Friday, November 14, 2008

Bailey Gets Point Across

Josh Bailey recorded his first NHL point tonight, assisting on Kyle Okposos powerplay goal, and help the Islanders win 3-1 against Ottawa.

So far so good. He's making his case after two games that he wants to stay. Since Sillinger and Comrie appear not to be coming back anytime soon due to injuries, it looks like the Bailey-Okposo combination will be around for another 7 games, and possibly more. What a combination that could be, and add a suddenly offensive Andy Hilbert, and you have yourselves a possible dnagerous line for the next two weeks or so.

But what happens to the veterans when they're healthy and ready to return? That's for Snow to decide, but let's make this clear. Bailey will make his statement to stay, and if you see Okposos numbers improve, Snow will have to make moves.

1 comment:

7th Woman said...

hey Netminder! You asked me what I thought of Tamby. Well, let me see.

The kid had heart for sure. But I think he's going to be one of those guys who will take awhile to become the player we (and he) want him to be.

He did well when Dad was in the stands. He was a little more physical, a little more confident, but I don't see him as being a pure hockey mind. He's going to have to work like a dog to get anywhere.

That said... I do like him and will be there to cheer him on when he finds his way.

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