The 2017-18 NHL season was and is a bitter disappointment for the New York Islanders are their fans. Let’s go back, month-by-month and relive it all over again!
Last season was supposed to be the season of disappointment. The New York Islanders missed the playoffs by a single point after back-to-back 100 point season was supposed to be the low end.
Ownership had preached accountability and the strive for excellence since they became majority owners just two years ago now. Things were supposed to get better. Instead, they got much worse. And might even get worse still.
So as the disappointing 2017-18 season comes to an end today I wanted to look over the entire 2017-18 season. Month-by-month. I wanted to get a sense of how this evolved and ultimately devolved from month to month.
What was the team going through in December? What was their record, and where did they stand in the Metropolitan Division? How far did they fall and how quickly did it happen?
We know the New York Islanders were one of the top teams in the Metropolitan Division, which great Stanley Cup chances. But by April the Isles had completely fallen off the face of the NHL’s relevancy index.
Something we’ve grown accustomed to as New York Islanders fan. Being irrelevant in the NHL.