Why cant you face the facts my friend?Snow is going for the cup......the Calder Cup, that is. Face the facts! Snow, with the exception of Tavares, is basically putting the same team on the ice as last season. It's a drive for the first draft pick in 2010. It was my hope he would sign a winger who could score 20+ goals and a big D-man. I do think he signed two new ushers and a cotton candy vendor who is 6'6" and comes in at 280 lbs. Good luck to all us Islander fans.
Looking at last year going into training camp-we didnt even have a coach.
At least we have a coach-who has had time to learn his players abilities and to implement his desired system of play. The players had a year of playing together. Weve added the best prospect in Tavares...and a #1 Goalie in Roloson. And Hilbert is gone.
Im not saying were playoff bound (but it could happen) but the fact is the Isles are a better team today than we were going into camp last year.
I hoped we might sign a big name too...but Snow had said before and after the draft, the Isles werent going to be major players in the free agent market. It sucks...but were building through the draft....its going to take time.