impulse response.
The fact that Rolston only has 1 year remaining on his contract is ideal. It won't block any of the kids we have in the wings as you've mentioned.
As for the defenseman, Snow is in no rush to do anything now. Once Comeau and Bailey are signed, we may be right at the cap floor so we'll be compliant.
What is the big deal here? The Islanders get the help they need to get to the floor & get a better player than the one they gave up.
If he was signed for another 3 years then yeah, you can complain, but this is a solid deal for both clubs. If nothing else at least there is someone in the locker room who has won something now.
Someone gets it. I understand this is not the big time deal everyone was hoping for but its still a good deal anyway you look at it. He will help us this season and then he is gone. It's not like we are the ceiling and this deal seriously handcuffs us. We replace Hunter who as much as I like the guy he has been pretty bad the past couple seasons with a solid vet who can help us out and then after that he's off our roster where as Hunter would be under contract next season as well.
why does everyone want to trade comeau so bad? i would much rather part with bailey--comeau scored 24 goals last year and is getting better every year....is a 25-30 goal scorer bad?
as far as im conncerned id be ecstatic with bailey turning into a 20-40 guy....definitely not a sure thing to happen...
I'm not saying I want to move him or I'm screaming for him to be traded at all and I still think most of us here want him on the team. There have been quite a few rumors about Comeau being shopped for a defenseman lately which makes sense is all people are just trying to read between the lines here and if he brings back a solid top pairing defensemen then I'll be fine with it.