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Isles Stratagy

Posted 11:34 AM ET | Comments 9
Have you ever had an inkling or a feeling that something is going to happen to a player? Because I am having one of those today. This really bugs me, because I consider him a friend. Eric Nystrom is in line for a huge pay day. Not only is he a useful third liner, he is a great penalty killer. You want to talk about speed, he has that to burn. So where do I think would be a perfect spot for Mr. Nystrom? Right in Long Island.

I know what you are thinking: it's because his dad played in Long Island. Well, that may be true, but it is not the only reason I think that he is perfect for the Islanders. The Islanders need a leader, one who leads by example and teaches the players the meaning of the word work. Eric can also add some offense; in fact, I think his best offensive days are ahead.

Now I wanted to talk about the possibility of the Islanders trading their number one pick in the draft. I really feel the Islanders should explore this option. They have plenty of youth already. Their future is set, maybe they should start going for it now. I would ask for two prospects for the future and a player who can help them now.

If they decide not to trade their top pick, they could always go the free agent market way, the top two being Kovachuck or Marleau. This route would be more expensive, but it may bring the best results.

It just comes down to how patient the Islanders are and if they want to start winning or build. If you want my opinion, I think the Islanders should go for the win. They have built themselves a very good future, now let's work on the present.

Until next time, take care.

Filed Under:   Islanders   Eric Nystrom  
May 23, 2010 1:34 PM ET | Delete
He would be a good fit there, and would escape the 4th line Sutter puts him on every other game, not to mention he would get A consideration
May 23, 2010 4:28 PM ET | Delete
no way do they trade the pick. they're rebuilding and through the draft. they shouldnt trade away the pick because they are still building. they're not gunning for quick fixes a la the 2000 milbury way. been there, done that. nystrom would be a good fit.
May 23, 2010 10:10 PM ET | Delete
Tavares, Okposo, Bailey etc. They do have a lot of youth, Ny will be a good fit there, he may also get some actual playing time which he deserves. The flames have several players that would help them of they want to trade that pick!
May 23, 2010 11:31 PM ET | Delete
I agree buddy completly the Isles have plenty of room.
May 24, 2010 8:08 AM ET | Delete
plenty of room doesnt mean they will take overpaid players or trade that pick. the flames have no one the islanders want
May 24, 2010 1:11 PM ET | Delete
the islanders wouldnt want Iginla, Backlund, Giordano or Kipper? Lets not deal in absolutes.......
May 24, 2010 5:28 PM ET | Delete
May 24, 2010 6:54 PM ET | Delete
ok since it didnt go through...it makes no sense to trade for those players because it halts the rebuild therefore, they dont want them. except for backlund but why would the flames tade him anyway? and the islanders wouldnt need to push for him because they are strong down the middle.
May 26, 2010 7:38 PM ET | Delete
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