Somehow, someway, we live in a world where the New York Islanders are one of the more competent franchises in New York.
It’s been a weird few days in New York sports. I know we’re a New York Islanders website but it’s tough not to take a step back and look at the New York sports landscape after the last two days in this city.
On Tuesday night, the New York Knicks found out their tank of a season was a complete waste. With the worst record in basketball and the best chance to win the number one pick in the draft lottery, the Knicks ended up with the third pick, missing out on generational talent Zion Williamson.
Yesterday afternoon, just three weeks after the draft, the New York Jets decided to pull the plug on their General Manager. Now, they give the reigns to the googly-eyed Head Coach, Adam Gase who is sporting a career coaching record under .500.
Both teams are dumpster fires. Heck, even the Mets and the Giants don’t make things easy for their fans.
Somehow, in this new bizarro world, the New York Islanders are one of the most competent franchises in New York. One year. It only took one calendar year for Lou Lamoriello to fix that.
They are a well owned, well managed, and well-coached team. While every other team in New York, excluding the Yankees has major issues. For most of my life, the Islanders were a punching bag of New York sports. Not anymore.
We live in a new world, where the Islanders overachieve and have positive hopes for the next season. I like this landscape, it’s kind of fun hanging out with the Yankees in Competent Land.
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