Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Season Report Card (November)

Team: New York Islanders
Division: Atlantic
Conference: Eastern
Record: 13-8-1 (27 Points)
Home Record: 9-3-1
Away Record: 4-5-0

Team Leaders
Goals: Josef Vasicek (9)
Assists: Mike Comrie (11)
Points: Mike Comrie (18)
+/-: Miroslav Satan (+5)
Penalty Minutes: Andy Sutton (27)

The Good: The Islanders are playing team hockey. From the offense down to the goal, the Islanders are one unit. This aspect was missing last season with the likes of Yashin and Blake in the locker room. The new look Isles have raised their game to a new level and are, as Bill Clement put it, a scary team to play against once again.

The Bad: The offense has died out like the dodo bird. Vasicek leading the team with 9 goals is ridiculous. Guerin, Comrie, Tank, Satan, and Hunter need to put their heads in the game and some pucks in the net.

The Ugly: Andy Hilbert. 1 goal, 1 assist. It took him 20 games before he acquired these points and until tonight, he was still a point behind goaltender Rick DiPietro. With tonight's assist, he is now tied with Ricky.

The Walking Wounded: Jon Sim (Knee, Indefinite), Aaron Johnson (Knee, 6-8 weeks)

Christmas Wish List: 1) Offense. 2) Offense. 3) Offense. 4) Eureka Season 2 on DVD.

Grade: B+ (Good, but Needs Improvement)


Eggshmeg said...

Not a bad game tonight, Ricky D was pretty good, I'll have to admit.

Professor Prax said...

Very surprised with the Isles this year, considering all the changes that have been make. DP has really taken this team and made it his, and the players in front of him haven't let him take all of the credit.

Vasicek is a nice surprise, so is Comrie (Hillary Duff must be keeping him satisfied ;) ), and Berard has really made an impact, when probably no one expected him to do anything.

I agree goalscoring is needed, but as a Habs fan I hope you don't get it, lol.

Also I was watching the game vs. the Sens, the Isles are playing very physical and entertaining hockey. I am thoroughly impressed.