Monday, September 30, 2013

Islanders Demote Strome

The New York Islanders made all of their final cuts on Monday and when the dust settled, pool pick forward Ryan Strome was one of the players sent down to Bridgeport of the AHL.

Strome was one of the bubble players with a good shot at a roster spot this year on the island, but it appears that he was beaten out by a bit more veteran help, like Peter Regin or a younger player in the organization, Brock Nelson.  I don't think this means that Strome is very far away and he'll be in the mix for a call-up before too long.  Strome will need some NHL time this season to prove that he is worthy of a regular roster spot, by the look of things.

ImplicationsStrome was picked by Ryan M. this year, taken in the 11th round, 247th overall and still has a shot at picking up some points, but it is really hard to say when that'll happen.  Right now, he is looking at a bunk pick and this will cost him some man-games played.  Heading into Week One, Miller only expects to have 27 games played, which is now tied for 21st.

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