The New York Islanders have struggled getting offense from their forwards. That’s an issue if the Isles want to compete in the strong Metro Division.
It would be naive to call this season a failure after just eight games. But, if you don’t have the slightest bit of concern for the New York Islanders, that’s just blind faith.
There is still a ton of time to turn this thing around as the season is still 74 games remaining. The only issue is we are seeing problems that were present last year that are unresolved. One of which is the lack of offense.
“We’re just not getting offense from our forwards right now,” Capuano said after his team fell to 3-5-0. “We’ve got to find a way to score goals if this team wants to win games. End of story.”
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Jack Capuano is 100% correct. Outside of John Tavares the forward production is just not there. Jason Chimera, and more importantly Andrew Ladd, who were both brought in to produce offense are goalless.
The Isles also decided to let go of PA Parenteau right before the season started and to add salt in the wound he already has 3 goals.
The Islanders are going to need some sort of offensive spark. Maybe it’s far fetched but Joshua Ho-Sang is absolutely tearing it up in Bridgeport. Just a thought.
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Capuano has to sort out the Islanders lack of effort (Eyes On Isles)
The Islanders inability to play a full 60 minutes is worrisome. It’s Jack Capuano’s job to keep these guys motivated and right now that’s not what’s happening.
Islanders week in review (SNY)
SNY does a good rundown of everything Islanders from the past week. From the highlights of the games to the positives and negatives of the week.
Johnny Boychuk was furious over Sidney Crosby non-call (ESNY)
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