Last year, the Islanders went through the motions with a couple of players early on. Blake Comeau was one,?and was waived after 16 games, zero points and a -11 rating. For those concerned, the Islanders shouldn't miss him as he is off to a similarly putrid start this season in Calgary?(0-1-1, -5 in 8 games). Another player who had trouble getting out of the gate was Kyle Okposo, who was benched early on in a coach's effort to send a message.
Here's what Katie Strang wrote last October:
[sny-box]It seems that?New York Islanders?coach Jack Capuano is sending a message to his team that no player is safe.