Thursday, October 22, 2009
If an Islander Falls in the Woods...
"Coach Scott Gordon chose John Tavares to go third in the shootout to see how the No. 1 pick approached the pressure situation.
Tavares helped the Islanders avoid the worst start in franchise history, scoring the clinching shootout goal in the Islanders' 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
'I think he's had an opportunity to watch and see some of the things that go in front of him,' Gordon said. 'That was one of the reasons why I put him third; to see his approach in the net.' " [CP]
The coach wanted to see but the Islanders' fans... did they? An announced attendance of 9,122 was on hand to "witness" the victory.
Additionally, the Isles have other young talent worth watching. The very likable Matt Moulson comes to play and continues to produce. Kyle Okposo is creative and exciting to watch. Josh Bailey, Mark Streit, etc...
The Isles are improving and are worth watching. There were plenty of you at the Draft Day Party. Where are you Islanders fan?