Good news? We finally get to see all these kids

New York Islander Fan Central | 1/11/2009 02:13:00 PM |
It's going to be interesting and a lot of fun to see the full group of forward prospects finally get some games together if Frans Nielsen actually does return sooner than expected.

We have not seen Bailey and Frans Nielsen dress for games this season with Okposo, Bergenheim, Comeau & Tambellini all in the lineup.

I sure would like to see Trevor Smith stay in this mix even if it means Thompson and Jackman sit but for now that will not happen.

Jon Sim's month after clearing waivers is over and would have to clear again, he's done some good things but I would rather see more of Trevor Smith who was demoted at this point.

Scott Gordon has some tough calls here. Nate Thompson is a young player but cannot be called a prospect given he was placed on waivers and he is not a top pick.

It's no coincidence like last year Comeau, Bergenheim are visible most games. Okposo is only getting better with each game. Bailey has been so/so but when he is having an active game he makes passes like few can on this roster.

Tambellini has his two goals and even though he got burried later in the game making a move to the middle he's getting involved. Maybe that shot does need to be on right wing as Billy Jaffe pointed out so he can get it off quick without being blocked but that shot beat a world class goaltender.

Hopefully what's ahead is more of Okposo and Comeau doing well, Tambellini adding in a goal or two and the version of Nielsen we saw before he got hurt with Bergenheim who had a nice stretch as well.

Has the makings for a very good core.

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