Islanders Weekly Winners and Losers: Nick Leddy showing he’s tradeable
It’s been another up and down week for the New York Islanders. Here are winners and losers between February 23rd and March 2nd.
What a week for the New York Islanders and their fans. Not only do we get Butch Goring‘s number retirement, but we also get the announcement that the relationship between the Isles and the Barclays Center will be no more.
It’s almost as if all the good news was too much because the Islanders responded with one of the worst performances ever under Barry Trotz.
Sure, it was the Boston Bruins, but at this point of the season, the New York Islanders can’t be dropping points because they failed to show up. The Metropolitan Division is too strong for the Islanders to concede ground or to get complacent.
It wasn’t all doom and gloom though, sure the Islanders end the week with a 1-1-2 record and with a disappointing shutout loss tot he Bruins, but they still picked up four points.
The once division-leading Penguins have tailed off with six losses in a row. The red hot Rangers have dropped two in a row. And even the Columbus Blue Jackets have begun to drop points by going 2-4-4 over their last ten games.
It wasn’t the best way to end the week, but things could be a lot worse for the Islanders. There was still enough positive this week to be happy about.