I don’t need to sit here and tell you about everything that’s gone wrong with the Islanders this season, but I will tell you this: By no means is this team completely lost.
The Islanders have many problems, but they’ve shown over the last month that when they are good, they are very good.
Ryan Strome should’ve been an Islander in October, but he’s here now and he’s making a difference. And he’s not the only reason the team’s been better of late.
We know the Islanders want to succeed, but they need to start winning games. That’s all that matters now. Moral victories don’t get you points in the standings. Actual victories do.
The New York Rangers have been miserable, but at least they have hope of turning it around and saving their season. The New York Islanders are a different story.
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.