Kick in the pants: Islanders send Ryan Strome to AHL

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Apparently “The Kid Line” hasn’t quite come of age just yet for the New York Islanders.

The team shared a bold announcement on Friday, as they “loaned” Ryan Strome to the AHL.

Looking at reactions on social media, some are flustered by even the possibility of believing this is merely a conditioning stint. Others use the situation to throw long-time hot-seat coach Jack Capuano under the bus.

Really, it could be a pivotal moment in Strome’s development, as his current deal is set to¬†expire after 2015-16. Will this be a source of estrangement or just the “kick in the pants” that he needs?

Big kick, indeed.

Apparently it’s also a big slap to the wallet:

This should be an intriguing situation to follow in the next week or so.