Great news just in from Newsday's Katie Strang, as Kyle has been voted by the team to wear the "A" this season! As we suggested back in June, Kyle has been and continues to be the kind of player and person that should help lead the young Islanders.
We always assumed the final decision on this matter would be made by Scott Gordon, possibly with some input from General Manager Garth Snow. The fact that this was a team decision speaks volumes about how Kyle is viewed by his peers.
We would also be remiss if we didn't extend congratulations to Doug Weight on being named the captain, and to Brendan Witt, Mark Streit, and Richard Park for also earning their "A" badges.
We cannot wait to get the 2009-2010 Islanders season underway on Saturday night. While there has been no proclamation by the team that Kyle will play, we nevertheless guarantee a superb atmosphere at Nassau Coliseum to welcome John Tavares to the NHL.
Won't you join us there? If you can find a seat, that is.