Bailey gets deal on birthday, but roster spot?

There are 5 comments on the Oct 3, 2008, Newsday story titled Bailey gets deal on birthday, but roster spot?. In it, Newsday reports that:

On his 19th birthday yesterday, Islanders first-round draft pick Josh Bailey received the gift of a lifetime - a three-year NHL entry-level contract.

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kallur

Andes, NY

#1 Oct 3, 2008
Fact is, Snow needs to get a proven scorer. We had a bunch of picks in last year's draft, we have an abundance of D-men. Hillen will do just fine. Time to bite the bullet and trade Gervais and next year's number one for a proven goal scorer, someone who can WIN GAMES.
Mike

New Castle, DE

#2 Oct 3, 2008
Bryan Trottier played in the NHL when he was 19. Get him in the line-up right away- How about some on-the-job-training ?

You can't baby these guys...get'em going, get'em playing...they'll figure it out quick enough and turn their bad habits into good habits and learn how to be Men in the NHL-
NYRfan

Stamford, CT

#3 Oct 3, 2008
i say the islanders should send him down to the AHL to see if he is ready there. most picks out of the top 5 are not NHL ready
Bruno B

East Meadow, NY

#4 Oct 3, 2008
Yeah, get Beetle Bomb Bailey in the Islanders lineup pronto. And see him stink up the joint. He will look like Dora The Explorer in Ice Capades. Time for another Al Arbour night! Yowza.
mjs

West Babylon, NY

#5 Oct 3, 2008
NYRfan wrote:
i say the islanders should send him down to the AHL to see if he is ready there. most picks out of the top 5 are not NHL ready
he cant go to the AHL but can go back to Windsor, he may play only 9 games but he still shouldnt

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