Stop Me If This Sounds Familiar

Islanders make a trade based solely on getting above the salary cap floor, without having to actually spend any money, proceed to lay down and play a listless game against the one team they should never, ever struggle to get up for.

At least the trade for Tim Thomas I can understand, but it’s still embarrassing to root for a team that has to resort to this kind of thing so instead of focusing on the on-ice product, we’re back to talking about financials, and arena deals, etc. I can’t wait until the Islanders get moved to Brooklyn, and, hopefully, become a money-making enterprise. It may not ever happen, but at least there’s a slimmer of hope out there beyond 2015, and ultimately, as Islander fans, we should be used to hoping.