New York Islanders: What the Heck Happened?

November 10th, 2010 by Frank Trovato Leave a reply »
The Islanders were 4-1-2 and could have easily been 7-0 in their first seven games. Seven games later they are 4-8-2 and look like the team that the so-called experts predicted we would all see.

What are the reasons the Islanders have taken a seven-game nose dive? Let us examine.

1) Injuries

Who says you can't use injuries as an excuse for losing?

This may be the most stupid, un-true sporting cliche in the history of organized sport.

So if the Indianapolis Colts are 7-0 with Peyton Manning and he gets injured and the Colts then proceed to go 0-7 without him, can you blame injuries then?

What if Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte are all out in injured reserve? 

Yes, even the mighty Yankees are vulnerable to injury. 

If they are, every team in organized professional sports is too. 

Yes, injuries are a part of the game and all teams have them, but the Islanders seem to be snake bitten and have been at the top or in the top 5 in man games to injury over the last four years than any team in the league.

Back to the current Islanders. We ...

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