New York Islanders: Which Team is the Real Islanders?

November 1st, 2010 by Frank Trovato Leave a reply »
Is it the team that gave the best in the NHL fits or is it the team that got blown away in Philadelphia?

Is it the 4-1-2 Islanders in the first seven games?

Or is it the 0-4 Islanders of the last four?

Let's take a look at both side of the coin with the first glance at the 0-4 Islanders:

1) True Colors—The Islanders are young, and it's showing. Experience is something this team does not have short of its captain, and it's something that will only be gained through one thing—years playing in the NHL.

2) DiPietro a shell of himself—Rick DiPietro is back and apparently healthy. That's where the positives end. DP is 2-2-2 with an abysmal 3.75 GAA and an even worse .867 save percentage. Those kind of numbers would get most goaltenders drummed out of the NHL.

3) Inconsistency Kills—The first seven games, the Islanders masked their deficiencies with hard work. Without this aspect of their game, more results like the 6-1 drubbing by Philadelphia will not be the last time.

Ladies and gentlemen here is the case that the 4-1-2 Islanders are the real Islanders:

1) DP will even out—Sure Rick's n ...

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