New York Islanders’ Optimism Is Real for a Change

March 4th, 2011 by Frank Trovato Leave a reply »
There are 17 games left in the regular season for the Islanders. 

Are the playoffs impossible? No. 

Probable? No. 

Couple that with the fact that there are five teams to leap frog over it is safe to say that the Islanders will look to play spoiler and win as many games as possible over this last stretch of the season. 

The Islanders are a changed team this season. Anyone who has watched them extensively this year can see that. 

Its not just a cosmetic change or a personnel change. 

The Islanders have players that want to be here and succeed here. 

For years now the Islanders have seemed to just take whatever the league or fate dealt them and just shrug and say, "always me."

Not any more. 

The guys in the that dressing room are a young, talented team on the rise and you can finally see the difference in the way the play. 

Its not just a talent thing. 

Its an attitude. Yogi Berra once said baseball is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical. 

Ah, Yogiisms; they all make us scratch our head and smile. 

In this case I agree ...

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