Originally Posted by Isles4life
Another former first round pick traded by the Islanders, although Nokelainen looks to be a bit of a flop as his offensive skills just never emerged. Walter is a minor league acquisition, but he might actually provide some offensive talent in the event of an injury call-up.
I thought Walter looked like a pretty good prospect...Hobey Baker Trophy finalist?
The finalists for the Hobey Baker Trophy are ussually pretty good players and some have gone on to great NHL carreers. I think Ryan Miller, Rob Blake
, Bredan Morrison, Paul Kariya and Chris Drury
have all been finalists.
Give the kid a few years, maybe this turns out to be a nice trade.