The Isles could use a little more firepower on the wings, which might make them consider moving Tavares.Referring to general manager Garth Snow, Gordon said: "That will be something that Garth and I talk about with players and coaches as far as what potential lines could be. It's a possibility [wing], but that's something we'll find out along the way, as opposed to writing in stone right now."
Asked if he's convinced Tavares can play wing, Gordon said: "I don't know if that's something he's comfortable with. I've never had that discussion with him. I just said hello to him at the draft. That's something we'll talk over as a staff, specifically what we'll do with the personnel and how they will complement each other."
This screams bad idea. I thought that the idea was to build around the potential savior of the franchise, not make him fit into a system. A system that, by virtue of the fact that you had the first pick in the draft, didn't work out too well. If the Islanders have too many center man, why not try and convert someone else. I guarantee that whoever is chosen would be a better choice then John Tavares. Why mess with unbelievable junior hockey success?
I guess the traditional dumb Islander logic didn't end with the right selection on Friday night.
Because it is probably inevitable, is it possible that Scott Gorden is trying to see how fast he can be fired?
My guess? Game 55.