Brock Nelson. Is he or is he not a top-six forward? He’s currently the New York Islanders second line center. But is he good enough for that position?
At the moment Brock Nelson is a top-six forward for the New York Islanders. The former first-round pick is largely playing as the Islanders second line center behind Mathew Barzal. But are the Islanders just trying to make lemonade out of lemons rather than finding a proper solution?
At the moment Brock looks fine in his current position. He’s committed and he’s putting up a point every other game so far in this short season.
But we’re also nearing the end of “Brocktober”. October is Brock’s best month production wise. Typically it all drops down to an almost dormant level. While it looks like Brock Nelson is a second line center now, that might change when the calendar flips to November.
Through his career, Brock Nelson tends to fade between November and March. While he might look like a top-six player right now, ultimately we’ll have to judge him on his play in those typically dry months.
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The passing of Charles Wang has affected anyone and everyone who knew him. Everyone will remember him for the great man he was. New York Islanders fans will also remember how he went out of his way to keep the team in New York and to make a return to Long Island.
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