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New York Islanders: A Year In Review

Dec 31, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Islanders fans reacts at the glass when New York Islanders player Andrew Ladd throws a puck prior to the game between the Winnipeg Jets and the New York Islanders at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 31, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Islanders fans reacts at the glass when New York Islanders player Andrew Ladd throws a puck prior to the game between the Winnipeg Jets and the New York Islanders at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dec 31, 2016; Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN; New York Islanders fans reacts at the glass when New York Islanders player Andrew Ladd throws a puck prior to the game between the Winnipeg Jets and the New York Islanders at MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports /

2016 is done and over with. It’ s been a roller coaster ride for the New York Islanders. A 100 point season. A free-agent exodus. And now floundering at the bottom of the league. Here’s a month-by-month review of the 2016 calendar year.

What’s your New Years resolution? Is it self-improvement? Maybe hitting the gym to get rid of the Christmas fifteen? Maybe make a push to get that job you always wanted? How about just being slightly above average? Because that’s all the New York Islanders need to be.

Heck, they could be absolutely average even and reach their goal; make the playoffs. Unlike most sports leagues, over half the teams in the NHL make the playoffs. So if the Isles could be just slightly above average, the playoffs would be a real possibility.

But that’s where they find themselves now. How did they get here?

Over the last twelve months, a ton of stuff happened. Free agents both left and came in. The Isles made history and lost a historic legend. It’s been up and down in 2016.

So to boil it all down, the staff at Eyes on Isles got together to bring out the biggest story lines from each month of the 2016 calendar year.

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