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New York Islanders Daily: Last In Metropolitan Division

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: The New York Islanders leave the ice following a 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Barclays Center on January 5, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 05: The New York Islanders leave the ice following a 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Barclays Center on January 5, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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With the New York Rangers win last night the New York Islanders are now in last place of the Metropolitan Division. Here’s why that’s unacceptable.

The New York Islanders are the worst team in the Metropolitan Division. In a year where they have three players with over a point per game pace, the Islanders are in last place in their Division. That’s disgusting.

It’s an odd feeling waking up in last place. Especially for this team who had playoff aspirations. 2017-2018 has been a failure of a season in so many senses of the word.

After missing the playoffs last year by just a point the expectations were to reach the playoffs once again this year, to finally get over the hump. With the first month of the season, it looked like that was a lock, as we know now at one point in November the Islanders had an 88 percent chance of making the playoffs.

Since December, without exaggeration, the Islanders have been one of the worst teams in the NHL. They were able to get by treading water for a while thanks to their hot start, but finally the wheels fell off and the season became a complete dumpster fire.

The Rangers, who a month ago released a letter to their fans saying the team was looking towards a rebuild and the future are ahead of the New York Islanders in the standings.

There are no more words left to say. The organization needs a desperate facelift after this year. This season can’t come to a close fast enough.

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