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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Johnny Boychuk #55, John Tavares #91 and Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders celebrate after scoring a goal in the second period agianst the Philadelphia Flyers during their game at Barclays Center on November 22, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Johnny Boychuk #55, John Tavares #91 and Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders celebrate after scoring a goal in the second period agianst the Philadelphia Flyers during their game at Barclays Center on November 22, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 09: Jason Chimera /

Jason Chimera: Luck

Must of us just don’t want Jason Chimera on the team. Sure he’s still got ok wheels for a 38-year-old player. And he certainly adds some veteran guidance to some of these young kids on the team. But if we’re honest with ourselves we know that Chimera isn’t going anywhere.

He won’t be scratched, unless he starts looking leggy out there. He won’t be waived. He won’t be cut. He likely won’t even be traded. He’s here to stay.

So I want to give Jason Chimera a bit of luck.

The guy has created a number of opportunities for himself this season. But he just hasn’t been able to bury them like he did last season when he hit 20.

I haven’t counted them but I know I don’t have enough fingers, on one hand, to list all of those missed chances Chimera has had in the first half of 2017-18. Breakaways, open nets, and just great unobstructed opportunities all that have gone incomplete.

And maybe he’s just going to do like last season and score the majority of his goals in the latter half of the season. Of his 20 in 2016-17, only four were scored before Christmas.

Maybe he just needs a bit more luck when it comes to putting those chances away. Goal scoring isn’t something the New York Islanders particularly need at the moment, but it would make Chimera’s inclusion in the squad worthwhile if he did.

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