New York Islanders: Bright Future on and off the Ice

January 14th, 2012 by Michael DeSantis Leave a reply »
The New York Islanders have struggled on and off the ice for the past several years.

Some of the major things that have hurt the Isles recently are Rick DiPietro's long term contract, Mike Milbury's moves as General Manager and the failure of the Lighthouse Project.

But things have been looking up lately for the Islanders.

Let's start with the DiPietro saga. Since signing that ridiculous 15 year deal, DiPietro has been a scratch more often than he has been in the crease. Isles fans are getting really annoyed, obviously.

But supposedly, at the end of next season, there will be a new collective bargaining agreement in the NHL. That will make dumping DiPietro's contract way more affordable. If Garth Snow chooses to do the right thing for the good of the team, then the Isles can rid themselves of DiPietro. It sounds harsh, but with him gone, the Isles will have a lot more room in their salary cap.

On the other side of the ice, the offense has been hot and cold. And I mean they either burn, or they freeze.

The problem is that John Tavares, Matt Moulson, and Kyle Okposo are the only ones that produce. That aside, the Isles ...

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