New York Islanders Daily: Forwards Not Producing Enough Shots

By Matt O'Leary

The New York Islanders don’t shoot the puck nearly enough, this is especially the case with the Islanders forwards.

Outside of John Tavares the New York Islanders forward group is not getting off enough shots. Andy Graziano took a deeper look into why the Islanders are struggling and what he found explains a lot.

John Tavares led the way with 5.5 shots per game in the moth of November. In the top ten in this category for the Isles there were four defenseman; Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy, Thomas Hickey and Calvin de Haan.

Those four were ahead of Ryan Strome, Andrew Ladd, and Jason Chimera, who are supposed to be goal scorers on this team.

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It’s going to be impossible for the Islanders to win games when it’s only John Tavares who is producing for the forwards. Okay, to be fair Brock Nelson has been fine, he is averaging 4.125 shots per game for November and is second in points behind JT.

The alarming ones are Anders Lee, Strome, Ladd, Chimera and even Anthony Beauvillier he’s only averaging 1.25 shots per game. You’re almost willing to give Beau a break, but not these other guys. They’re clearly better than this, they’ve shown us in the past that they are. Until production starts the Islanders won’t do anything.

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