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New York Islanders Lou Lamoriello’s Five Priorities on To-Do List

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: A list of things still to do in preparation for this year's Notting Hill Carnival, hangs on the wall of the Flamboyant Mas Band workshop in Ladbroke Grove on August 23, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations. (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: A list of things still to do in preparation for this year's Notting Hill Carnival, hangs on the wall of the Flamboyant Mas Band workshop in Ladbroke Grove on August 23, 2013 in London, England. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's Notting Hill Carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations. (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 23 (Photo by Mary Turner/Getty Images)

Lou Lamoriello is in as the New York Islanders President of Hockey Operations. Great. Now what? Here’s his “To Do” list.

With a 35-37-10 record, the New York Islanders missed the playoffs by 17 points this season. It was the second time in two seasons that the Islanders missed the playoffs. Last year, the Islanders missed the postseason by a single point.

The situation has been getting worse rather than getting better for the New York Islanders. Which lead to the hiring of Lou Lamoriello this week.

So now that Lou is in he’ll have “full authority” to make changes according to to the press release from the New York Islanders announcing his appointment.

So what does he do to the team? What does he need to do to fix this struggling franchise?

He’s only been on the job for less than a day, officially, but he’s already held introductory talks with John Tavares. Lou’s priorities are clearly in the right place. but just to make sure, we made a “to do” list for Lou to refer to.

All are easier said than done, but Lou took the job knowing he wasn’t walking into a Stanley Cup contender. This roster needs some significant work. It’s not going to be an overnight fix, but complete these five items and the Islanders will be well on their way to success.

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