The Islanders Informer
Entries with the tag: kyle okposo
With the exception of the Isles first line, there has been very little offensive production during the Isles recent three game losing streak. Matt Moulson, PA Parenteau, and John Tavares have great chemistry, but beyond those three there has been minimal production and few scoring chances.
Earlier today, Mark Streit was named the first Swiss born captain in NHL history. A lot of people thought that the captaincy would go to John Tavares, but I think that Streit is a great pick and he is the right pick. Tavares will get his time to wear the ‘C’ at some point in the future. Right now, at this point in Tavares’ development, he should be given the time to learn from veterans, put points on the board, and further develop his game. Tavares has great leadership qualities and will be with the Isles for a long time, but he can lead without wearing the ‘C’.
As Arthur Staple of Newsday reported here last night, the Islanders will name their new captain today. I agree with Staple that the new captain will be Mark Streit. My take on the NYI captaincy situation from a few weeks ago can be found here. There are many candidates to wear the ‘A’, but I think the alternate captains will probably be Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen.