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The New York Islanders Have No One To Blame But Themselves

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UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 22: (l-r) New York Islanders partners Scott Malkin, Charles Wang and Jon Ledecky, along with general manager Garth Snow pose for a photo opportunity during a press conference at Nassau Coliseum on October 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 22: (l-r) New York Islanders partners Scott Malkin, Charles Wang and Jon Ledecky, along with general manager Garth Snow pose for a photo opportunity during a press conference at Nassau Coliseum on October 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NY – MAY 26: (L-R) General Manager Garth Snow, New York Islanders Captain Doug Weight and New York Islanders Owner Charles Wang speak to the media during a press conference to announce Doug Weight’s retirement on May 26, 2011 at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

Once again, the New York Islanders failed to reach the postseason during Garth Snow’s tenure as General Manager. Instead of management looking at their own faults, others were blamed for the team’s terrible play. It’s time for the right people to be held accountable and it starts at the top with the owners.

I don’t care what anyone says, the New York Islanders should’ve made the playoffs. The team had too much talent to be nowhere near the 8 seed. They were able to score with any team on any given night but their defense was too big of a liability to overcome.

I’m no hockey expert but on common sense alone anyone could’ve told you how bad this team was on the blueline and in net. Yet, we had to watch this team, since December, free fall to the bottom of the standings.

I wanted to hold the key players responsible for this disappointing season. I wanted to air their shortcomings in 2017-18. Those key players are the owners John Ledecky and Scott Malkin, the General Manager Garth Snow, and the Head Coach Doug Weight.

They all share responsibility for the Islanders season going down the tubes. Now, to be fair, I’ll give them a positive each this season. They’ve all done at least one good thing. It’s just a series of bad things afterward. And that’s what they need to be held accountable for.

And that’s precisely what I plan to do.

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