Despite losing 4-2 in the bronze medal game to Sweden on Sunday (5/11), both Kyle and the US team have nothing to hang their heads about. Russia won the gold medal, defeating Canada (silver), and as stated a very tough Swedish side finished third.
While the US would have hoped to medal, one can't complain about finishing just behind three of the elite hockey programs in the world. Kyle shouldn't be discouraged either, having completed his nine game stint with two goals and three assists and a +3 rating. His plus/minus trailed only Jason Blake on the American squad.
The fact that Kyle more than held his own against some of the world's best talent bodes well for the future of the Islanders.
The next major event to look forward to is the NHL Entry Draft on June 26th and 27th, where we'll likely see some of Kyle's future mates added to the Isles.