It’s time for the Islanders to take all they have learned and supplement it with some outside voices with experience. It’s hard to imagine this fan base sitting by for yet another season of “just wait until next year.”
What do Islanders fans want for Christmas? I’ve compiled a short little list we’d all love to send to Santa.
After improving by 18 points last season, the New York Islanders hoped to continue that upward trend in 2010-11. Instead, they may have played themselves out of playoff contention before Christmas.
When you can’t win you fire the coach. I’d have to think Scott Gordon knew this was coming with the team’s lack of success.
The New York Islanders’ fast start has been quickly replaced by a four-game losing streak. Finding reasons for the skid is one problem the team doesn’t have right now.
If the New York Islanders hope to earn a win in the nation’s capital, they’ll have to do it without two of their biggest contributors.
So, is there any hope? Can any of the three locals compete for a title like the Jets or Yankees or is this going to be a winter of bad ice chips in the metropolitan area?
It’s going to be a tough year for the Islanders in a talented Eastern Conference and a talented Atlantic Division.
As much as the loss of defenseman Mark Streit to a severe shoulder injury put a shock into the Islanders’ system — both on the ice and in the players’ collective psyche — the fact that they won’t have wing Kyle Okposo for weeks is even more painful.
If you are not yet convinced the hockey gods hate the Islanders, the last few days should’ve given you a refresher course.