New York Islanders: Where Are The Losers
Loser: Ryan Strome
Ryan Strome is difficult to figure out. At times it seems like the talent is there. You don’t score 50 points in the NHL by accident, which he did in is rookie year. But, other times he looks completely lost on the ice.
Strome sat against the San Jose Sharks and the Calgary Flames, back to back games. He started against the Penguins on Wednesday night but didn’t record a point.
The thing with Strome is I think he needs to play in order to get better and in a groove but it’s hard to justify playing him when he gives you nothing offensively. It’s quite the conundrum for Jack Capuano.
Luckily Strome was back at his natural position of center where he looks to be more comfortable. The problem is the Islanders have more centers than they know what to do with.
So far this year Strome has six points, which puts him on pace for 24, which is four less than his abysmal total from last year.
What can they do with Ryan Strome? That is the very complex question. Ultimately a trade might be in order. It seems like him and Capuano don’t get along. Maybe it’d be better for both of them if the Islanders moved on from Strome.
What would Strome bring you on the open market? He’s now two years removed from a 50 point season and trending backwards.