Fresh off their first playoff appearance in six years, the Islanders have won just nine of their first 32 games. Logic suggests a substantial change should be coming, right?
When you start losing games, people start asking questions. And right now, there are several valid questions to ask — including whether or not the head coach will be fired.
If the Islanders are going to snap out of this funk, they must adopt an all-hands-on-deck mentality. I’ll say this, though, the kids have done their part.
Daniel Alfredsson had two goals and an assist, Darren Helm had two goals and Jimmy Howard made 29 saves and the Detroit Red Wings dominated the Islanders 5-0 on Friday.
Having dropped eight of their last ten games, the New York Islanders are officially in trouble.
He has all the skill in the world, but for whatever reason can’t score. Now, Michael Grabner is going to sit for a while and think about it.
The question of whether or not Kevin Poulin is a franchise goaltender will be answered in due time. What we do know is that he has an immense amount of potential.
Since the start of the 2010-11 season, the Islanders are an amazingly bad 7-18-5 in November.
If you want to be the kind of team that Thomas Vanek will want to continue playing for, then you need to plug up the holes. That means trading for a top-four shutdown defenseman.
Going into this week, the New York Islanders were already facing a substantial amount of adversity. That, however, would pale in comparison to what they’d have to deal with from that point on.
It’s hard to believe that, after all that’s transpired over the past six days, the New York Islanders (3-2-2) haven’t lost any ground in the Metropolitan Division standings.
The Islanders might still have what to work on, but they have the depth and determination to pull through — something they have not had for a very long time.
It became obvious to me that both Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson deserved to make the cut. However, the better player didn’t get the job, as far as I’m concerned.
Islanders forward Josh Bailey is entering his sixth NHL season. The 23-year-old from Bowmanville, Ontario is working his tail off to ensure it’ll be better than the previous five.
Clutterbuck left Tuesday night’s split-squad game against the Flames in Calgary in the third period after delivering a hit. He was seen at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday morning walking with a limp and sporting a long gash on his thigh.