The New York Islanders extended their season long losing streak to five games on Sunday night, losing 6-2 to the Ottawa Senators. This is what Coach Jack Capuano had to say after the game.
I can’t possibly spend another article dissecting the sheer stupidity involved in throwing special teams under the bus despite the fact that ultimately the responsibility to get this team working falls to him. Let alone thinking a power play can kill your momentum. Instead I’d like to concentrate on what has been going right for the team. Its going to be a pretty short post.
The 19 year old forward has looked great considering his playing time has been both limited and scattered across several lines. Its clear he has a bright future should his development not be hindered by Islanders management.
Despite bearing the brunt of two losses, the young goalie has looked good for not having had any game experience for most of two months. As always it will be interesting to see how the three headed monster situation plays out. If it plays out. Ever.
I still have hope that whoever is holding the reigns as we approach the trade deadline will be able to work some magic. The team is under-performing across the board, but I still believe that this team, under the right direction, has the potential to make the playoffs if not necessarily a Stanley Cup.
Clearly, its not going to happen this year, so I still hold out hope that some deadline moves can be made to free up some cap space to explore free agency and possibly to further pad our prospect pool.
Sadly, that is about all the hope I can muster for this evening.