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THE RIGHT STUFF’s John McGourty praises the Islanders’ right wing position and their depth chart

In a recent column on, John McGourty doesn’t just commend the Islanders’ current right wing situation, but also speaks highly of its future potential. McGourty lists the top five right wings on the Islanders depth chart as Bill Guerin, Miroslav Satan, Trent Hunter, Jon Sim and former Detroit draft pick Daryl Bootland. McGourty argues that the Islanders are currently stronger than most teams at the right wing position.

However, McGourty doesn’t stop there. He looks beyond the 2007-08 Islanders to discuss who may fill the right side in the years to come, and still likes what he sees. He writes of the future Islanders right wing position to be filled by 2006 draft picks Kyle Okposo and Rhett Rakhshani as well as Blake Comeau and Jeremy Colliton, who have each seen time in the NHL.

Following his thorough analysis of the right side, McGourty goes into more depth regarding the Islanders prospects at all five positions. It’s a must-read for any Islanders fan.


J. Tavares 82 38 48 5 86
K. Okposo 60 18 33 -8 51
R. Strome 81 17 33 23 50
F. Nielsen 78 14 29 8 43
B. Nelson 82 20 22 6 42
A. Lee 76 25 16 9 41
J. Bailey 70 15 26 3 41
N. Leddy 78 10 27 18 37
J. Boychuk 72 9 26 15 35
T. Hamonic 71 5 28 15 33
J. Halak 38 17 4 .914 2.43
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