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Islanders Score Only 2 Goals On West Coast Trip

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 17: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders in action during the third period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 17, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 2-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 17: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders in action during the third period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 17, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Islanders 2-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders are coming home after an awful West Coast Trip in which they scored just two goals in four games.

I was never good at math, can someone tell me if two goals in four games is good? The New York Islanders offense went into a deep slumber once they went on their road trip that included stops in Nashville, Vegas, Arizona, and Colorado.

After getting shutout in back to back games, the Isles offense continued to drag with just one goal a pop in their final two games. Naturally, they finished the trip 0-4 as they now sit in the second Wild Card spot tied with Columbus who is on the outside looking in with 72 points.

You’re probably tired of hearing me say this every single day on the blog, podcast, and on Twitter but this team needs a trade. They are a borderline win-now roster who could use a goal scorer, overpay if you have to.

The last time the Islanders made a big splash at the deadline was Ryan Smyth in 2007. It’s been 13 years since the Isles made a big time move at the deadline and since that trade, the Isles have reached the second round of the playoffs just twice.

For the love of God, just go for it. This team never ponies up and pays what it takes to acquire top-tier talent. It’s a never-ending cycle of hoarding prospects and staying just okay enough to make the playoffs but not much else after that.

If this road trip wasn’t enough of a sign for Lou Lamoriello, I’m not sure we will ever see him trade for a forward.

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