MONTREAL, QC– By the time you read this brief article, the Islanders may very well have lost yet another game. (And if they win, big whoop)
Garth Snow says no harsh or rash moves on the agenda. No word from Charles Wang. (Why would he, right?) No overt reactions from any New York Islander to the press a la Claude Giroux, like a Mark Streit calling an emergency meeting, calling out guys, etc. Hell, no timeout to awaken a dead Islanders time who at this point in the evening are losing 3-2 to the Habs. Matt Moulson scores another goal, on the power play. Again, big whoop.
Fire Jack Capuano. Save some face. Hire Lindy Ruff. Turn this team around. In time for Sabres-Isles this Saturday. Be great for Ruff, too.
There’s nothing left to say or write about.
Would should any of us do here, at this point? Point out a weak defense: Travis Hamonic is terrible. Andrew MacDonald terrible. Keith Aucoin, quiet. John Tavares is buckling under the weight of carrying the team. Marty Reasoner terrible. Lubormir Visnovsky mediocre at best, for now. Matt Moulson good when he’s not being mauled or snuffed by opposing players. And on on on.
So, I open up the forum. Enough. Talk to us, Isles fans. Hell, Isles players, if you’re reading.
I ask you my Islander brethren, what should the Islanders do to salvage some semblance of respect? I mean, will ever come down to trading away Moulson, Kyle Okposo, and maybe even Brad Boyes to bring some veterans to help JT?
What do you propose? Let’s talk, everyone. Let’s vent. Why bother with stats, and how many faceoffs won versus lost, etc.?
Euphemisms notwithstanding, the New York Islanders are the worst team in hockey at present. Forget the special teams. We are terrible and Snow/Wang best do something before Tavares gets hurt trying to do too much. (By the way, if you haven’t noticed JT is being double-teamed and his time on the ice is getting longer and longer. ISLANDERS: they’ve figured out Jack’s wonderful game plan–> Feed it to JT. It’s over.)
The only hope I have is that Jack’s gone by breakfast.
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