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NHL Power Rankings: New York Islanders Middle of the Pack

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: The New York Islanders celebrate their 6-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Barclays Center on October 7, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: The New York Islanders celebrate their 6-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Barclays Center on October 7, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 16: Jordan Eberle #7 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by teammae Mathew Barzal #13 after Eberle scored the game winning goal in overtime against the Los Angeles Kings on December 16, 2017 at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.The New York Islanders defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

As the calendar flips to January 2018, it’s time to take a look at our NHL power rankings and see where the New York Islanders fit into the equation.

Every once in a while it’s good to check in and see how the NHL power rankings are looking, especially when it comes to the New York Islanders. With an off December, they definitely dropped back in the rankings a bit.

Unfortunately for this Islanders team, they are plagued by inconsistency. One week with their high flying offense they will look like a legit playoff team. But then when the offense dies down and the subpar defense and goaltending is exposed they look like a mediocre team.

It’s been a rather frustrating year to be an Islander fan because there is obviously talent there, it’s just a matter of the team putting it together on a consistent basis.

The boys in blue and orange play their first game of 2018 at home against the surging Boston Bruins. The Islanders are looking to get back on track while Boston is looking to keep up their impressive run.

Today, we’re going to take a look at all 31 teams and how they stack up heading into 2018.

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