New York Islanders Daily: Josh Bailey’s Surprising Year
New York Islanders veteran Josh Bailey has had a surprisingly solid year. It’s been a career year for the nine year veteran.
Josh Bailey has had to deal with a fair share of criticism during his nine year tenure with the Islanders. He’s pretty much the sole IslesTwitter whipping boy since the departure of fan favorite Brian Strait.
Don’t be fooled this isn’t me claiming that the Bailey hate has been unwarranted. I understand the frustration behind Josh Bailey the player.
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He was put on the top line next to John Tavares, arguably the highest honor for a current Islander (Although every forward has seemed to spend time there). He’s been the only one who has consistently thrived in that role.
If you want to say that it’s a product of playing with John Tavares I wouldn’t argue with you, that’s valid. I’m just here to tell you that he’s on pace for a career high in points, shots on goal and ice time.
He’s been one of the reasons why the Islanders are somewhat still in the mix.
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I’d go out and say this is a must watch video. Hilarious stuff about our Isles from behind the scenes. Very funny, especially if you need a good laugh before heading back to work after your holiday break (a.k.a. me)