New York Islanders Young Core Will Eventually Lead Them To Be Contenders

September 22nd, 2010 by Michael DeSantis Leave a reply »
If you're an Islanders fan, you would know about General Manager Garth Snow's youth rebuilding plan.  After not panning out just yet, I finally think all his hard work and waiting is about to pay off, this season or the next.  The Islanders were able to make this possible after enduring year after year of finishing near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. 

These bad finishes have allowed the Islanders to get great spots in the NHL Entry Draft, to select stars like Kyle Okposo, Josh Bailey, John Tavares, and, most recently, Nino Niederreiter.  Snow and the Islanders are finally ready to take the next step.  Let's take a look at some of the Isles' young nucleus:

Josh Bailey, not quite 21 years old, was the Islanders first-round pick, ninth overall, in the 2008 Entry Draft.  Bailey was highly anticipated by the fans, and, in his sophomore season, put up 16 goals and 19 assists.  Bailey is sure to improve on those numbers, as he is becoming larger and more adept to the NHL.

Blake Comeau, who's 24 years old, was a scoring machine for the Islanders near the end of the last season. Comeau was selected in the sec ...

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