Islanders vs. Coyotes: Q&A with Howlin’ Hockey Expert
Which Strome is Better? Ryan Strome or Dylan Strome?
Howlin’ Hockey, JH: Naturally, since Dylan Strome was picked two slots ahead of his brother he must be the better player, right?
All jokes aside, I do feel Dylan Strome’s ceiling is higher than his brother’s. The question is simply whether he gets there or not.
One thing the pair seem to have in common already is trouble getting into the lineup. Dylan Strome was a surprise scratch for the Coyotes season opener which miffed some fans. Instead of beginning his (hopeful) ascendance, he had to watch as four other rookies took the ice while he sat in the press box.
There must be something about being a Strome that elicits that reaction from coaches.
He performed well in his debut against Ottawa and will hopefully be in the lineup to face his brother in Brooklyn. Ryan may get the better of him for now, but with experience, I believe Dylan will live up to the hype.
Eyes on Isles, MA: It’s great to see that brother vs. brother match-up. The NHL is better with these bloodline battles. So who’s better Ryan Strome or Dylan Strome?
At this point, we know that Ryan Strome is an NHL caliber player. We just don’t know where on the NHL spectrum he sits. Is he a 50 point player or a 25 point player?
For Ryan, we have no idea what he’ll be. He’s clearly a heck of a prospect. He’s dominated the OHL even without Conor McDavid around. But who knows how that translates in the NHL. We all remember Alexandre Daigle right?
My vote stays with Ryan simply because we know he can produce in the NHL. Dylan on the other hand, who knows what he’ll be.