Islanders rookie Bailey making an imp...

Islanders rookie Bailey making an impression

There are 7 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 24, 2008, titled Islanders rookie Bailey making an impression. In it, Newsday reports that:

MONCTON, New Brunswick - The Islanders surprised everyone at the NHL draft by trading down twice to select center Josh Bailey with the ninth pick, and it appears they might have another surprise up their ...

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Jim Johnson

Southington, CT

#1 Sep 24, 2008
Go Isles Go!

“Go Ahead Liberal, Make My Day”

Since: Dec 07

Florida...home of Trump

#2 Sep 25, 2008
that's great; so when does Snow start shopping him ?
islesblow

Melville, NY

#3 Sep 25, 2008
just goes to show how desperate the isles are!!
dejected

Anchorage, AK

#4 Sep 25, 2008
thats what i was thinking! Just a matter of time before he starts to shine, gets traded and wins a stanley cup for another team.
Signed,
Dejected Isles Fan since 1987.
SPARADISO8116

Saint Petersburg, FL

#5 Sep 25, 2008
The more I see and hear from Bailey, I think more and more he will be a special player in this league. Good Luck Josh!!

Sal

http://floridaislesfan.blogspot.com/
bigben7

Ellensburg, WA

#6 Sep 25, 2008
there is no way he starts the season with the isles. that's why they traded down. they didn't want a player who would start the season in the nhl. all about money.
Iceman

Washington, DC

#7 Sep 25, 2008
bigben7 wrote:
there is no way he starts the season with the isles. that's why they traded down. they didn't want a player who would start the season in the nhl. all about money.
Money has nothing to do with it. First off, there is a rookie salary cap of about $850,000 - which Bailey wouldn't even get. Second, the Isles are no where near their salary cap. And third, if he plays 9 games his salary would be negligible. There is no reason why he shouldn't play the first 9 games at the NHL level to see how he can handle himself, and then send him back down.

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