New York Islanders 5 Players That Will Bounce Back in 2018-19
If the New York Islanders are going to have a better season in 2018-19 than 2017-18, these five players will have to have a bounce-back season.
For the 2018-19 season to be remotely successful for the New York Islanders a few players will have to have bounce-back years. They’ll have to get back to productive ways if the Isles are to any chance at success in a post-Tavares world.
Obviously, that excludes “the kid that won the Calder”, Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle, and even Josh Bailey. All had either career years or were their normal productive selves.
Barzal was the most productive player on the team with 85 points in 83 in his rookie season. Anders Lee was one of only six players to score 40 goals in the NHL. Bailey had a career with 71 points. With 59 points Jordan Eberle hit a high not seen since 2014-15.
So long as these four players continue to be productive the Islanders will have a good base to build a successful season in2018-19.
But to have success, the Islanders will need productive seasons from these five players up and down the lineup. These five either had flat out terrible years in 2017-18, were below what is expected of them, or were just a little less than expected.
We’re not asking that these five players have career years in 2018-19. But if the New York Islanders want to have any chance at making the playoffs, they’ll need these players to bounce-back.