He will be an upgrade... though maybe not as much next year as some are thinking. I'm betting that KO leads the team in goals again next year (barring some other unexpected FA acquisition - I'd love to see them go after Kessel since Boston has basically already admitted they cannot sign him). I hope they will turn over a few more older veterans (like Hilbert) and really bring in some more youth. The team really wasn't that young last year.<quoted text>
Rob-only 27 hours till Tavares is an Islander!
How about them apples!!!!!
But if Snow stays committed to the youth development plan then they will be good in a few years. I just hope that all of the fans who are loopy on the Tavares drug don't fall right off the bandwagon again if the team fails to make the playoffs this season. Again, remember that Pgh had 2 first overall and 2 second overall in a 4 year span and took 3 more years to win. That's a 7 year turnaround from hitting bottom. The Isles just (finally) hit bottom last year.