It’s Time For A Change On The Island, Don’t You Think?

November 14th, 2010 by Norm Misrok Leave a reply »
It's six weeks into the 2010-11 National Hockey League season and the New York Islanders may have become irrelavent, and I hope that I am wrong. As an ardent and die hard Islanders fan, making the aforementioned statement is very difficult to make.   I am also a season ticket holder.

When the season started, the Islanders were playing extremely well.  Every aspect of the game was being executed well, from the power play, five on five play, to the penalty killing. Actually, the power play was clicking at over thirty percent.  The forechecking was creating offensive turnovers and shots on goal.  The Islanders were actually in first place in the Eastern Conference. 

The defense was solid with the additions of Mark Eaton, Mike Mottau, Milan Jurcina and James Wisniewski, playing along with a healthy Radek Martinek, Andrew MacDonald, Jack Hillen and Bruno Gervais. The goaltending was Dwayne Roloson, with Rick DiPietro trying to prove he is healthy. The fowards were playing well and getting chances. Things were well on the Island. I was thinking that the Hockey News was incorrect in picking us for 13th or 14th place in the Eastern Conf ...

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