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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 – 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)

Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin, Owners

Claim to Fame: Got an arena.

It was a slap in the face when Ledecky basically told us that despite the team underachieving, it’s alright because we got a new arena coming.

Since day one they have preached being world class and bringing a fifth Stanley Cup to the franchise. Its been the catchphrases, buzz words as Ledecky went on his shaking hands/kissing babies tour of the LIRR.

Those words mean nothing because, at this current moment, nothing has changed within the organization. The people who’ve made the decisions that have resulted in a season where the team finished 17 points out of the playoffs are still employed.

There are rumblings about a change coming at the general manager/player development position, but it shouldn’t stop there. They should clean house and bring in qualified people who have a successful coaching and executive backgrounds.

Things are so bad that no one knows if the face of the franchise will be around next year. The New York Islanders Owners can apologize all they want but they should remember, actions speak louder than words.

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