New York Islanders Daily: Golden Knights Jealousy
The Vegas Golden Knights now have more playoff series wins in their first year of existence than the New York Islanders in the last 25 years.
The Vegas Golden Knights are less than a year old. In their 11 months of existence, the Golden Knights now have two playoff series wins, which is more than the New York Islanders have in the past quarter-century.
1993 was the last time the Islanders were in the Conference Final. Since then the only playoff series win was against the Florida Panthers two years ago.
Everyone remembers the 23-year drought of playoff series wins, and the lack of success over the last quarter century. It’s downright embarrassing that a team that didn’t have a roster 365 days ago now has more playoff series wins than the Islanders do in the last 25 years.
What makes it even worse is that Vegas Golden Knights G.M. George McPhee was with the Islanders before joining Vegas. The Isles, who could use a new G.M., might have had the perfect replacement for Garth Snow in-house and they let him walk.
This year was a really difficult year to be an Islanders fan, and Vegas advancing to the Conference Final in their first year makes it that much harder to be a positive thinking Islanders fan.
From a non-Islander perspective, this Vegas run is an amazing story. This team was supposed to be historically bad. Now, they’re playing for the right to go to the Stanley Cup Final. Unreal.
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