Johnny Boychuk had something to say to those who believe the New York Islanders are in for a long season after John Tavares left in free agency.
It’s been a very long month of July for the New York Islanders. John Tavares leaving feels like ages ago, yet somehow it was only three weeks ago. A lot’s been said about this team and their chances since JT left, and it’s been a mostly negative spin.
But Johnny Boychuk spoke with Arthur Staple and he has other plans in mind. Boychuk is confident that they’ll show the league that they’re a good team.
"“I’ve already seen some people pegging us as being in the bottom. That’s just a slap in the face when I see it,” Boychuk told Arthur Staple of The Athletic. “Our team is really good. I think we’re going to show them we are a good team.”"
He went on to say that the game of hockey isn’t about one player. You win as a team and lose as a team, which is one of the oldest sayings in the book but for the most part, it’s true.
There’s been a lot of changes to this roster, not all of them we agree with, but Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz will have this team playing a different brand of hockey in 2018-2019. Honestly, I’m not too confident heading into the season but I’m willing to give Lou and Barry the benefit of the doubt before calling off the season three months before a single game is played.
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