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10-02-2012, 09:18 PM
Jack de la Hoya
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Islanders Update


The New York Islanders ended the window, and the first half of the playable season, with an encouraging win of the Hollywood Flyers, bringing their record against the Commissioner's team to a 3-1-0 mark on the year.

If only things were as promising against the league. The Isles closed out the opening quarter of the season with a disappointing--but not embarrassing--11-13-5 mark. As it stands, that's good for 7th in the eastern conference--though the struggling franchise has played far more games. Still, there are signs of life on the Island: after a sleepy start, Kyle Okposo rebounded during the last month to finish with a respectable 18 points. Secondary scoring continues to be an issue, while John Tavares (14,13,27) and Jordan Eberle (10,13,23) continue to set the scoring pace.

After an outstanding first 10 games, the Islanders goaltenders returned to earth, though each continue to post sub 2.50 goals.

It is as its been for most of the year--there's just not enough offense on the Island. Look for GM Jack de la Hoya to be active in seeking out a long-term solution, even as he continues to seek a miracle and make the playoffs this year.

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