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After an atrocious start to 2017, the New York Islanders must shift focus

Nov 1, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano coaches against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

5) A new front office

Firstly, it’s important that the current regime is thanked for their service to the Islanders.

The organization finally won their first playoff series in 23 years last season and it was the result of an 11-year tenure from Garth Snow and a now six-year tenure from Head Coach Jack Capuano.

However, it is my belief that management is hired with an expiration date, and it seems that time may have run its course with the current members.

With majority owner Jon Ledecky avidly searching for the right person to take the “Team President” role from Snow, it is likely that with the new position will come a change in management.

The Islanders had piled on expectations this season they simply did not meet, and it stems as a result of the 2016 offseason and a mismanagement of players on the roster.

There are certain options the fanbase has wanted to explore ranging anywhere from Bob Hartley to Travis Green. Either route the new Team President decides to take will likely be the best option for the Islanders moving forward.

Either way, it’s time to give management some new faces and then some.

Grew up a diehard Islanders and Mets fan based out of Northern New Jersey. Concluding my Broadcast Communications degree at William Paterson University. WP Sportsdesk member, Stan Fischler correspondent, music buff and total Star Wars freak. Follow my social media handles to learn more. Matt Di Giacomo is a Staff Writer for the Islanders on Elite Sports NY. He encourages team discussion. Tweet him @mdigiacESNY and check out his reviews on YouTube.