Ryan Pulock may be the future on the Islanders’ blue line, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to be handed anything.
If he can continue to upgrade his all-around capabilities (and he’s started to do that over the past year), he’ll be the type of keystone every team needs on defense.
As we enter the offseason, the Islanders have plenty of questions to answer — some of which pertain to their prospect pool.
The Islanders have mostly carried the play through the first four games of their opening-round playoff matchup with the Washington Capitals, but the series is tied nonetheless.
The Islanders’ future was on display at Nassau Coliseum this week and it looked pretty darn solid.
It became obvious to me that both Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson deserved to make the cut. However, the better player didn’t get the job, as far as I’m concerned.
The New York Islanders are coming off an impressive year, one they’ll be looking to build on in 2013-14. However, there are still plenty of questions and concerns.
Garth Snow began his extensive rebuild of the New York Islanders back in 2008 and, finally, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — and it’s not an oncoming train.
Niederreiter’s value had diminished and, under those circumstances, this was the best return GM Garth Snow was going to get in a trade for him. Truth be told, it’s not a bad one, either.
Islanders were busy Sunday during the NHL Draft, first trading Nino Neiderreiter to the Wild and selecting Ryan Pulock with the 15th pick.