New York Islanders Daily: Josh Bailey and Anders Lee’s Breakout Year
The 2016-2017 season saw two breakout seasons from New York Islanders forwards Josh Bailey and Anders Lee. Although unexpected they were both much needed.
The biggest knock on the New York Islanders is not putting the right players with John Tavares. Now before the season you wouldn’t have thought Josh Bailey and Anders Lee would be the guys but they certainly stepped up into that role.
Cory Wright writes about the impressive numbers that both Lee and Bailey put up. Did playing with John Tavares pad their numbers?
To some extent, I think you could argue that, but the reality is the two had fantastic years production wise. For Bailey he busted his career high in points by 14 points. He was the leading assist man for the Isles this year.
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Granted he played with JT and Lee, but remember folks when Lee was struggling early in the year and the Isles were continuously blowing games in the third Bailey was putting up numbers.
As for Lee I mean the guy played like a man possessed the entire second half of the year. His slow start was soon forgotten once he ended the season with a whopping 34 goals on the year. The reality of the situation is that without Bailey or Lee the Isles no way get out of the basement.
We have them to thank for the Isles turnaround…and Doug Weight too, we can’t forget Dougie.
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