For weeks and weeks, we’ve talked about the glut of forwards the Islanders have under contract and the insane amount of depth they have in that department. It’s a great problem to have, but one they need to solve — soon.
If Ryan Strome, Anders Lee and Griffin Reinhart are going to be a big part of the Islanders’ core and they have enough to get by at the NHL level right now, they need to be on the team in 2014-15, plain and simple.
When John Tavares went down for the season no one thought the Islanders would be remotely watchable, let alone competitive. However, just the opposite has occurred.
The Islanders’ Anders Lee has played 11 games in the NHL. He has cracked the scoresheet in all but three, and has 12 points overall. He might very well be just what this transitioning franchise needs.
Garth Snow began his extensive rebuild of the New York Islanders back in 2008 and, finally, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — and it’s not an oncoming train.
Ok, so how are we going to keep this interesting? Because, to be quite blunt, the addition of Anders Lee to the NHL club from college is about as much action as Isles fans are going to get.
The New York Islanders took a lead into the third period against the struggling Winnipeg Jets and finished strong for an important win.