NHL: Around the League in 30 Days, Day Five-New York Islanders

September 5th, 2010 by Anthony Bumbaco Leave a reply »
Day 5: New York Islanders

2010 Record: 34-37-11 (79 Points), 13th in the Eastern Conference


Roster Changes

2010-2011 Notable Arrivals: D James Wisniewski (ANH), D Milan Jurcina (WAS), C Zenon Kenopka (TB),  D Mark Eaton (PIT),  RW P.A. Parenteau (NYR)

2010-2011 Notable Departures:  D Brendan Witt (UFA), Sean Bergenheim (TB), Richard Park (UFA), Freddy Meyer (ATL), Martin Biron (NYR)


Islanders' Report Card

Forwards: The Islanders made very few changes from a forward standpoint heading into 2010-2011. Their very young top line of Kyle Okposo, Matt Moulson, and John Tavares will look to build upon what was a very solid season for the three most promising young Islanders forwards. However, the major issue that exists for the Isles is a lack of scoring depth up front beyond the top line. The return of veteran Doug Weight should take some of the heat off Tavares, but after that is a question mark. The Isles hope that some of their young forwards will continue to develop and possibly break out such as C Josh Bailey, C Robbie Schremp, and even Blake Comeau. If the I ...

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