After a disappointing 2016-2017 campaign, the New York Islanders need to only retool their roster to emerge competitors for this October.
The New York Islanders season concluded with 94 points on the year, second-most in NHL history for teams who did not qualify for the post-season.
Frustrating, undoubtedly, but it’s time to give a season in summation. On this edition of Into the Isles, the topics include why the Islanders finished where they did, things that could have been done to avoid the finish they arrived at, an update in terms of where things stand with Doug Weight, John Tavares and the Area issues, and the scenarios that will play out on the much-anticipated draft day.
It’s no doubt that the Islanders have a lot of work to do this offseason. This team only needs mild retooling in order to reach the competitive level that they want to be.
So, to the general manager Garth Snow, from nearly all of us Islanders fans, please use this as your blueprints.