New York Islanders: Where Are The Losers
Loser: Jason Chimera
I said it a few times already this year; 2016-17 is going to be a down year in terms of production from Jason Chimera. Sure, he got a goal aginst his former team bringing him up to eight points on the season.
But even with that, Chimera is on pace for 28 points on the season a far cry from his 40 last season with the aforementioned Capitals.
But Chimera has been going through peaks and valleys for the last few years now. Here’s his production over the last three years before becoming an Islander:
And that 28 points I have him on pace for, well that’s assuming he plays a full 82 game season. It’s possible, he’s done it twice in the last three seasons. But at 37, the possibility of an injury is very real. At the very least his involvement might diminish as the season wears on. Give his old bones some rest.
Next: Isles Finally Finding Ways to Win
We found some losers this week, it wasn’t too hard afterall. But who cares, the team is winning! Now, if only Andrew Ladd can find a vein of form. That would be fantastic.