With the 2019-20 season over for the New York Islanders, what five things did we learn from this team?
The 2019-20 season was full of ups and downs for the New York Islanders. From a franchise setting 17-game point streak to basically falling out of the playoff picture in March to making it to the Eastern Conference Finals. It was a wild ride.
And fans should be proud to have been able to witness it. Sure, the Islanders failed to get to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1985, but as Barry Trotz said: “You don’t always do it your first crack at it.”
Just look at the Islanders’ opponents in the ECF; The Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning have been to the Eastern Conference Finals four times over the last six years. They’ve been on the proverbial mountainside for years now. They hope to finally climb the damn mountain this year and win a cup.
The Islanders are building towards that. Last year, the Islanders made it to the second round. This year they went one step further to the Eastern Conference Finals. Things are trending in the right direction for the Islanders.
Looking back over the season, what have we learned going into 2020-21?