Success Begins With Accountability

March 9th, 2010 by Michael Schuerlein Leave a reply »
Maybe it's because the Islanders are a relatively young and inexperienced team. Maybe it's because the team is amidst a rebuilding period. Or, maybe it's because the veteran leadership doesn't know how to cope with a rebuild situation of this length or magnitude. Whatever the case, the struggling Islanders lack accountability where it matters most, as a team.

Times are tough in Islanders country these days, there is no getting around that fact. But as someone who follows the team on a media level, and pays for full season tickets, I often find myself scratching my head or biting my tongue when I hear what comes out of some players' mouths, or well you know—anonymously in print.

Just one week ago, as the Islanders were returning from their Olympic break—the team played a gem of a game against the Chicago Blackhawks. It was such a good game that players like Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews payed the organization great compliments noting their youth and the core group of talent growing together. The pair of Chicago players knows all too well what the Islanders are going through, the Blackhawks weren't always chock full of talent and firepower and e ...

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