Dec 12, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (60) picks up his stick against Phoenix Coyotes in the first period at Jobing.com Arena. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders Survivor : The Home Edition

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According to Wikipedia, the television reality show ‘Survivor’ is described as the following :

‘Survivor is a reality game show produced in many countries throughout the world. In the show, contestants are isolated in the wilderness and compete for cash and other prizes. The show uses a system of progressive elimination, allowing the contestants to vote off other tribe members until only one final contestant remains and wins the title of “Sole Survivor.” The format for Survivor was created in 1992 by the British television producer Charlie Parsons for a United Kingdom TV production company called Planet 24, but the Swedish version, which debuted in 1997, was the first Survivor series to actually make it to television.’

In the first ever National Hockey League home edition of the now infamous show, we focus on the New York Islanders, who have now lost 11 of their last 12 games following last night’s disheartening 6-3 dismantling at the hands of the Phoenix Coyotes in the desert of Arizona.

With the team returning home to Long Island today to get ready to take on the Montreal Canadiens tomorrow evening in the ‘likely’ debut of super-prospect Ryan Strome, #islestwitter has been alive with comments. People all over are using the social media service to voice their displeasure with….well, just about everything within the Islanders organization.

Some of it is warranted and backed by factual analysis or just honest opinion but most seems to be based off the best offers received in a career mode of NHL14, the famous hockey game produced by EA Sports. Because, as we all seem to know or should know, real life is based off a video game.

Others have taken to attacking the mainstream and non-mainstream media for not pushing their message or agenda in the way they seem to think they know how. All while remaining anonymous behind a keyboard with a faux profile picture and even more ridiculous handle.

Stepping down off my soapbox now, let’s get back to the exercise. It is your turn to have your voice heard, again anonymously, as you decide which Islanders get voted off Long Island.

Now this assumes that general manager Garth Snow would be able to make a deal involving the below players or even pass them through waivers to assign them to Bridgeport in the American Hockey League. Let’s not get too technical, rather try to get a pulse on Islanders nation to find out who they think is under-performing and unworthy of a roster spot.

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Forwards:

John Tavares : 13-24-37

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Kyle Okposo : 10-19-29

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Frans Nielsen : 10-15-25

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Thomas Vanek : 6-7-13

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Josh Bailey : 4-6-10

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Michael Grabner : 2-6-8

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Brock Nelson : 3-5-8

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Casey Cizikas : 3-4-7

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Cal Clutterbuck : 3-2-5

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Eric Boulton : 2-2-4

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Peter Regin : 1-3-4

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Matt Martin : 2-2-4

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Colin McDonald : 2-1-3

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Defenseman

Andrew MacDonald : 3-9-12

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Travis Hamonic : 1-5-6

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Thomas Hickey : 1-3-4

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Matt Carkner : 0-3-3

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Radek Martinek : 0-3-3

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Lubomir Visnovsky : 1-2-3

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Brian Strait : 0-3-3

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Aaron Ness : 1-2-3

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Calvin deHaan : 0-0-0

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Coaching/Management:

Jack Capuano : 9-19-5

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Doug Weight : Asst Coach / PP

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Brent Thompson : Asst coach

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Garth Snow : General Manager

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Leave any other suggestions (providing they can be done in a respectful, mature manner) in the comments section below.

And remember, it’s not over until the fat lady eats her last piece of cake. Hang in there Islanders nation, things are NEVER as bad as they seem. :D

 

 

 

 

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