Weight a nice surprise for Islanders

Weight a nice surprise for Islanders

There are 6 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 12, 2008, titled Weight a nice surprise for Islanders. In it, Newsday reports that:

Once it was decided to devote this Islanders season to youth development, it was pretty clear the path to the future would be a long, hard road.

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JoeS

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Dec 12, 2008
Bailey belongs in Windsor. Comeau was fine last year when the Islanders played a system that was both offense and defense. Now they play a losing system, one that preaches our best defense is our offense. In no sport does any winner come without taking care of defense first not offense. The only ones benefiting from this system is Guerin and Weight who do not have to rely on playing defense just putting up numbers to make them seem better than they are.Weight stands to make 4.3million with bonus money, who do you think he is playing for. When ever Gordon gets fired and he will, the next coach will have some time trying to get these players to play a winning system. Bailey is not learning anything from being here except how to lose. Where is the youth movement. Where are Joensu,Smith and Walter. We have all the same players as last year with the young players getting about 2 minutes more a game than with Nolan, and he was a much better coach. He must be home laughing,collecting his salary while Tambelli is in Bridgeport . What a joke this organization is. If there were half the teams in the NHL say 15 do you think any player on this roster would make any of the 15 teams, I doubt it. It will be many years before they compete for anything.
dejected

Hempstead, NY

#2 Dec 12, 2008
I feel bad they aren't letting bailey go....just his language alone says it all.....he's 'content' being here. I dont blame him for not wanting to be here either.
Snow Job

New York, NY

#3 Dec 12, 2008
I'm going to buy a jersey with Weight's name and number 84 to signify the terrible weight that has been carried on the backs of all Islander fans for the last 25 years. Now that's symbolic of what we've become.
4therecord

Belmar, NJ

#4 Dec 12, 2008
Dejected why wouldnt bailey want to play in the nhl? I dont know if that makes sense to me.
JoeS

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Dec 12, 2008
Its not what Bailey whats it is what is best for him. He is not learning anything playing with the Islanders. He does not backcheck or drive to the net to make plays just hangs around for lose pucks and makes passes right away so as not to get hit. He was never and big scorer in Junior so why would he be in the NHL. He is here so Snow can say I told you so. Another Snowjob just like Jaffe calling him Magnificent the other night, give me a break he has not even scored yet. Let the other young player like Joensu,Smith & Walter get their chance. There is plenty of time for Bailey.
Silverado

Coram, NY

#6 Dec 12, 2008
This Islander team is a complete fraud. Getting rid of Ted Nolan for this empty suit Gordon was and is a disaster. It's ridiculous to pay Isles outrageous ticket prices to witness their minor league play.

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