The Isles are in a tough situation right now: their captain John Tavares will be a free agent soon if he doesn’t sign a contract.
Category Archives: Playoffs Push
First of all, the Islanders need to win every single game remaining in the season. Unfortunately, that is the only thing that is in our control. On top of the Islanders winning every game, the Devils also have to lose every game! Is it possible? Yes. Will it happen? No.
What a game! That was the first 60-minute game we’ve seen in a while. Chris Gibson played excellent once again. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Gibson has a starting role next season. The question is what to do with Greiss when he comes back from injury. We can’t send Gibson back down, and we absolutely cannot have 3 goalies again.
There is no straight answer to that question. Really, only Doug Weight knows. There are rumors that he did it to spark something, which makes the most sense. Another rumor was to see how the Islanders would play without John Tavares at center (just in case he doesn’t resign).
Hopefully that wasn’t the reason, but as of now, the experiment has sparked nothing as the Islanders lost to the Hurricanes 4-3.
After 4 straight losses, the second longest losing-streak of the Islanders season, making the playoffs seem near impossible. Last night’s game was a must win-situation and now I just don’t see how the Isles can pull it off. Sure, we’ve seen some crazy comebacks come out of these guys, but I don’t know if they can come back from this.
After a mediocre Trade Deadline (Islanders acquired Brandon Davidson and Chris Wagner), the Islanders are ready to make a final playoffs push. Tonight the Islanders face the Canadiens in a home-to-home series. Tonight’s game is in Montreal and on Friday the game is in Brooklyn. Both games are a necessary win.
Suggested: Playoffs Push… Again
We sat in a very similar position last year, when the Islanders missed the playoffs by a dreadful one point. The Islanders are currently on a losing streak, which is exactly what we can’t have right now. The Flyers had a nice winning streak and boom! They’re sitting in first place of the Metropolitan Division. John Tavares is on a slump, but players like Barzal and Eberle are really stepping up.