Last night, our Islanders were defeated by the Calgary Flames who have now won 7 straight games by score of 4-2. Here are some of my notes:
-Good to see Tavares/Vanek get some points after being quiet for a little while now. That line seems to have lost some of its mojo so to speak of late which is concerning.
-On the topic of Vanek, I was disappointed in the fans for booing him last night. I do not blame him at all for rejecting our contract offer. He has made it clear in the past that he doesn't want to play on losing teams anymore and in that department we don't have the greatest track record. If anyone should be booed it should be management because they are responsible for that, not Vanek.
-The improvements to Matt Donovan's game have been staggering since he came back which is refreshing to see.
-Andrew MacDonald has struggled on the power play all season and yet we keep him on it, it doesn't make sense to me. Since we know he isn't part of the future of the team why not have Matt Donovan take his spot on the power play since he is someone that as of now could be here long term?
Next Game: Tomorrow @ Home Vs Colorado