Brick by brick the desirability of the New York Islanders as a franchise that players want to play for is being reset. For the longest time, the Islanders haven’t been a destination for players. They just didn’t want to come to Long Island. And why would they?
Over the last 25 years, the New York Islanders have made the postseason eight times, and have only won a playoff round twice. They’ve had arena issues. And the previous management group didn’t seem to know what they were doing.
You’d think with John Tavares‘s decision to leave would have been a significant set back in the Isles ability to get back on track.