In 2019-2020, after an impressive season last year that exceeded everyone’s expectations, the New York Islanders only have two games on NBC. Naturally, the common reaction is that the Islanders were disrespected.
While this is a team that was good last year, the Islanders still can’t seem to get the national attention. It’s actually a good thing.
First of all, riding the underdog wave is one of the most fun things in sports. The “they don’t believe in us” mantra can really drive a team and it’s a fun thing to see in real-time, like the Islanders last year.