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Islanders Barry Trotz Calls Out Passengers In Loss

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders speaks with the media after recording his 800th NHL win against the Ottawa Senators at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 05, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Senators 5-4 in the shoot-out. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Head coach Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders speaks with the media after recording his 800th NHL win against the Ottawa Senators at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on March 05, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Senators 5-4 in the shoot-out. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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After an ugly 4-2 loss in Montreal, Barry Trotz was critical of the New York Islanders’ effort. He said you aren’t going to win with “passengers”.

Last night was one of the worst regular-season performances from a Barry Trotz New York Islanders team. The team registered nine shots through the first half of the game and the energy was low from the beginning.

It led to an Islanders 4-2 loss against a team that hadn’t won a game in nine tries. After the game, Barry Trotz wasn’t too pleased with his team’s performance.

Shannon Hogan asked him what his message was to the team after a game like this. Trotz immediately went back to his “passengers” claim, saying that the team can’t win with a couple of passengers.

He’s right. The Isles got a minimal effort from just about everyone not named Thomas Greiss. Who could he be talking about?

Michael Dal Colle jumps out as someone who doesn’t belong in the lineup. In his last four games, he doesn’t have a shot on goal and he has just three points in 23 games, his last point coming 10 games ago.

After scoring in back to back games, Anders Lee had a rough one last night, Adam Pelech wasn’t very good, and I think just about everyone else would agree it wasn’t their best night. It’s nice having a coach who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is, and we actually have confidence that he’ll get it fixed.

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