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Islanders Still The Islanders

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Two victories since the middle of October before yesterday’s win over a Devils team that makes more of less offense than any team in the history of the world; the worst goal differential in the league; just one win on the road; shut out at home five times.

Of course that would all change if the taxpayers footed the bill for a fancy new arena.

Of course that would all change if the Islanders could only come up with a few extra second- or third-round draft picks.

Garth Snow, the general manager who is just too clever by half, wasted an encouraging 3-1 getaway by monkeying around with his club’s goaltending situation, having coach Jack Capuano audition Evgeni Nabokov in the hope the team might be able to pry a high draft pick in return for him.

Because in the philosophy of this management that constantly pushes the goal line back, hypothetical picks for the future have greater value than two points in the present.

Who cares about the paying customer paying the freight for this woebegone operation?

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