Islander impressions in a sentence

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/10/2008 11:50:00 AM | |
One sentence to sum up each player at this time, hope I did not miss anyone.

Bill Guerin-Visible, but has to produce more, whether it be fair or not and must stay out of the box, he should stay becauase he still has his scoring hands.

Mike Comrie-His skills makes a difference and with more speed around him will do more, Isles need to resign him.

Andy Hilbert-Last call or showcase time on the top line with a year left on his contract and a second year of disappointing production, despite strong defensive play.

Josef Vasicek-Playing better but not producing like a second line player on a team that needs more speed and skill, move him at the deadline.

Trent Hunter-Better defense than Vasicek but same in production department, all depends on what's offered for him but if he wants huge money, time to say goodbye because he's not scoring and this team is too slow.

Ruslan Fedotenko-Getting chances and finally seems healthy but is not producing like a player with a three million dollar contract, should be moved if possible at the deadline.

Miroslav Satan-A lot of heart to come back and play on a bad knee, but his inconsistent production all season and for the better part of two years should mean it's time to go at the trade deadline.

Mike Sillinger-I know he's hurt but his age and lack of production this year overall makes me think it's time to move him, despite his defense and faceoff ability because this team is simply too slow in too many positions.

Richard Park-Is a serviceable third and fourth line player but he simply is not consistent enough to play on a top line for too long. He's staying but may take a job from a prospect who can do more.

Sean Bergenheim-Did not have a great year but it's clear the talent is there and many games was more visible than the veterans, give him a long-term deal before Gandler makes problems because that year out of the league hurt his game.

Blake Comeau-You pick a wing for him and leave him there in a regular spot next season, he's a keeper.

Chris Simon-Will come in handy after the deadline if veterans are moved but
long-term it's time for a new direction because his offensive skills were not visible and he has too much mileage age and baggage despite his leadership.

Jon Sim-Will be back next year with two more years on his contract in a huge stable of left wings, if healthy his speed will help but it usually takes two years to get back speed with that injury.

Shawn Bates-Basically you can write the same thing as Sim, except it's fair to speculate if his career is over because of his health and one year left on his contract.

Jeff Tambellini-How he plays from here will determine next year as he get's a regular shift for better or worse, so far it's been incomplete for how he's been used but his play in Bridgeport since December suggest he's ready.

Brendan Witt-He stays unless a huge offer comes to the Isles with prospects and picks as his game is needed on the backline.

Andy Sutton-You trade him and his two remaining years as quick as the Flyers did with Alexei Zhitnik if a good offer comes.

Radek Martinek-You leave him and his contract extension right where they are next to Brendan Witt next season and hope he stays healthy.

Marc-Andre Bergeron-You take a chance and move his shot at the deadline if a good offer comes but you don't unload him for nothing.

Chris Campoli-You do nothing but hope he's ready for camp.
Bruno Gervais-You get his name on the same three year deal Campoli got.

Freddy Meyer-Isles invested another two years in him which means he has to play.

Bryan Berard-One and done, good offensive signs but defensive struggles and injuries make him too much of a risk.

Aaron Johnson-Seems to me that signing Meyer means Johnson needs another team to play for this summer if he cannot get that chance at the deadline.

Wade Dubielewicz-Earned an extension with some very solid play in games the team gave him any chance.

Rick DiPietro-Unfair but that soft goal a game has hurt and he's not facing forty shots a game recently, he makes five good or great saves to hold them in but he's been great until recently and a steal for what he makes.

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