For the Isles, it’s all about the next move — and I don’t mean the one to Brooklyn, though that will help, too.
“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”
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.
Sidney Crosby left briefly in the second period after being bloodied when he was struck in the face with the puck, but his return wasn’t enough for the slumping Pittsburgh Penguins, who were beaten again by the New York Islanders, 5-3 on Thursday night.
Unless Jack Capuano has a Scott Gordon-like meltdown or clashes with the Islanders’ brass, he will not be going anywhere. Those who are waiting for the axe to drop like it did last season will be waiting a while.
Panic, fear and hysteria are appropriate words to describe a good percentage of the Islanders’ fan base now that we are a week into free agency and just a fourth-line center and some prospects have been signed. All I can say is, relax people.
The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with center Marty Reasoner.
Mike Santorelli scored two of Florida’s four goals in a 7:54 span of the second period and the Panthers sent the New York Islanders to their 12th straight loss with a 4-1 victory on Saturday night.