New York Islanders: Realistic Predictions

September 3rd, 2010 by Frank Trovato Leave a reply »
What can we realistically expect from the NY Islanders this season?

As with everything NY Islanders these past few years, there are an awful lot of "ifs."

Let's jump right in and examine:



More specifically: Rick DiPietro. We can talk about the contract and the eleven years left on it until we are blue in the face but at the end of the day, it really does not matter long term.

What does matter is if Rick can return at all. Once that question is answered, it is followed by one more important question—can he approach the high level we all know he is capable of?

The guy is still young, but all of those surgeries on knees and hips and let's not forget the multiple concussions that will take their toll on anyone.

There is always conjecture about Rick but as we are seeing right now, there is no way anyone knows—including Rick himself—whether he will be able to shoulder the load of an NHL season.

The one thing that remains a constant is the Islanders have Dwayne Roloson. Roloson more than proved that he is still a very capable net minder and can still play at a h ...

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