Newsday: Greg Logan in the Islanders Newsday blog gives his perspective on the early success of Luke Schenn and some of the players the club did not select in June. He noted it will take years before a final judgement can be made but it would be a lot easier to take if the Isles had Schenn to mold as a future cornerstone on defense if the growth process is going to be as painful as it has been through the first six games.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Am I missing something here because I have to ask has the growth process been that painful after only six games where it time to question taking Luke Schenn or anyone over what the club did?
When Bailey gets healthy I expect he will get a chance to play, Garth Snow and Ryan Jankowski apparently targeted scoring over defense and Schenn is advertised as a defensive defender.
Was that absolutely necessary today by Mr Logan or just time to take a kick at the team when it's down to stir up the fans a little more?
This beatwriter sure does not help put fans in the seats.
CHL.com:Aaron Bell has an article on Islander prospect Justin DiBendetto along with comments from fellow prospect Mark Katic on his great start for Sarnia.
Something that does deserve some very fair criticism is Blake Comeau playing all four games in his return to Bridgeport as a right wing when last year he was most effective in the NHL as a left wing.
Ted Nolan shifted him to the right for a while and for about three weeks he immediately stopped creating chances or looked visible until he was moved back to the left wing.
Jason Pitton, Sean Bentivoglio and Jesse Joensuu were the three left wings along with Mitch Fritz.
Not looking good for a return to New York as a right wing as long as Guerin is on the roster with Okposo and Hunter locked into spots.
This seems like a mistake.