Islanders Drop To Second Wild Card In Eastern Conference
By Matt O'Leary
The New York Islanders have now dropped to the second Wild Card spot as the Philadelphia Flyers jumped past them yesterday.
After a hot start, including a 17 game point streak that put them in second place in the Metropolitan, the New York Islanders have now dropped to the second wild card spot in the East.
Please spare me the games in hand argument. Yes, the Islanders have three fewer games than Columbus and Philadelphia but the tricky part about games in hand is you actually have to win those games.
The Islanders are 4-3-3 in their last 10 while Philly is posting a 7-2-1 record and Columbus is 8-1-1. Both of those teams can’t stop winning while the Isles are in the midst of a plummet.
Yes, the Isles have done some things well while getting a point or even in losses but at this point in the season moral victories go out the window. This team has to contend this year, and it’s on Lou Lamoriello to make a move to get them to contention.
Step one was getting Kieffer Bellows up here, it’s a start for sure but an addition to the top-six has to be made. This roster desperately needs a shakeup, that is if they want to end their fall.
The Isles are one point out of a playoff spot with Carolina and Toronto on their heels. It should be a gutwrenching two months to the finish.
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