The New York Islanders called up Alan Quine for the final two games of the regular season last year. His impact was felt in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Alan Quine was a surprise last year for the New York Islanders. He was called up at the end of the year and played in the final two games of the regular season. He even scored a goal in his first game against the Buffalo Sabres.
He was relatively quiet through the first four games of the Florida Panthers series only tallying one assist. It was his unlikely heroics in Game 5 that he would cement himself in the hearts of Islanders fans.
Can we just talk about a power play unit of Josh Bailey, Nikolai Kulemin and Alan Quine for a second…Yikes. Anyway, the Islanders historically struggle in Game 5’s so to win that game was huge for the Islanders. Plus we all know what happened a couple days later and what that meant for the franchise.
As for where he falls this year that still remains unknown. Will he make the cut and be a part of the Islanders crowded forward situation? His play in the playoffs certainly dictated that he deserves at least a shot at the big club.
He really in my opinion projects as a third line type of player. Using his playoff stats from 10 games (1 goal and 4 assists), do the math and that’s 8 goals 32 assists on a full season.
I don’t think he will get the chance to be a part of the Islanders every day lineup this year. We looked at the projected lineup back in July and Quine didn’t make the cut.
That doesn’t mean Quine won’t play at all. He will get some playing time, it’s a long season, it’s just hard for me to believe that he will find a spot in the everyday lineup. It makes it tough to project numbers for a guy who will only play occasionally.
For Quine maybe he scores 5 goals. That might even be asking too much, it depends on how often he finds himself in the lineup.
With the additions of Ladd and Parenteau he won’t be playing with Tavares, unless there is the season gets derailed from injuries. We just have to take his role with the 2015-16 season (two regular season games and the playoff run) for what it was, thank him for his timely goal and then realize that chances are he won’t have as big of a role with this years Islanders team.