Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Forgive me folks, as well as Doug Weight has performed on the powerplay what center do you plan on moving between Josh Bailey, Frans Nielsen and maybe John Tavares so he can be a top three center who had four goals (including Ryan O'Byrne) and ten assist at even strength in forty four games with a minus twelve rating?
Do I again write about Mike Sillinger's comments he expects to be in camp next year or Dean McAmmond combined with other center prospects long overdue to play on the fourth line at this level to say nothing of Park-Thompson?
Why was it Rob Hennigar was signed at age 25 again if he's not going to get a chance on a fourth line someday?
Doug Weight's earlier comments about staying are very classy, a few months ago he did not sound like a man ready to give up his spot for a younger player.
What's going to change come September?
If the Islanders need a veteran how about someone who can put the puck in the net and at the very least used to be a dynamic player the fans can identify with.
This would not be playing the sentiment card but one that makes sense if you are looking for some scoring for someone who is off the NHL radar.
Zigmund Palffy, thirty six years old.
Skalica Extraliga (SVK) 07/08 46 30 45 75
Skalica Extraliga (SVK) 08/09 53 52 47 99
For those wondering how much former Islander Zigmund Palffy has struggled since he left Pittsburgh a few years ago.
I would absolutely make a call and see if he wants to return to the NHL if he's healthy and producing to this degree.
Anyone think he will do much worse than Bill Guerin on right wing with three goals in his last twenty games?
Not putting down the leadership or character of Guerin-Weight, at some point you do have to have a few players who can put up the numbers.
I may be in the minority but Palffy if he is playing well and Tavares would be a heck of a good combination with Okposo-Bailey.
It's not the same player from ten years ago, but if the Isles are going to add players on the other side of thirty five, this seems the best one for them because they need scoring.