New York Islanders Roundtable: Our Top Six Forwards
The top six forwards of any NHL team generally reflects the best the team has to offer upfront. What is that top six going to be or the New York Islanders on opening night?
The top six of any franchise is a reflection of their best attacking talents. For the New York Islanders, that starts with John Tavares. Andrew Ladd is probably second on the list, but after that who’s next?
But after captain fantastic, who’s next? Who’s he got on his wing to help dish out goal-after-goal? And who’s next in line to create the offense?
It’s not that the drop in talent is stark or steep. It’s just not clear exactly how most of these players rank on the organizational depth chart.
We understand that lines are fluid rather than strict. They change with the ebbs and flows of a game. But strategically what’s the best two lines the Islanders can throw out against the Rangers on opening night October 13th?
We asked our writers what they though. What would they make their top 6? You might agree, you might disagree.