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New York Islanders Daily: Lack Of Fierceness

By Matt O'Leary
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Doug Weight of the New York Islanders handles his first game as head coach against the Dallas Stars at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19: Doug Weight of the New York Islanders handles his first game as head coach against the Dallas Stars at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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The New York Islanders haven’t looked good since the calendar flipped to December. Coach Doug Weight called out the team’s fierceness.

It’s no secret, the New York Islanders have looked like a shell of themselves over the last three-game losing streak. The team has played their way out of a playoff spot and have struggled mightily on defense ever since the Johnny Boychuk and Calvin de Haan injuries.

The Islanders clearly need some sort of shakeup in order to get back on track. Doug Weight had some thoughts on how his team can turn it around.

This is what he said yesterday:

"“ . . . We have some young players, but it’s time for our group to lose the frailty B.S. It really is. It’s OK. You’re going to have stretches. But we’ve got to come out of this. And we’ve got to come out with fight."

Against the Bruins especially it looked like they were easily pushed around, it’s tough to say but they miss a guy like Matt Martin who can change the pace of a game with a monster hit. The “hit em first” mantra isn’t working for this 2017-2018 squad.

The Isles are in desperation mode heading into their game tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers. Something’s got to change for this team.

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