August 9, 2008
So what really happened?
The buzz is that this is pretty straight forward. Ted really was ok, with a mutual parting of the ways, and Garth just wanted to go with a youth movement.
Perhaps there was a clash of personalities, but I don’t think so. I think both men respected each other and actually did want to emphasis different things. Ted wanted to win now. I like that idead.
Garth wanted to keep their prospects. More on the horrible history of Islanders prospect dispensing another time.
For now, its clear that its Garth’s team, and as long as he nurtures the prospects, and plays the prospects, and KEEPS the prospects, Islander fans, who have been through a lot, will loyally hang in there.
At this point the mere sense of a strategy, is enough to give them hope!
June 23, 2008
My Islanders … yes … they’re mine. I’m used to being in pain, you’ll hear it again. My Islanders traded down twice to get the 9th pick in the recent draft instead of the 5th pick and Nikita Filatov. They took Josh Bailey.
I don’t know the difference. I haven’t been following that closely. But Garth likes him. I’ll go with Garth for now. Can he be worse than Mike Milbury?
My bigger problem is something that John and I have discussed at length.
The NHL needs to get itself out there into the view of the general public. How much attention did the Red Wings get vs how much for the Celtics?
Someone get them a TV deal where we can find them.
Then I’ll bitch about Josh Bailey!