By Steve BloggsThe NHL season is almost over, and the playoffs are in the books.
We are still reeling from the events that took place in Boston in January, when a vicious and unpredictable attack occurred on the eve of the start of the season.
As we await the results of the ongoing investigation into the tragedy, it is time to look back at how things played out on the ice for the Islanders and their fans.
The Islanders, like the rest of the NHL, are under extreme pressure to make the playoffs this year.
But as the playoffs get underway, the focus has shifted away from the games and to the players.
As we are entering the final stretch of the regular season, the Islanders will be the first team in NHL history to win the Stanley Cup without having won the Presidents Trophy.
They will also be the only team in history to start the season without winning the Conn Smythe Trophy.
As the playoffs begin, we are reminded of how the season has changed since the Islanders won their first Stanley Cup in 1996.
Since then, the team has undergone a number of significant changes.
First and foremost, the franchise has become more competitive.
They have gone from being a mediocre team that was not good enough to win to a contender that is a legitimate threat to win.
The Islanders have also had to deal with a slew of injuries to key players, such as Brian Strait, Patrick Marleau, Matt Martin and Michael Grabner.
In addition to the roster turnover, players like Jason Chimera and Travis Hamonic have struggled to find their rhythm.
While there has been some positive progress, it has come with a heavy toll on the team’s overall performance.
As a result, fans are increasingly worried about the stability of the Islanders.
The most prominent example of this concern is the goaltending situation.
As of this writing, the Isles are 4-6-0 and have a record of 8-18-5.
The Isles have struggled for much of the past few seasons, but they have been able to find some semblance of balance during this playoff run.
They are one of the best goaltending teams in the NHL and their goaltending has been one of their main strengths.
But this season, they have struggled.
The problem is that they have failed to make any major adjustments to their system.
For the most part, the new coach has played the same system that the Islanders had for the past two seasons.
The goaltending hasn’t been as good, and their offensive game hasn’t improved much either.
This season, when the Isles were in a three-man advantage, they were able to keep the score down in the third period, but their penalty kill was poor.
In other words, the goaltenders have struggled as a unit this season.
While it is understandable that a goalie is struggling, it shouldn’t be a surprise to see that the goaltended team has also struggled.
It’s not enough for the fans to just have a good goaltender and a good system.
It is more important for the team to be consistent and successful.
In order to improve their goaltended unit, the league has instituted the most drastic change to the system the team had been operating.
This change was implemented by the new head coach, Mike Babcock, in January.
Babcock wanted to improve the play of the forwards.
Babcoch changed the style of play from the team that won the Stanley Cups in 2010 and 2013 to one that was more centered around the power play and puck movement.
The result was a drastic change in the team.
The Isles now have a high power play percentage, and they have the best zone entries and save percentage in the league.
As it stands, the Flyers are the only NHL team that has been worse in this category.
They currently sit dead last in the entire league.
The Flyers also have the worst penalty kill percentage in this season’s postseason.
They also have a lower save percentage than they did last season.
The most important thing to remember about the change in style is that it didn’t create an easy transition.
When the Isles adopted the new system, they weren’t going to get any of the coaching that had been in place the last two years.
Instead, they had to adapt to Babcock’s new system and it has had a huge impact on the results.
The biggest change that has come to the Islanders has been their defense.
This year, the organization has started to adjust to Babco’s system.
With the introduction of the zone entries, the players have begun to take a step back.
They no longer go to the offensive zone all the time.
They instead sit back in the defensive zone and have more of a defensive focus.
In addition, the defensive structure has begun to develop.
The defensive changes have given the Islanders a much-needed boost.
They played a lot more defensive zone time last season, but this year they are starting to play more defensive zones.