Unfortunately my projection of this team out of right wing depth is holding. Jack Capuano from day one of camp has sounded like a coach who knows he does not have enough talent.
It shows in games.
The New York Islanders are lumbering around the ice, unable to sustain any fore-check as a unit. Only thing close in games is the scoreboard, this team is getting outworked win or lose in all three zones.
Brad Boyes/Nino Niederreiter are making Garth Snow look very bad right now. One off to an excellent start, Niederreiter already past his fifty game production here as a rookie.
Kyle Okposo as a first line right wing is getting some points, but his line is very slow collectively. Josh Bailey has been on the second line with some results, but again he's moved around too much.
Wait until Nielsen stops producing which will be soon given his career trends.
Bouchard does not look to have a clue, Nelson was first to be benched.
Clutterbuck does not seem close to game shape, nor is he likely to produce when he is in shape.
The answer is not coming from Bridgeport.
Alan Quine was Bridgeport's first line right wing on Sunday, after he was a third line right wing, then fourth line center. Joey Diamond went from first line right wing to third line left wing.
Scott Pellerin's touch of getting less out of more seems to be working fine from last year, albeit with a very young AHL roster this time.