Monday, February 2, 2009

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Like my friend Homer in the picture to the left, I've recently acquired a visitor on each of my shoulders. Prior to the Islanders current 3-game winning streak, I only had one voice in my ear. The devil was there, savoring every loss as the Islanders marched towards victory in nothing but the Draft Lottery and the opportunity to grab a cornerstone talent like John Tavares. Somewhere in the midst of winning only 2 of 22 games, I grew to accept the fact that utter failure was in the best long-term interest of the team. While one player does not make a team (especially a young talent like Tavares), it would certainly improve our chances of turning the franchise around. I mean seriously, do the Pens make the Finals if they don't win the Crosby Lottery? I think not. As much as I love the team, I was willing to accept some short-term pain to make the horizon that much brighter.


Now, though, things have gotten a little more complicated. Somewhere on the way to the cellar the Isles woke up and started winning. Relatively speaking, 3 straight is an absolute tear. More important than the wins, though, is the way they are winning. And in that regard, it's all about the kids. The Comeau, Bailey, Okposo line has been leading the charge. They are providing us a nice glimpse of what the future might hold. And Nielsen has been playing very solid hockey all year (when healthy).

Now, an angel has emerged on my other shoulder. Rather than look at this season an an opportunity for Tavares, why not see it as the year of Okposo, Bailey, and the other kids? If our wins are coming as a result of their development, how can I root against that?

So I'm torn. In a perfect world, the kid line will continue to tear it up, we'll win our share of games, but still secure that #1 lottery pick (Go Thrashers!). The playoffs are out of the question, so I would find it hard to stomach, say, the #5 pick (before trading down, twice...again).

MC

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1) These wins, by and large, have been against "patsies." There are a number of tough games coming up - 9of the 10 remaining, only three are against the bottom-dwellers category. If they lost all seven of those, they would have a decent chance of getting either Tavares or the big European "D," whatever his name is.

What if they get hot and keep on winning? The management then has th echoice of selling off the good veterans (the Comrie line) prematurely. Will there be a desperate buyers out there? At least semi-desperate, but players of this caliber are still scarce, and could bring a #9 team into #7 or #8, and there are a number of teams in that category. On the other hand, would pedling that line cuse the players to stop performing? Who know, but there are some more guys at B'port who have been scoring and would love to have the chance NOW!

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