Friday, January 02, 2009
Comrie Next To Be Rumored Traid Bait
Staple from Newsday is reporting that Mike Comrie, apparently completely healthy from hip surgery, could bring back the biggest return for the Islanders before the March trade deadline.
I'm not one for seeing next years team like the late 90's to early 2000 when we had not\ vets and a ton of youth with no one to teach them. When or if the time comes to trade a center, then you have to trade either Comrie or Weight, but trading both, in my opinion is a bad idea.
Here is another question for Islanders fans: Do we keep Geurin for next year? If the answer is yes, then keeping Weight on this team for another year will keep the Captain happy, an quite possibly let the youth mature more in front of us, and make a decent push. Assuming of course, no one gets injured.
But If the Islanders are truly moving forward in the youth movement, then trading Weight, and letting Geurin go in the summer and keeping Comrie is the wiser choice since Comrie has developed chemistry early on so far with Okposo and Comeau, and Comrie is younger then Geurin and Weight.
Time will tell, but I stand pat and say, give the Islanders another six weeks to evaluate, then move from there.