This is the time people. It is officially time to panic. While everyone else in the Eastern conference seems to be holding thier own the Islanders are slip-sliding away into the great abyss. While this is no means meant to be a write off on the team, it is a red, loud buzzing, circulating warning light that this team needs something to turn it around, and that right soon. 1-5-1 in our last 7 games and showing absolutely no sign of being able to score a big goal.. or any goal for that matter what is a team to do? I know what you are thinking, "they they had a similar slide last year and still made the playoffs." The jury is still out on wether that was a good thing or not. Also, they needed a perfect storm to happen in order to make the playoffs in the 1st place. I am not going to sugar coat anything here, because I believe life is to short for BS. If this team does not show signs of coming out of this slump and actually challenging for a playoff spot then they should be sellers at the trade deadine. There would be takers for Comrie, Guerin, Sillinger, Vasicek, Berard, Fedotenko and Satan. This would allow the Islanders to amass some young talent and draft picks. Its obvious the team cannot score goals and we have 2 young prospects that are more than proving they are capable of scoring at the AHL level, why not try and let them prove it here if the current cast cannot get it done. If this team can challengs for the division title, then let them prove it. If not, then ship them out of here for the betterment of the organization. The time may be coming for tough decisions. Let us see where this takes us.
POLL RESULTS -
MY GOODNESS Richard Park has become a popular fellow. 61% of the respondents believe that Richard Park has been the non DP MVP this season and I agree. Richie has come a long way in the last 2 seasons and has more than filled the gap left by the enemy #55 when it comes to being a spark plug. He has scored and assisted on some big goals and is the type of guy the team should hold on to. Guerin and Witt had 15% of the vote and Mike Comrie trailed the field with 7%. This weeks poll will deal with the issue of rebuilding from the ground up, and this time I am not talking about the lighthouse project.
Hey is Super Bowl Sunday so what the heck -
LETS GO GIANTS!!!!