Jets want it, Giants want it, Sound Tigers are loaded with it. DEFENSE.
He is sitting on the fourth level above the locker room with other injured players and tonights healthy scratches. The first player selected by the Islanders in the 2007 draft, Mark Katic. Mark is recovering from shoulder surgery, skating now with a no contact jersey and feeling great. He hopes to be back in March and available for any playoff games should we make it.
Most d-men will go from skating forward to skating backward by shifting their weight to their favored foot and spinning in the direction momentum takes them. A good forward with vision sees, knows and anticipates this move, cutting toward the boards or toward the slot as needed to create space.
Katic seems to move seamlessly as he shifts from forward to reverse and can plant and spin either right or left. You won't read much about Mr. Katic because of the doctor/patient thing, and he will not be seen in stat sheets for a while but when he does show up .... Glad I have my seat in 103.